View Full Version : Own a 70-200 f2.8VR? Want a D3? Trouble

09-03-2007, 09:59 PM
Word is that the 70-200VR is going to vignette badly on the FF D3 camera.

09-03-2007, 11:03 PM
Word is that the 70-200VR is going to vignette badly on the FF D3 camera.
The last I heard that "DX" lenses are the lenses that would be affected and the last I knew, my AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED didn't have "DX" in the label. ;)

From Nikonusa:

Compatible Lenses*1:
1) Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported
2) DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size
3) AF Nikkor other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
*1. IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
*2. Excluding lenses for F3AF.

Picture Angle: Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)


09-03-2007, 11:07 PM
The 70-200 f2.8 vignettes on film cameras why would it not vignette on a D3?

09-03-2007, 11:10 PM
I'm just relaying what I was informed. However, to be sure, you can always contact Nikon direct via support at NikonUSA--it's probably not a bad idea before dropping US $5K. I would also ask "specifics" about the "full FX resolution" as well as the "DX Crop mode" since perhaps, vignetting only occurs in one mode (full FX) and not both modes.

Also from NikonUSA:

Continuous shooting at up to 9 frames per second at full FX resolution and up to 11fps inthe DX Crop mode, offers uncompromised shooting speeds for fast-action and sports photography

09-04-2007, 01:44 AM
I'm interested to find out what you mean by vingettes badly. There are a lot of full frame lenses which vingette some and it's nothing new. The 70-200 2.8 does.


09-04-2007, 08:34 AM
Of course, if you put a FF lens on a FX camera, and compare that result to a DX camera, you are going to see more vignetting on the FX. It makes sense. To me it is almost an non-issue because vignetting can EASILY be fixed in almost any PP software and I often ADD vignetting to shots for effect! So don't get your undershorts in a wad over something that is probably overstated...