Table of Contents
- 1 What do the letters and numbers mean on Nikon lenses?
- 2 How do I know which lens to buy?
- 3 What does DX and FX mean in Nikon?
- 4 What is the difference between D and G in Nikon lenses?
- 5 What size lenses do I need?
- 6 What is difference between DX and FX Nikon?
- 7 What does it mean when a camera lens says II?
- 8 What kind of camera is a DSLR camera?
What do the letters and numbers mean on Nikon lenses?
The first number or pair of numbers indicates the range of available focal lengths in millimeters. From this you can tell what angles of view the particular lens can handle. Lower numbers mean a wider angle. So an ordinary, basic 18-55 DSLR lens can “zoom” from medium-wide views out to the beginning of telephoto range.
What is Nikon G lens?
G-Type NIKKOR Lenses A G-type lens does not have an aperture control ring and are intended for use on Nikon DSLRs that allow the lens aperture to be adjusted via the camera’s command dial. Note there is no aperture ring on that version of the lens, while there is an aperture ring on the AF version, above right.]
How do I know which lens to buy?
How to Pick the Right Camera Lens to Fit Your Needs
- Aperture. Maximum aperture is stated on all lenses.
- Focal Length. The first thing to consider when choosing your new lens is the focal length.
- Fixed or Zoom.
- Crop Factor.
- Image Stabilization.
- Color Refractive Correction.
- Perspective / Focus Shift.
Are Nikon DX lenses F-mount?
DX Mount: reminds that the lenses are adapted to cameras with an APS-C sensor at Nikon, AF-P: designates lenses with internal motorization inside the lens and pulse motor….Nikon DX telephoto lenses.
|Lens||Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR|
What does DX and FX mean in Nikon?
Nikon makes a DX-format sensor and an FX-format sensor. The DX-format is the smaller sensor at 24x16mm; the larger full frame FX-format sensor measures 36x24mm which is approximately the same size as 35mm film. Different NIKKOR lenses are designed to accommodate the different camera sensor sizes.
What is AF-S and AF C?
AF-C (AF continuous, sometimes called continuous servo) is good use when photographing moving objects. AF-S (AF single, sometimes called single area AF) mode, is good for photographing subjects that don’t move, such as flowers or portraits etc. It locks the focus on the non moving object that you want to photograph.
What is the difference between D and G in Nikon lenses?
The only difference between Nikon AF-D and AF-G lenses is that an AF-G type lens has no aperture ring. G-type lenses, like all D-type Nikkor lenses, transmit focus distance information to the camera for 3D Matrix TTL metering systems, including flash exposure control.
How do you know what mm lens to use?
The key is to think about size and distance.
- When you’re close, go wide. Use a wide angle lens with a smaller mm focal length like 18mm.
- When you’re at a distance, go long – a telephoto lens with a larger mm focal length number like 200mm or 300mm.
What size lenses do I need?
If you want to fit more into your frame, you might want to look into wide-angle focal lengths: 14mm, 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm. On the other hand, if you want to get as close as possible to your subject, go for a telephoto lens with focal lengths that usually range from 50 to 100mm.
What is the difference between Nikon and Nikkor?
Nikon’s lens subsidiary is called Nikkor. Every lens that Nikon has ever made is branded with the “Nikkor” tag, though, so when you buy a Nikkor lens you are buying a Nikon product, and vice-versa: buying a Nikon lens means you buy a Nikkor.
What is difference between DX and FX Nikon?
In digital SLR cameras, the camera’s format refers to the size of its image sensor. Nikon makes a DX-format sensor and an FX-format sensor. The DX-format is the smaller sensor at 24x16mm; the larger full frame FX-format sensor measures 36x24mm which is approximately the same size as 35mm film.
What do the numbers on your camera lens mean?
What do camera lens numbers mean? When comparing lenses, the two most important numbers are the focal length range and lens speed. Focal length range will be listed as XX-XX before the letters mm, (e.g. 18-55 mm). Lens speed or maximum aperture will be listed as some number immediately following the letter f. (e.g. f/2.8).
What does it mean when a camera lens says II?
For example, a lens that has a “II” listed at the end of the lens name indicates that it’s the second version of that same lens model. It has the same focal length and maximum aperture as the first model but is an ‘improved’ version with higher-quality features.
What’s the average focal length of a camera lens?
Standard lenses can be used for a variety of different types of photography. Their focal lengths fall somewhere in the middle, usually between 35mm and 85mm.
What kind of camera is a DSLR camera?
DSLR is a term that’s become synonymous with digital cameras, but a digital single-lens reflex camera (notable for allowing interchangeable lenses on the same camera body) is just one type of digital camera. Explore more about what makes DSLR cameras so popular and find out if they’re the right choice for you.