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    Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6G IF-ED for D700

    Hi All

    I have the Nikor 70-300 VR which I had believed to be compatible with a full frame camera (D700). I currently have the D90 which I am thinking of upgrading. While I read that this lens is compatible (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/70-300-vr.htm) and talking to camera stores; I recently came to know that this is NOT the case - that the 70-300 VR is only a DX lens (although this is not written on the lens).

    I am confused - cam anyone help me out?

    Also I am thinking of investing in a wide angle Zoom lens that is also compatible with the D700 (I have the 24-70mm). I saw the Nikon 14-24mm - is this compatible? Are there any Sigma lenses that I could buy instead (much cheaper option)?

    Thanks a lot - DJ

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    Hi

    the 70-300 VR is a full-frame lens. All DX only lenses have DX in the model name.
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    You find that all lenses that are DX will say they are....as Davidd said.....the 14-24mm 2.8 is an FX lens.

    This should help you with your lens needs and what is available FX and DX

    http://www.bythom.com/nikon.htm

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    I use the 70-300VR on D700 & D3, and it is certainly an FX lens. A pretty good one for the zoom range it covers too.

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    Thanks Guys - I think it's confirm that 70-300 IS a FX lens.

    With the 14-24 - I had a look today and found that no filters can be attached to it - I tend to use a lot of GND filters for my landscape photos. I also saw the 16-35 VR Nikon lens - looks good except it's not as wide as the 14. I was also wondering if there's any third party wide angle zoom lenses that I can use (would be a big money saver) on the D700...

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    I was considering the same lens and was told by all the experts (Pro's and retailers) that it can be used on either DX or FX bodies.

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    Yeah definitely can be used.

    On an FX. Try a 12-24 Sigma F4.5-5.6, theres also a great Tokina 16-28 F2.8 which is a bit cheaper than the 14-24. Both good wide more budget options. The 12-24 would definitely be a money saver (theres a new version of this as well) can be had for for sub 500. The 16-28 can be easily had new 750-900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbose View Post
    With the 14-24 - I had a look today and found that no filters can be attached to it - I tend to use a lot of GND filters for my landscape photos.
    http://www.leefilters.com/camera/pro...4BA0B2B8A73D1/

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