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    AF Nikkor 18-35 F3.5-4.5D

    So I am looking for a budget wide zoom for my new D600.
    I can no longer use the 18-55 dx, so now I must upgrade.
    Does anyone have any further information or experience with this lens?

    I have read a few reviews and they say is sharp in the center with slight IQ Los at the edges, also slight aberration at the edges.

    Thanks for your help in advance.
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    I don't have one, and haven't used one, but it sounds like it's probably like the fx version of the 18-55 dx lens as far as quality is concerned.

    what's your budget?
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    From what I've read, it sounds like a good lens for landscape. But it does have a slower aperture.
    My current budget is around maybe $400.
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    yeah, remember that 18mm of FX is SIGNIFICANTLY wider angle of view than 18mm on DX. that's why so many of the fx zooms start at 24 or 28 or so which is about the same angle of view as 18 is on DX. 18mm is considered ultra-wide on FX.

    you also have the option of using your current 18-55 in DX mode on the d600 while you save for something better, it'll cut you down to 10MP, but that's not too different than what you've been getting from the D90 and still plenty for most uses. So that's also an option. I have a DX 18-35mm lens I use in DX mode on my d800 all the time.
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    So an 18mm fx lens gives a wider viewing angle than an 18mm DX lens? On their respective bodies.
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    These are photos of an 18-35 /3.5-4.5 AF IF. A guy from salt lake city sen me a message last night, to let me know it was for sale. He wants 325 +shipping and fees.
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    yup, so they're both 18mm, but on an 18mm FX lens, it's projecting a larger image circle, so you're seeing more of the image around what you would see on DX at the same focal length. remember it's called a "crop sensor" because it's basically like taking an full frame shot and cropping it down.

    I've posted this before, but the red box is an FX sensor, the yellow box is a DX sensor, the circle is what a full frame lens would project (a DX lens will only project a circle big enough to fill the yellow box, so while you can still use DX lenses on a full frame body in FX mode, you'll just get lots of the image cut off since the sensor is larger than the image circle that the lens is projecting.)



    if we pretend that that image was shot at 18mm, you can see that you get a wider angle of view on the FX sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEF.D90 View Post

    These are photos of an 18-35 /3.5-4.5 AF IF. A guy from salt lake city sen me a message last night, to let me know it was for sale. He wants 325 +shipping and fees.
    that seems like a reasonable price for it, that's the older AF-D version, I think they have an AF-S version out but the D version will probably do fine especially if you're planning on eventually upgrading, which you will probably want to do. Do some research on it and see if it will do what you want. I would think optically it would perform probably on par with your 18-55 you have right now.
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    Ok. I want to clarify, even if the lens is a DX lens of the same focal lenth as a non DX lens, it will still be wider? Is that correct, both shot on a D800.
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    I'm not sure I understand the question.
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