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I currently have a Nikon D3x SLR camera and looking at getting a lense for it. The lense I am looking at is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lense. Is this lense compatible with my camera?
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The 16-85mm lens is a DX lens which means it is designed for the smaller APS-C sized image sensors of Nikon's DX series of digital SLR cameras. The D3x (along with the D3s, D3, and D700) all use a 'full-frame' 35mm sized sensor. While the lens is compatible with the camera, you will not be using the full image sensor and will end up shooting images using just a smaller portion of the sensor at a reduced resolution.

If you don't have other DX cameras you need to use this lens on, you may want to consider searching among lenses designed for full frame. A suggestion would be the 28-300mm VR lens.
 
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This lens is for the dx format. Maybe the d3 x could use it but only half the sensor shall be used, the pictures shall have half the max. megs in the d3 x , check with your dealer.
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You can use it on the 3x but in crop mode which kind of defeats the idea of having a D3x in the first place. If its wide angle you are after why not look at getting a 17-35 2.8, superb lens that it is.andwork very well o
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DX lenses on FX cameras provide vignetting because they were purposely made to to fit cameras with cropped sensors.
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No, I do not believe DX lenses are not for use on FX "full frame" cameras. I believe the D3x needs the FX format lens like the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Zoom Lens.
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Will this lens work on a D5100 camera? AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Is there an easy way to know what lenses are compatible with what camera?
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You may also want to check out this article from Nikonusa.com:

What lenses can I use on the Nikon D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D40X, and D40?
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Second part of your questions, the D5100 does not have a built in focus drive, so you need lenses with a AF-S or the older AF-I designation. They have built in focus motors. If you look up the specs for a camera it will tell you what classification of lenses are compatible but won't list them individually.
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Yes, definitely.
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Yes it will, the lens has a built in focus motor.
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is it good for people who looking for wide angle zoom lens

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Its perfect for that.
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Very good at the wide angle end. Some distortion as expected. Is equivalent to 24mm on my D300.
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If you mean for DX camera, I think 10-24 is better choice for wide angle, it's really wide. 16mm on DX is not much wide. But if you mean for FX camera, it's cannot use with FX camera you need 16-35 f/4G VR.
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Compatibility

Is this lens compatible with a D5100?
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Yes, I use this lens with the D5100 - its incredible sharpness really brings alot of detail to the 16Mp sensor in this camera!
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Yes, it is
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is this lens compatible for D7000?

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Here's a great article that explains which NIKKOR lenses are compatible with which types of Nikon cameras: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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Yes
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Is this lens compatible for D5100

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yes
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Yes.
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Compatible with D60?

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yes
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D60.
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When can we expect this lens (Product 2178) to be available in stores or online?

All retail merchants I have searched, including Best Buy and Wolf Camera, say they are out of this lens.
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as has been said before:
massive supply issues with all Nikon stuff since the floods last year.. :-( hoping it'l be sorted soon (question above) i'm wanting a new camera as mine has problems.
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If you have an urgent need I'd strongly suggest ordering one now from an authorized dealer so that you will be on their list as they receive shipments from us. Please click on the link below and then got to authorized dealers:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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D40x

Is this lens compatible with the D40x?
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It's not only compatible, it's a great match for that camera!

Cheers,

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Yes!
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is it compatible with a d60?

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Yes.
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Will this lens work on my D3000?

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I am considering the purchase of the D7000 for still and video use. Is the 16mm-85mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens a good choice for video use?

As a prospective customer I find the Nikon lens simulator to be very helpful in judging what the lenses are capable of. It would also be very desirable if Nikon had an information resource which identifies each lens currently available along with its recommended photographic use and/or limitations. With the great variety of lenses available, this would help customers choose the most appropriate lens for the intended use.
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Please visit our website and use the lens finder tool in order for you to make your selection base on your needs. Here you will find categories for: Travel and Landscape, People and events, Sport and Action, Close-Up (macro), and Special Purpose lenses.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...?
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Using the 16-85 with extension tubes for close-up/macro shooting?

I'd like to have macro capability for an upcoming trip and I don't want to tote my 105 VR Macro.

Can I use a set of extension tubes on the 16-85 to get near 1:1 capability for flower/butterfly shots?

What kind of optical quality can I expect?

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I'd say that quality would be pretty crummy. I'd suggest taking the 105. Extension tubes can be good, but most are lacking in the quality department.
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Compatible with D50?

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Yes
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compatible with d90 and availability?

Is this lens compatible with the d90? any idea as to when this product will be available? i've been waiting for someone to have it in stock for 2 months now, but i see somebody else inquired about it back in february? any time frame? needing a lens and not really able to wait a whole lot longer. can you recommend anything comparable within the same price range?
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Yes, fully compatible. The avaiability I can't help you with.
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Is this compatible with D80?

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D80 is a DX camera, so yes. Can find these things on the nikon website.
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Compare to the Nikon 18-105 lens

What are the advantages of this lens comparing to the 18-105 mm lens, which is only $400.

I know two points:

1) Wide aperture: 16 compare to 18, which is an obvious noticeable wider.
2) VRII compare to VR, which can be four steps slower, instead of three steps.

What else? Especially from picture quality point of view?

Thanks a lot.
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Basically its the quality of the glass, 2 ED elements instead of 1 and 3 aspherical instead of 1. Better glass more money.
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Can I use the TC-20E III with the16-85 zoom on a D3200?

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No you can't, won't work. Here is a list of compatible lenses:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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Compatible with 3100?

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Yes it is, lens has a built in focus motor.
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Is this lens compatible with my d3100

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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor. The -S designation means a built in silent wave motor.
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