Day: October 25, 2018

What lenses can be adapted to Nikon?

Buying a lens for your camera isn’t a very easy task to accomplish. You need to ensure that you choose the right lens that will work with your camera. The easiest way to know what lenses can be adapted to Nikon is to check the indicators on lens mount at the front of your camera.

Nikon lenses are known for their dependability, excellent quality, and durability, but they come with a steep price tag so you might consider using a cheaper lens from another company to use on the front of your SLR camera. Such lenses are readily available and you can install them directly on a Nikon body without using an adapter ring. You can interchange different Nikon lenses, but a particular lens may not be necessarily compatible with the rest of the Nikon bodies.

Different kinds of lenses that can adapt to Nikon

The new Nikon lens may be too expensive if you’re just beginning, but you can get some more affordable Nikon lenses that you can choose from. These lenses are under a few categories which can help you to choose the kind lens you need.

Macro lens

These lenses bring objects very much closer to you and have a better optical focus that gives you crystal clear close-ups. Regular lenses focus quite close, but not enough to fill the frame. Some lenses claim to have a macro lens that only have a maximum magnification ratio of 0.2x-0.5x which isn’t good for this type of lens. A macro lens should give you 1.0x magnification which means he object will practically fill up your entire camera frame. You can use an FX macro lens with a DX format body since the 1.5x crop factor will not be a problem so you will have a lens that can work with a full-frame camera when you decide to upgrade.

Kit lenses

They’re better quality lenses with a longer zoom range or a wider constant aperture. They’re a good all-round lens designed to be affordable and compact. When you pair these kit lens with the FX and DX format DSLR bodies, you get pretty good image quality, performance, and you save a lot when you buy the camera with a compatible lens as a package. However, these lens has limitations in maximum aperture, zoom range, and overall quality, and since you’re going to be using this lens almost every day for your photography, it would be a good idea to get a better one.

Other standard zooms may have a constant and faster aperture of f/2.8 for faster shutter speeds even in poor light and better background separation. You can also opt for a standard zoom that has a longer focal range that will be able to handle different shooting situations. You should get a lens that matches your camera’s sensor size, so if you have a DX format or the full-frame Nikon, you should get a DX or an FX standard zooms respectively. However, don’t use a FX standard full-frame zoom on a DX format Nikon because the lens focal length will be longer and your angle of view won’t be wide enough.

Telephoto zoom

These are an obvious choice for most people who are interested in taking wildlife and sports photography or when you can’t get close enough to your object. If you have a kit lens and a Nikon DSLR, you can add a telephoto zoom which is the best Nikon lens if you’re just a beginner. To get quality telephotos, it’s best to have a full-frame lens even if your camera is a Nikon DSLR with a …