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Thread: Nikon D90 lens compatability

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    Junior Member picalo's Avatar
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    Question Nikon D90 lens compatability

    I was looking for a longer lens for the D90, I have a 70-300mm VR lens, Nikkor just now.
    I was told that I can't use some of the Nikon range lenses becuase the D90 is a F4.5 but I can't use anything like a F2.8 or F1.8, anything lower than F4.5 will not work on the D90............

    But I read some posts on the forums and people advise others to get a Sigma F2.8 or whatever so if a Sigma can work, why can't Nikons or am I getting wrong meassages here?
    I know there's something to do with the Pro cameras and then the mid range cameras and then the low end cameras.
    Then you get someone telling you all Nikon lenses will fit and work fine with the D90, even the pro lenses. This gets cunfusing.

    Thanks for any help in advance.
    Last edited by picalo; October 15th, 2010 at 09:00 PM.

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    Senior Member Joe stockwell's Avatar
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    off the top of my head. they WILL work, its something to do with crosstype focus points. I'm not really a nikon man if i'm honest but I am pretty cirtain of 4.5 or lower working.


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    Hi, not sure if this is still relevant to you, but ALL nikon fit lenses will work to some degree on a D90. Obviously the olde manual lenses will still be manual and you will lose matrix metering etc but that shouldn't be a problem.

    One solution maybe to look out for a Sigma 400mm f5.6, you can get one for about 150 and it will be the equivalent of a 600mm lens.

    Hope this helps.

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