As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’ve bought a secondhand Nikon F80 SLR with a AF 35-70mm lens.
I own some other lenses which are made for DX size sensors like being used in i.e. Nikon D3100, D5000, D7000, etc. Those lenses project a smaller image size than the FX size lenses. The lenses do fit and work on the F80 camera including the AF-S autofocus and Vibration Reduction (VR). I’ve made some pictures using the DX lenses on the 35mm Film SLR to see if they can be used in at least a part of the focuslength area.
Here are my findings:
- Nikon AF-S 55-200mm VR @ 200mm: Has more vignetting in the corners compared to 55mm. It can be used if your object is in the center of the image
- Nikon AF-S 55-200mmVR @ 55mm: has some vignetting in the corners of the picture. It is not completely useless.
- Nikon AF-S 18-55mm VR @ 55mm: has about the same vignetting as the 55-200 @ 55mm.
- Nikon AF-S 18-55mm VR @ 18mm: Has to much vignetting. Like looking through a hole. Not usefull for regular photo’s
- Nikon AF-S 35mm: Shot this on black and white film. Some vignetting in the corners. Little less than the 55mm.
Don’t look at the quality of the images. Those are scanned with a dirty scanner, but the vignetting is clear !
Image 1: 55-200 VR @ 200mm
Image 2: 55-200 VR @ 55mm
Image 3: 18-55 VR @ 55mm
Image 4: 18-55 VR @ 18mm
Image 5: 35mm f1.8