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