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Old Dec 1, 2006, 9:21 PM   #1
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I had a old sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DL Hyperzoom macro lens ( filter size 72mm) for Nikon AF.
Can this len use for the new nikon D70, D200, D50
If so, what will be change ?

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Old Dec 1, 2006, 9:52 PM   #2
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From time to time, you do see some issues with older Sigma lenses (and Sigma can rechip some but not all lenses that have issues).

But, chances are, it will work OK with a DSLR. You'd have to try it to make sure.

Note that any lens you use on a Nikon DSLR will appear to be 50% longer. Because the sensor in a DSLR is smaller than 35mm film, you need to multiply the focal length by 1.5x to see what focal length lens you'd use on a 35mm camera for the same angle of view.

IOW, when used on a Nikon DSLR, that lens will give you the same angle of view (apparent magnification) that you'd have using a 42-300mm lens on a 35mm camera.

That's one reason the "kit" lenses with most DSLRs tend to start out at around 17 or 18mm. So, you may want to think about getting a wider lens to go with it if you use the wide end often.

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