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skylinenumber9

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I thought I might as well ask this question so that others might learn something too.

I'm getting myself a bit confused. 

So. I've got a crop sensored apsc, that's a DX on Nikon camera's.

What I want though ( at some point) is a higher quality mid range zoom lens to replace the standard lens which came with my D7000. What I can't just get my head round though is what focal length lens to look for.

My wide angle is a 12-24 DX and my 80-400 is a FX (which is Nikon full frame). So what do I actually need to "fill the gap"??????

I would assume 24-80 but now I don't know if that would be an FX or DX. Sorry for being a bit thick........[confused]

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If u look at yr current set up. You have 18 to 36 with your wide angle and 120 to 600 with the other. Full frame equivalent. So anything in between really. A 24 to 70 wud be good. Which is 36 to 105 full frame equivalent.
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Mike

How about the 17-55 F2.8 like mine or the new 24-70 F2.8 that would fill the gap perfectly.  And its the best glass you can buy.

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Hi Mike
         As far as I'm aware all lens sizes are taken from the 35mm film days ,
So all sizes will follow on 12-24mm stops at 24mm the next sizes up starts at 25mm no matter
what size sensor you have. the size is converted on your sensor.
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Hi Mike, you are welcome to try my Tamron 24-70, 2.8, that's full frame focal length.
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Thanks for the replies fella's. I just couldn't get my head round it. You know when you just start doubting yourself and then just convince yourself you must be wrong. Loved the 17-55 Keith,but thought I could do with a little more range. That 24-70 f2.8 looks interesting but bloody expensive 😠.
Cheers for the offer Ray. Just whenever you get the chance I'll have a try.

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Nikon D500,MB D17 Battery grip.
Nikon 18-105 mm,Nikon 35mm f1.8 G, Nikon 80-400 f4-5.6 G AFS, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Nikon 12-24 mm f4. Nikon 17-55 f2. 8

Lee filters: Foundation kit. Super Stopper,Big Stopper,Little Stopper. Lee IRND 0.9, Lee ND 0.3,0.6,0.9 Hard & Soft grads.Lee landscape polariser.

Nissin Di700 .

Manfrotto 055 Pro 4 tripod, Induro Monopod. Kirk L bracket.
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I'll bring it on Tuesday night, it seems to have taken a back seat since I got the 50mm Sigma prime, still have a lot of use for it though.
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Hi Mike
MPB have some second hand 24-70 f2.8 from £500.00 upwards. Some good ones around £800.00

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