DX vs VR lenses

12 years 9 months ago #53263 by QZG Dan
I've seen DX and VR lenses...I know the VR means Vibration Reduction but what does the DX mean and which lens is the better lens? A few cameras I've seen the DX lens is the lens that comes with it. I think I prefer the VR but I need to make sure.


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12 years 9 months ago #53266 by Fingers 3
It's not an 'either-or' situation.

I beleive the DX is the designation for lenses that are designed for cameras with smaller sensors. This would include pretty much all Nikon DSLR cameras except for the top end cameras like the D700 & D3.

VR...as you know is Vibration Reduction and could be on any lens, DX or not.


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12 years 9 months ago #54838 by Stealthy Ninja
Yes, DX is Nikon's name for a crop sensor. A DX lens won't work on a FX (full frame) body because of the designs of the mirror and such.

VR is just stabilisation.
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