Having problems with your Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens ?

What is the difference between DX and FX formats

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The FX format uses a sensor very close in size to a frame of traditional 35mm film, about 36mm by 24mm. The DX format uses a smaller sensor, about 24mm by 18mm. The smaller sensor allows the camera to be smaller (compact point&shoot cameras use sensors much smaller) and also are less expensive.\012\012\012

The most visible effect of the difference is the so-called lens multiplier. The smaller sensor uses only the central portion of the image projected by the lens, in effect multiplying the focal length of the lens. In this case, a 100mm lens attached to a DX camera will give just about the same picture you would get with a 150mm lens attached to a FX camera.

In general, FX lenses will work fine on DX cameras, taking into account the lens multiplier mentioned above. DX lenses will not work properly on FX cameras, since the smaller DX lens won't always capture the full images needed to cover the larger FX sensor. Some FX cameras automatically switch to DX mode when it detects a DX lens.
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