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Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

This video tells you what the initials or abbreviations on Nikon, Tamron and Sigma lenses actually mean for the Nikon D5200 DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE HERE http://www.d5200.org

Different manufacturers identify the different features of their lenses with different initials or abbreviations, and so we though tit wold be a good idea to go through the most common ones, so that you know what to look for if you want to buy a Nikon lens, or a generic lens for your camera.

firstly though, two very basic settings.

MM or focal length of the lens. So the larger the number, the longer the focal length, the higher the magnification and the further you can see with it. The human eye is about 30mm, So if you want to see more than that you want a higher number eg, sports lenses tend to be big, perhaps 300 – 1000mm so that they can get close to the action. They also tend to be fast…

Which brings us on to aperture. The aperture of a lens is known as the F number. Often the widest aperture is shown on the lens. So an f4 means that the widest aperture on that lens is f4 – though it will have other settings, probably going down to f22. The bigger the number, the smaller the aperture. Again, a sports lens would be f2.8 or so, so that the shutter speed can keep up with the action.

Now some of the abbreviations:

DX means that the lens is built for DX cameras like the D3000, D5000, D7000 series cameras. They tend to be smaller and lighter than FX lenses and the focal length doesn’t change. If you buy a 50mm dx lens and put it on a dx camera, the focal length will remain 50mm

IF means internal focus. This means that the front of the lens doesn’t move – so you can attach filters to the lens either clear filters to protect the lens, or polarisers or ND filters to change the light going into the lens.

ED means extra low dispersion. This is supposed to reduce the amount of chromatic abberation, which is the blue/red tinge you can sometimes see on edges when you blow pictures up.

AF-S means Autofocus. The lens has an internal motor for focusing, it might also use the initials SWM for silent wave motor. Because the D5200 doesn’t have an internal motor, if you want your lens to auto focus, it must have an internal motor

VR means vibration reduction and is designed to reduce the effects of camera shake. Very useful for low light hand held photography, and in big lenses which are hard to keep steady. Because this is automatic, you must switch this function off if you are on a tripod or it will increase blur.

There are plenty of generic lenses available for Nikon cameras. here are the abreviations for two of the bigger manufacturers, Sigma and Tamron

Nikon D5200 USA

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20 comments

  1. I think you have given a wrong information, the DX lens will still be cropped on the Crop Frame DSLRs. I have tried taking the same photo with the 18-55 mm DX @ 50 mm lens and my 50 mm 1.4 FX Lens and both showed the same frame. The crop is happening on the sensor and has nothing to do with the lens, using ASP-C cameras will definitely make you apply the crop factor (1.5x in Nikons)

  2. Hello Im going to be buying the d5200 for the purpose of shooting my first cookbook.
    I am new to all of this and I'm left wondering about the "proper" lens.
    Of course the camera will be used for personal reasons, but in Pro terms advice would be great. Just need a little help. Sigmas are nice. Nikons too….
    Please help!!

  3. and coast you 2000.00 dollars

  4. Tamron 18 to 200 mm f3.5 to 6.3 auto focus
    .nikon af s 55 to 200 mm vr
     which is better lens for nikon d5200

  5. I have bought my first dslr nikon d5200 body today, can I buy budget tamron18 200 mm lens. Plz give me advice

  6. I have bought my first dslr nikon d5200 body today, can I buy budget tamron18 200 mm lens. Plz give me advice

  7. Is AF the same as AF-S?

  8. I am a new comer to the DSLR world. I am going to buy a D5200. I truly don't have any knowledge regarding type of lenses and its requirements. main purpose of my DSLR would be to shoot short films, would request you to please suggest me the best lenses i should buy to begin with DSLR experience (under the budget).

  9. Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

  10. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  11. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  12. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  13. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  14. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  15. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  16. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  17. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  18. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  19. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

  20. Nikon D5200 Channel

    Have you ever been bamboozled by the abbreviations on your lenses? This is a great video explaining what they all mean…..

    Nikon D5200 – Nikon, Sigma, Tamron Lens abbreviations for nikon DSLR cameras – youtube

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