Is Nikon D3 and Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D compatible?

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Nikon D3

Nikon D3
Released: 2007
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: FX (Full frame)
12,1 Megapixels
4256 x 2832 pixels

Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D

Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D
Released: 1994
Wide Angle Lens (prime)
Focal Length: 18 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

This is the short answer:

Yes! This combination is compatible

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Nikon all the way

The possibility to combine these two products is great since both Nikon D3 and Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D are manufactured by Nikon.

Versitale lens

Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D3.

Autofocus in camera

To obtain autofocus there has to be an Autofocus motor in either the camera or the lens. This specific lens, Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D does not have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor but since Nikon D3 has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor there is still a possibility to use autofocus.

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Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type Full frame which means that your Experienced Focal length will be exactly what the lens specification tells us:

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
18 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
18 mm

Read more about Crop factor on Nikon cameras

Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D3
1300 gram

Nikon AF 18mm f/2,8 D
380 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1680 gram (equal to 3,7 lb).