Is Nikon D3 and Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC HSM OS Macro compatible?

Below you will find your chosen camera and lens. Click on the product name for more information.

Nikon D3

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

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC HSM OS Macro

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC HSM OS Macro
Released: 2009
Normal Lens (zoom) & Macro
Suited for cameras with APS-C sensors
Focal Length: 17-70 mm
Aperture: f/2,8-4

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: February 2024

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen might work but in a cropped mode since the lens is constructed for a smaller APS-C sensor.

Cropped Mode and Lower Resolution

This lens has focal length:
17-70 mm

You will experience:
26-105 mm

Using a lens constructed for a APS-C sensor can result in that the resolution becomes lower that the 12,1 MP that the Nikon D3 has.

Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type Full frame which means that your experienced Focal length will be same as the lens specification tells us.

This lens has focal length:
17-70 mm

Since Nikon D3 does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
26-105 mm

Read more about Crop factor

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

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC HSM OS Macro
535 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1835 gram (equal to 4.05 lb).

Compatibility Check ID: 2101