Is Nikon D800 and Sigma EX 18-50mm F2.8 DC Macro compatible?

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

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
Released: 2012
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: FX (Full frame)
36,3 Megapixels
7360 x 4912 pixels

Sigma EX 18-50mm F2.8 DC Macro

Sigma EX 18-50mm F2.8 DC Macro
Released: 2006
Standard Zoom Lens & Macro
Suited for cameras with APS-C sensors
Focal Length: 18-50 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: May 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:
18-50 mm

You will experience:
27-75 mm

Using a lens constructed for a APS-C sensor can result in that the resolution becomes lower that the 36,3 MP that the Nikon D800 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:
18-50 mm

Since Nikon D800 does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
27-75 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 D800
900 gram

Sigma EX 18-50mm F2.8 DC Macro
450 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1350 gram (equal to 2.98 lb).

Compatibility Check ID: 2101

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