Is Nikon Df and Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR compatible?

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Nikon Df

Nikon Df
Released: 2013
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: FX (Full frame)
16 Megapixels
4928 x 3280 pixels

Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR

Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR
Released: 2010
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Suited for cameras with APS-C sensors
Focal Length: 55-300 mm
Aperture: f/4,5-5,6

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: June 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:
55-300 mm

You will experience:
82-450 mm

Using a lens constructed for a APS-C sensor can result in that the resolution becomes lower that the 16 MP that the Nikon Df 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:
55-300 mm

Since Nikon Df does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
82-450 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 Df
760 gram

Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR
530 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1290 gram (equal to 2.84 lb).

Compatibility Check ID: 2101

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