Compactness is supposed to be a DX draw, but where is it?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
thomo
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Re: Compactness is supposed to be a DX draw, but where is it?
In reply to PHXAZCRAIG, Feb 2, 2013

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

There is little to no difference in lens size for DX or FX once you get past about 50mm. It doesn't make sense to make two versions of a 70-200F2.8 that are a few grams different.

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Craig

I don't think you are correct on this one Craig. If you take two DX and FX equivalent zooms like the 18-200 (DX) and 28-300 (FX) which have pretty much the same field of view and relative apertures, the weight and size go down significantly. For example ...

18-200/3.5-5.6   weight: 565gm   filter size: 72mm    length: 96.5mm

28-300/3.5-5.6   weight: 800gm   filter size: 77mm    length: 114.5mm

I think the proposition put by the OP is valid in that there's not a similar selection of fast, good quality zooms for DX as there is in the FX range

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