ZDX 50-250 4-6.3 Lens

Pix4mePix4me Posts: 6Member
I was thinking about purchasing this for my Z5 camera. But I was informed that using this DX lens on my Z5 camera in the DX crop mode, reduces my pixels approx half?? Is this true, If so, why would you want to buy this lens, I know it is less expensive a lot, but loosing all those pixels, which you might need for larger photos. Explain. Thanks, new at this.

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  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 385Member
    edited May 23
    It will indeed reduce your pixels by half and there is no reason to buy this lens for a Z5. The DX lenses are for the Z50 which has a smaller sensor. Consider the NIKKOR Z 24-200MM F/4-6.3 VR for a cheep equivalent lens for your Z5.
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  • Pix4mePix4me Posts: 6Member
    I was talking about the ZDX 50-250 lens for the Z5, this would not happen if I use this Z lens, will it
  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 385Member
    Pix4me said:

    I was talking about the ZDX 50-250 lens for the Z5, this would not happen if I use this Z lens, will it

    The ZDX 50-250 has a smaller image circle than full frame so you would only get half the pixels or a pre-cropped image. The NIKKOR Z 24-200MM F/4-6.3 VR is the Z5/FF lens.
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,280Member
    Your Z5 has a sensor 24mm x 36mm and needs a full frame lens to fully cover it with picture the DX 50-250 is for a camera with a 24x16mm sensor and the picture it produces is not big enough to cover your sensor so it will only use half your pixels.
    Not a good idea. If you have an FTZ you could choose another brand of lens.
  • Pix4mePix4me Posts: 6Member
    Many thanks you all, I just purchased the Nikon Z 24-200 Lens. Great advice!!
  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 385Member
    Pix4me said:

    Many thanks you all, I just purchased the Nikon Z 24-200 Lens. Great advice!!

    Enjoy! I hope it brings you years of great pictures!
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,092Member
    Yes enjoy! I recently got one and am pretty happy with it so far.
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