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Experience:  30 years of photography experience and 10 years of camera repair. Own a D300S, D40 and P7000.
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Just bought a Nikon D610 and discovered my DX lens was not sufficient full frame sen

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Just bought a Nikon D610 and discovered my DX lens was not sufficient for a full frame sensor. Have since bought an AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:1.8 G lens, but the image the camera takes is not the same crop I see in the viewfinder. What am I doing wrong?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Steve G. replied 2 years ago.
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Ok, just to be sure, the new lens is not also a DX lens? Look at the lens element that is closest to the camera. It should be way bigger in diameter than the one on your DX lens.
Is that the case?
Let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I see where the DX letters are on the old lens. The new lens does not have anything stamped in that area. The letter G is the only thing I can see to designate a series.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 2 years ago.
Ok, then that sounds like an FX full frame lens.
Go into the Shooting Menu, look for 'Image Area'.
Auto DX Crop should be ON
Choose Image Area should be FX.
Check that and let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Steve, you are a genius!! Thank you so much, worth the money.Gordon
Expert:  Steve G. replied 2 years ago.
Ok, that's great!!
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Happy Shooting!!!