Can I use the lenses I have on my Nikon D90 with the D800? I have some few motor AF Nikon lenses I use on my Nikon D90 as follows:

70 - 300 mm F4.5-5.6 ED VR
18 - 200 mm F3.5-5.6 ED DX
12 - 24 mm F4.0 ED DX
50 mm F1.4 FX
10.5 mm F2.8 DX

Would these lenses work with the D800?

TIA

Freddy
[UPDATED] asked by Freddy Rabbat on February 9, 2012
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D800 will automatically crop the picture when using DX lens, so this will not happen.
All your DX lenses will work 100% with the D800.
D. Billen answered on February 9, 2012
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FX lenses will work best.
DX lenses will work but the image will be cropped, so you will lose some resolution. Alternatively, you can turn the cropping off but you will get some vignetting.
Ryan Karolak answered on February 10, 2012
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Don't forget even with DX lenses the D800 still gives approx 16MP resolution. That's enough for most applications really.
Amazon Customer answered on February 22, 2012
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D800 is a FX camera and can take both FX and DX lenses. But the FX lenses will cover the full sensor or image, but the DX lenses (made for the D90 will cover only part of the lenses) will be smaller files since those lenses can't cover the whole sensor. Nikon D800 will do an autocrop dark/vignetted area of the DX lenses. For example you have the 18-200 dx lenses it will only use the area size like your old D90. Depend on which version the 50mm 1.4 it is a most likely a FX lenses, which all will work on a dx body wit will use the whole sensor area of the full frame.

Most of the lenses you listed are "DX", just search for them on amazon or nikon page, but they will work.
® answered on February 9, 2012
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Like you and APY, I'm also going from my D90 to the D800. I all ready have the 50mm, 105mm, 35-70mm/2.8, and the 70-400mm. I will keep my D90 and 18-200mm lens for backup.
baracuda answered on March 29, 2012
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I am also going from a D90 to the D800. Luckily, most of my current lenses are FX. You can use your current DX lenses for now and upgrade later. The faster and sharper FX glass will make a big difference. I love my 14-24, 24-70, and 70-200 lenses.
APY answered on March 18, 2012
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At least if you have to use DX lenses, the D800 is probably the best camera to do so with. ~16 MP is not nearly as high as 36mp, but it's still higher than my D700 (12mp).
Ryan Karolak answered on March 19, 2012
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Trying to use a DX lens on a FX body is rather silly generally speaking. Buy a cheaper DX if those are the lenses you are primarily going to use. I ordered a D800 (hope I get before July) and my lens selection is going to be far more limited although I think it's worth it. 50, 24-70, and 105. I'll get more someday but that'll be enough for what i want to do.
Thomas W. McGill answered on March 14, 2012
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Yes!
Wendell Williams answered on March 19, 2012
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I'll have to sell my 38 1.8, My tokina 11-16, and my 55-200--All fine lenses in their own right. That leaves me with a 50 1.4G, and a 70-200 VR.

And the 105 2.0 DC I just ordered. There's others I'll want, but the DC may not be around forever, so I got mine now.
moonhawk answered on April 1, 2012
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