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I have an older DX Nikon body, and am unsure about my options for upgrading while still using my existing DX lenses. Would such a question be on topic for this site - ie it'd boil down to essentially "am I stuck with the latest DX-bodies, despite them being 4 or 5 years old, or are the lenses I have usable on the newer mirrorless Z-series, if so, to what degree of usefulness".

I'm not looking for product recommendations or anything of that nature, just general compatibility between my existing kit and potential future proofing of a fairly substantial purchase.

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We have a canonical question on lens compatibility; most questions along the lines you're asking will tend to get redirected to that one as we don't feel it's valuable to have a separate question for every possible combination of X and Y.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't think that answer is correct. The FTZ adapter will allow most F mount lenses, including most (all?) DX lenses to be mounted on a Z body. Z7 Will auto crop to DX. Z6 is already crop. \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb Mod
    May 9, 2022 at 22:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for that link - hadn't found that Q&A! @scottbb Thanks for that small bit of info too, also useful. \$\endgroup\$ May 10, 2022 at 7:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, I'm completely backwards on compatibility. You can use DX lenses on a Z camera, me stupid. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall Mod
    May 10, 2022 at 7:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, my current thinking as of now is that I shouldn't worry about the DX->Z aspect, it's still more of a DX->full frame/cropping issue (though even with cropping, the higher density sensors of the newer cameras will still have more resolution than my old one!), with the F->Z being a complete non-issue with the adapter. \$\endgroup\$ May 10, 2022 at 7:46
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Sorry to have answered this in comments to Philip's answer, but actually, I think this would be a good Nikon canonical question on Main. I think it's on-topic.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ We already have several that are near canonical in terms of the content of their answers. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    May 11, 2022 at 12:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelC We don't have a "Can I use my Nikon DX lenses on a Z-series body?" question. It's a straightforward and answerable question that would pop up in a google search pretty easily \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb Mod
    May 11, 2022 at 13:06
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We already have quite a few similar questions about using Nikon DX lenses on Nikon FX cameras. Surely one or more of them already answer your own question?

DX vs FX the final comparison
What compromises are there shooting DX lenses on an FX camera?
Do any Nikon FX cameras allow square-format shooting with DX lenses?
Is there a benefit to using a FX body when using DX Lenses?
Will using a DX lens on an FX Body compromise ISO performance?
Other than the vignetting, what am I missing by using my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX on an FX camera?
Does a Nikon DX lens on a FX camera get subjected to the 1.5X crop factor?
Crop Factor: Can a full-frame Nikon Camera be set to use a DX lens, with no crop-factor?
Can Nikon FX (full-frame) users use DX (APS-C) lenses?
Are cropped images from a full-frame sensor equal quality to full APS-C images despite the lower resolution?

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How to transition from crop-frame to full-frame

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  • \$\begingroup\$ As I understood it, the question in question (?) would be about using DX on Z bodies. None of what you linked to mentions Z (the questions predate Z system). \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb Mod
    May 11, 2022 at 13:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @scottbb "Yeah, my current thinking as of now is that I shouldn't worry about the DX->Z aspect, it's still more of a DX->full frame/cropping issue (though even with cropping, the higher density sensors of the newer cameras will still have more resolution than my old one!), with the F->Z being a complete non-issue with the adapter. – James Thorpe- yesterday" \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    May 11, 2022 at 14:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ But that wasn't in the question. That was evolved understanding in the comments, in a Meta question. It doesn't change my opinion that a question about mounting DX lenses on Z bodies is a good question to have on Main. \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb Mod
    May 15, 2022 at 14:07

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