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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2007, 14:55 »
Lots of interesting new P&S cameras launched by Nikon today - see

Can't imagine why you would want to downgrade from your old Nikon prime lenses to go for the DX range.  Note that DX lenses will not work on the new F3 in full frame mode.

I have been doing the opposite - I've sold my DX lenses and in recent months have picked up some nice prime glass on eBay for not much money.  I bought a 35mm F2, and a 20mm F2.8, and I'm currently watching for a rather wonderful 105mm F2 which I will buy if the price is right.

All of these primes are much better quality than DX lenses (IMO), particularly at the edge of the frame.

« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2007, 14:56 »
You can get an interesting and well informed analysis of most Nikon lenses at Bjorn Rorslett here:


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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2007, 09:59 »
Yes, I read Bjorn's site before buying each of my lenses. What I've learned most is that every lens has a limit of some sort. At first I bought into the hype that zooms were getting sharper; a year ago I would never use any zoom, and I may go back to that -- but then maybe if I spend a few thousand more it will get better ;)

« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2007, 10:37 »
The way these things are developing I can see the medium format firms going out of business in a few year's time.

Yes, I know there are differences, but would you choose a Hasselblad over a Canon 1DSiii or whatever 35mp beast they launch in a couple of year's time?

If I could afford it I would, most MF lense box outresolve 35mm any day of the week, even Nikon and Canons pro spec glass isn't as good. After reading FM canon have a real problem on their hands the 1ds II out resolved a lot of canons L glass and now the new 22mp version will probably be too good for what's left, Canon are going to have to spend some serious money sorting out the glass before they can realistically go any bigger.

People are always going to want huge files, 35mm will never get to the size and quality that a MF back will produce, just like in film days, bigger negitive, better quality.

I think a lot of the top guns at IS will probably go MF sooner or later, if they haven't already.


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