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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2013, 01:51 »
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Crop view would be what a DX camera would take, Most of the DX lenses will not fill the complete sensor and have extreme vignetting.

For a real explanation read this

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html


« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2013, 03:04 »
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guys, there's the new D7100 launched a few weeks ago, it's 24MP and almost on par with the D600 !

the switch from D200 to D7100 will be like day and night !


gillian vann

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2013, 03:37 »
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Crop view would be what a DX camera would take, Most of the DX lenses will not fill the complete sensor and have extreme vignetting.

except they don't because the camera recognises the DX lens and adjusts in camera for it.
on a film camera that is certainly the case though.

« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2013, 04:49 »
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oic..so a DX lense will project small image on a bigger FX sensor..

ha..I didn't really know one has to use different kind of lense on DX and FX body..


Crop view would be what a DX camera would take, Most of the DX lenses will not fill the complete sensor and have extreme vignetting.

For a real explanation read this

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html

« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2013, 07:26 »
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with a dx lens on a fx camera at 10 mp, you will get somewhere around a 6 mp images instead of the 10 you'd get with an fx lens.

« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2013, 09:03 »
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Crop view would be what a DX camera would take, Most of the DX lenses will not fill the complete sensor and have extreme vignetting.

except they don't because the camera recognises the DX lens and adjusts in camera for it.
on a film camera that is certainly the case though.

That's an option on the D800.  You can have it switch the camera to DX mode when a DX lens is in place (16 MP instead of 36 MP), or you can have it stay in FX (full frame) mode.  Depending on focal length, you'll have extreme vignetting in the image.  For example, my DX 10-24mm lens will work as a full frame lens from somewhere around 16mm.  Below that I get a round peephole with black around it, the circular image shrinking as I zoom out.

To be clear, FX lenses work fine on DX bodies.  They're just bigger, heavier and more expensive than DX lenses.  But they tend to produce better quality images; before I moved to the D800, my bag contained a 24-70mm 2.8, 105mm 2.8 macro, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, and that 10-24mm.  Only the last was DX, and it was the only one without a fixed max aperture.  When I got the D800 I replaced the 10-24mm DX with a 16-35mm 4.0; it's about the same angle of view on full frame and not much bigger or heavier.

OM

« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 19:46 »
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D80>D90>D600 (3 months ago).

Still got all of them but the difference in shots coming from the D600 compared to the D90 is amazing especially at higher ISO's. I was going to go for the D800 but thought it a bit overkill. 24Mp is enough for me. What has been said about the D800 regarding the use of DX lenses applies to the D600 as well, although I haven't really tried it. You can also program old manual Nikkor lenses into the cam to get manual metering which is a great improvement on the D90. I do have some sensor crap on the D600 but as I never use f16 or f22, I don't really see it. Besides, I'll just take it into the Nikon service centre here and get it cleaned under guarantee.

Here in NL the D600 is 1,600 and the D800 is 2,300. Having said all that, I still like the output from the D80........maybe it's the CCD sensor. It's limited but still pretty good at ISO100 and almost all my best-selling stock was taken with the D80 (accepted by SS in the last 9 months).
If you stick with DX, seems like the new D7100 is the one to go for. Now I have to get a new computer for the D600 as Nikon NX2 doth turn exceeding slow on my single processor desktop!

farbled

« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2013, 10:47 »
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I used D200's for years and years and loved them. I upgraded to a D300s and I love that even more. A tonne less noise and larger files, plus it'll take CF and SD cards. Really, it feels the same in my hand, same lenses I always use, just better quality. Highly reccomend.

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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2015, 06:47 »
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believe it or not I still haven't got round to making a decision but my shortlist is a D810 or D750. Both identical at video but iq on the D800 is so much sharper.

« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2015, 07:58 »
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I love my D700 but sold a bunch of lenses and dropped a small fortune on new ones when I upgraded from my old DX format D70. Bought a D5100 as a backup (which has HD video) and then bought new DX lenses. You can use the DX lenses on the full frame but you lose some real estate so I'd suggest that you consider the D7100 (I opted for the 5100 because it was lighter - I have a bad back/neck).

I haven't kept up with all the newest Nikon releases (because I've moved over to the Olympus OM-D E-1 and am slowly building up my mirrorless arsenal) but even back in 2011 the D7100 had everything you could ask for and that way you don't need to buy new glass. Even the D5100 is good in low light (not as good as the D700 but better than the D200) - it's 16 MP which also gives you lots of room to crop if you need it.

I don't regret getting a full frame and still love it for sweeping landscapes and studio work, but with a lighter camera you can carry more gear. Good luck. Getting a new camera is always fun and the newer ones really have noise licked - you'll be amazed at the difference.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 08:03 by wordplanet »

« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2015, 10:31 »
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two years is too much to make a decision like this...it's just a camera dude  ;) i've got a d800 but if you still have dx lenses i would go for d7100 without thinking much

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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2015, 17:50 »
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In that time I had 2 copies of the RX10 which both had to be sent back as I had lemons. I need the best SLR for video as well so the D750 or D800are on the shortlist. It's the lens I can't decide.


 

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