[nikonf4] Re: D700

  • From: Mark Stein <mjstein63@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 19:22:36 -0500

That sort of answers your questions then, doesn't it? Have fun with the new toy!

At 06:26 PM 12/10/2010 -0500, you wrote:
Only have 2 DX lenses, the rest are 'real'.
Actually I got an attachment for with a rotary dial for my phone so I could
really dial.
One thing I miss is using my 14, 16, and 20 as wide lenses.
Not too concerned about the mixing them up, Vicki would be using the DX body
and I would use the FX.
Granted there are some advantages to DX, having a 120-300 2.8 is nice, along
with a 75 1.4, but think the actual length outweighs it, plus I could use
the DX if I wanted to.

-----Original Message-----
From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 5:56 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: D700

What are your current lenses, DX of FX?  Would you lose anything by losing
the DX field of view factor?

I like the quality of full frame at high ISO, but other than my 20mm,
haven't felt like I've been missing anything with DX.  I'd rather put the
extra money into glass, or an extra flash.  I like having two bodies that
the lenses behave the same on... I doubt I'd have two full frame bodies (at
least to start).

Your problem is you're approaching this from the angle of an old fart, when
you should be looking at it from that of a young snot.  If you never shot
35mm film, would you even think you were missing anything with a DX
sensor?  Even the term full frame refers back to something that really
doesn't exist anymore (same with 4/3, etc).  Do you have a dial app on your
iPhone  so you can really dial instead of using a number touch pad?

There are only a few reasons to make the jump to full frame...you like the
image quality better or you want prime wide angle lenses.  Anything thing
else and your basically just looking at past affection for a dying medium.

But if you do go full frame and have stuff you want to sell....

At 04:46 PM 12/10/2010 -0500, you wrote:
>Looked at a D700 today.  Nice camera.  It had a Sigma 85 1.4 on it, liked
>the lens for the amount of time I would use it...
>Like the idea of it being full frame.  Any comments?  Something else I
>should be looking at?

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