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fires1

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fires1 Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Mon 16-Jul-12 12:22 PM

I presently own a D5100 with the DX 55-200 f4.5, DX 18-55 f3.5 and the Tamron AF 200-500 f5.
I have just started my photo business and am considering purchasing a dx 800. I shoot mainly nature, animal portraits (pets), engagements,(no weddings)
My questions are:
will my lenses work in the FX body and if so will there be limitations
Is the 800e,worth the extra 300, should I skip the 800 and go with a 700, or 7000?

Last but not least,what prime lens should I buy for portraits?

Thanks to all, never knew this was going to cost so much. Selling off my last hobby, a very expensive stereo to fund the business.

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jpFoto

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#1. "RE: Advice needed" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 16-Jul-12 07:22 PM | edited Mon 16-Jul-12 07:33 PM by jpFoto

Hi Wayne

First, I think that you mean the D800 as opposed to dx 800.

All of your lenses will work on the D800, but the 18-55 and the 55-200 are DX lenses so you would have to use them in what is known as "DX Crop Mode" which means that only the center 40 percent of the FX full frame sensor will be used. It will also show up that way in your viewfinder. I believe that the Tamron is an FX lens so you won't have that problem, and unlike with your D5100, it will also autofocus on the D800.

As for purchasing the D800 vs. the D800E, you may want to look through some of the threads in the D800 forum since this issue is discussed, ad nauseam. My take on these threads is that landscape photographers want the E and portrait and event photographers like the straight 800, but there are some that don't agree on that either.

The other two cameras, the D700 and D7000 are also good choices. You can buy a gently used D700 for well under $2,000.00 today or a new one for $2,200.00. With the D7000, your two DX lenses will feel right at home since it's a DX camera and your Tamron will autofocus.

As for portrait lenses, you may want to take a look at the threads in the Nikon Autofocus Lens Forum since, once again, this is a hot topic and discussed often and thoroughly.

I hope that helps.

jP






fires1

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#2. "RE: Advice needed" | In response to Reply # 1

fires1 Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Mon 16-Jul-12 07:30 PM

>Hi Wayne
>
>First, I think that you mean the D800 as opposed to dx 800.
>
>All of your lenses will work on the D800, but the 18-55 and
>the 55-200 are DX lenses so you would have to use them in what
>is known as DX Crop mode which means that only the center 40
>percent of the FX full frame sensor will be used. It will all
>show up that way in your viewfinder. I believe that the
>Tamron is an FX lens so you won't have that problem.
>
>As for purchasing the D800 vs. the D800E, you may want to look
>through some of the threads in the D800 forum since this issue
>is discussed, ad nauseam. My take on these threads is that
>landscape photographers want the E and portrait and event
>photographers like the straight 800, but there are some that
>don't agree on that either.
>
>As for portrait lenses, you may want to take a look at the
>threads in the Nikon Autofocus lens forum since, once again,
>this is a hot topic and discussed often.
>
>I hope that helps.
>
>jP
>
>
>
>Thanks, yes it does help. More reading to do....ha ha. when you say 40 percent (sorry for my ignorance) will the image. when I download, IE picture, have borders or just what I see in the viewfinder. Your right D800, should have proofread. The lens question was for a fixed prime lens for portraits

Thanks again I moved my post over to the D800 forum and will find out how to delete this thread after your reply
>
>
>

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jpFoto

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#3. "RE: Advice needed" | In response to Reply # 2

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 16-Jul-12 07:38 PM | edited Mon 16-Jul-12 07:42 PM by jpFoto

Wayne

I edited my post to provide the answer to a couple of your other concerns.

Instead of moving your post to the D800 forum, why don't you just ask your question about the differences between the two models over there and then either read or start another post about the portrait lenses in the Autofocus Lens Forum. But, once again, you may want to just read the current threads in those two forums since there are lots of answers to your questions in the existing threads.

Good luck.

fires1

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#4. "RE: Advice needed" | In response to Reply # 3

fires1 Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Mon 16-Jul-12 07:56 PM

Good game plan, thanks

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#5. "RE: Advice needed" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 17-Jul-12 02:36 PM

Please make all responses to this question in This Duplicate Thread .
Thank you.

Best Regards,
Marty

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