#34. "RE: Three reasons why I will not be getting a D700." In response to In response to 33 Fri 15-Aug-08 02:08 AM by F_Photomic
My reasons for saving to buy a D700 or any FX over the olde DX is so: full framelike old 35mm, use of my classic lens sets such as Nikkor 8mm f2.8 "fish eye" true 19mm @ 2.8, true 24mm PC f2.8 and just real wide angles with a 35mm fime perspective. I never had the pleasure of the 17-35 f2.8 but it I hear nothing but good and it is just a wonder on even DX. I never really invested in DX lenses anyways so no big adjustment for me. Not to mention the D700 is just cheaper then a D3 wich by now is my only other option for FX. Even if I did, since for me coming from F4, it would be a handicap for me and be forced to leave it on the DX body or crop in F4. Besides, even for those who invested so much can rest knowing they can still use them on FX in "crop" or start selling them and go back to the lenses we've been using for over 20yrs.
My 4 reasons: 8mm, 17-35, 35-70, & 70-200 @ f2.8.
I guess I knew it in my mind I was never gonna' stay DX for too long and was long awaiting FX. As for the DX crop at less size, it's only a matter of time before we see more use of the FX sensor size to where the DX crop is now up to 12mp or so on. I like wide more then long. But for the small cases where I need more zoom out of a standard lens, we just crop as if was DX, just like we always did even on film, or get a 1.5x - 2x converter for a cheap but effective fix.
It is finally nice to have or make great carry around traval use of a Nikkor 24-85 f2.8 again.