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Patish Registered since 20th Apr 2013Fri 17-May-13 12:40 AM
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"D200 upgrade confusion -- still -- IQ"


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I am still confused about upgrading from my D200 for bird photography -- my longest lens is the Nikon 300mm f/4 and have the TC17e II -- so, the question remains -- DX or FX -- say, the D600 or the D7100.
D600 or D7100????
Interesting thought – same lens, same subject, from D600 and from D7100 – both cameras have the same megapixels – but D600 is FX while D7100 is DX – so, the image on the FX sensor will be smaller than on the DX – we crop both so that the image will be 8x10 – the FX had to be downsized more than the DX to get to that size – therefore, since both cameras had the same megapixels, the DX would have better IQ – since it didn’t have to be “downsized” as much???

Am I correct? If yes, then the D7100 would be the choice for ME????

  

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singlerosa Silver Member Charter MemberFri 17-May-13 01:11 AM
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I agree with your conclusion. I have a 600 and a 7000 and, for that lens with birds, would get the 7100. Unless you want to give up 1/3 of your reach for better dynamic range and shallower DOF. Since getting the D600, my D7K + 70-300VR is dedicated to backyard work with the local birds.

Jim Singler D600/D7K with a bunch of lenses and other assorted stuff

  

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Patish Registered since 20th Apr 2013Fri 17-May-13 02:45 PM
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>I agree with your conclusion. I have a 600 and a 7000 and,
>for that lens with birds, would get the 7100. Unless you want
>to give up 1/3 of your reach for better dynamic range and
>shallower DOF. Since getting the D600, my D7K + 70-300VR is
>dedicated to backyard work with the local birds.
>
>Jim Singler D600/D7K with a bunch of lenses and other assorted
>stuff
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Thanks Jim -- I also have to re-read the articles on DX vs FX -- for birding -- there may be something about the size of the pixels in each format and the location of the focusing points on each camera -- whether those things impact IQ.
As a Newbie here, I don't know how to post an image I took at a Seal Watch cruise -- with the D7100 and IC17e II -- from a forward moving and rocking boat -- then members could actually see a couple of photos and critique sharpness, etc..

BTW, on my D200 I walk around with the Nikon 28-300 VR -- it has given me very good results. (and I keep a wide angle in my photographer vest -- the Nikon 12-24mm)

  

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