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12-24 image quality in FX mode

jim99

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jim99 Registered since 22nd Feb 2010
Thu 18-Mar-10 11:44 AM

Of course the 12-24 DX could be used in DX mode on the D700.

From previous discussions it seems that the 12-24 DX can be used for the full FX size from 18-24.

What is the full FX coverage image quality like with the 12-24DX in the 18-24 range? Are the edges and corners soft?

Or are the edges and corners comparable to the 17-35 or 14-24?

In general I was wondering just how useful the 12-24DX is for shooting FX mode. Is it just a stopgap until one can acquire a true FX wide angle zoom?

blw

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#1. "RE: 12-24 image quality in FX mode" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Thu 18-Mar-10 11:00 AM | edited Thu 18-Mar-10 11:01 AM by blw

> Or are the edges and corners comparable to the 17-35 or 14-24?

Seriously? No. The 12-24 is NOT comparable to the corners of the 14-24 when the 12-24 used in DX mode. In fact, I can't think of anything that's comparable to the corners of the 14-24, except in some other mounts (Leica M, for example).

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Luke_Miller

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#2. "RE: 12-24 image quality in FX mode" | In response to Reply # 0

Luke_Miller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006
Thu 18-Mar-10 11:21 AM


>What is the full FX coverage image quality like with the
>12-24DX in the 18-24 range? Are the edges and corners soft?

I don't think "soft" really communicates what the edges and corners look like. In my brief experiment I found that while the image would indeed cover the full frame, the only area of the image I would consider usable was essentially the DX crop.

jim99

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#3. "RE: 12-24 image quality in FX mode" | In response to Reply # 2

jim99 Registered since 22nd Feb 2010
Thu 18-Mar-10 12:26 PM

Thanks Luke!

Your observation is most helpful. I suspected that the area outside the DX frame might be less usable than the area within the DX frame. Thank you again.

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