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What to do with my obsolete D2X (!)

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"RE: What to do with my obsolete D2X (!)"

demosaic Registered since 14th Jul 2006
Thu 13-Dec-07 04:36 PM

>I would have assumed the D3 would be the best landscape
>camera for now since it has a full frame sensor it would
>allow for true 12.1 mp shots with the widest fov and lowest
>noise. I also would have thought the D2x would be a good
>camera to keep for sports BECAUSE of its 1.5X crop factor
>and the 2X crop in HSC mode.
>
>I will likely get the D3x when it comes out since it will no
>doubt be in the 24+ mp range and be optimized for
>landscape/portrait work.
>At that point the D3(s) would be able to back each other up
>to some extent if one failed but clearly they couldn't
>replace each other.
>
>However, I should keep a APS-C camera to take advantage of
>the high pixel density in the small sensor size. This gives
>me the 1.5X advantage with full resolution on the image. I
>have a 200-400 that becomes a 300-600 or 400-800 f4 in HSC
>mode. I have a 200 f2 that becomes a 300 f2. Not to
>mention I have a 12-24 and 18-200VR that are great lenses.
>So there is no doubt I want to keep an APS-C camera. The
>question is in the role and line up described above, would
>the D2x or D300 be a better choice.

If you had a 24MP D3x, you wouldn't need an APS-C camera. The
DX crop would take it back to 10MP.



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