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Do I really want/need a pro level DX body?


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dm1dave

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Sun 25-Nov-12 02:50 AM

I am with Roger.

I want a DX for the narrow field of view with a full viewfinder image.

While it is true that you can crop a D800 image to the DX size and still have the pixel density of a D7000 – your subject inside that DX crop area will apparel quite small in the viewfinder of the FX body. A DX body magnifies the narrower angle of view to fill the viewfinder.

I shoot a lot of birds – I have a 400/2.8 and all three TC’s giving me up to 800mm and when shooting on a DX camera I still need to crop most small bird images. Using a high mega pixel FX body, with the same lenses, would make it more difficult to observe the birds through the viewfinder.

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