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


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marsmail Registered since 27th Aug 2010
Thu 03-Jan-13 01:28 PM

What no-one seems to have touched on regarding moving to FX and a D800 is that the file size is so much bigger that an upgrade of computer equipment is certain to be needed to deal with them.
I use DxO Labs Optics Pro and would need to upgrade it to the "Elite" version at a cost of about £100. (just for starters, I have not gone any further into what else might be necessary to pay to upgrade program wise)
Additionally I would heve to upgrade my machine to at least a quad core processor with a lot more RAM and a lot more storage (hard drive space)simply to be able to process and store the results.
Additionally, of course, replacement lenses would be needed for all the DX glass I have since having read the D800 users manual it will "crop to DX" if a DX lens is mounted, as others have pointed out, but the smaller area is not obviously marked in the viewfinder (unless I have missed something) causing problems for composition.
I am still waiting for the "D400" if only to see what it brings to the party. I am not sure I will buy one, unless the offering is overwhelmingly what I want and the price only slightly outrageous, but I gave up chasing the cutting edge years ago and am not sure I can afford it or justify it these days.
Good luck to those who can.

marsmail

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