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Pros and Cons - FX versus DX. Why switch?

GiantTristan

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GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Thu 19-Jul-12 03:08 PM | edited Thu 19-Jul-12 04:12 PM by GiantTristan

I have a D200 and a D700 and I can give no opinion on the D300. For a comparison D300/D700 you might want to have a look at www.dxomark.com

This is my subjective assessment of the pros for DX and FX, respectively:

DX: Longer reach due to 1.5 crop factor.
Less vignetting.
Better results with less than stellar lenses - corner softness is
less noticeable.

FX: Better low light capability - D700 about 2.5 stops better than D200.
Higher dynamic range - easier to recover highlights.
Can use lower apertures before onset of diffraction - D700, f/16 vs.
D200, 1/f11.
Better colors and better bokeh when using identical lenses.

For me the decisive factor for getting the D700 was the desire to fully utilize the capabilities of the Nikon 14-24/2.8.

Tristan

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