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"RE: Landscape Photography"

yyD70S Registered since 07th Mar 2007
Thu 17-Jul-08 08:44 AM | edited Thu 17-Jul-08 08:53 AM by yyD70S

Sorry to hijack a little, RWCooper, but since I am sharing the same concern...

Upgrading from a D70S, would you consider the coming D700 FX an overkill (or otherwise) for landscape and cityscape photography? 6MP to 12MP is indeed a big jump... as is the better dynamic range. But would the FX sensor render "distant landscapes" with better details (micro-contrast, resolution) vis-a-vis a 6MP DX ?

While there's no dispute that both formats have its place here, there's also the worry (in me) that those "lenses of yesteryears" do not take so kindly to the FX sensor; unless one is talking about the AFS 14-24mm & AFS 24-70mm.

I have the AFS 17-35mm & AF 85mm. They were my workhorse. Although they do well in their film days, I have doubts of their performance (wide open with regard to light fall-offs and softness) on FX.

Can someone who has actually tried the combo of D3+17-35mm f2.8 &/or D3+85mm f1.4 share some light?

P.S. Not shooting brick walls... not pixel peeping (i.e. I'm not looking for it)... but real life landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes shooting. Thank you.

Thank you.

This is a hot, active topic! Landscape Photography [View all] , RWCooper Silver Member , Tue 01-Jul-08 02:32 PM
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