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Back up body for the D7000

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: Back up body for the D7000"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Tue 29-Jan-13 05:14 PM

Yes, you would actually be going backwards in resolution mounting those lenses on the D600. It would switch to an automatic DX mode that crops the frame to the dimensions of a DX sensor. That would give a resulting 10mpx image and a rather small image in the center of the viewfinder.
It is popular to recommend FX because it is finally affordable but it is not the best all around choice for most casual shooters. To get the best out of it FX requires an investment in lenses that far exceeds the cost of the camera. It also creates large files that tax resources more than the D90 or D7000.
Dx results in a lighter camera bag for travel and as a result probably gets taken more often than a major FX kit would, due to weight, size and risk for loss when traveling. There is a lot of life left in the DX bloodline, and for many, if not the majority, it is better.
For your subjects and lenses the D7000 would fit your needs for years, so if you really want a backup, a refurb with warranty would be a good choice.
If travel is a major portion of your photography, what about a backup of a V2, it is very small, has great AF, and with a Nikon F mount adaptor, makes great use of your current lenses? The crop factor is 2.7 so at 200mm your field of view a 540mm lens!
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