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D800 purchase question

drakonian

voorhees, US
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"RE: D800 purchase question"

drakonian Registered since 18th Jul 2013
Thu 12-Sep-13 08:30 PM

>Your D90 has a 12Mp DX sensor.
>
>Using the D800 in DX mode will give about 15.5Mp so slightly
>more resolution than D90. However, the high ISO noise is
>substantially less and the dynamic range is more...so it will
>be a noticeable improvement.
>
>Using the D600 in DX mode will give about 10Mp, so less
>resolution but with same ISO and dynamic range advantages as
>D800. the controls and menu system on D600 is an evolution of
>the D90 design so you will make the switch more easily but if
>you want to routinely use DX lenses then the D800 is a better
>choice.
>
>It really is a bit of a waste to throw all those pixels away
>by shooting in DX so either make a commitment to buying some
>nice wide FX glass or stay with a DX camera such as D7100
>which gives you 24MP on DX and a decent high ISO noise
>advantage over the D90.

With fx I will be covered from 24(24-70)to 300(70-300vr). I plan on shooting 8-16 in dx mode. Also on occasion my 70-300. When i purchased my camera 3 years ago, everyone said go with a D90, get experience and than move up. If I purchased a D700 back then I would already have been set up now. I now have these DX lenses and camera that have depreciated and will lose about $1,100 in selling them. And I do feel that as a photographer I have exceeded the capabilites of my D90. When every is still shooting with their full frame, i am putting my camera away or try to go for black & white conversation.
I am extremly fortunate that I can afford it(afer selling my 52 mgtd). At my age 66 might as well go for the best.

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