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briantilley

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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sat 10-Mar-12 11:25 AM | edited Sat 10-Mar-12 11:27 AM by briantilley


>The magnification will still be .70, as opposed to .93 in DX
>(same lens). 25% smaller.

To make sure we are on the same page, let's look at the D3s, which I already own. Its viewfinder magnification is the same as the D800 at 0.7x, and it does not change when you engage DX Crop Mode. All that happens is that the outer area of the viewfinder outside the DX frame is greyed out. The part that's left in the centre still looks exactly the same - it doesn't get magnified.

I assume the D800 will work the same, but haven't tried it myself.

Compare that with the D7000 or D300s, both of which have 0.94x magnification viewfinders to compensate (partially) for the smaller size of the DX focusing screen.

Brian
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A general, generic topic 800 as DX crop or not [View all] , dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 , Fri 09-Mar-12 04:37 PM
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