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Using the D800 in DX mode

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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"RE: Using the D800 in DX mode"

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
Thu 23-Feb-12 01:23 PM

Hi, Roger.

In your example, the bird (and its eye!) will not change in size in the D700 or D800 viewfinder when you switch the camera to DX crop mode. The crop mode is just masking out the edges of the viewfinder, not making the central area larger.

Those saying that the D800 increases their "reach" simply mean that, with the same lens and distance, they will have more pixels on the subject than they did with a D700.

Brian
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