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D600 - should I trade my DX lenses and my D300?

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"RE: D600 - should I trade my DX lenses and my D300?"

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Mon 05-Nov-12 06:45 PM

>> I am now outside the shop at 9.55 waiting for it to open.....

For your sake I hope it opened at 10 .

>> I would only note that DX would never have been born had a FX sensor been put into the D1,...

That is a good point, although....

I always thought that the Nikon Pronea APS-C line suffered a quick evolutionary extinction only because it emerged in the twilight of the film era.

Had digital not come along for another decade or two, I suspect APS-C would have evolved along a similar line as DX - the primary thrust being an economical entry level system "for the masses". And, of course, that would have allowed Nikon and the other camera companies to press FX lens prices ever higher . As seems to be the case now!

It is interesting to speculate on what would have been in a modern film based world... or a world where APS-C was more fully developed at her same time that digital would have come along, hypothetically with a reasonable cost FX option along with DX, assuming the makers wanted that.

But your point is well taken that DX was a technological/economic necessity, not a "better mouse trap". Yet that mouse trap does have many positive attributes for many people (cost/size/weight). And because of that the DX/FX debate will rightly rage on for the forseeable future!

I hope that congratulations are now in order!

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Neil


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