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Does the D600 dx crop mode make owning a dx body obsole...

ericbowles

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"RE: Does the D600 dx crop mode make owning a dx body obsolete?"

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Wed 12-Dec-12 11:30 AM

I agree with Perrone - I see no advantage of using the DX crop over cropping in post processing, and would just get a DX camera if I wanted a crop most of the time.

The big disadvantage is the viewfinder is still FX, so the DX crop is composed using a smaller part of the viewfinder. It's not the same as viewing through a DX camera viewfinder where the viewfinder matches the image.

Given that a DX crop is smaller than a D300s image - and much smaller than a D7000 or D5200 image, you're just giving up too much.

Now the big positive of FX is since you are using a longer lens, you get much better subject isolation and a nicer background than the same scene with DX. If you have enough reach, I find FX to be more pleasing.

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