I just had to try the 12-24dx on the D700 and I was amazed at how well the test shots came out. I was only able to use the lens starting at about 16mm; I can live with that. I printed them at 4 x 6 and again I was surprised how well they turn out. My question is how much data am I losing? I think that I read when using a dx lens on the FF D700 that the pixel count drops to around 4 megs from the 12 meg using other than dx lenses. Still, 4 megs should be large enough to print at least a 8 x 10 print I would guess?
#2. "RE: D700 using the 12-24mm DX lens" | In response to Reply # 0Travjohn Nikonian since 06th Nov 2005Sun 04-Apr-10 08:03 PM
If you're using the camera in FX mode with a focal length that fills the frame, you aren't losing any megapixels. If you switch to DX mode,then you are at 5.1 megapixels. Note that you could shoot at 12mm and crop the vignetting out of the original image, and end up with about a 5.1 megapixel image. With my Tokina 12-24, I can squeeze out 17 mm before vignetting starts showing up in the corners, so 16 mm is good.
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