Having slashed out on a new shiny D700 last weekend I just took a few test shots around the house to test all was fine and dandy (it was raining outside but hay this is England). Was really happy with the pictures and so put it away till tonight when I got it out again to set it up for a weekend of happy snapping. First problem could not turn on the view finder grid. Ok read the bible and it says grid only turns on on FX lenses ok find I have that set (or so I thought) I checked a picture taken with my 50 1.8 lens and low and behold it says it’s a DX lens…… ?. So I go looking in the menu and I find that out of the box unused 0 on the shutter count the camera is set as default sensor size to use is DX and not FX. Am I the first one to get caught out by this?.
It seems strange to me that it would be set like this as its not a setting I had seen before. I had set to auto DX when a DX lens is fitted but had not noticed the options below.
#1. "RE: Can you clarify" | In response to Reply # 0Len Shepherd Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Fri 22-Aug-08 07:44 PM
You say you took a few test shots, then the next day the "shutter count" showed nil.
If you open an image in View NX (comes free with the camera) the picture number corresponds to the number of shutter actuations.
What I cannot say is if you changed the default to DX without realising it or if some-one in the shop did a test run before selling the camera.
If the shutter count is high then it may not be new in the sense of not having been tried before you used it, and it may even have previously been sold to some-one else.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.
#2. "RE: Can you clarify" | In response to Reply # 1hkeynes Registered since 06th Apr 2006Fri 22-Aug-08 07:50 PM
hi no sorry its me not explaining the story very well. i took one pic to check the cound and it showed "1" in Exif viewer. so it was the first picture taken the box was sealed still till i opened it. i can say i didn't change the sensor setting till tonight that i know.