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Why not include a user select DX/FX feature?

lawfarm

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lawfarm Registered since 25th Jan 2007
Thu 03-Jul-08 03:12 PM

So the D700 permits use as an FX or DX camera, depending on what lens you install...

And if you read the reviews on people talking about whether or not they'll upgrade, you frequently see the comment that people will stick with a D300 because they like the extra DX reach that you can get out of lenses with the 1.5x crop feature...

So why doesn't Nikon include a selector switch where you can go DX to FX and back on FX lenses, instead of letting the camera auto-select. Slap on your 70-200 and use it as an FX...then flip the switch and go to DX mode for the 300mm shots (still at F2.8). Slap on your 50mm F1.8, shoot a few pics, and them flip into DX mode for a 75mm headshot.

Not fully understanding how the camera makes the DX/FX change, is there some mechanical reason this wouldn't work?

More glass than skill, but that is changing.

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