I have had a d200 for some time - great camera - am now thinking of upgrading to the D600. The lenses I use are 12-24dx, 35-70AF, 80-200AF and I also have a 24AF prime. Besides these, I use the old 200-400 and have a tc14-B extender. I think everything should work but perhaps not the 200-400. Is that correct. If I'm wrong, then my next question would be will these lenses work on the new 7100. I'm also somewhat concerned about the dust issue - should I be?
When you say old 200-400 do you mean the manual focus f4? If so then it will still mount and shoot on a D600 just as with your D200 no focus of course. You can enter focal length data for non-CPU lenses into the camera but I'm not totally sure how that works with a zoom - have to check into that. Don't see an issue with the TC optically.
If in doubt, focus manually, frame, shoot, chimp and fine tune exposure to suit.
The odd lens out is the DX 12-24 because it is a DX lens so it will vignette on an FX body like the D600. Otherwise really you're good to go.
The 12-24 will work as expected on the DX D7100.
The dust issue is only an issue if you make it one. You can read all about it until your eyes bleed. I haven't even looked in 5,000 frames and I haven't noticed any to bother looking. If I do see blemishes then i'll clean as required.
Good news. I'd be covered from 24mm up. The 200-400 which I was able to use aperture priority is 12 pounds of amazing glass. It reminds me of something that was attributed to Ansel Adams as he got older. If it's more than 50' from the truck, it's not photogenic. Thanks.
> >The odd lens out is the DX 12-24 because it is a DX lens so it >will vignette on an FX body like the D600. Otherwise really >you're good to go. >
Just to be clear, when the camera is set to its default parameters, the D600 will automatically mask down the shooting area to a DX frame size when you use a DX lens, so there's no more vignetting in the shot than you would see with a D200. You'll lose resolution through that masking, and it will drop from 24.3MP to just over 10MP or about the same as a D200. The 12-24mm is okay as a transition lens, but probably not something you'd want to use on a long-term basis with a D600.
I haven't tried this yet, so I can't verify, but apparently the 12-24 works on full frame from about 18mm-24mm. It could give you a wider field of view than the 24mm prime.The D600 can be set to stay FF when a DX lens is used. George
I just tried the 12-24 f4 with Image Area set to FX and it looks like you can get away with 15mm without any noticeable corner darkening and that was with a white overcast sky that would show vignetting easily. The focus in the corners at f8 looked pretty scrambled, they improved stopped down further but still are a bit mushy. Still for non-critical images it obviously gets you some width.
> >Just to be clear, when the camera is set to its default >parameters, the D600 will automatically mask down the shooting >area to a DX frame size when you use a DX lens, so there's no >more vignetting in the shot than you would see with a D200.