DX format for pros stays

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
MichaelEchos
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Re: DX format for pros stays
In reply to n057, Jun 1, 2012

n057 wrote:

jfriend00 wrote:

arizonadesertrat wrote:

The question was not "What advantage does a dedicated DX camera have over the D800 in DX mode" so if you want to argue my point then lets please stay on point.
Here's the answer: The only inherent advantage of DX over FX is reach. Period.

You seem to be arguing that a dedicated DX shooter finds no advantage from a camera optimized for DX shooting. That's simply not true:

  • Some DX lenses are less expensive than equivalent FX lenses (which makes a DX system a less expensive system than a D800 owner will typically buy)

  • Some DX lenses are smaller and lighter than equivalent FX lenses (which makes a DX system a smaller and lighter system than a D800 owner will typically buy)

There are more advantages than reach, but reach is a substantial advantage. You need a shorter, less expensive FX lens.

Compare an FX 135/f2 on DX to an FX 200/f2 on FX and you see the size, weight and price difference.

Compare an FX 70-200/f2.8 at 200mm on DX to an FX 300/f2.8 on FX and you see the size,weight and price difference.

Even compare the DX 17-55/f2.8 on DX to an FX 24-70/f2.8 and you can appreciate the differences, even if less dramatic.

JC
Some cameras, some lenses, some computers

Heh, size is not an issue.
135/2 on DX is 200/2.8 on FX
70-200/2.8 on DX is 100-300/4 on FX
17-55/2.8 on DX is 26-85/4 on FX

Don't you get it?

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