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 jfriend00, Jun 1, 2012

jfriend00 wrote:

arizonadesertrat wrote:

  • A DX viewfinder shows a bigger image than an FX viewfinder operating in DX crop mode

True, but FX viewfinders are much larger than DX viewfinders, so the advantage is not as much as you thought.

  • A DX camera is lower cost (smaller semiconductors always cost less)

Wrong. A DX sensor would require more precision and would offset the price advantage.

  • 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)

Not true. What kind of equivalent lens you're talking about?

  • 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)

Not true. What kind of equivalent lens you're talking about?

If smaller sensors didn't have some advantages, we'd all have FX sensors in our smartphones. But, we don't because smaller sensors have many practical advantages.

They have many practical disadvantages too. I'm just saying that there's no real difference between FX and DX. You could always find an equivalent.

For a googolion time, reach isn't even an advantage.

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