Move to Full Frame for First DSLR ?

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Move to Full Frame for First DSLR ?
In reply to coredumpinmars, Nov 10, 2012

coredumpinmars wrote:


  1. maintenance Cost : Will be +/- the same IMO ( buying FX body and lenses is much more expensive, determine your budget for DX and FX in advance and check if want to spend that amount of money on FX ... ).
  2. comparable with D7000 IMO ( shallower DOF for the same f stop compared to DX ).
  3. maybe add a 50 mm f1.8 or 1.4 ( low light ),  85 mm f1.8 ( portrait ), a SB700/901 flash
  4. IMO cell phones and mirror less camera's will gain in volume, DX will lower, FX will gain. Read Thom Hogans opinions about the future of DX and other opinions  ... (lower on the webpage under the D5200 annoncement).
  5. If you want a more budget friendly, lower weight and smaller system then the D7000/D5100/D5200/D3200 is an excellent choice
  6. Dont know , we will have to wait untill the D7100 is released.

Maybe post your question also on the FX forum for other opinions ?

Good luck with your choice.

ps : some interesting tutorial websites :
If you want to learn about CNX2 :
my photos (examples, see dpreview galleries):

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Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
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