D600 Auto Focus Points - Who Thought That Would Be A Good Idea?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kelly M Jones
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Re: Spread of AF points is about the same on DX / FX
In reply to TOF guy, Mar 29, 2013

TOF guy wrote:

Kelly wrote:

The spread of the AF points on full frame SLRs is smaller than DX. Here's a comparison that is pretty close to realistic. You'll notice that the D800 spread is a bit larger than the D600, but quite a bit smaller than the excellent D300. I've used the D600 and D800 and I find that although the D800 AF point area is not a lot bigger, in practice, it seems much better than the D600's.

This is a misleading graphic because it compares the spread relative to the size of the viewfinder.

You would see the same spread for D700/D3/D800/D4 compared to D300 if you crop the FF viewfinder layout to match the DX mode.

Granted the D600 has a smaller spread. Not by very much.

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Thierry - posted as regular forum member

I don't see it as misleading because the spread relative to the viewfinder is what is important. Of course the D700/D3/D800/D4 are the same as the D300's if you crop the viewfinder view.

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