First Post - D800 soon, Please Advise: Which first two lenses?

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cytokine
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Re: Perturbed by the Rudeness and Hostility on these Forums
In reply to zzzzzzzzzzz, Apr 26, 2013

Since the 1920's FX was the norm, and DX the newcomer, many of us here started with film slr's!

One of the problems with starter cameras is they often lack the basics like DOF buttons etc. Start with the best you can afford and learn to use it, and if you must have lots of pixels then FX is better, in that the pixels are bigger.

DXO Mark (technical boffin's) are saying that as mega-pixels increase, the ability of CMOS sensors to take advantage of fast lenses becomes more limited.

The other thing I find strange, is all this talk about special lenses for the D800, unless there are now special extra large frames and computer screens being specially made. most people will print the same size as the did before. For which 6 MP was probably adequate. But now if you want to you can put your photos on the side of a bus to see the extra IQ. And the price is that your camera will shift ISO at large apertures because the sensors pixels and micro lenses cant see the extra light! Thats progress!!!!! but its great for pixel peepers.

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