D600 vs d7100

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
noirdesir
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Re: Try again
In reply to ultimitsu, May 5, 2013

ultimitsu wrote:

noirdesir wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

i. you ignore the existence of slow FF lenses and they they exist in vast quantity

I'll only repeat my original statement, I think it is clear enough and stands for itself.

And that is the point, to cover any set of focal lengths, you will have almost universally pay more for a FX set than a DX set.

And it is dead wrong. to cover 24-120 it is certainly much cheaper to buy FF lenses than APS-C.

APS-C only outperforms FF in a very specific circumstances:

  • pixel density is higher on the APS-C and
  • the subject does not fill the DX crop of the FF camera and
  • you are reach limited by the lens

This is what I would call "peculiar boundary conditions".

To cover any set of focal lengths, you will have to almost universally pay more for a FX set than a DX set.

WA zooms:

  • DX: Tokina 12-24 mm f/4: $450
  • FX: Nikon 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-S: $750
  • FX: Tokina 17-35 mm f/4: $600

Short standard zooms:

  • DX: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S $100
  • DX: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S: $200
  • FX: 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR AF-S: $600

Expanded standard zooms:

  • DX: 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S: $630
  • FX: 24-120 mm f/4 VR AF-S: $1300

Superzooms:

  • DX:18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S: $850
  • FX: 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S: $1050

Short tele zoom:

  • DX: Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX OS HSM: $1100
  • FX: Nikon 70-200 mm f/4 VR AF-S: $1400

Medium tele zooms:

  • DX: 55-200 mm f/4.5-5.6 VR AF-S: $250
  • FX: 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 VR AF-S: $600

Long tele zoom:

  • DX: 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR AF-S: $400
  • FX: 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 VR AF-S: $1500

Macros short:

  • DX: Nikon 40 mm f/2.8 AF-S: $280
  • FX: Nikon 60 mm f/2.8 AF-S: $550

Macros long:

  • DX: Nikon 60 mm f/2.8 AF-S: $550
  • FX: Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 AF-S: $900

Macros very long:

  • DX: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS: $1000
  • DX: Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 AF-S: $900
  • FX: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS HSM: $1100

Standard prime:

  • DX: Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 AF-S: $200
  • FX: Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 AF-S: $220

Portrait prime:

  • DX: 85 mm f/1.8 mm AF-S: $500
  • FX: 135 mm f/2 mm: $1150

Medium tele:

  • DX: 135 mm f/2 mm: $1150
  • FX: Nikon 180 mm f/2.8: $750

Longish prime:

  • DX: Nikon 180 mm f/2.8: $750
  • FX: Nikon 300 mm f/4: $1370

********* Approximating primes with zooms *********

WA primes:

  • DX: Tokina 12-24 mm f/4: $450
  • FX: Nikon 20 mm f/2.8 AF-D: $500
  • FX: Nikon 24 mm f/2.8 AF-D: $360
  • FX: Nikon 28 mm f/2.8 AF-D: $270
  • FX: Nikon 35 mm f/2 AF-D: $330
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