D600 vs d7100

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
d3xmeister
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Re: Great lies are often surrounded by mythical subjects
In reply to ultimitsu, May 9, 2013

Lot of rubbish here. Stop comparing those old second hand Tamrons or Sigmas. I used those kind of lense back in the day on my D700 and even the 18-55mm on DX was way better in every way. I'll never shoot those so called lenses again.

Now let's say I want to buy a DX or FX system.

D600 + 16-35mm f/4 + Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8VC + Nikon 70-300mmm VR + 50mm f/1.8G

D7100 + Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 II + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8VC + Nikon 55-200mmVR + 35mm f/1.8

FX system costs a whooping $1800 more.

What you get for those $1800:  About 1,3 stops advantage in ISO performance and DOF control (exept with the wide angle setup), bigger and brighter viewfinder (I prefer bright but smaller viewfinder, I see the composition better with DX vf)

What you get with DX for $1800 less. MUCH better autofocus in every way, really no comparison. Much smaller and lighter setup. better bracketing, 100% zoom on focus point, higher flash sync speed, much better lcd in daylight., much better video.

All that nonsense with comparing  used third party glass that I can make in my garage, and with unusable autofocus (people are donating 18-55mm so you can get one for free if you want a fair comparison) or using  slower aperture equiv that negates the advantage of FX is silly. Stop comparing the 17-55mm DX, which is the most overpriced lens in Nikons history, who in the right mind would buy that lens today ?

And there is also a question not raised yet here (but raised by Thom Hogan): How do you output ? If I output on my 32'' HDTV, you really cannot see a difference at even ISO 12800 between D600 and D7100. In print, you barely see a half of stop difference but only when you print fairly big, you don't see a difference in 8x10 which is as big as most people print. And looking on 27'' monitor again you can barely see half of stop, and on retina iPad also you can barely see half a stop. Now looking at 100% at the monitor, you can see a more than a stop.

It makes me laugh when I see people saying that DX has no practical advantage, and a FX system also cost less.

That said, I may be going FX this year, but that doesn't change all the above.

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