D7100 crop - what is it?

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Mako2011
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In reply to jimoyer, 7 months ago

jimoyer wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

FujicaST605 wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

FujicaST605 wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

But nothing really changes...you could get the same framing advantage by taking a Sharpie marker to the viewfinder of any DSLR. Only difference with the 1.3x crop mode is the marking can be turned off so easier to erase than a grid drawn with a Sharpie

D5200 1.3x Crop mode firmware update

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Seriously?

Yes. That really is what 1.3x crop mode is. Same as drawing a box on your viewfinder with a Sharpie and only recording what's in the box. With the sharpie method though, if you change your mind you still have the entire scene recorded...but the file is bigger and fps went down

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I know exactly what 1.3x crop mode is. I just found your response to my valid comment about what I ( and Jimoyer) find is an advantage (being able to see what's coming into frame before it does) as completely snarky and not up to your usual helpful standard.

Not snarky at all. It really is just a line and the D7000 also has near the same "framing advantage" you and Jimoyer are speaking to. It's enabled via menu d2 and called the "framing grind". If you use it as you describe using the D7100 1.3x grid... it could be called the D7000 "1.2x crop mode" depending which boundaries you use. No different really, regards the "framing advantage"

No Mako, it's really not the same, and at least some of the people here are missing the point.

It really is the same (not the files size dif though) as all it does it bring up a 1.3x mode grid/frame in the d7100 viewfinder. To use the framing grid in the D7000 to do the same, you just use the AF overlay and corner grids lines to form the framing boundaries. A grid drawn on the D7100 viewfinder (with a sharpie) to match would be exactly the same if you don't mind it being a bit darker and harder to remove.

Here is the D7100 framing grid overlaid on the 1.3x grid

It really is easy to do the mental juggle to use either grid to accomplish the same "framing advantage". You just get used to the one you use as both grids show the AF layout. Again, the file size advantage is totally different.

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