D7100 1.3 Crop Mode, how to activate?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sammy Yousef
Sammy Yousef Veteran Member • Posts: 4,604
Digital zoom mode

Mako2011 wrote:

SpenJam wrote:

I have setup the AEL button to toggle between 1.3 crop mode and DX mode, but  after trying it out with 3 different lenses, do not see any change in focal length?  Does it only work with certain lenses?  Tried activating it from the shooting menu, same non-result, what am I doing wrong here.  Read the manual and it does not list any special lens requirements, please let me know, maybe I need some additional settings changed.  Thanks!  Jim

Real focal length does not change...only how much of what the sensor sees that is recorded changes. In DX mode the whole frame gets recorded. In 1.3 mode only the inner 70% gets recorded.

When I was a little boy, and dinosaurs roamed the earth, they use to call this "digital zoom". But 1 step "digital zoom" sounds lame, so all the cool kids call it "crop mode".

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