D800 in DX mode Examples (Sigma 50-150 2.8 HSM)

Started May 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,205
Re: For me, no real point in the DX mode

primeshooter wrote:

Firstly great shots, as always I enjoy looking at your photos, please do this more often. I don't really use the DX or 1.2 crop mode. Aside from the increase in speed in C mode which I guess others might use and the smaller file size, for me I shoot FX and use lightroom to crop to 4x5 formats or the usual 3x2 if needed. If I managed to fill the frame I just usually leave the shot. D800 is a great camera for this. What is weird is I only just found out how to darken the area DX doesn't cover in the viewfinder, cool affect but it's hidden in a stupid menu.

Thx Steve, I guess I enjoy the added speed, file size on the card and time saved in post, which is why I utilize DX mode on this lens.  If framing/composition is iffy I might kick it into FX and see what the image circle brings me, though, because it does cover more than 1.5x at almost every aperture and FL.

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