Light weight DX kit for under a grand

Started Sep 8, 2019 | Discussions thread
ashokvashisht
ashokvashisht Regular Member • Posts: 165
Re: Light weight DX kit for under a grand

romfordbluenose wrote:

ashokvashisht wrote:

While choosing a AF-P Zoom for D7500 will the FX 70-300 give any extra optical performance over much cheaper DX 70-300 ? Here in India the DX VR retails for about INR 16,000 while the FX is INR 47,000.

I have both and the FX version although possibly slightly better from an IQ standpoint is not worth the extra if you are looking for a lightweight kit. You can find the spec differences between the two on the Nikon website and the differences in IQ on various other websites.

If I am just using my D7500 then I always take the DX version, if I take out both my cameras, including my D800, I only take the FX version. I never take out both.

Both are superb lens and you don't need the FX version for DX unless you need some of the FX feature set.

Thanks a lot for your advice. In that case it will save me USD 400 ! My son is using a D3400/AF-P DX 70-300 and it's results are very good for the price ! Even I have used this combo for my recent wildlife trips.

Although in my wildlife photography there is one difference. In poor/low light and at 300 mm I will get in more light in the FX ?

One final question ....if I buy the DX should I invest my savings in a D500 over a D7500 ? My main subjects are large wildlife viz. Deer, Elephants and big Cats and some bird photography. I get not more than 6-8 days in a year to go to national parks so at best I am a amateur !

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