I shoot both Full Frame and DX Crop sensor, .... not sure why🤷🏻‍♂️

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DJMusic Senior Member • Posts: 1,190
Re: I shoot both Full Frame and DX Crop sensor, .... not sure why🤷🏻‍♂️

I moved from primarily DX (D7200) to primarily FX (D780) in February of this year.  Really enjoying the FX camera, though I do occasionally use the DX as well.  Shot an outdoor event last week with the FX as primary, and DX for the 10-24 DX lens.  In good light, there's very little difference except depth of field.  In low light, the FX is noticably better from a noise perspective.  A few weeks ago I took pictures at a fiend's wedding (not the primary photographer), and even backlit shots had an amazing amount of flexibiity in post-processing.

I shot tens of thousands of images with the DX camera, and always loved the low-light performance.  Now when I look back, I am seeing noise that didn't stand out before.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, it's just one factor I consider when choosing which camera to take out.  I find myself more willing to accept higher ISO values with FX than DX.

The DX is nice for telephoto work since it has the crop factor.  I've tried it with both the Tamron 150-600 and the Tamron 100-400, and both function well.

I'm not one to upgrade just because something is new and shiny.  My plans were originally to go to a Z6, but decided not to buy due to my collection of lenses and lack of compatibility with the FTZ adapter.  Two days after this decision, the D780 was announced.  The rest, as they say, is history.  I essentially get a Z6 in live-view, with the familiarity and hand feel of a DSLR in viewfinder mode.

At the end of the day, it's really a personal choice.  If your 7200 is working for you, it's a fine camera and you'll get many great shots.  It's certainly lighter and a very capable tool.  Best wishes in your decision-making process.

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Nikon D7200 Nikon D780 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD +7 more
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