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    Question Upgrading to d700!

    Hi everyone, need your views as I'm buying a d700,
    I need to know if I use a tamron 28-75mm on the d700 will it be wider or narrower than
    Compared to using a 18-55mm on my 400d?
    I'm not sure of the calculations! Hope someone can help?
    Thank you for your time,
    Regards, gusta

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    Quote Originally Posted by gusta View Post
    Hi everyone, need your views as I'm buying a d700,
    I need to know if I use a tamron 28-75mm on the d700 will it be wider or narrower than
    Compared to using a 18-55mm on my 400d?
    I'm not sure of the calculations! Hope someone can help?
    Thank you for your time,
    Regards, gusta
    On the 400D, the 18-55mm will appear approximately as if 28.8mm - 88mm.
    ( which is approximately as wide , and slightly more telephoto compared to the 28-75mm on an FX camera )

    400D crop factor is 1.6x

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    I think u get the same angle of view. at most if u print the photo (4R or 5R) out the different is 1mm along the edge of the photo lol

    not sure how accurate the canon crop factor of 1.6 is, i know only that my D80's crop factor is stated as 1.5x but i found out the actual was 1.45x

    so 18 x 1.6 = 28.8 but i believe canon and nikon does the same in rounding up their crop fact to 1 decimal place for easy calculation so, in actual fact your 400D with 18-55mm should have a view angle of approx 28mm at its widest
    D80/D700 18-135/17-50/14-24/24-70/70-200/70-300/50/60 SB600/900

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    The crop factor can be calculated based on Canon's APS-C sensor. Nikon's APS-C sensor is slightly bigger.

    Any further doubts TS can refer to the 400D manual page 172 under " Image Conversion Factor ", and some calculations on 52, and 166.

    Here is the pdf link for reference.

    Ryan
    Last edited by giantcanopy; 20th March 2009 at 09:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    congratulations on your upgrade

    don't worry too much about calculations and enjoy your new toy

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    Thanks everyone for that great help ! Hope I'm making a right move to upgrade!
    Have a nice day!

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    Quote Originally Posted by gusta View Post
    Thanks everyone for that great help ! Hope I'm making a right move to upgrade!
    Have a nice day!
    omg, u spend $$$$ on tikum tikum instinct one ah
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Yes your right I guess! But I need to upgrade anyway!
    Have to keep on moving ma! Hehehe

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    Comgras !! WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE!!!
    Whahahahaha

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    mmmmm.... i think you should probably just stick to what you are using now because you don't even know the simple calculation for the crop factor? unless you have too much money, then yeah, help boost the economy. thank you for that

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    The D700 is an excellent camera.

    You will never regret getting it!

    Congrats on your purchase....and thanks for helping to stimulate the economy too.
    | Nikon D700; AF-S 14-24 f/2.8GED; AF 20 f/2.8D; AF 50 f/1.4D; SB400| Tamron AF 28-75 f/2.8 A09NII|

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    you're probably right, but i need a second body, one that has a better af system especially in low light ! so i don't struggle that much( like with the 400d) ! anyway i have intention of upgrading to full frame sooner or later( didn't think that it would be this soon!), so thats why i need some advice on the right combination before i jump in!
    Thanks for the reality check!( guess some of us started this way too!)

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    new lens now... kekeke

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabianaino View Post
    new lens now... kekeke
    no choice! can't use my old kit lens !

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    haha .. you will enjoy it ...
    What lens is on your mind?

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    the D700 is indeed an amazing camera...
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabianaino View Post
    haha .. you will enjoy it ...
    What lens is on your mind?
    probably Tamron 28-75mm, i know cheap glass! expensive body !(no choice budget constrain), hope fully to get better lens next time!

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    Default Re: Upgrading to d700!

    Needing a second body, I understand, but why run two systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Needing a second body, I understand, but why run two systems?
    Long story short, had problems with the 400d with kit lens, but works great with the 50mm f1.8, went 4 or 5 times to the service center but they said "maybe i'm still new and can't handle the camera!" by the supervisor, so i went to borrow a d300 with a Tamron 17-50mm all my camera issues went a away, everyone was happy and i got paid for that job.
    So since d700 & d300 are quite similar, i decided to jump to full frame instead(not an easy decision but i had to). Thats how this thread started!
    My plan is to keep the 400d as a spare set & d700 as the main one!
    Hope this plan works! (must stay posistive
    Now should i get sb800 or sb900?

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    SB900 of course.

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