Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 81 to 97 of 97

Thread: DX or FX (Nikon)

  1. #81
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by bornwild4 View Post
    Soo many AK's sure heavy
    It is necessary to hold so many AKs at times, especially when covering weddings.

  2. #82

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    It is necessary to hold so many AKs at times, especially when covering weddings.
    I don't mind the weight

  3. #83
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    2,701

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    get an assistant to carry other stuff . . .
    Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!

  4. #84

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by weegk View Post
    get an assistant to carry other stuff . . .
    Can get a part time Golf Caddie for the gears

  5. #85
    Senior Member Hacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cyberspace
    Posts
    4,239

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    I'm still waiting for the day when there is a FX camera with 100% VF in the size of the D700. The D3s I'm using now is nice, but heavy.

  6. #86
    Member sf_kang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    642

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    DX or FX = smaller sensor or larger sensor.

    DX if your priorities are smaller and lighter bodies/lenses aka cheaper to buy, and don't print beyond 4R/8R prints.

    FX if low light performance is critical, big prints (beyond 8R), greater details/resolution in your pictures, more flexibility in cropping w/o losing details.
    (trade off is heavier equipment - bodies and lenses are bigger and heavier, and more expensive to buy.)

    My personal experience - I shoot fully FX and find it offers much more flexibility esp in low light - still get decent pictures when DX would probably not produce similar image quality. My setup comprises D700, AF-S 14-24/2.8G, 24-70/2.8G, 70-200/2.8G VRII, 50/1.4G.
    I do not mix FX and DX equipment or lenses. This allows me to really get to know my equipment and how far I can push the limits.

    Hope this helps.
    Fred

  7. #87
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    u n k n o w n
    Posts
    692

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Would like so make some conclusion until now:

    Am i right to say that (I know is a bit foolish to mention), FX lenses were designed for FX bodies and same for DX. Even though FX lenses can be used on DX but that is not the purpose of FX lenses. I know this will be arguable but given these 2 cases, which one can describe the situation better?:

    1) Using 70-200 2.8 (should be FX lenses) with D90

    2) Using 14-24 / 16-35 with D90

    Please note that FX lenses can be used on DX bodies but not vice versa.

    -------------------

    With the emerging of new DX bodies, e.g.: D7k, does the advantages of FX still stand? E.g.: better performance at high ISO, bigger megapixel (even though no useful enough), bigger OVF etc. etc. (for time being, not talking about FX successor).

  8. #88

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Would like so make some conclusion until now:

    Am i right to say that (I know is a bit foolish to mention), FX lenses were designed for FX bodies and same for DX. Even though FX lenses can be used on DX but that is not the purpose of FX lenses. I know this will be arguable but given these 2 cases, which one can describe the situation better?:

    1) Using 70-200 2.8 (should be FX lenses) with D90

    2) Using 14-24 / 16-35 with D90

    Please note that FX lenses can be used on DX bodies but not vice versa.

    -------------------

    With the emerging of new DX bodies, e.g.: D7k, does the advantages of FX still stand? E.g.: better performance at high ISO, bigger megapixel (even though no useful enough), bigger OVF etc. etc. (for time being, not talking about FX successor).
    DX lenses can be used on FX bodies...
    Nikon D90 | AF-S 18-105mm | AF 50mm f/1.8D | Tokina 12-24mm f4 | Sigma 30mm f1.4

  9. #89

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    I'm still waiting for the day when there is a FX camera with 100% VF in the size of the D700. The D3s I'm using now is nice, but heavy.
    D3s is my dream

  10. #90
    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    11,755

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    DX lenses can be used on FX bodies...
    With vignetting or a crop.

    so kinda no point.
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

  11. #91

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Yup. But he said cannot be used.

    Maybe some people do tt on purpose also. Haha
    Nikon D90 | AF-S 18-105mm | AF 50mm f/1.8D | Tokina 12-24mm f4 | Sigma 30mm f1.4

  12. #92
    Member sf_kang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    642

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Would like so make some conclusion until now:

    Even though FX lenses can be used on DX but that is not the purpose of FX lenses. I know this will be arguable but given these 2 cases, which one can describe the situation better?:

    1) Using 70-200 2.8 (should be FX lenses) with D90

    2) Using 14-24 / 16-35 with D90

    Please note that FX lenses can be used on DX bodies but not vice versa.

    With the emerging of new DX bodies, e.g.: D7k, does the advantages of FX still stand? E.g.: better performance at high ISO, bigger megapixel (even though no useful enough), bigger OVF etc. etc. (for time being, not talking about FX successor).
    Hi 007, don't make life difficult for yourself...
    1) DX lenses are IDEALLY made for DX bodies.
    2) FX lenses are IDEALLY made for FX bodies.
    DX systems (DX bodies and DX lenses) have their advantages and disadvantages.
    FX systems also have their advantages and disadvantages.
    IDEALLY, you decide whether you want to go DX or FX.

    Now, FX lenses CAN be used on DX bodies. It is a 'waste' as the DX body will utilise only the 'middle' portion of the FX lens image. The middle of the image circle usually produces high image quality too. So nothing wrong with using FX lenses on DX bodies. IMHO, it's 'overkill'.
    You can also use DX lenses on FX bodies, but you may not get the full FX size image or may experience vignetting, so this is not the ideal situation (like you can wear a shoe that is oversize [FX lens on DX body], but it'll be difficult to get your feet into a shoe that is undersized [DX lens on a FX body]

    Keep it simple. If you like DX, stay with DX bodies and lenses. If you like FX, then go for FX bodies and FX lenses. Spend more time shooting and improving your shooting skills instead of trying endlessly to figure between DX or FX.

    For me, as I have been shooting Nikons for over 35 years from the days of 35mm film format (which is equivalent to FX), and I have many older 35mm format lenses (which are all suitable for FX), I just stay totally with FX bodies.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by sf_kang; 28th October 2010 at 08:04 PM.

  13. #93

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    hi all, i am intending to get D90, because i believe it will be cheaper for my wallet. i thinking of getting a prime len. Currently research on the AF 50mm f/1.4D and AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G as they fit my budget for a prime len. i can't really compare them as one is 35mm and the other is 50mm, i like the 35mm wideness but i also like f/1.4 bokeh... FX or DX

  14. #94

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Just wonder how much different between D700 as compare to D300s.
    There are pros and cons for these two.

    I'm on D300s.. so far so good

  15. #95
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    u n k n o w n
    Posts
    692

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    Yup. But he said cannot be used.

    Maybe some people do tt on purpose also. Haha
    Sorry, my bad. Should be will cause vignetting.

    Quote Originally Posted by sf_kang View Post
    Hi 007, don't make life difficult for yourself...
    1) DX lenses are IDEALLY made for DX bodies.
    2) FX lenses are IDEALLY made for FX bodies.
    DX systems (DX bodies and DX lenses) have their advantages and disadvantages.
    FX systems also have their advantages and disadvantages.
    IDEALLY, you decide whether you want to go DX or FX.
    Yeap, bro. I just tried to make a conclusion from previous discussion. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  16. #96

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Asked you guys one question.

    Currently I am using a D700 & all my lenses are FX. Should I buy a DX body & still used the FX lenses on my DX body ? Reason being a longer zoom range.

    Thanks.

  17. #97
    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    11,755

    Default Re: DX or FX (Nikon)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy1 View Post
    Asked you guys one question.

    Currently I am using a D700 & all my lenses are FX. Should I buy a DX body & still used the FX lenses on my DX body ? Reason being a longer zoom range.

    Thanks.
    Why not? But do note that it's at the expense of the resolution and ISO noise control. And it depends on the cameras used.

    You may also just crop off from your D700 image to get the same effect.
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •