Will you own a FX and DX body at the same time?


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Richter

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I am wondering if any of you will try to own both a 12M FX and DX at the same time.

FX use for landscape for the wider FOV.
DX use for sports where you will need to zoom in more than wide angle.

This way you need not buy a super high powered telephoto lens. Of cos you can say that you can crop after taking picture with a FX body. However, you will lose the pixels.

What's you take on this?
 

shouyi

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Nikon FX bodies allow switching to DX mode. During emergency, when you need, you can switch for reach.

Then again, you can always crop. :bsmilie:
 

erictan8888

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DX for shooting insects, birds and animals, FX for portraits and landscape :)
 

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I am wondering if any of you will try to own both a 12M FX and DX at the same time.

FX use for landscape for the wider FOV.
DX use for sports where you will need to zoom in more than wide angle.

This way you need not buy a super high powered telephoto lens. Of cos you can say that you can crop after taking picture with a FX body. However, you will lose the pixels.

What's you take on this?
I have both but have hardly touched the DX body after buying the FX. :)
 

giantcanopy

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Ya I thought I'd harvest the benefits of both systems. End up my DX is unused.

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well, thinking of upgrading to FX in a couple of years. Will still keep my D90 for casual shooting though, since it's a lot lighter! :sweat:
 

deklan

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yup, 24-70 on the FX and the 70-200 on the DX right now, for work/events..
 

Zeddy

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If my pocket allows, having both is good.
 

luna_sea83

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If i can afford, y not?

FX good for studio, and times u dont need the extra zoom

DX good for those shots you really need to zoom in, birds, animals, sports.
 

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IMO, its a pretty good combo. I would say both complement each other. Not just applicable to Nikon but other brands too (who have FF bodies in their lineup). Especially if you shoot multiple stuff like sports, wildlife (where u need the crop factor as "reach") and for stuff like landscapes, portraits or events where u need WA coverage, the FF body is in its element here.

Nikon FX bodies automatically allow for "crop" or DX mode when DX lenses is mounted on these bodies. But for other makes, one downside of such a combo is, if you have lenses for crop sensor only, you can't use it on ur FF body. So when you select lenses for your lineup, you have to be aware of this fact.
 

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I am wondering if any of you will try to own both a 12M FX and DX at the same time.

FX use for landscape for the wider FOV.
DX use for sports where you will need to zoom in more than wide angle.

This way you need not buy a super high powered telephoto lens. Of cos you can say that you can crop after taking picture with a FX body. However, you will lose the pixels.

What's you take on this?
my take is that you think too much.

if you can afford it, there is nothing wrong with having a camera that is unused sitting around, it is your money after all, why care what other people think?

that said, if you don't know how to utilise both properly, you get fx, dx, or both, also frankly speaking, useless. and therein lies the point.

both have strengths, both have compromises, nothing wrong with getting both. a camera, whether dx or fx, is after all, a means to an end. all that matters is the result, not what you have, and if you need more than one type of body to achieve what you want.. then go for it. of course, if it is just bbb telling you "hey, get two bodies so that i can say that i have two bodies and drool over them".. then only you would know. :)

there are d40 users who put d3 users to shame, just this fact alone speaks volumes.
 

Richter

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Thank you all for the input. It's just a thought when I was at work last night.
:D
 

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