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Old Aug 5, 2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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I was reading somewhere in the net that fx cameras have mode or something that can be switched to use a smaller part of the sensor when using dx lenses. Is this true? Thanks.
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Some do, though I don't know about "all" of them.
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The Nikon D700 has this feature. It crops it to DX, reducing it to 5Mpixel.
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If you're thinking that this is a reason to buy a 'Full Frame' body, it only somewhat mitigates a bigger reason not to buy one.
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Talking about the d700.How is this camera?
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It's an excellent camera.

What do you want to photograph?
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The reason I was asking was I could get one used real cheap(d700) from a friend and right now I have a d5000 with a couple of lenses that are dx. I mainly do street and lanscapes, and wildlife.
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The reason I was asking was I could get one used real cheap(d700) from a friend and right now I have a d5000 with a couple of lenses that are dx. I mainly do street and lanscapes, and wildlife.
It's a great camera, but using it with DX lenses is a waste, especially for landscapes. For street photography, it's going to be awfully big, especially compared to your D5k. You'd really gain nothing with a D700 with DX lenses over your D5k...unless you like bigger and heavier and less megapixels.
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Yeah. What he said.
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If I were to get the camera I would buy fx lenses, but for the mean time I would use my dx lenses until I get money to buy other full frame lenses. The only fx lense I have is the 70-300mm vr. Would this camera be ok for lanscapes and wildlife pics? Or is there another full frame camera that will fit my needs better?
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