D600 FX question

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  1. TwoRails

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    Just curious. I hear you can use the D600 as either DX or FX, but how does it work? By that I mean does it simply sense the lens you put on? ...or is there a switch / button to switch between the two?
     
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    I am assuming that it works similarly to the way the D3x works, which is that it can be set to AUTOMATICALLY default to DX-sized image area whenever a DX-Nikkor is bayonetted onto the camera. OR the user can select the smaller DX-sized capture, at any time, with any lens, DX or FX lens, by pressing the FUNC button and turning the main control dial one click.
     
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    its automatic, or in the set-up (or shooting) menu you choose your area
     
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    slow231 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yes i think it's automatic with the nikon dx lenses. but maybe not so with 3rd party lenses. I know when I put on my tokina 11-16 it was shooting in full frame mode (which is actually what i wanted since that lens puts out a ff image @16mm).
     
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    Great, thanks folks :)
     
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    Its actually only automatic if you set it to automatic in the custom setting menu. otherwise the function (FN) button on the bottom left serves as a FX-DX switcher thing so you press that then you move the front toggle (left or right) next to the shutter button. this feature is really helpful if you only have a wider lens like 50mm but you need a bit more reach then you can switch to DX crop mode.
     
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    Factory default setting is to automatically detect DX lenses and shoot accordingly. You can, however, change that. To either shoot FX or DX regardless of the lens used.
     
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    If you use an FX lens, won't you get the same effect if you crop in post?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Yes, if you crop to the right pixel dimensions. ...3,936 x 2,624 pixels
     
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