Full Frame d700

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by SethAlbritton, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. SethAlbritton

    SethAlbritton TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    north carolina
    a
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  2. Forest Power Ranger

    Forest Power Ranger TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If you want to find out what the 35mm focal length equivalent of a DX lens just times the focal length by 1.5. So 17x1.5=25.5. So a 24-70 is slightly wider than a 17-55.

    I don't have a D700, but I play with it A LOT...I mean A LOT. (B&H FTW) But the noise reduction is terrific on the D700. ISO 6400 is completely usable even without any noise reduction.

    I would love one except it doesn't have 100% viewfinder coverage. I want a D3s for Christmas :(
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  3. supraman215

    supraman215 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    979
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The benefits with full frame are low light performance, higher Mega pixel, and actual 1:1 representation of the lens focal length. So if you have a 10mm it will really be 10mm not 17mm as it is now with your DX camera. You also shouldn't really use DX lenses with a FF camera, it will only use part of the sensor. This is the limit of what I know about FF.
     
  4. Forest Power Ranger

    Forest Power Ranger TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah you're right. If you use a DX lens on a FF like the D700, D3, and D3s, you essentially are only using 6 of the 12 mp.
     
  5. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    7,274
    Likes Received:
    406
    Location:
    Shepherdsturd, WV / Almost, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    But you neeeeeed a D700.
     
  6. benlonghair

    benlonghair TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Woodstock, CT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I sure as hell do. Or even a 300s.
     
  7. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,225
    Likes Received:
    5,003
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Not until you step up to a D3X (24.5 MP, $8000).

    The D5000/D90/D300s and full frame D700/D3s are all 12.x MP. But, the individual pixels on the full frame sensors are larger.
     
  8. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Two wrongs won't make it right. Your focal length is your focal length and that does NOT change. What DOES change is the Field of View (FoV) by 1.5 in Nikon's case for FX versus DX.


    That is correct. You can mount a DX lens on the D700, but instead of using the entire sensor to record, you only get ~5MP image.

    This can be done with a wide angle lens on a cropped body. It doesn't necessarily have to be an FX body.
     
  9. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Here's an example for you. Hey, don't laugh at the subject or composition, they obviously weren't taken for that reason. :D These were taken using a tripod in the same exact position, using the same exact lens and the same exact settings. ISO200, f/4, 1/60s. The only change was from a D300 to a D700 body.


    D300 - 35mm f/2
    [​IMG]



    D700 - 35mm f/2
    [​IMG]



    Why does the EXIF read focal length = 35mm on the D300 shot instead of 52.5mm? Because the focal length does NOT change. But please notice the difference in FoV. You'll also notice the DoF changes slightly between the two.
     
  10. benlonghair

    benlonghair TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Woodstock, CT
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The EXIF on my camera lists both actual and equivalent.
     
  11. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,225
    Likes Received:
    5,003
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yes, but the EXIF equivelent focal length value is actually describing FOV, but in terms of equivelent focal length.

    The actual focal length of the lens, is the actual focal length of the lens, is the actual focal length of the lens.
     
  12. DerekSalem

    DerekSalem TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    The first 2 are completely incorrect. Full Frame doesn't automatically give you better low-light performance or higher mega pixel count...

    Now I don't know about Nikon...but on Canon cameras you can't even use crop-sensor lenses (EF-S) on full-frame bodies (EF). It's because the connector is slightly different, but I always assumed it was the same thing for Nikon.

    The D700 *IS* great at those things though (great low-light performance and pretty high mega-pixel count...the latter of which is really unimportant for the most part)...but that's just a consequence of being in the pro-line of Nikon cameras.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

18-55 dx on a d700

,
alexandars babicius
,
d700 full to 1.6x