Which full frame?

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  1. kundalini

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    My D700 still rocks. The used market may be worth a look.


     
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    I'm a happy D600 owner. I also moved from the D7000. It's honestly a perfect transition. It looks, feels, and acts like the D7000 but with a sensor on crack! :). It's clear up to 6400 ISO. I now shoot parties and indoor social gatherings with ease and usually without flash and it turns out just lovely!

    For controlled lighting situations I find I get richer colour and better dynamic range.

    Basically, unless you really need 51 points of autofocus or a big chunky pro body (with a few extra features that only pros tend to get use out of), the 600 is great!

    Lem
     
  3. mommy-medic

    mommy-medic No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you all.


    Shooting with my D7000 and 50mm prime, I have to back further from my subject further than I'd like because of the crop sensor. I was debating a $1400 35mm f/1.4 lens but honestly it would make more sense to just upgrade to full frame in order to lessen that camera-to-subject distance. (Among other reasons, but that's a big factor).

    I figure the 35mm on a crop sensor would be *roughly* the same shooting distance as my 50mm on a full frame. I do plan on going full frame for my next camera upgrade, and right now it's not a necessity but is a big want. It wouldn't really make sense to get that lens, I'd rather start saving for a full frame camera. I guess I should rent them and see what I like best.
     
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    You can find the D700 on Amazon used for only $400 more than the 35mm f/1.4. The D700 has better weather sealing and a sturdier body than the D600. The D600 is a D7000 on crack, but the D700 is a D300 on steroids.
     
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    That's a very good estimate. However, is your 50mm an FX lens?
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am pretty sure all 50mm lenses (1.8 or 1.4/D or G) are "FX" lenses that Nikon produces. There may be a DX compact macro that I don't know about.
     
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    Just the low light / low noise capability of the FX makes it worth it.. seriously!
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    True dat. But not all 50mm lenses are Nikkors.
     
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    D600 no doubt!
     
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    Which features are those?
     
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    I personally wouldn't recommend jumping from your D7000 to a FX camera until you really know what you are getting into. Maybe look into renting.
     
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    I agree ..... why the need for full frame ..... baby prints going 50x70 then maybe
     

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