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Test Images D700 in DX and FX Mode

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Snapshooter, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. I've been testing the D700 with my 12-24 and 24 -120 lenses to see how the images compare and how usable the 12-24 would be on the 700. I shot the 12-24 in both FX and DX mode to see a comparison of the quality. They were shot in raw and converted to jpg in capture nx2 with no other or limited editing.

    The 12-24 at 18mm in FX mode becomes very usable.

    The images can be seen at:
  2. Any comments on the images?
  3. CurtisBilly


    Mar 22, 2008
    Thanks for sharing. This is a very instructive means for people to figure out how they can plan to use their existing DX-pro glass when considering an upgrade to FX.

    I find it interesting that the 12-24mm is effectively limited to 18mm either way: 12*1.5 on DX or 18 on FX: I'd use 18 FX personally. Besides the 18-24 FX range, I also think it's still a relevant lens on FX because you can use a filter and it can be found for a good price compared to a 14-24mm.
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  4. Your body/lens combo confirms Nikon's guidelines for that body/lens combo.

    BTW, you have 17-55mm mixed in with 24-120mm shots in there in addition to 12-24mm and now I trust many of us - as I - are confused.

    Nice Shots - I think??
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  5. The mixing up of different lenses confused me too. I wasn't sure exactly what I was looking at.
  6. Hi Sonya,

    New Avatar? is that you?
  7. Yes, it's me. 15 months ago, but it's me.

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  8. trublu


    Jul 23, 2007
    Look at the bottom of the shots to see what mode it was shot in.
  9. Thank you Alan,

    You've answered a question I had about how D3/D700 DX mode images look.

    They're actually pretty good if you compare them with earlier DSLR's.

    Warm Regards,
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