A&P Is full frame really worth it?

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  1. Darren

    Darren DSLR/Photography/Mac Crew

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    I have been wanting to upgrade from my D50 for a while. I've been researching cameras and I was wondering what everyone's opinions were on full frame vs. cropped frame cameras. The D300 and the D700 are some of my top options, but with the D300's DX sensor, I could get a substantially nicer lens with the extra money I'd be spending on the D700. Is the FX sensor really worth it or should I stick to a crop frame model and get a nicer lens?

    Also, I have not fully committed to Nikon yet (only bought a 50mm 1.8 lens so far), so Canon users, I'm open to suggestions here too!
     
  2. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    sounds like right now cost is the prohibitive factor not lenses. that being said the D300 would offer you a great upgrade and the ability to purchase a lens to go with it. The D700 sounds like it wouldn't leave you anything to purchase a lens.

    I'd say get the 300 and look for a lens that's not a DX lens for a later upgrade to full frame if you choose to take that path.
     
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    This is exactly what i ended up doing when i upgraded. I wanted the D700 but I also wanted to get a decent lens, so I went with the D300 and the 28-70 instead of just a D700.
     
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    You could always go used Canon 1d or 5d to get your fool frames.
     
  5. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    it would have to be a 1ds, the 1d isn't full frame.


    but i wouldn't go full frame just for the sake of full frame. crop camera and better glass >>>>>>>>>>>> full frame and cheap glass
     
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    Buy a used 5D
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Yes. Full frame will make your pictures better in every way.
     
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    I prefer full frame, but can't afford it. I shoot more wide angle than zoom so it would be a greater benefit for me to get one...
     
  9. Darren

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    That's a good point. I don't do a lot of wide angle stuff so going for a new cropped frame might be more feasible.

    adamlewis, any idea how much the used 1Ds and 5D are going for?
     
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    Used 5d and a 24-70 2.8 would be a nice combo that could be had for a little over $2k
     
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    Used 5D is $11-1200. Used 1ds III is $5k. 1ds II is around $2200.
     
  13. Darren

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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  14. Darren

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    Cool. I'll definitely look into that.
     
  15. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Don't base the question on cost, because I thought the same thing when I had my D300 as a primary. Once I got the D700, its such a huge difference, I barely touch the D300 and only use it as a secondary like I used the D80 before that. I can't wait to have the D700 as a secondary and the D300 for one lens.
     
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    Doesn't the 95% VF coverage bother you? That also means that the actual focus points may not line up the with the focus points you see in the VF.

    With ~100% VF on D300, focus points are exactly where they are shown on VF (or so I deduce, let me know if I'm wrong).
     
  17. bntboz

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    do they make a double frame camera? My pics really need some work. :p
     
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    You're wrong. Camera focuses, then takes a picture. It won't focus on something else between when you push the shutter release and when the sensor starts gathering light.
     
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    I don't think you even remotely understood what I was asking. :rofl::rofl:
     
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    just for shits and giggles...

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    Did you use Canon to take that picture?
     
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    my old camera, before I sold it

    # Camera Make = NIKON CORPORATION
    # Camera Model = NIKON D80
     
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