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Anyone using a Nikon D500?

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#11 Happyjax


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Here is a chart to compare. Hope it helps :)

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:53 PM

To expand more on Jackie's info, one of the claims about crop factor cameras is that they have an increase in magnification over a full frame camera. What actually occurs is the image will fill more of the sensor because of its smaller size. That makes the image appear larger than it would if taken on a full frame camera. There are other variables in play, such as pixel density and pixel size.

I didn't think to ask what lenses you currently have. Full frame lenses (FX) work nicely on a DX camera, but lenses designed for DX cameras will either cause vignetting, or cause the camera to go into a DX mode. So, lens collections play a significant role in camera type decisions. My personal philosophy is to purchase full frame designed lenses regardless of what sensor type camera it is used on. Full frame lenses are typically of higher optical quality, but the down side is they cost more.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:49 PM

Thank you so much guys!
I have a little research to do but want to get back into photography more now that I hope to have some more time here shortly.
I'm sure I will have more questions.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:11 AM

I also am of the belief that full frame lenses are the way to go. If you have a DX no sweat and if you want to add or upgrade to an FX all your lenses will work. The kit lens on a DX would be the only one I would buy and I would go body and lens separately if I had any thoughts of an FX body later :)


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Posted 15 March 2021 - 04:19 AM

I went from a full frame NIkon to the D500 and I don't regret it one bit. However I really only use it for bird photography. I sold all my Nikkor lenses when I went to the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 for general photography but the Fuji 100-400 just wasn't up to the AF speed that I wanted. So I picked up a used D500 and a Nikkor 200-500 and it's great. The AF is super fast and the tracking is spot on. I'd much rather have a crop sensor camera that gives me lots of keepers then a full frame that doesn't. The only drawback is high ISO quality isn't as good as with a larger sensor. But it's good enough for me as I don't shoot in low light situations much. I rarely need to use more than 2000 ISO. It's a pretty popular combination with bird photographers on a budget of $3000 or so. Did I mention that the AF is fantastic?

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