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A quick question upgrade to full frame

8 Nov 2012 10:48AM
Hi just a quickie here, if I was to upgrade to a full frame camera say a Nikon D600 from a D7000 would the lenses from the D7000 (FX) be OK to use. Please excuse my ignorance!!

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8 Nov 2012 10:52AM
Yes DX lenses work but really fx lenses is the way to go to get the best from the D600 and above.
8 Nov 2012 11:05AM
Just to add to the above, personally I would invest in good glass before switching from the D7000 to FX, a lens holds it's value and only gets more expensive, a body looses money.
8 Nov 2012 11:18AM
I've got some good glass just wondering if it would be compatible if I decided to upgrade
cf73 Plus
13 234 Australia
8 Nov 2012 11:20AM
I have a D90 and a number of DX lenses plus an FX 80-200 f/2.8. I want to upgrade to a D600 for the full frame but also want to get the 24-70 f/2.8.

I have decided to go for the lens first so I have two top quality FX lenses and then will upgrade the body later.
cf73 Plus
13 234 Australia
8 Nov 2012 11:24AM
I also have the 50mm f/1.8 which is the best value for money lens I have an cant wait to see what this looks like on a full frame.....
thewilliam 9 6.1k
8 Nov 2012 12:17PM
When you put a DX lens on an FX body, it auto-crops and you're using only half of the sensor area.

You've paid a lot of money for the pixels that you're not using!
8 Nov 2012 5:33PM
For many (as distinct from some) going from DX to FX is unlikely to be an upgrade. It depends in part on the type of pictures you take.
You will get more resolution from your DX lenses using your D7000 than using a D600.
The D600 has better AF.
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
8 Nov 2012 6:57PM
When I upgraded from a DX model (D300) to an FX model (D3s) I had to spend about 2000 to replace some DX lenses with their FX equivalents.

So it is a serious consideration for anyone with a fair investment in DX glass.

Fortunately, now that I have downgraded from the D3s to a D800, all my lenses are still OK.

What I should add, of course, is that by buying all my FX lenses secondhand on eBay and selling my old DX glass in the same channel, the nett cost was far less than it might have been.

9 Nov 2012 12:45PM
thats decided it for me then. No FX for me then
KNS 8 106 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 1:21AM
Depends what the lenses are....

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