gqtuazon wrote in post #15072066
Kiwi - You are completely wrong. I thought I addressed your statement already. Please read below. Your statement is just an opinion which is not supported by facts. Most Full frame owners have FF lenses and if they have DX lenses, it is becuase they use it with their DX camera or they just transitioned to a full frame camera. I only have one APS-C lens which is a 35mm f1.8G DX that I use when I want to go very light.
Originally Posted by gqtuazon
I use a D800E and I've used it with our local HS football games. I use DX mode often in order to reduce the file size that I get when shooting at full frame. One of the advantages in using the DX mode means that I don't need to crop it during post and amplify any noise when shooting at night.
I don't want to sound like a fanboy, but what is stupid to me is that Canon's mount design prevents backward compatibility between APS-C and Full frame camera.
I didn't see that comment earlier posted. I can understand the post processing and reducing the work flow. This feature to me has a limited use and for example if your a landscape photographer then your not going to throw away good pixels and you are going to use the advantages of a FF senor. At the end of the day all you are doing is cropping within the camera instead of the PC.
elrey2375 wrote in post #15072462
Where to begin. Who said there was a benefit of using a DX lens on a FF body? If anything, only using part of the sensor keeps the DX lens from vignetting badly on a FF body. Canon doesn't even give you the option of using any lens you want on certain cameras. As for your point about the focus motor, most every Nikon lens made now is an AF-S lens, so it's not really an issue. You need to drive the lens either from the body or the lens itself, so they chose the body.
Your part about the battery pack providing extra FPS is kinda rambling and I wasn't really able to make sense of it. I've never had a battery go out in mid-shot and that's hardly an issue. These companies are in the business of making money, that's why they do it.
When people start talking about how big of advantage it is as a feature of the camera then yes people will think there is a benefit from it. personally I don't think it is that big of a deal. It's def not worth changing a camera over. As for the AF motor, it's better for the lens to have a fast motor than being driven by the body. it's a minor thing for sure but people pick at the minor things these days.
as for the battery, let me quote dpreview.com
Using the D4 battery will allow for 6fps shooting speed in DX mode versus 5fps with the camera's native battery.
this is from the review of the D800.