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Old 06-03-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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as some of you know I recently bit the bullet and purchased a nikon d3s. I want for the lay people (and photographers) to know how different a large format camera will make in you lens choices and pics. I am still shocked every day. So after shooting as a second shooter on a wedding this past weekend, I decided I had to have a wide angle lens. So today I went and purchased a 24mm wide angle. I took several comparison pics with both my small sensor nikon (which most of you have) and the large format. keep in mind these are just shots just to compare coverages, not to demonstrate image quality or shooting ability.

first up is the d300 with a 50mm lens... notice from my couch, I can't even fit my entire TV into the frame


next is the new 24mm wide angle on the d300. much better coverage



now the big boy. first again with the 50mm.





and now the 24mm on the D3s

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almost not even worth throwing the 24mm on the d300 after seeing the d3s pics.
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The 35 1.8 is better on a cropped sensor anyways, and only costs $200 brand new.
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The 35 1.8 is better on a cropped sensor anyways, and only costs $200 brand new.
that's a dx lens. I am not going to waste my money buying a lens that can only be used on 1 of my cameras
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thanks for the pics...i've stopped looking at any lenses since i picked up my old 80-200 2.8

i'm sure to pick your brain when the hobby picks back up for me.
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Yea the D300 kinda sux by comparison. You should pass it down to me.
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thanks for the pics...i've stopped looking at any lenses since i picked up my old 80-200 2.8

i'm sure to pick your brain when the hobby picks back up for me.

I love our 80-200. is heavy though. even that looks completely different on the new camera. I almost need a 300mm just to get the same effect that the 200mm has on the d300
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that's a dx lens. I am not going to waste my money buying a lens that can only be used on 1 of my cameras
I wouldn't call it a waste. The 35 on a dx is a perfect walk around set up. It's a good compliment to having a FF with a 70-200.

Also, even though it's a dx, it'll work on FF. You'll get heavy vignetting when shooting wide open, but the shots still come out great.

I got my wife one and it's glued to her D40.
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I wouldn't call it a waste. The 35 on a dx is a perfect walk around set up. It's a good compliment to having a FF with a 70-200.

Also, even though it's a dx, it'll work on FF. You'll get heavy vignetting when shooting wide open, but the shots still come out great.

I got my wife one and it's glued to her D40.
well, the problem is that when used on a FF, it drops the pixels down to 5mega pixels. I already have a 18-135 dx lens that I hate because of pin cushioning. plus, once a d4 comes out, I will be replacing the d300 so that we are shooting with 2 full frames and the dx will be a OH camera.
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I'm not talking about changing it to dx mode. If you shoot it in FF mode, the lens takes great pictures, just with heavy vignetting.

If you plan on keeping the D300, I think it'd be worth picking up the 35. It really is an awesome lil lens. You could use the combo for when you don't want to lug around a bunch of heavy bodies, and lenses.

There are times when I leave my D700 and backpack full of lenses at home, and take my wifes D40/35mm for snapshots. Works a lot better than my camera phone and doesn't weigh that much.
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well, we already have a 50mm 1.4 and a 50mm 1.8. I just don't see much use of buying the 35mm.
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Yah, it would probably be a waste since you got that FL pretty much covered.

Which 50 do you have? I have the Nikon D, but I'm still for the Sigma.
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the d models. all our lens' are the D's except for the lone DX,lol.
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full frame does make a huge difference. it is nice to have a crop sensor camera though for the extra reach. canon's crop sensor's are 1.6x such as the 7d and 60D, they have a 1.3x crop in the 1d series which is what i use, and the full frames are the 5d and 1ds. I like the 1.3x, it's kinda a mix between both
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the d3's have a 1.2 and 1.5 crop. although it is an illusion really. you are just seeing less image

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