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Nikon D2x - Full sensor or high speed crop


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Poll: Do you shoot mostly full frame or high speed crop? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you shoot mostly full frame or high speed crop?

  1. Full Frame (11 votes [78.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  2. High Speed Crop (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

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#1 mike_flood

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 02:28 PM

Which do you use? Full sensor or High Speed crop. I get distracted by the shooting process and forget to compose with in the crop guides. How about you?

#2 MarcBC

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:50 AM

Which do you use? Full sensor or High Speed crop.
I get distracted by the shooting process and forget to compose with in the crop guides. How about you?



Always full sensor, unless I am photographing motorbike racing and my 200mm lens is too small. I therefore us HS crop to effectively move from 300 to 400mm!

Not perhaps what is was designed for, but it works well, and I am now .rarely confused by the guides. If anything, it helps as I can see what is surrounding the object more easily (not so many trees sticking out of peoples heads!.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 02:23 PM

Same here - like Marc expressed - if the 200mm are not sufficient (or i forget my TC17E-II at home) HSC-mode comes handy and saves the day.
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#4 Eric O

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:33 PM

Hi Mike,

I just received my D2Xs last week and already shot several baseball games with it. The new viewfinder border mask for the HSC mode really works great and I can see myself shooting sports exclusively with HSC mode - especially indoor arena hockey as it will effectively extend my 70-200VR focal length while preserving the F2.8 aperture in what are often poor lighting conditions. I also love the 8fps factor. Also trimming the image size back to 7MP from 12.5 is a bonus as I rarely exceed 13x19 prints for sport shots. I was considering the D2Hs but the 4MP was a little behind the pack in my opinion. I feel the D2Xs covers my varied shooting needs perfectly.

Now for landscape and wildlife I can see resorting to regular full sensor 12.5MP for detail and poster prints which I sell.
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Which do you use? Full sensor or High Speed crop.
I get distracted by the shooting process and forget to compose with in the crop guides. How about you?



#5 Van Hilliard

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:26 AM

Also I voted for HSC, I use both about equally. I too forget (on the D2X) to observe the crop lines. for that reason alone, the D2Xs would be a worthwhile upgrade. I'm most likely to mis-crop when taking bird flight shots.




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