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| p.1 #6 · About your second body.... |
In 2010, I sold my Pentax gear and changed to a Nikon D700 and 16-35 f4, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 as Nikon has a professional system available, where Pentax did not. After that, I purchased the a D7000 as well and 105 f.28 VR micro, 14-24 f2.8, 300 f2.8 VRII, 500 f4, all the TC's, then the 35 f1.4G and 85 f1.4G. Now I have the D800E and I couldn't be happier.
I picked this up in another thread and it got me thinking. When you get a second body, why would you get a different camera? Particularly when one is fx and the other is dx?
From my perspective, it makes so much sense to have a pair that are identicle. If you are using both, the images should mix as seamlessly as possible; if one is backing up the other controls will be different and when the sensors are different sizes lens swapping can be limiting. Again. having identical bodies is psychologically easier and mechanically simpler.
I understand the difference in cost, but think you have to work around it.....
It really depends on what the person shoots.
For me I like,
FX + 24-120VR or 28,50 primes for landscape
DX + 70-300, 150, or 300+1.4TC for wildlife.