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| p.2 #3 · 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.....
I am the person that posted the post that you have used as your question.
The reason I purchased a D7000 as a second camera to my D700 was purely for reach for my wildlife and birding photography.. The reason is that I get 16Mp and 1.5x crop over the D700 which would have only been 5.3Mp for the same "focal apparent length" and the resultant loss of resolution. Added to that, the high ISO was basically as good as the D700, so there was no loss in that department. When I didn't require reach, I always used the D700 as it was the better camera for all other purposes.
Having the D7000 means that I could use all the same lenses as I do on the D700 and therefore no need to have two systems.
Now that I have the D800E, I have no need for either the D700 or D7000 as it makes them both redundant.