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    DX mode for wildlife?

    In shopping and saving for a better wildlife lens just about every article mentions equivalent focal length and a preference for using a crop sensor camera for wildlife. So I start reading about DX mode on my d800. I also learn in the process that the frame rate is faster in dx mode. Interested in learning more about experiences, pros and cons of using dx mode for extra reach (sort of), frame rate. Would there be the advantages in using a dx body verses dx mode? Thanks again!


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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    DX mode merely crops the image in-camera. Depending on the camera, you can get more pixels with a DX body.

    I shoot with a D600 and D7100. Both are 24mp. The D600 in DX mode is an anemic 10mp.

    On the plus side, shooting an FX body in DX mode speeds up the writing to the card (smaller files) so you have a better burst rate. Plus, FX bodies are usually better in low light, better AF modules, etc.
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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    DX mode merely crops the image in-camera. Depending on the camera, you can get more pixels with a DX body.

    I shoot with a D600 and D7100. Both are 24mp. The D600 in DX mode is an anemic 10mp.

    On the plus side, shooting an FX body in DX mode speeds up the writing to the card (smaller files) so you have a better burst rate. Plus, FX bodies are usually better in low light, better AF modules, etc.
    Mansurov says d800 in dx mode is 15.4 MP. https://photographylife.com/dx-or-fx...fe-photography

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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    Quote Originally Posted by snj979s View Post
    The official number is both in your camera's manual as well as on Nikon's website.
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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    In short, I put my D810 up vs. my D7200 with a 500mm lens, shot the same subjects with both bodies, same settings, did some heavy cropping and pixel peeping etc, etc. The D7200 edged the D810
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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_dean View Post
    In short, I put my D810 up vs. my D7200 with a 500mm lens, shot the same subjects with both bodies, same settings, did some heavy cropping and pixel peeping etc, etc. The D7200 edged the D810
    I'm going to do some tests this weekend. Doesn't sound like a big enough difference to go out and get a second Nikon body. My back up body is a Sony crop.

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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    With my D750 I just shoot full frame and then crop in post. Gives me more options. The frame rate with fast SD cards is enough for me even when shooting RAW. But that is just me.

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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    Quote Originally Posted by snj979s View Post
    I'm going to do some tests this weekend. Doesn't sound like a big enough difference to go out and get a second Nikon body. My back up body is a Sony crop.
    Yes, the gap isn't a big one, but it was enough for me to be happy making the D7200 my birding frame
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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    i like the dx mode on my d7100 for moving wildlife.
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    Re: DX mode for wildlife?

    DX mode for wildlife?
    I highly suggest looking at this video by Steve Perry. It relates exactly to your question.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rZ4p1d56A&t=11s
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