@palakaboy: This is my first own FX D
SLR, but not my first FX SLR (an Olympus OM 2N was my last body before the digital age)
The D700 that I used in my lens reviews was borrowed.
Regarding the image circle of the AF-S DX 35/1.8G: I'll get back with an answer as soon as I have time to view my D700 shots with that lens. Will measure the image circle of the lens and see how good the 1.2x crop mode area fits in there. But there certainly are other DX lenses that have the potential to fill the 1.2x crop. Unfortunately I did not really test for this...
@Bob: Oh no, I'm not doing the test - Gordon will certainly be doing it. So all you faithful readers of CameraLabs get the quality and thoroughness and video-footage that you expect from Gordon!
I'll be sitting on the sidelines, make some comments and will try to answer some questions
@knorris908: We will keep the D300 because of smaller size for my wife but not for a particular "shooting stable". My type of photography is mostly of not so fast moving subjects near (say typically 1:3 - 1:5 magnification and far (but seldom more than 300-400mm focal lenght on a DX-body). And I'm very happy that I still can use DX- or 1.2x-crop-mode so that I don't need to replace the long lenses that I have. I assume the 24-70/2.8 will be my always on lens, complemented by 35/1.4 + 50/1.4 for fixed focal single-lens walk-about or 85/1.4 if I need more distance from the subject + 70-200/2.8 as the versatile zoom when the action is further away. 28-300 as one-size fits all, if I don't know what I'm looking for. Plus 105/2.8 or 150/2.8 for real macro work - otherwise I'll take the Canon 500D close-up filter with 77mm thread to help some of the non-macro lenses to get in the desired range of magnification.
10.5 fisheye will be almost circular, once I cut its wings. But it has little place in my normal photography. And the 300/4.0, 400/5.6 and 500/8.0 are for special occasions only. Because as non-zooms those lenses are pretty impractical. A stabilized Sigma 120-300/2.8, or 150-500 might be an option for the future.
But only after my purse has recovered from the D800-shock
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