Work with the image area Nikon D800


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Working with the image area

Your D800 has an image sensor that's the same size as a piece of 35-millimeter film. This is actually one of the advantages that it has over other SLRs. Most of Nikon's other SLRs have a sensor that's the size of a piece of APS film, which is a little bit smaller than 35-millimeter film. Now, a lens projects a circular image onto the camera's focal plane, so depending on the size of your sensor, you'll end up cropping a different size rectangle out of that circle. Nikon FX lenses are engineered to project a circle that's big enough to cover the D800's 35-millimeter-size sensor.

Nikon DX lenses are engineered to project a circle that's only big enough to cover an APS-size sensor. Now, the advantage of DX lenses is that they can be made physically smaller and lighter. The disadvantage to DX size sensors is that you can't get depth of field that's as shallow when you're shooting with a smaller sensor. Also, a given focal length on a DX lens will ha...

Working with the image area
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Working with the image area provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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