My name is Peter Drage from the UK and this is my first post to the Nikon Rumors community. I have been following Nikon Rumors and other forums over the last 24 months whilst I develop my photography and have found Community responses to various questions really informative.
I have taken the serious step to invest in a D800 with Nikkor 24-70 / 70-200 f2.8s to further my photography having started with a D7000 and the Sigma equivalents.
I am loving the D800 and the Nikon version of the 24-70 is such a huge step up over the Sigma equivalent. However I am missing that extra reach that the APS-C format gave me on the 70-200.
I have used the D800 in DX Mode which gives me back the 300mm long end but I find the view finder framing annoying.
I have been looking at TeleConverters but whilst these give me reach Reach they loose light to do it and maybe quality. So I started thinking about buying a second body, the D7100 as this offers 1.5x and 1.95x crop factor.
My question to the Community is has anybody considered this option over a teleconverter.
I see the advantages as being:-
Maintain f2.8 on 70-200
Effective 300 / 390 mm f2.8
Higher resolution at 300mm over D800 in DX Mode
Cheaper / Lighter than buying new lens or lenses
I see the disadvantages as being:-
Cost (2x+ the price of TCE)
More bulk to carry than TCE but less than another lens.
A helpful member on another forum suggested a 1.4 TCE and D800 in DX Mode as this would give 420mm at 15MP @ f4
I would really value your input.