So im an amateur hobbyist that has loved this art for over 25 years, and likes to play around. Im always learning. I am a professional programmer, so I understand software, pixels, and a lot of technical things, so please dont hesitate to be technical.
I currently have 2 bodies, a d2h, and a d300. (i actually have some older film ones, but they are buried somewhere that i dont know where, more consumer, i think an n6006). I really like the d300, and i have a some (not a lot, but not a little either) older glass and DX glass. But lately, ive been given thought into playing around with FX. I like to do portraits and scenery. I do the occasional sports shot, but not a lot.
Recently, as a wedding present, I offered to do a friends wedding. obviously it wouldnt be as good as a pro, but it would be free, and thats important to them. We used both cameras (my wife and I). Obviously the d300 performed better, but both performed well, and it gave us really nice cross visuals to have multiple angles. Anyway, im mentioning all this because as im putting the book together ive realized that at 12.1 MP, we cant quite do full page prints... (or at least the software is letting me know it wont be 300dpi). I guess thats ok, i can figure a nice artistic way around that. The book size is 13x 10, not sure the image picture size (havent figured out the scale).
So question 1: I know a lot of people on this forum like that Nikon goes with 12.1, for multiple reasons (speed, size, resources of the camera), etc... But havent you run into situations like this, or do people tend to not print this size?
2: If I do decide to play around with FX, I realize i will have to give up all my DX glass - well not give up, but get new glass, but what about my old lenses, the ones I had collected for film (35MM)? Im still unsure if old pre-digital lenses are full frame or not. As an aside, I realize that picking up FX would be a significant change, and im wondering to myself if this is a time when i should really start exploring the arena. Ive always been a nikon person, and never even considered Canon, but to be honest, im kindof curious about them and if im not saying i want to switch, but i am curious.
to be honest, I dont have a REASON to play around with FX, other than I want to. (I dont make money from this, its jut what i like to do)