#1. "RE: Hidden benefit of D700 launch ?" In response to Reply # 0
>For me the greatest thing about the launch of the D 700 is >..... > >The D300 should be cheaper / discounted
I was hoping that too.
>I will definitely be sticking with the D300 - it suits me >fine > >The features and benefits of the D700 , in my personal >opinion, are not worth the extra money - especially with the >cost of upgrading to FX lenses as well
That all depends on whether you shoot wide angles or low light. If the answer to both is no, then the D700 is merely a D300 with lower shadow noise and less reach on the telephoto.
Most of my lenses are already FX lenses but shooting them on a DX sensor means using the best parts of the MTF curve. On a full frame sensor and with no increase in number of pixels, results on a D700 would be worse than D300 in terms of edge and corner sharpness.
Which, as you say might result in upgrading to better lenses.
#2. "RE: Hidden benefit of D700 launch ?" In response to Reply # 0
No more posts about when Nikon will have a Canon 5D competitor?
I don't believe the D300 will face any significant discounts in the near future due to the D700 intro. If anything, the introduction of the D80 replacement would likely diminish demand for the D300, thus possibly triggering a price reduction. But this is pure speculation on my part.
A Richmond, B.C. Nikonian - FM2n, F100, D300, D800
#4. "RE: Hidden benefit of D700 launch ?" In response to Reply # 1 Wed 02-Jul-08 05:30 AM by sculptor
Santa Clara, US
The photosites on a FX sensor are bigger so the lens need not be as sharp in order to produce the same apparent results on a DX sensor. You trade using the sweet spot for not needing as good an absolute resolution.