"D700 first impressions What yours ??" Thu 14-Aug-08 02:18 AM by ghamden
Just recieved my D700 box even looks solid
1- Better built than d300 feels more solid 2- Image quilty with standard settings looks ok 3- IQ with portrait and landscape pictue controls great 4- Need to customize picture control to personnel liking 5- Focus is good 6-image compression is better my 4g cf on d300 197 images on the D700 around 205 varies 7- Buttons and switches feel more solid durable 8- NO Noise big improvement over D300 which you could find noise even at 200 iso. 9- Battery grip to me is a must 10- Seems like NX2 is sluggish with D700 nef's i see a patch coming? 11- Viewfinder is excellent very large and clear and bright also has a built-in shutter to block stray light when using tripod 12- No blown out reds an issue i had with D300
My humble opinion once you get used to the feel of the D700 and its settings this will most likey be a long term keeper Nikon will have to offer something pretty amazing to get you to replace this camera.
image shot in shade 1000 iso nx2 converted cs3 reduced size