>Made me wish I had a D3 or D4 instead of a D700 so I could >have basically an unlimited buffer. By the time the camera >caught up the head was already back on the sand.
If you had a D3 the buffer would have filled before the buffer in your D700 did because believe it or not the D3 has a slightly smaller buffer than the D700. Nikon did offer a buffer upgrade for the D3 for $500.00 if my memory is correct that more than doubled the buffer capacity. The Buffer in the D3s has over twice the capacity of the D700 and a faster write speed as well. The buffer in the D4 is well over twice the capacity of the D3s and with XQD cards writes significantly faster as well.