Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?

NikonMark37814

Morristown, US
1125 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Tue 02-Oct-12 10:33 AM

I picked up a D300s last Christmas and it's easy to switch bodies since all the controls are the same. For me this combo is all I'll need for a long, long time. What's your second body?

mVs
D2x, D300s, D700 & D800

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

cebert

Glencoe, US
321 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#1. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

cebert Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Feb 2010
Tue 02-Oct-12 06:26 PM

I used to shoot at D300s/D700 combo, but I went full FX this fall and sold my D300s and picked up a second D700. I love the D700.

Regards,
Chris

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
-Ansel Adams

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

espeto68

Oeiras, PT
475 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#2. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 1

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Tue 02-Oct-12 08:40 PM

Upgraded from a D90 and kept it as a back up body. So far so good. Really happy with this combo.

José

Nikonians!!! My best investment made after my camera!!!

D700, D90, F80, F Photomic FTn

Timeshifte

Dayton, US
206 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#3. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 2

Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Wed 03-Oct-12 01:50 AM

I'm using a Nikon D800E

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Daveecopping

Polegate, UK
191 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#4. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 3

Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011
Wed 03-Oct-12 11:16 AM

I have a D5100. It replaced a Fuji bridge camera. My D700 replaced a D200 so I still have something to put my DX glass into.

Dave

ctadin

St Louis, US
1369 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#5. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 4

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Thu 04-Oct-12 10:34 AM

My second body is another D700 without the battery grip.

Cheryl

rwwright

Fairview, TX, US
637 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#6. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

rwwright Platinum Member Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2003
Thu 04-Oct-12 02:17 PM

d800

My Gallery

Vox Sciurorum

Newton, US
240 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#7. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 3

Vox Sciurorum Registered since 18th Oct 2007
Thu 04-Oct-12 11:04 PM

>I'm using a Nikon D800E

Me too. Maybe some day Nikon will return it to me. The D800E is sharper but the D700 is much less annoying.

Shy Talk

Port Glasgow, UK
653 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#8. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 6

Shy Talk Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jun 2010
Fri 05-Oct-12 10:56 AM

D300s (for all the telephoto stuff)

D700 for 'normal' pix.

Great combo, almost the same controls, DX & FX benefits.

my webpage is at http://www.scottishops.co.uk

my Nikonians gallery is here. https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/330319

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

adcam

Portland, US
598 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#9. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Fri 05-Oct-12 01:58 PM

D7000 for me But thinking of switching to D600.

DinoCardelli

Plantation, US
236 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#10. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 9

DinoCardelli Registered since 19th Oct 2010
Fri 05-Oct-12 04:06 PM

D7K is the backup...

dc

Visit my professional gallery.

Asgard

East Frisia, DE
60644 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#11. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Fri 05-Oct-12 07:11 PM

A D3000 for snap shots.

But it is really a nice camera.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

HobokenJoe

Teaneck, US
39 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#12. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 11

HobokenJoe Registered since 20th Jun 2012
Fri 05-Oct-12 07:48 PM

My 2nd body is not a Nikon but a Canon 5D MKII

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Drbee

Naperville, US
5927 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#13. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004
Fri 05-Oct-12 07:58 PM

My second DSLR is a D2Hs. My travel camera is a Fujifilm X100 and X10.

I think the D300s is an excellent choice for a second body. I really appreciate the complementary nature of the FX primary, DX secondary unless I need a DX primary and FX secondary .

The D2Hs is a great camera for tracking down my grandkids at their events.

Roger
It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

hillsidekim

Hillside, US
549 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#14. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

hillsidekim Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2008
Fri 05-Oct-12 10:41 PM

Had a D300 and got the D700. Almost like going to bed with a twin sister
Kim
Western burbs of Chicago

fisherd80fun

Essex, US
539 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#15. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

fisherd80fun Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd May 2009
Sat 06-Oct-12 12:46 AM

My second body is a D7000. Like the reach I can get when I put my FX lenses on it

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

samrat54

Calhoun, US
246 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#16. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 15

samrat54 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Mar 2003
Sun 07-Oct-12 01:05 AM

D700

Sam

A Georgia Nikonian

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

tma

US
31 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#17. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

tma Registered since 24th Feb 2008
Thu 18-Oct-12 09:11 PM

In the second year of a D700/D300 combo, with an old D100 in the case as backup, just in case. Just need to remind myself allowance when leaving the full frame for one of the other bodies.

While I'd keep the D300, I'd love to add another D700 to the collection (or a good used D3), and let the D100 go.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

olivierrychner

Boudry, CH
5265 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#18. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005
Fri 19-Oct-12 08:54 AM

Hi!

I bought a D700 and kept the D300 I used before, because of the relative identity of the commands and dials. But early this year, I sold all my DX stuff and bought the 28-300VR plus a Fuji X10.

At times, I now have the impression that the D700 has become the backup to the X10

Olivier Rychner
__________________________________________
Jetez un oeil à ma galerie if you feel like it! And it's a bit void as of now, but I also have a Nikonians blog

Auta i lomë! And my Nikon's only awaiting daylight...

wcguy

CA
44 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#19. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

wcguy Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2009
Fri 19-Oct-12 09:49 PM


I have the Nikon V1 camera to go with my D700 and pre-ordered the new Sony RX1. Might get the V2 due out in a month, will see. WC


'ITS WHAT YOU LEARN AFTER YOU KNOW IT ALL THAT COUNTS'

photokraft

US
15 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#20. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 2

photokraft Registered since 30th Oct 2012
Sat 10-Nov-12 04:29 PM

This will soon by my situation as well. Just bought a used D700.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Photograffiti

LA (Lower Arkansas), US
482 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#21. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

Photograffiti Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2006
Sun 11-Nov-12 06:15 AM

I recently picked up a 2nd D700 body and (in a different transaction) grip. Beyond those two cameras, I use a D5100 as a lightweight/vacation camera in conjunction with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 and Sigma 30 1.4. My telezoom is a 70-300VR.

Mark
www.markpricephotography.com

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

dclarhorn

Berwyn Heights, US
14900 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#22. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

dclarhorn Moderator In depth knowledge and high level skills in a variety of areas including landscape Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians Annual Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 31st Mar 2002
Sun 11-Nov-12 11:07 AM

I still have my D200 as a back-up. But, my D700 is such a beast, I really don't have much chance to use the D200 much.

Dan L.
http://www.danlarussophotography.com/

jgould2

Fort Pierce, US
4628 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#23. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007
Sun 11-Nov-12 04:45 PM

Hi Mark.

My backup body for the D700 is the D3s. I also have a D300 (as well as a D2x, D2h, D200). I find all the cameras to be very interchangable in how they feel in the hands (I have vertical grips on all the x00 ones) but the D300 and the D700 are so much alike I have to read the label to know which one I am holding.

JIM

Bu Lai En

Genesee Depot, US
31 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#24. "What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

Bu Lai En Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Feb 2009
Mon 12-Nov-12 11:00 AM

My other camera is the D800. I really like both. Planning continue to use the D700 for sports and portraiture. I like the D800 for street shooting because of being able to crop in closer at post processing for what I was really intending to shoot. Also, use the D800 for macro and landscape. I used both recently for a marathon race with my 28-70 on the D800 and the 70-200 VR2 on the D700. Carrying both worked well.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

jdroach

Milwaukee, US
7128 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#25. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his most generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009
Mon 12-Nov-12 10:01 PM

D7000 is my back-up to my D700. I use my D90 for travel unless I want to go real light with my P7000 or my new Fuji X10.

jdroach

Click on image to view larger version

Click on image to view larger version

Visit my Nikonian gallery
See my Website at jdroachphotography.com
See My Flickr Photostream

danshep

Olympia, US
1629 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#26. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 25

danshep Gold Member Charter Member
Tue 13-Nov-12 02:00 AM


I will be retiring in June.

My wife told my I could use a new body.

So I told her I would get one in titanium! I am looking at the D800 and the D600.

I own the D700 and a D2h.

Dan



"Today is the tomorrow that yesterday you spent money like there was no"

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

danshep

Olympia, US
1629 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#27. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 25

danshep Gold Member Charter Member
Tue 13-Nov-12 02:00 AM


I will be retiring in June.

My wife told my I could use a new body.

So I told her I would get one in titanium! I am looking at the D800 and the D600.

I own the D700 and a D2h.

Dan



"Today is the tomorrow that yesterday you spent money like there was no"

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

shinshonikon

Tallahassee, US
69 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#28. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 27

shinshonikon Registered since 06th Mar 2010
Tue 13-Nov-12 09:25 PM

Still using the D200 I had before I got the D700. If the light is such that I can keep the ISO under 400 it still makes good images. I use it for long telephoto when possible and love it for street shooting with a 16-85mm Dx lens.

Mark

phlash46

Peekskill, US
2210 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#29. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 28

phlash46 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Feb 2008
Wed 14-Nov-12 11:26 AM

I kept the old D300 as a back-up. Virtually the same layout, battery, charger, etc. Use the DX for long lenses. I'm set for a long time.

New York Nikoner
My Nikonians Gallery

"Insanity is repeating the same process expecting a different result" Albert Einstein

NAS can go into remission, but, it is incurable.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

dbvisions

Ringgold, US
65 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#30. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 29

dbvisions Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Jan 2011
Wed 14-Nov-12 02:02 PM

I had a D7000 for almost a year before I got my D700. Those two bodies made a pretty good combo but their controls were somewhat different. For me, I needed the similarity of controls to help me with shooting consistently. The D7000 got little use after I started using the D700!

My wife wanted the D7000 for its low-light performance (much better than her old D5000). So, I let her have it and bought a D800. The D700 and D800 make a great pair. The controls and settings are very similar, with the D800 just having more capability/features. My brain doesn't have to think about which camera I am using so I can concentrate on composing and shooting.

I think that I would miss the D700 if I sold it. Also, I have an occasional need to take a fast series of action shots and it is the better of the two for that when I use the MB-D10. So, for now I am keeping - and using - both of these fantastic cameras!

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

NovaScotian

Kingston, CA
435 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#31. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

NovaScotian Registered since 14th Sep 2007
Fri 16-Nov-12 10:39 PM

I am another D300/D700 shooter. I really appreciate the near seamless change from one camera to the other. I suspect that this will be my combo for some time to come.

-------
Steve

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
3384 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#32. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 27

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Sun 18-Nov-12 10:24 PM

Careful Dan -- If Mama told you you could use a new body, she may have something else in mind!

Alan
Waterloo, IL, USA
www.proimagingmidamerica.com

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

CupraK1

Sheffield, UK
49 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#33. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 31

CupraK1 Silver Member Nikonian since 13th May 2010
Mon 26-Nov-12 06:20 PM

I have the D700 as my main camera and the D300, that I had previously, for use with subjects that benefit from the crop factor and long lenses. I like the combination very much. My 'fit in pocket' camera is a Panasonic Lumix LX-5 which is an excellent piece of kit. With these cameras and my selection of lenses I feel that I have most bases covered.

John. Sheffield, England.

www.john-vause-photography.com

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Melmoore

US
18 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#34. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 3

Melmoore Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 06th Oct 2012
Tue 27-Nov-12 01:06 PM

I'm using a D7000 which I had before the D700. It's an excellent combination. It doesn't perform quite as well as the D700 at high iso ratings but gets the job done.

James23p

Memphis, US
11258 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#35. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004
Tue 27-Nov-12 01:40 PM

I use my F100 as my second body it feels very much like my D700 and they both use the same lens.

Jim

Share, Learn and Inspire
www.nikonians.org


Click on image to view larger version


I will use film until the last roll and last lab are gone. Go Navy

Rewind

Coquitlam, CA
44 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#36. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 35

Rewind Registered since 15th Oct 2007
Wed 12-Dec-12 06:26 AM

I use a D300 and just pu a used D700,after a lot of research I settled for this combo.I am very happy with these cameras, they are easily interchangeable.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

mkmull77

Fond du Lac, US
131 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#37. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 36

mkmull77 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2010
Wed 12-Dec-12 08:20 PM

Well while not digital my second camera body is an F5, Then an F4, then an Olympus OM4T, and then I also have an OM2n.

I'm concidering a D800 though.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

danamc

Framingham, US
596 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#38. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

danamc Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Tue 26-Feb-13 08:10 PM

D90 is backup to the D700. If I'm carrying another body in the oft chance that the D700 crashes, I want it to be small and LIGHT!

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

jdroach

Milwaukee, US
7128 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#39. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using? Update to My Prior Comments" | In response to Reply # 25

jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his most generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009
Tue 26-Feb-13 10:31 PM | edited Tue 26-Feb-13 10:33 PM by jdroach

D600 is my back-up to my D700 now. When I want more reach I use the D7000 and my D90 as the ultimate always faithful backup for travel unless I want to go real light with my P7000 or my Fuji X10 and now my new toy Fuji X100 which is great for the street.

jdroach

Click on image to view larger version

Click on image to view larger version

Visit my Nikonian gallery
See my Website at jdroachphotography.com
See My Flickr Photostream

shadygreg

US
58 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#40. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

shadygreg Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2012
Wed 27-Feb-13 12:10 AM

My F6. Controls are very similar.

phlash46

Peekskill, US
2210 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#41. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using? Update to My Prior Comments" | In response to Reply # 39

phlash46 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Feb 2008
Wed 27-Feb-13 09:29 AM | edited Wed 27-Feb-13 01:59 PM by phlash46

Update of previous post. I sold my beloved D300 and DX lenses and now am strictly FX plus a P7100 as back up/going light.

New York Nikoner
My Nikonians Gallery

"Insanity is repeating the same process expecting a different result" Albert Einstein

NAS can go into remission, but, it is incurable.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

GiantTristan

Stamford, US
2688 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#42. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Wed 27-Feb-13 01:50 PM

D200

Tristan

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

spraay2236

US
152 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#43. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

spraay2236 Registered since 26th Feb 2012
Fri 01-Mar-13 10:33 AM


Like the OP, my other camera body is a D300s. With VERY similar controls and physical layout, it's easy to switch from one to the other.

I also have a D70, which I will eventually give to one of my kids if they show some sort of interest in photography (not so much yet). And for times when a DSLR is too big, I have a Canon G15 (don't tell the management).

I view the notion of keeping commonality of controls as a strength for Nikon, so I hope it continues with a D400 that has controls similar to the D300(s), and the same, substantial size, feel and build.

SP

Learning a little bit more, every day...

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

MarkMako

Yorktown, US
5 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#44. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 43

MarkMako Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2012
Fri 01-Mar-13 10:54 AM

When I had the D700 I had a D7K for a second body. Last year I sold both and got the D800 and I use th eD3200 as a second body. They're a great pair.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

tenorman

US
74 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#45. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

tenorman Registered since 06th Oct 2008
Fri 01-Mar-13 08:52 PM

I'm using a D3100 with kit lens. I've taken the 3100 with me on vacations, in rough conditions and it has never let me down. At Seaworld, we sat in row three at the Orca show directly behind the pool and it took the brunt of several full splashes from the whales (I found out the hard way they are trained to splash you if you are standing up....say to get a photograph); granted I covered it somewhat but I was soaked head-to-toe and so was the 3100. But it had nary a leak and it worked fine when dried off. Got some great whale pictures, too!

But my D700 is my hands-down favorite.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

MEMcD

US
31610 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#46. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 02-Mar-13 12:56 PM

I use my D700 interchangeably with several other bodies: D200, D300, D800E, D2X, D3, and D3s. The layout and controls are so similar that it is very easy to switch between them even on the fly without missing a beat.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

KenLPhotos

Stewartstown, US
1935 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#47. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

KenLPhotos Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009
Sat 02-Mar-13 01:02 PM

My second body is my trusty Coolpix E8800. It is light (12 oz), small, has a 10X zoom and gives me RAW. The only shortcoming is low light but we need a challenge every once in a while, don't we? Great travel camera.

KenL

Visit my Nikonians gallery.



There are many 'photographs of beautiful objects' but not so many 'beautiful photographs of objects'.

Stephen B

UK
6 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#48. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

Stephen B Registered since 02nd Mar 2013
Sat 02-Mar-13 02:35 PM

Another one here for the D300s, although strickly speaking I was using the D300s first and wanted a second body with similar controls, so got the D700 and couldn't be happier.

Steve

nrothschild

US
10916 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#49. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 0

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Sat 02-Mar-13 04:11 PM

D300... wildlife only, or as backup. A D300s would have been even better

_________________________________
Neil


my Nikonians gallery.

jgould2

Fort Pierce, US
4628 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#50. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 49

jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007
Sat 02-Mar-13 05:48 PM

Hi Neil.

I've thought about acquiring a D300s to replace my D300 but I am determined to wait for the D400.

JIM

MEMcD

US
31610 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#51. "RE: What 2nd camera body are D700 users using?" | In response to Reply # 50

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 07-Mar-13 03:48 AM

Hi Jim,

I have been thinking the same thing.

Best Regards,
Marty

G