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I guess I need to get a D700!

mwhals

Winfield, US
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mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2004
Sat 05-Jul-08 03:44 PM

I said I would wait for the next upgrade before I upgrade my D200. I consider the D700 to be the next upgrade past the D300, so I am on board.

Shoot nature with respect and don't trample it or startle its inhabitants. :)

lovemy8514

Columbia, US
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#1. "RE: I guess I need to get a D700!" | In response to Reply # 0

lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 04:26 PM | edited Sat 05-Jul-08 04:28 PM by lovemy8514

They are two very different cameras. However, I am on the fence between the two for only two reasons.

I would loose the crop factor of DX bodies by moving from the D70 to the D700, so my 70-200mm VR will be 'seem' shorter unless I crop after the fact, which will yield slightly less resolution than I get with my current D70 (But probably better image quality.) One reason for me wanting to upgrade is because I already crop a lot of images, and the extra MP's would make the quality of my crops better. However, it would essentially be a wash with my longest lens on full-frame.

The other reason is the 70-200mm I own apparently isn't at it's best on a full frame sensor. I don't like the idea of vignetting at f/2.8 unless it proves easy to fix in Capture.

Other than the above, the D700 is calling me, if not quite as loudly as the D300!

I'll await reviews and flip a coin......

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mwhals

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#2. "RE: I guess I need to get a D700!" | In response to Reply # 1

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Sat 05-Jul-08 08:03 PM

I don't own any of the DX lenses and I have been yearning for my wide angle lenses to perform like they do on my F5. I would still have the D200 for cropping if desired. It is a no brainer for me. Maybe you could keep your D70 for cropping and use the D700 for wide angle?

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lovemy8514

Columbia, US
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#3. "RE: I guess I need to get a D700!" | In response to Reply # 2

lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 08:45 PM | edited Sat 05-Jul-08 08:46 PM by lovemy8514

That is a possibility. I won't be selling my D70, as it is still a good camera, and I wouldn't get close to what a decent, second body would cost me for it! (At least not a second body with a built in drive motor and features/controls I'm used to.)

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All of my work is dedicated to my father, Terry Lee Geib (1943-2009)

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