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D700 - a piece of junk!

wrdpico

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wrdpico Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2009
Sat 06-Mar-10 06:50 PM

Okay, okay. The winter's been long and dreary. It's time for some fun. Remember last year's “thunder thread” that surfaced near the ides of March? Let's off the slush and let 'er rip.

First, a question - how many paparazzi do you need to take a picture? Only three - two for the heist, and one for the getaway car. Then there’s the matter of Rochester student arrogance. They are sure they can’t fail at photography. Why? The f-stop.

Oh, one thing is junky about my D700. The jetsam and flotsam left in its wake. I’ve had mine a year: it is sweet!

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agitater

Toronto, CA
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#1. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 0

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Sun 07-Mar-10 02:16 AM

Bah! One more nasty snow storm/blizzard to go. Bet on it.

Get out and shoot anyway. The D700 works in the snow (and the rain, sleet, hail, light of day, dark of night, etc.).

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#2. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 0

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Sun 07-Mar-10 05:14 PM

Even though my D700 really can't shoot noiseless images at ISO 12,500, it is marginally useful on all these dreary gray days with the now dreary gray snow

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jhpani

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#3. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 2

jhpani Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2007
Sun 07-Mar-10 11:05 PM

Neil

gray days?? gray snow?? what is that??

hehe

so you start thinking of at least a weekend around here...

(I know you will grind your teeth at me...)


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MEMcD

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#4. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 3

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 08-Mar-10 01:50 AM

Hi Humberto,

Thanks for the sunshine!
It is tough to go snow sking on the beach!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

jhpani

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jhpani Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2007
Mon 08-Mar-10 11:43 AM

Marty

hopefully it shines up your days!!!

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jacksond

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#6. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 1

jacksond Registered since 25th Mar 2009
Tue 09-Mar-10 04:45 AM

Just starting to cool down in Melbourne, Australia! Just got my D700, Nikon 28-105, 70-300 VR. Ready to go for the Autumn shooting.

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wrdpico

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wrdpico Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2009
Tue 09-Mar-10 01:43 PM

The Agitator warns of one last miserable snow. Humberto baits us with snow white beaches. What's a Nikonian to do on this gray, blustery Ozark day? Sleet? Ha! I'll shoot my way out.

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agitater

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#8. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 7

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Tue 09-Mar-10 01:53 PM

>What's a Nikonian to do on
>this gray, blustery Ozark day? Sleet? Ha! I'll shoot my way
>out.

Exactly! There are no bad shooting days in the Ozarks.

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prophotoman

Oakdale, US
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#9. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 3

prophotoman Registered since 27th Jun 2009
Fri 12-Mar-10 05:07 PM | edited Fri 12-Mar-10 05:10 PM by prophotoman

I'm jealous!!!! (face is green now!) Here in the Modesto area we have had about 5 clear days over the past 6 or 7 weeks. The rest of the time it's been either rain or cloudy. Even the clear days have been, for the most part VERY hazy (cloudy bright sun with faint shadows). Yesterday was hazy sun, so I did go out and did a little HDR work. Supposed to rain today, then hazy or partly cloudy for the next 5 days. Right now I'm feeling somewhat akin to what we used to call when I was aboard a navy ship...CHANNEL FEVER! Yup!

It would be nice to have ONE day of VERY heavy snow (doesn't happen here except during a green moon)so that I could go out and take some "snow" photos... but alas, 'tis not to be! I could drive up to Yosemite, but I hate tire chains!

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wrdpico

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wrdpico Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2009
Sat 13-Mar-10 03:35 PM

Channel fever - cabin fever, it's all gray to me. Two more days of rain in the Ozarks (Missouri - "where the rivers run" - and run, and run, do they ever run). Charlie Brown nailed it, "ARRRRRGGGHHH!" I was also in the Navy (way before there was light). I worked in an underground computer center where we savored tunnel fever. Twice my work took me aboard submarines. Subs exude a special charm - sewer pipe fever.

Locals think the sun took global warming seriously and will not return until Rush Limbaugh gets a Nobel for correctness. We'll have clouds a long, very long time.

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KenLPhotos

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KenLPhotos Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009
Sun 14-Mar-10 09:49 AM

But... But... What about the silver lining????

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

adplicity

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#12. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 11

adplicity Registered since 15th Jan 2010
Sun 21-Mar-10 12:39 AM

Well after a week of sun and 60s here in Dallas, it is now snowing as I write this...

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wrdpico

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wrdpico Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2009
Sat 17-Apr-10 10:09 PM

Where's David when we need him? Y'all out there Bubba? Bring it!

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eeherold Registered since 29th Jan 2009
Sat 17-Apr-10 11:34 PM

The weather is great at the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Tom

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Alx

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Alx Registered since 19th Nov 2005
Sun 18-Apr-10 08:50 AM


nice pic, not much distortion at edges, and minimal CA ... but the guy in the background is partially blocked from view.

A question .... was the camera set to "Smile Priority" ?
I thought it had to wait for all teeth, or is it any teeth ?

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KenLPhotos Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009
Sun 18-Apr-10 08:54 AM

Skin tones are awfully blue. Can you repost after getting rid of the blue?

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

eyciboy

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eyciboy Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2009
Sun 18-Apr-10 10:09 AM

Right you are Howard about the D700 being an all-weather tool. I was looking forward to some great snow landscape shots this past winter but Toronto has so little snow, I thought I was in Vancouver! Fun thread. Ray

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agitater

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agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Sun 18-Apr-10 04:48 PM

>Right you are Howard about the D700 being an all-weather
>tool. I was looking forward to some great snow landscape shots
>this past winter but Toronto has so little snow, I thought I
>was in Vancouver!

DON'T SAY THE "S" WORD AFTER APRIL 15!

Bad luck . . . very bad luck.

'Stuck' in London. High altitude volcanic ash particulate preventing air travel all over the UK and western Europe. Weather is gorgeous - 19c/70f today and sun, sun, sun. Late day light is amazing due to all the high level volcanic junk in the atmosphere. D700 working well - photographer working not as well, but we're trying to equalize.

The light in this photo of St. Paul's Cathedral in London is not enhanced, no polarizer was used to get that deep blue sky. I love naturally polluted air. Volcanic ash is good for something (besides the garden). D700 + 24-70 two days ago.





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#19. "RE: D700 - a piece of junk!" | In response to Reply # 16

FrenchTwist Registered since 04th Apr 2010
Mon 19-Apr-10 03:48 AM

LOL!!!
I agree that d700 is a piece of junk!

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No Snow here-Actually had some amazing Sun for a rare change!

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