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Henrik9

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Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:51 AM

I'm a little confused, which lenses are suitable for the D700? I.e.: which lenses are specially constructed for Full-frame camera's? And: how is this marked/coded?
Regards
Henrik9

K6AZ

Richmond, US
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#1. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 0

K6AZ Registered since 25th Oct 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:34 AM

It's actually pretty easy if you have a look at B&H. Full frame is the same as 35mm film so lenses that work on film also work on the D700. You just have to be careful and make sure they are auto focus lenses.

Eric

briantilley

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#2. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:53 AM

Any Nikkor that is not marked "DX" will cover the full frame of an FX camera

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Henrik9

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#3. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 2

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 08:02 AM

Thank's a lot!

Henrik9

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#4. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 1

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 08:03 AM

Sorry! What is B & H!

timberline12k

Kansas City, US
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#5. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 4

timberline12k Registered since 10th Sep 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 06:25 PM | edited Tue 16-Dec-08 06:27 PM by timberline12k

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robsb

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#6. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 1

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Wed 17-Dec-08 12:10 AM

Manual focus lenses will also work on a D700 body as long as they are AI or better. Any lens that is AI or better manual focus, any AF, AFD or AFS lens that is not marked DX will work on a D700 except for lenses specifically listed in the manual as not compatible, but that list is very small compared too the thousands of Nikon lenses out there.

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hiroProtagonist

Wesley Chapel, US
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#7. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 3

hiroProtagonist Registered since 30th Oct 2006
Thu 18-Dec-08 01:02 AM

>Any Nikkor that is not marked "DX" will cover the
>full frame of an FX camera
Just to clarify, DX lenses will work on the D700. The camera will switch t DX mode which essentially crops you down to a 5 or 6 Mpixel resolution. Obviously if you are buying new lenses follow Brian's advice and avoid the DX lenses. But if you already own DX lenses you will be able to use them.

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gene74

Frisco, US
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#8. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 2

gene74 Registered since 26th Dec 2004
Thu 18-Dec-08 01:13 AM

so the 28-70 would work good with d700?

jbk224

Floral Park, US
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#9. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 8

jbk224 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Nov 2006
Thu 18-Dec-08 02:50 AM

Yup. No problem.

Henrik9

DK
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#10. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 7

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Thu 18-Dec-08 04:58 AM

Thank you for clarifying on the subject! When spending all that cash on a camera, IMHO it's obvious, that only the best lenses will do. It would be as putting a ferrari-engine into a Mazda as someone else put it!
Regards
Henri

Henrik9

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#11. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 5

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Thu 18-Dec-08 09:54 AM

On Your kind reply, I've looked at B&H, it seems like an OK shop to me! BUT: What is the difference between lenses marked Imported and those marked United States?
Best regards
Henrik

b2martin_a

US
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#12. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 9

b2martin_a Registered since 10th Jan 2007
Thu 18-Dec-08 12:50 PM

The difference between lens listed as "US" and "Imported" is the warranty. Lens marked "US" are warranted by Nikon USA and generally have a 5 or more year warranty. Lens marked "Imported" have no warranty by Nikon USA and they may not even work on them if you are willing to pay for the work.

Henrik9

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#13. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 12

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Thu 18-Dec-08 01:39 PM

But living in Europe, as I am, I probably can benefit of the warranty of "Imported" lenses?

b2martin_a

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#14. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 13

b2martin_a Registered since 10th Jan 2007
Thu 18-Dec-08 04:04 PM

I live in USA, so don't know about warranty of "Imported" lens for someone in Europe. I suggest you send B&H a question relative to warranty for your situation.

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#15. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 13

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Thu 18-Dec-08 04:25 PM

I would doubt it. In Europe, your local Nikon agent would probably only handle items that were imported to the country of purchase through their official channels. Buying even a non-US lens from a dealer in the USA would not qualify for warranty here.

There are also probable import duty implications.

Brian
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Henrik9

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#16. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 15

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Fri 19-Dec-08 04:57 AM

Yes! You're probably right! Thank you for reply!
Henrik

Henrik9

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#17. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 14

Henrik9 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Fri 19-Dec-08 04:59 AM

Maybe I'll try this! Thank you for reply!
Henrik

Cotswolds Chap

Cotswolds, UK
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#18. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 15

Cotswolds Chap Registered since 02nd Jan 2006
Sun 21-Dec-08 11:41 AM

>I would doubt it. In Europe, your local Nikon agent would
>probably only handle items that were imported to the country
>of purchase through their official channels. Buying even a
>non-US lens from a dealer in the USA would not qualify for
>warranty here.
>
>There are also probable import duty implications.


Import duty considerations - yes
warranty considerations - not an issue

I bought a lense in Argnetina when I dropped my camera and lense from a galloping horse! It needs to go in for repair - Nikon have confirmed that their lenses have worldwide warranties...

Now their bodies - different story...

no logic really!

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teshup

NAZILLI, TR
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#19. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 0

teshup Registered since 28th Aug 2006
Mon 22-Dec-08 09:37 PM

I have D300 body (after my first DSLR D200), with rather satisfying lens equipment.
- Sigma 10-20 mm
- N 50 mm f:1/1.4
- N 105 mm f:1/2.8 VR micro
- N 17-55 mm f:1/2.8 DX
- N 70-200 mm f:1/2.8 VR
I'm planning to BUY D700. But ,the problem is HEAVINESSSSSS... I would like to use two bodies, D300 with 70-200 & 17-55 ,drop Signa, 14-24 f:1/2.8 & 24-70 f:1/2.8 with D700. Who will carry all that stuff ( add tripod,freebag maybe some luggage whenever you travel (( ).
Maybe the most logical solution is >> D700 , 14-24 , 24-70 , 50 mm or 105 mm .

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rodsky77

US
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#20. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 19

rodsky77 Registered since 08th Jan 2008
Tue 23-Dec-08 01:26 AM | edited Tue 23-Dec-08 01:31 AM by rodsky77

I've carried as much equipment in a Kata R103 bag (minus the additional body and the 24-70, but I did also have in there the flash, chargers, laptop, additional batteries, and an Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with a ballhead). This bag does it well for at least 4 hours of walking.

Now the R103 will not fit the additional body and the additional lens, but the R106 looks like it may, but what I'm really trying to say is that this R line of Kata bags is really well made in terms of access, comfort on your shoulders, and protection for your equipment. With all your equipment on your back, you have your hands free for the additional bags/luggage. These bags are also great in the field - they are not big - they don't stick out like a treasure chest on your back (like many other backpacks), so you won't be taking down 5 people every time you turn around

Just some food for thought if you are in the market for a new bag

Sorry to hijack the thread...

>I have D300 body (after my first DSLR D200), with rather
>satisfying lens equipment.
>- Sigma 10-20 mm
>- N 50 mm f:1/1.4
>- N 105 mm f:1/2.8 VR micro
>- N 17-55 mm f:1/2.8 DX
>- N 70-200 mm f:1/2.8 VR
> I'm planning to BUY D700. But ,the problem is
>HEAVINESSSSSS... I would like to use two bodies, D300 with
>70-200 & 17-55 ,drop Signa, 14-24 f:1/2.8 & 24-70
>f:1/2.8 with D700. Who will carry all that stuff ( add
>tripod,freebag maybe some luggage whenever you travel ((
>).
> Maybe the most logical solution is >> D700 , 14-24 ,
>24-70 , 50 mm or 105 mm .
>
> Esat

robsb

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#21. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 19

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Tue 23-Dec-08 01:40 AM

I have both the D200 and D700, but until I got the D700 I have only traveled with the D200. I guess it depends on where you travel and what you shoot, but in my travels to Europe, I have always limited myself to a few lenses and on one occasion a monopod. Over time I have found that a tripod and even a monopod was an unnecessary extra as most places will not let you set up a tripod and in many cases not even a monopod. When I was shooting with the D200 I used a 12-24 DX, 35-70 f/2.8 zoom and carried a 1.4 TC for the zoom. I also carried a 50 f/1.4 AI'd lens and took as 24 mm f/2.8 AI'd as well as they were small and light. Now I am down to the two lenses and the TC with the D200. In the future When I travel overseas, it will be the D700 (4 stops over the D200-even less need for a tripod), 17-35 f/2.8 zoom, 35-70 f/2.8 zoom and the 1.4 TC. I might throw in the 50 mm 1.4 or the 70-200 VR, but I never needed that long a lens when travelling in Europe. Also many of the foreign airlines have onerous weight limits for carry on's. I guess you could get around that with a photo vest, but you still have to carry all that stuff. Oh and by the way since I got the D700, I still haven't picked up my D200 yet.

Bob Baldassano
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camera"

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rodsky77

US
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#22. "RE: Lenses for D700" | In response to Reply # 19

rodsky77 Registered since 08th Jan 2008
Tue 23-Dec-08 03:42 AM

If you are not looking to keep the D300 as a backup, the 1.4 TCII would solve the "lack of reach issue" with the 70-200/D700 combo.

Off-loading the D300, the sigma and the 17-55 would pay for the 24-70 and part of the D700.

If you need to keep the D300, the 17-55 would be a great backup for the 24-70/D700 combo.

I'm keeping my D300 and the 17-55 - my wife would use them.

So, I will have another set of hands to help me carry the backup body

>I have D300 body (after my first DSLR D200), with rather
>satisfying lens equipment.
>- Sigma 10-20 mm
>- N 50 mm f:1/1.4
>- N 105 mm f:1/2.8 VR micro
>- N 17-55 mm f:1/2.8 DX
>- N 70-200 mm f:1/2.8 VR
> I'm planning to BUY D700. But ,the problem is
>HEAVINESSSSSS... I would like to use two bodies, D300 with
>70-200 & 17-55 ,drop Signa, 14-24 f:1/2.8 & 24-70
>f:1/2.8 with D700. Who will carry all that stuff ( add
>tripod,freebag maybe some luggage whenever you travel ((
>).
> Maybe the most logical solution is >> D700 , 14-24 ,
>24-70 , 50 mm or 105 mm .
>
> Esat

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