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espeto68

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espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2010
Thu 26-Apr-12 05:06 PM

Hi Nikonians,

Just bought an "new" D700 (8000 clicks).
Now, the learning process begins. Will order the "mastering.." book, the grip and... NAS striking again.
Will be back with a lot of questions.

José

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colrehogan713

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#1. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

colrehogan713 Registered since 01st Apr 2004
Thu 26-Apr-12 03:08 PM

Enjoy! I finally went over 10 K on mine - it only took me a few years!
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Ed911

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#2. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 1

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Thu 26-Apr-12 05:23 PM

Congratulations...a very fine camera. I've had mine since March of 2010...and love it.

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avm247

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Thu 26-Apr-12 06:28 PM | edited Thu 26-Apr-12 06:29 PM by avm247

José, Congrats, I just got mine last November (and just this week ticked over 1,000 exposures).

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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#4. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 3

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Fri 27-Apr-12 10:17 AM

Congrats on the purchase of the camera. I own 2 D700's and am still happy with them.

Cheryl

vadim0416

Northbrook, US
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#5. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

vadim0416 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2009
Fri 27-Apr-12 12:14 PM

I also just joined the D700 club. Could not resist a good deal and bought from a fellow Nikonian. Was thinking about D800 but decided not to go with it.
Vlad.

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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
Fri 27-Apr-12 03:31 PM

Hi Jose.

You're going to love it.

JIM

richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#7. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 6

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Fri 27-Apr-12 04:13 PM | edited Fri 27-Apr-12 04:15 PM by richardd300

Mines 3 years old with 17,000 actuations, oh dear I only have 133,000 left according to the spec! I recommend you buy Darrell Young and James Johnson. Enjoy your camera, one purchase you will never regret.

Richard

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espeto68

Oeiras, PT
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#8. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 7

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Fri 27-Apr-12 04:57 PM

Thank you all for your kind words,

Already order the grip mb-d10, the kirk l-bracket, the DD Mastreing book and the NikoniansProStrap...

José

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richardd300

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#9. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 8

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Fri 27-Apr-12 05:09 PM

You won't regret buying the grip either as I find it balances the camera very well with both long and heavy lenses.

Richard

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akert

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#10. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

akert Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2002
Fri 27-Apr-12 06:51 PM

Congratulations on your D700!
Want to unleash the beast? Take some pics in dim light and push up ISO. It's magic!

Peter

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Ed911

US
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#11. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 8

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Fri 27-Apr-12 09:44 PM | edited Fri 27-Apr-12 09:46 PM by Ed911

I haven't seen the Nikonians strap...but, if you're really looking to move up in straps, consider sling straps...no comparison between the ones that arrive on the camera and something like the Black Rapids RS-7 that I now have on my D700. I will never go back to the standard camera straps.

Ever done something and then wondered why you didn't do it sooner...that's the way that I feel about sling straps.

But, that's just me...


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Markl8

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#12. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

Markl8 Registered since 14th Jun 2011
Sat 28-Apr-12 02:06 AM

Congrats!! I just ordered a new one from Adorama. Decided against the 800 for now, gonna let the market settle and any bugs worked out plus saved almost a grand. Ill get my feet wet in the FF world with the 700 anxious to see how it compares to my D7000 which has been a great little clik box!

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aaatruck74

Indianapolis, US
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#13. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 12

aaatruck74 Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Aug 2008
Sat 28-Apr-12 10:22 AM

Congrats my friend. I love mine for sure and I know you will too. It is my lead camera behind my D-300s and I love it too. Start working that baby and get to know it well.

Harold---Indiana-Nikonian

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espeto68

Oeiras, PT
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#14. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 9

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Sat 28-Apr-12 01:04 PM

Do i have to buy heavy lenses??'
Just joking, i'll look for the 70-200vrII in the near future. Should have got one of those already, but... I'll have time.

Thank you all for your words.

José

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hpbpe

Acworth, US
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#15. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 11

hpbpe Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Jan 2009
Sat 28-Apr-12 10:59 PM

I have Black Rapid Sport strap. Love it! I will not be going back to the "regular" strap.

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MEMcD

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#16. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 29-Apr-12 02:13 AM

Hi José,

Congratulations on your new D700.
I am sure you will be as happy with it as I am with mine.
Enjoy!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

espeto68

Oeiras, PT
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espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Sun 29-Apr-12 07:47 AM

Should i get the MC-30 or the MC36?

José

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richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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#18. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 17

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Sun 29-Apr-12 08:39 AM | edited Sun 29-Apr-12 08:46 AM by richardd300

I have the MC-36 and it is expensively excellent That said and I've never really been a user of 3rd Party devices, but a friend has the Hama and it does the same as the Nikon MC-36 at half the price. See http://www.hama.co.uk/product-showcases/remote-release-system-dccs/timer-remote-release

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Bob32

Chico, US
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#19. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

Bob32 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2007
Sun 29-Apr-12 10:16 AM

Jose,

Congrats on the new D700. I bought mine in June 2009 and have racked up close to 90,000 shutter actuations shooting mostly sports events. This camera is without doubt the best photography investment I have ever made. I recommend the Nikonians Pro Sling Strap or the OP/Tech equivalent.

With all of the equipment listed in your profile I find it difficult to believe that you have classified yourself as a Beginner - Just starting!

Bob

espeto68

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#20. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 19

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Sun 29-Apr-12 03:55 PM

Hi Richard and Bob,

Thank you for your words.

@ Richard - "I've never really been a user of 3rd Party devices" - I'm like you, don't like to use 3rd party devices, so MC-36 will be.

@ Bob - " I find it difficult to believe that you have classified yourself as a Beginner " - Actually i consider myself as a beginner.
20+ years ago i used to shoot film a lot, but then my house was robbered and the only thing they took was my photo equipment (a lot). By that time i quit photo hobby,... just started 2 years ago with my D90 and, from that point, been suffering from NAS, and trying to recovery some of the stuff i used to have.
This became my full time hobby, and the more i read/study the more i realise that i'm a really beginner.

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espeto68

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#21. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 20

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Tue 01-May-12 02:33 PM

Hi Nikonians,

Just finished "RTFM" from D700,... to got one conclusion - I'll have to read it again!!!
While waiting for the "Mastering D700" to arrive, been playing around with the, new to me, D700. Though there are a lot of things pretty similar to the D90 menus, there's a LOT of new things to work with.
This camera rock's!!! Loving it so far.

José

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GiantTristan

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#22. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 14

GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Thu 03-May-12 01:08 AM

My suggestion: Get rid of some of your DX stuff an acquire a 14-24/2.8. This lens was the reason why I changed to FX.

Tristan

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espeto68

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#23. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 22

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Thu 03-May-12 07:17 AM

Hi Tristan,

Thank you for the suggestion. Actually, that lens is on my wish list. But first i think i'll get the 70-200. Concerning selling my DX stuff, i think that is not an option, cause my GF is already looking into it, and i'll keep my D90 as backup/lightweight body.

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anniemac

UK
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anniemac Registered since 03rd May 2012
Thu 03-May-12 08:58 AM

Great choice. I got mine a couple of months ago when I booked my first few weddings. ( first is tomorrow!! Yikes.)
Love using it but with the 70-200 lens it's a heavy baby to carry around all day : ))

Ed911

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#25. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 24

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Thu 03-May-12 12:37 PM

>Great choice. I got mine a couple of months ago when I booked
>my first few weddings. ( first is tomorrow!! Yikes.)
>Love using it but with the 70-200 lens it's a heavy baby to
>carry around all day : ))

Try a sling strap...that's why I bought one...it's the difference between night and day. I carry my D700 with a 24-70 mounted for up to 10 hours a day...it's a must...just let your camera rest on your hip and let your cross shoulder mount carry the weight. Not to mention that it's in the perpositionstion for a quick grab and shoot.

As suggested to the OP...

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#26. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 25

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Thu 03-May-12 01:20 PM | edited Thu 03-May-12 01:25 PM by richardd300

I use a Sun sniper strap, same thing as a Black Rapid I suppose. Never mind the 70-200 being heavy, I carry a 50-500mm with this strap and hardly notice the load. I've also done a a few weddings with the Sun Sniper and a D700 with a 24-70 and or 70-200 and it's worth it's weight in gold.

I know Adorama do them in the US

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colrehogan713 Registered since 01st Apr 2004
Thu 03-May-12 03:17 PM

I had never heard of the Black Rapid straps. I just checked out the website. Looks interesting.

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espeto68

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#28. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 27

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Thu 03-May-12 03:40 PM

My Nikonians Pro Strap arrived today (together with the Mastering Nikon D700 book, the MB-D10 grip and the Kirk L-Bracket).
I might try it with the Black Rapid RS-5 to see if it works.

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dbvisions

Ringgold, US
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#29. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 24

dbvisions Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Jan 2011
Thu 03-May-12 05:45 PM

>Great choice. I got mine a couple of months ago when I booked
>my first few weddings. ( first is tomorrow!! Yikes.)
>Love using it but with the 70-200 lens it's a heavy baby to
>carry around all day : ))

I used that combo a couple of weekends ago shooting a horse show - three performances over two days and around 1000 shots. The D700, MB-D10, and 70-200 f2.8 make a heavy package and everything had to be done handheld. Some of the time I also had an SB-910 on top of it all. My Blackrapid Sport strap made all the difference in avoiding muscle soreness by not having it all hanging around my neck when not shooting. I was tired all over but not painfully sore because the camera could hang by my side like a shoulder bag when not in use.

You can see some of the shots on my website...

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richardd300

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#30. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 29

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Thu 03-May-12 05:57 PM

Outstanding images and at the risk of upsetting those on the D800 forum, if posted there I'd be saying "Wow". It is such a great camera.

Richard

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#31. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 22

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Thu 03-May-12 06:28 PM

Don't get carried away! I had the 14-24mm and yes it is a lens beyond description! However, it is very specialist in some ways. It is extremely heavy and on FX at times I found it too wide, if too wide can be a problem. It was for me as I like to use ND multi stop filters. Option would be to buy the ubber expensive Lee adaptor kit and filters. I used my 14-24 handheld, but mostly on a tripod. The bulbous front optic is scary and demands utmost care. A few months ago I sold it and bought the 16-35mm f4, a decision I have not regretted. VR is a bonus too. Along with my 24-70 f2.8 it is a great combination. It also works well on my D7000 as a 24-52mm.

Take care, as this lens may have limited appeal and flexibility. It remains a Nikon icon and always will be.

Richard

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#32. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 24

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
Thu 03-May-12 08:47 PM

Hi Anne.

Be sure and let us know how the wedding went.

JIM

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#33. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 32

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Mon 07-May-12 04:57 PM

Just finished reading the Mastering Nikon D700 book. What a great book. Once again, thank you Darrel.
Feeling a little bit more confortable with this beauty. Now it's time to go out shoot (hope my trusty D90 won't get jealous).

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#34. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 29

neurocyclist Registered since 15th Feb 2012
Tue 08-May-12 11:20 PM | edited Wed 09-May-12 01:07 AM by neurocyclist

Hello, Nikonians!

I too am a new D700 user, and on top of that new to full frame and Nikon! I'm coming over from the land of Pentax, which has some great positives but just was not cutting it for weddings anymore. I'm really looking forward to full frame in low light, with great autofocus!

Forgive my noob question (I'm sure I'll have more), but when you use your black rapid strap, do you attach it to the body or the lens? With a heavy lens like the 70-200, I'd assume hanging all that on your camera body isn't so wise.

Thanks so much for the advice!

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#35. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 34

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 09-May-12 05:15 AM

Always on the lens with long lenses. Be careful though, if you decide to change a lens while carrying remember the straps attached to the lens as you my drop the body. I have nearly done that

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#36. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 34

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 09-May-12 05:15 AM

Always on the lens with long lenses. Be careful though, if you decide to change a lens while carrying remember the straps attached to the lens as you my drop the body. I have nearly done that

Richard

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#37. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 31

picbybdm Registered since 27th Jan 2012
Wed 09-May-12 07:08 PM

I can second the sentiments. I have both the 16-35 and the 12-24 and the 16 gets 10 times the use. When you want wide though the 14 can not be beat. It's just too heavy and specialized to take on virtually all my airplane rides. A better landscape lens can not be found though.

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#38. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 37

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 09-May-12 07:23 PM

<<I have both the 16-35 and the 12-24 and the 16 gets 10 times the use>>

Guess you mean 14-24? I sold mine as it wouldn't hold filters unless i bought the exorbitently priced Lee filter kit and bought the 16-35mm for use with multi stop ND filters. Also, the 14-24mm scared me with it's protruding front element.

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#40. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 31

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Thu 10-May-12 02:06 AM

The 14-24 was on the top of my wish list until I went to the camera store and put one on my D700. Very very wide. I'm thinkin I can get by with the 24-70. The only use I would have for the 14-24 would be landscapes when traveling. The words were not out of my mouth when I thought of gettin creative in downtown Chicago. Nas strikes again, jim

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#41. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 40

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Thu 10-May-12 04:47 AM

I have the 24-70 and 70-200 f2.8, with the 16-36 f4 this covers every landscape eventuality. All bought when my NAS was rampant

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#42. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 39

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Thu 10-May-12 12:10 PM

Last year with the D700 in mind I started a thread in the Straps Forum,
I was amazed by the response, many very comprehensive replies.

Now I have three extra straps,
A Crumpler Singapore which is excellent with a large outfit and has one hand adjustable sliders and so very easy to change to sling type configuration and very comfortable.

An Optech USA looks like a piece of sponge cut with the kitchen scissors but a brilliant strap has a grippy and cushion effect on the shoulder. I like this one best for ease of use its not at all bulky and the only non Nikon one I have which can be housed easily in any of my bags including the new large Think Tank to leave only the bag strap showing.

A Sun Sniper which went back into its box after a first glance, so big and bulky especially with the extra hardware clip etc didnt think I would ever get on with it as I like to travel light and as unobtrusive as possible.
However I recently became the proud owner of a Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII so maybe the Sun Sniper will get used attached to the lens socket.

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#43. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 10-May-12 03:07 PM | edited Thu 10-May-12 03:08 PM by jdroach

Great choice. Welcome in your joining those of us who love our D700!

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#44. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 43

tbird7800 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Nov 2009
Thu 10-May-12 08:37 PM

Congrats! I just recently purchased a D700 also. I couldn't be happier. As of now, I just have a 50mm 1.8D. I'm debating if I should purchase 24-70 first or the 16-35. Hopefully not both at the same time.

Terrance

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#45. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 44

Ray B Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Tue 15-May-12 07:28 AM

>Congrats! I just recently purchased a D700 also. I couldn't
>be happier. As of now, I just have a 50mm 1.8D. I'm debating
>if I should purchase 24-70 first or the 16-35. Hopefully not
>both at the same time.
>
>Terrance

The 16-35mm is a fantastic lens and if you have a 50mm already I'd get this next over the 24-70mm which would be some crossover to what you already have

Congrats on the D700, I've had mine since 2008 and added a D7000 last year and I think it's the perfect 2 body system for me....

Regards, Ray

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Tue 15-May-12 05:45 PM

Congrats on your "new" D700 and assorted other toys. As someone else mentioned, it's a beast and there's very little you can't do with it. I use it for weddings and other gigs and it's up to the task for just about anything. Enjoy!

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#47. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 46

sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Tue 22-May-12 11:05 PM

Congratulations!! and welcome to the Club...you'll love it.. best camera.

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#48. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 47

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Wed 27-Jun-12 03:53 PM

Hi Nikonians,

After a couple of months with my "new" toy, an a landscape workshop with it, i'm totally in love with it - for sure my most wise decision. A new world has been opened to me!
Once again, thank you all for your kind words, and for all the wisdom shared.
It´s an honor to belong to this Nikonians "family".

José

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#49. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 48

fyffem Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jun 2009
Thu 28-Jun-12 01:26 PM

Really considering this camera as a step-up to my D90, as opposed to spending over 1k more on the D800. Thanks for the insight.

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rkohli Registered since 26th Jul 2010
Thu 28-Jun-12 03:56 PM

>A new world has been opened to
>me!
>
>José
>

Most accurate description.
Bought my D700 a year back. The pop it gives to photographs is as loud as it's shutter.
Love it
Happy shooting
Rajeev

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#51. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

mkmull77 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2010
Thu 28-Jun-12 04:06 PM

I think you'll love, I bought mine last November in like new condition with just over 3800 exposures on it, it now has 5288 actuations. One of the first things I did was to purchase the MB-D10 grip for it. I haven't shot with my F5 or F4 since, it made me wonder why I hadn't bought one sooner.

Mike

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#52. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 50

KazeyBunch Registered since 03rd Jan 2012
Sat 07-Jul-12 03:49 AM

Congrats - you'll love it. I've shot over 20k since mid-November. I bought a second one last month. Couldn't be happier.

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#53. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 51

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Sat 07-Jul-12 08:02 AM

Hi Michael,

The grip MB-D10 was the first thing i bought too. I got used to this grips with my D90, and they never come off, together with the Kirk L-brackets.

José

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#54. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 53

den1429 Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Aug 2009
Wed 11-Jul-12 07:13 PM

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I hold my hands up too.. Just purchased a D700 + 24-70, got it yesterday and have been happily snapping away in sheer amazement at its low light capabilities. It really is outstanding. My other camera is the D300 and all controls and menus seem exactly the same. Done some homework before committing myself. The deciding factor was the low light possibilities, and the fact that my Kirk L plate and MB10 will fit this model. Looking forward to getting out and trying all my glass with this FX model.

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#55. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 54

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Wed 11-Jul-12 11:09 PM

Just received the Thom Hogan D700 Guide. A lot to study and learn.

José

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D_100 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 16-Jul-12 10:02 AM

Happy shootings Jose

regards Arthur



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#57. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

Paul94583 Registered since 09th Dec 2008
Tue 17-Jul-12 01:10 AM

I've been considering switching over to FX.

Question...what lenses, specifically would be suited for FX? I've read you should not use a DX lens on an FX body.

Paul

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#58. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 57

GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Tue 17-Jul-12 11:22 AM

Your Nikon 50/1.8 works great with an FX camera. The best mid range zoom lens for FX is the Nikon 24-70/2.8. A less expensive alternative is the Nikon 24-120/4.

Tristan

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#59. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 58

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Mon 04-Nov-13 07:36 PM | edited Mon 04-Nov-13 07:37 PM by espeto68

Hi Nikonians.

One year later i'm back with my "new" D700.

Just arrived from Nikon service for a CLA and rubber replace - it looks like brand new one.

In the meantime i bought the 70-200 2.8 VRII, which makes a great pair with the D700.

My next purchase will be the 24-70 2.8 (as my wishlist says)... and 14-24 2.8 (or 17-35 2.8) after.

My NAS is killing me (my wallet).

José

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#60. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 59

Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011
Wed 06-Nov-13 08:03 AM

NAS is almost identical to open wallet surgery!

Dave

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#61. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 59

wwp512 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Dec 2007
Wed 13-Nov-13 05:54 PM | edited Fri 15-Nov-13 03:06 AM by wwp512

Looks like you are on your way to the f/2.8 trio, congrat!

I got my 2nd hand D700 about 2 years ago, hitting 20K. Still loving it!

Don't know if we can talk $ here on this forum, but what is a CLA cost for the D700. Did you sent it in because it was "sick"? or just "routine maintenance"?

Wen

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#62. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 61

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Wed 13-Nov-13 10:39 PM

Hi Wen,

The trip to Nikon cost me 200€ (all rubber changed included), so the CLA was about 70€.

I sent it just to change the rubber and for routine maintenance.

As i'm not a pro (shoot 15K/year by camera), i send my cameras every 2/3 years for routine maintenance.

José

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#63. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 62

wwp512 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Dec 2007
Fri 22-Nov-13 04:25 PM

Jose, thanks for the reply. Apologize for MY late reply.

Enjoy your D700, I just love it every time I hear the shutter going off. A far cry from my D200!

Wen

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#64. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 0

kevinao73 Registered since 28th Aug 2013
Wed 27-Nov-13 06:50 AM

Congrats on the purchase!
I just picked up mine 2 months ago, haven't had enough time playing with it but everytime I do, I just love it more and more!
Love the color rendition better than my D7000 which always give a pink-ish cast. Love the shallow depth of field on FX, love the build of it, and love the accessibility of every single button for any function I want!

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oneeyedphoto Gold Member Nikonian since 11th May 2012
Fri 24-Jan-14 02:50 AM

Nice one Jose. Congratulations on your new purchase

Just last night I too succumbed to a bad case of NAS and ventured for the first time, into FX after shooting with my awesome D7K for the past 3 years. Managed to get hold of one in Oz for a bargain (but a lot more clicks than yours though - 41K).

Itching to try out some of my compatible lens arsenal in low light situations (NAS caused this disease too!). Will be keeping my D7K for the extra reach though when needed.

Joined this forum to see if, apart from a potentially dodgy hotshoe, is there anything else D700 owners should alert me to initially test a used D700, to see if my copy is a good one?

Lots of gear - Lots to learn!!

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#66. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 65

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Fri 24-Jan-14 11:17 AM

Enjoy your new purchase and welcome to the D700 user group. Besides the potential hotshoe issue, I can't think of anything else.

Cheryl

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#67. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 66

metalmariachi Registered since 20th Nov 2013
Sun 02-Feb-14 07:10 PM

I got my D700 for Christmas.
New (ish) in the box with all the goodies and less than 2k on the shutter count.

Love this camera, feels a lot like my old F3 and after a short learning period have every thing set up the way I like and those things I do change frequently where I can find them without searching through menus.

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#68. "RE: New D700 user" | In response to Reply # 67

jcsocalphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2013
Mon 03-Feb-14 03:32 PM

Welcome to the D700 Club - what a great camera... I still love mine coming up on three years (still my favorite to shoot, and I'm STILL learning things about it)!

Enjoy. It will treat you well for many years if you choose to keep it!

Jack
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