Hello good Nikon people
Yesterday I sold my D300 that I had since 2008 and have taken around 17K photos with it.
I sold because for my concert photos I need more ISO and D300 stopped in practice on 1600. I always have looked at the D700, as far as I can see it gives not bad at ISO 6400.
I have alas looked into the D3s, but an nice used d3s here in Norway cost the same as an new D800 (around 4000USD/25000NOK), but an nice used D700 usually is around 1650USD (10000NOK)
Im not into video, never missed it on my D300, so that is not an concern for me, only hope my 70-200 VRI isn't too shabby on an FX compared to the VRII.
#2. "RE: Sold my D300, D700 next?" | In response to Reply # 0
I've had great results as high as ISO 8000, by getting exposure as close to perfect as possible, and perhaps a touch of noise reduction in post processing.
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#3. "RE: Sold my D300, D700 next?" | In response to Reply # 0
I won't even attempt to advise you on the "value" of one over the other, but I recently pickedup up a used D3s, adding it to my D700. I shoot a lot of high school sports under outside lights.
In my experience, I've found the images from the D3s at ISO 12,800 to be of noticably (though not dramatically) better quality than those from the D700 at ISO 6400. Mind you, the D700 at 6400 is still very usable and prior to using the D3s, I was very impressed. But even at 12,800 the images from the D3s are not only showing less noise, they also seem to hold truer colors and more natural/realistic contrast.
Only you can answer the value question, but there is a definite improvement with the D3s over D700. Can't really speak to the D800 at all.
#4. "RE: Sold my D300, D700 next?" | In response to Reply # 0
Started to look into D3 too now, here in Norway D3 and D700 is almost same prize on the 2.hand market. But the D3s is almost same prize as an new D800.
As far as I can understand, the D800 is better on video than the D4, but the D4 is better at everything else. (to bad the D4 is too expensive)