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Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Thu 07-Mar-13 03:20 AM

Well it has arrived and in wonderful nick! So far I am really happy with it, especially the low light! Which is what I was looking for coming from a D300.

Two things I really notice is the shutter is a lot more 'mechanical' sounding than the D300, louder in fact and a other is the control joy stick type button on the back feels loose and sloppier, it sticks up more. But obviously is because they are different cameras!

Am really looking forward to playing with this camera!! Thanks everyone for backing my gut feeling that this was the camera I wanted/needed!

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avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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#1. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Thu 07-Mar-13 03:04 AM

Congratulations, Marilyn!

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MEMcD

US
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#2. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 07-Mar-13 03:16 AM

Hi Marilyn,

Congratulations on your new D700.
Enjoy!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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#3. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 2

Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Thu 07-Mar-13 03:28 AM

Yup played with it more and I am loving it. Poor D300 has served me so well, travelled everywhere and now is languishing in my camera case... even had it's blackrapid strap taken away...

Off with old, on with the new.. Although it will come out in a couple of weeks when I go to a one day equestrian event. Love the extra reach then! And it is outdoors!

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spraay2236

US
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#4. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

spraay2236 Registered since 26th Feb 2012
Thu 07-Mar-13 08:51 PM

Congratulations on the new camera!

Learning a little bit more, every day...

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shadygreg

US
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#5. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

shadygreg Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2012
Fri 08-Mar-13 12:15 AM

Congrats on the "new" camera. You will love it.

f5titan

HILO, US
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#6. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

f5titan Platinum Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2006
Fri 08-Mar-13 12:59 AM

"...especially the low light!" And I certainly agree, my results have been consistently good.

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Gene Duprey

Cedar Rapids, US
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#7. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 6

Gene Duprey Registered since 08th Feb 2013
Sat 09-Mar-13 06:47 PM

Congrats on the new D700, you will enjoy using it. The D700 is definitely a loud camera sound wise, and my only complaint. Have not seen any control issues though, it is a well built body. Mine is now my second camera to my D4, a much quieter body, and super performer.

Cheers,
Gene

Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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#8. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 7

Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Mon 11-Mar-13 05:05 AM

Took it to a little circus that came to town, and although the light wasn't that dim, shows it can do it's stuff!! Am really happy just have to get used the the full frame. Only took the 24-70 with me, so no close ups..

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hillsidekim

Hillside, US
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#9. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

hillsidekim Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2008
Wed 20-Mar-13 10:03 PM | edited Wed 20-Mar-13 10:08 PM by hillsidekim

Congrats on your "NEW" D700. I had a D200 and D300 and got a deal on a D700 w/grip (less than 1800 actuations). Sold the D200 and am very happy with the D300/D700 combo. You're gonna be very happy.
Kim
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Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Thu 21-Mar-13 06:03 PM

Congratulations on your new D700, Marilyn

Enjoy it.


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Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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#11. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 10

Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Tue 26-Mar-13 10:32 PM

Tried it out indoors the other day and am sooo happy ISO 2000 and still really usable woooooo.

But having said this took the D300 to the One Day Event and it took super shots miles away and after cropping they were still usable. Also took portraits of some children and they came out lovely. The 70-200 is no slouch.

So I feel I have the perfect combination of cameras and lenses now. One happy little camper...

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James23p

Memphis, US
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#12. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004
Wed 27-Mar-13 02:39 AM

Congrats on the D700 I love mine!

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MysticCowboy

Port Townsend, US
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#13. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 12

MysticCowboy Registered since 27th Oct 2012
Wed 27-Mar-13 02:54 AM

I'll add my congratulations. Great acquisition of a fine camera. Funny that you love the shutter sound. It's the one thing I dislike about the camera. Different strokes and all that.

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Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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#14. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 13

Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Wed 27-Mar-13 11:22 PM

I agree with you I do not like the shutter sound, thought there was something wrong with it when I got it.. Still I can live with that!!

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ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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#15. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Sun 31-Mar-13 08:33 PM

Marilyn -- When I got my first D700 about 6 months after they appeared (I have two now) my vocabulary the first several weeks was pretty much limited to one word: "Wow!" After three years I still experience a "Wow" feeling quite often, although I am coming more and mores simply to expect superior performance. I think you are at the point in obtaining photo equipment where you can focus on lenses. Things will only get better from here on out. My conclusion about the D700 is that it is a camera that has finally exceeded the capability of the best film/camera combinations I enjoyed during my 50 years of photgraphy. Enjoy!

Alan
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Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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#16. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 15

Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Tue 02-Apr-13 01:02 AM

Thanks Alan. I am lucky in that I have all the lenses that I want now. I got them first.... and used them with my D300... so I am one spoilt girl..

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ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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#17. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 16

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Tue 02-Apr-13 06:35 PM

Marilyn - That was smart to get the glass you wanted. The 35-70 is an amazing performer and can almost be stolen on the used market. I had one for a long time and probably shouldn't have sold it. It was -- in retrospect -- an awesome walk around lens: small, sharp and a constant f2.8 aperture. Enjoy your camera and the Nikonians web site. There are not a lot of questions you can ask and not get a prompt, concise and correct response here. People are very respectful and courteous as well.

Alan
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Partytrooper2

Adelaide, AU
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#18. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 17

Partytrooper2 Registered since 17th Oct 2008
Wed 03-Apr-13 03:02 AM

oops I have not updated my stuff, I sold that lens for what I bought it for and bought the 24-70, which I love.... but a lot heavier...

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Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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#19. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 0

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Wed 03-Apr-13 07:20 PM

Hi Marilyn

Glad you are enjoying your new D700. I got mine last July and I say wow every time I take a photo.

I dont really think about the shutter too much, Im just so glad the darn thing focuses properly.

Have fun

Karen

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nevan

MU
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#20. "RE: "new" D700" | In response to Reply # 19

nevan Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Mar 2011
Wed 10-Apr-13 02:13 AM

Hi to all,
i'm back on the forum after some while.
I back up everything that has been said about the D700.
I just still love mine after more than a year.(i feel the same about the 'clak' sound too...)
I have the same combination of cameras(D300 & D700).The D300 has just been serviced and i'm enjoying it again.
I covered a wedding last Sunday on the beach.I used my 2 sb900.I like the result.
So i wish you good work with your 2 cameras.


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