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DX users looking to go FX. What would fellow Nikonians do.... Budget is around $3,500...

icslowmo

Surprise, US
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icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Mon 27-Feb-12 11:52 PM

I have a D800E pre-ordered now, coming from a D7000 and am wondering what you all would recommend in light of D700 price drop and all??? I have 24-70mm F2.8 and plan on getting 70-200mm F2.8 VRII. Also have a 70-300mm VR for a little more reach. And for low light I have a 50mm F1.4G.

Poll result (15 votes)
D800(E)
(6 votes)Vote
D700
(0 votes)Vote
Wait for D700 replacement
(2 votes)Vote
D700 + more glass...
(7 votes)Vote

  

icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#1. "RE: DX users looking to go FX. What would fellow Nikonians do.... Budget is around $3,500..." | In response to Reply # 0

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Tue 28-Feb-12 01:16 AM

I will add I use my camera for general use at the moment.... I would like to do small events, maybe weddings in the future.... but like landscape as well.... so to me a D800(E) seems to be the right choice but justed wanted some input from D700 users on what you all would do... thx for any input

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#2. "RE: DX users looking to go FX. What would fellow Nikonians do.... Budget is around $3,500..." | In response to Reply # 1

JosephK Silver 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 17th Apr 2006
Tue 28-Feb-12 02:10 AM

Since low-light sports is not in your goals, the D800 would be a good upgrade since you already have a good lens collection planned.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#3. "RE: DX users looking to go FX. What would fellow Nikonians do.... Budget is around $3,500..." | In response to Reply # 2

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Tue 28-Feb-12 03:13 AM

I find iso 3200 to be the max for small prints on my D7000 to meet my taste. So from what I can find on the D800, is that iso 6400 or maybe 12800 are usable... so a little more speed is welcome. So if I were to shoot low light sports, the D700's fps would most likely fit better if I'm correct... Usable iso range seems to be about the same between D700 and D800 from early test pics on the net that I've seen and played with.... thx for the input Joseph...


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