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Martin Turner

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"RE: Second D3 or D700?"

Martin Turner Moderator Expert professional PJ & PR photographer Nikonian since 19th Jun 2006
Sun 02-Jun-13 07:57 PM

I have a D3 and a D800, and used to shoot with work's D700.

For a similar price, I would pick up the D3 over the D700 because it a much more responsive camera. I bought the D800 because it does something which the D3 can't do — oversized files for easier advertising shooting — while retaining the ISO performance.

Once you've kitted out the D800 with the battery grip _and_ the D4 style battery with its super-expensive charger, though, the price has risen by almost another 50%.

The D4, by contrast, was a camera I absolutely loved, but it didn't give enough more than the D3 where the D3 was strong, especially not for the price.

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