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corns5

Jupiter, US
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"RE: Why buy a D700"

corns5 Registered since 21st Mar 2008
Thu 03-Jul-08 04:33 PM

>On the other hand, if you shoot birds, you lose 1/3 of your
>focal length AND you lose sharpness outside the center of the
>frame due to the loss of the 1.6 crop. TC's don't work nearly
>as well for the same reason. You can crop, but then you are
>left with a 5 MP image where a D300 would have given you 12.
>Full frame cameras are a poor choice for long telephoto
>shooters.
>
>Different tools, different uses. One is not better than the
>other.
>
>Jason
What about one who uses long telephoto AND events??
I am an old film day Nikkormat user, whose lenses I replaced after purchasing the D80 in April- finally went digital! So now I have only a few lenses, the 70-300VR which I enjoy for flowers, birds, wildlife. I have the infamous cheap 50 1.8 and the one my dh purchased with the camera, the only DX I own 18-135. I would love to do events, and am still learning, recently purchased the SB800 as well, and was considering the 17-55 DX. Not now, since the D700 is out. It would be an extreme purhase on my part, as a wife and mom,(husband is the bread winner here) on a budget, in a tough economy for us, as a hobby, learning, thinking of eventually going pro years from now. I have been rethinking of how much money this is for us, if I can swing it, and of course how great this would be. I never used flash much with my old film days, so the D700 would be wonderful without the need for flash, however I love the reach of my 70-300; the best of both worlds would be to keep my D80 and get the D700 and continue then to spend $ on FX format lenses only. With the D90 coming soon, that would put the value of the D80 down for re-sale, I would think too. Oh well. Time to rethink this again. Money is the only (big) problem for me, I would LOVE to have this lens, with the D3 results that I see! In time, I will see if I can swing it- but is it necessary, no; sounds so wonderful though! In the meantime, lens $ goes into camera savings....

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