The D700 was the body for which I had been looking since they started making digital camera. As a matter of fact I was hoping that they would make a digital camera back for the F5. I remember seeing an article about a digital back for the F5 but my wish never came trough. And suddenly, only a few months after I purchased the D300, the D700 came out. I went to my Camera store and without any hesitation, I bought the D700. Finally I had the digital F5 replacement. I still have the F5, I take it out a few times a year, just for the fun of holding it. I have the same feeling for the D700 plus all my lenses are FX.