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Is the D700 still worth getting?

KazeyBunch

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"RE: Is the D700 still worth getting?"

KazeyBunch Registered since 03rd Jan 2012
Tue 22-May-12 06:22 PM | edited Tue 22-May-12 06:23 PM by KazeyBunch

YES! Definitely a lot of hype over the D800, but I haven’t fallen for it. I'm sure it's an amazing body, but the D700 is all the camera I need. I plan on buying a second one as a backup. I shoot a D700 professionally on sports, urban, portraiture and nature with 14-24, 24-70 & 70-200mm high-end Sigma & Nikkor glass. I print up to 16x24 with amazing quality (capture in RAW, process in ACR, convert to TIFF) and no worries about viewing distance - and can go bigger if I need to. The D700 is basically a D800 without video. The D700 also gives you a choice of DX or FX framing – a nice tool if I want a bit more “reach” with my 200 for in-camera cropping. I’d rather have a full frame 12MP than a cropped 16MP any day. The full frame yields better overall quality, low light performance, and dynamic range. The D700 is versatile, reliable and sturdy. There’s a reason it’s the official camera of the US military. For the shooting scenarios you describe however, the D7000 seems adequate. But if you’re going to invest in high-end glass, consider the FX vs. DX formatting, as not all lenses work on both. So plan ahead. In addition to used, watch for refurbished D700s and open box deals. I got mine for a steal because the box was open. Cheers.

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