>If you had a D3 the buffer would have filled before the buffer >in your D700 did because believe it or not the D3 has a >slightly smaller buffer than the D700.
Wow, I didn't know that. How disappointing for the people that had a D3!
>Nikon did offer a buffer upgrade for the D3 for $500.00 if my >memory is correct that more than doubled the buffer capacity. >The Buffer in the D3s has over twice the capacity of the D700 >and a faster write speed as well. The buffer in the D4 is >well over twice the capacity of the D3s and with XQD cards >writes significantly faster as well.
Sounds like a D3s or D4 will fit my bill perfectly. Now to only come up with a few $$$$. It's interesting because I'm not normally one that shoots a lot of frames at one time. In my film days I used to use the motor drive just to advance the film. I'd take one shot and be ready for the next, but not machine gunning. Now in the days of digital I need to remind myself that it's okay to shoot a few frames at a time, but periodically I hit the buffer limit because of my enthusiasm.