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D700 - To FX or not to FX - DX is the question!

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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"RE: D700 - To FX or not to FX - DX is the question!"

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 25-Jun-13 10:02 AM

You don't tell us why you feel the need to go to the FX format. That's not uncommon - many folks think it's automatically "better" but in individual cases it may not be the best option.

Given that you want FX, can't run to a D800 (or, presumably, a D4), and you want to stick with CF cards, you don't have much choice - it would have to be the D700.

But... what will a D700 give you? Your lens choices would be very limited. In real terms, a D700 will be about one stop better in noise at high ISO values - and that's pretty much it. I used a D300 and D700 alongside each other for a year or so, and in average-to-good lighting I could see no difference between them.

Have you considered the option of a D300s?

Other than that, you would have to compromise on one or more requirements.

By the way - the DX crop mode of a D600 offers about 10.3MP, not 12.1MP.

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

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