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Three reasons why I will not be getting a D700.

The Long Ranger

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"RE: Three reasons why I will not be getting a D700."

The Long Ranger Registered since 25th Aug 2007
Fri 15-Aug-08 12:33 PM | edited Fri 15-Aug-08 12:38 PM by The Long Ranger

Hi Beach Bum...

>N said it best... 17-35 (superior to 17-55, sorry).

I think you put it all pretty well...except for the opinion of the 17-55DX vs. the 17-35...

Let's say I mounted a 17-55DX on a D300 and metering had me at f/5.6 @ 1/250th and I took a perfectly well lit and composed image of you. Then, I mounted a 17-35 on a D700 and set it at 25mm and took the very same image...same shutter speed, aperture, lighting and composition...with both bodies using the same CF card.

Then let's say I printed them both on a top quality printer and paper as 8x10's and compared, i.e., scrutinized them both very, very closely and carefully.

I'd say anyone would probably be very hard pressed to tell which was which although I have a hunch the color rendition might be slightly superior with the 17-55.

My point is simply this... I can read ad nauseum about how a certain lens doesn't have this or that, but when I print images taken with such a "mediocre" lens, I'm often very pleased at how those imagages actually wind up looking on paper.

So, with regard to the 17-55DX versus the 17-35, I'd say they're both very comparable in terms of producing truly fine IQ...on paper. But, as they say, your mileage may vary...

I'd very much welcome any and all thoughts...

Dick
The Long Ranger
A Telephoto Lovin' Nikonian

"There are none so blind as those who would not see..."

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