>Isn't a D700 and a D800 clearly better than two >D700s? What possible drawback could there be?
One fails on a paid shoot.
>Personally I am undaunted by 4fps, given I used to get good >sports photos with a manual wind Honeywell Pentax SP1,000.
I was shooting football for years on an AE-1/AE-1 Program. Upgraded to a T-70 which shot at a BLISTERING 0.7fps! I still have that camera (bought it in 1986) and it still works. Put new AA batteries in it last year for the first time since about 1988 and it fired right up.