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My D700 arrived today . . . bye-bye D300

agitater

Toronto, CA
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agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Sun 27-Jul-08 02:23 AM | edited Sun 27-Jul-08 04:21 PM by agitater

After seven years of digital sensor crop factors, my D3 and now the D700 have finally got me back on track. 35mm is once again 35mm. I said a wistful goodbye to my DX lenses today (including a fantastic 17-55mm f/2.8) and goodbye to multiplying by 1.5 every time I had to choose a lens to use.

I've got a 24-70 f/2.8 on the D3 and a 70-300VR on the D700. It's a fine combination. Now I'm going to forget about spending money for a while (gasp) and spend a lot more time shooting than ever before. These two cameras can make you forget all your troubles (whatever they are).

The Markins P300U plate does not fit the D700. Markins doesn't have a D700 plate yet and Really Right Stuff is just taking orders for a D700 plate. Specs aside, the D700 looks and feels (and actually is) slightly bulkier than the D300. Took delivery today at Henry's (Pickering) store just outside of Toronto. Early bird (online) orders made as soon as the new model was officially posted on the camera store web sites are getting fast delivery from Nikon apparently. Of course early birds also have to deal with most of the unsquashed bugs in firmware too! No problems so far.

I've been shooting the D700 since 12 noon today. It's now 10:15 PM and it's pitch black outside so I had to stop. D700 questions gladly answered here until a sysop move this thread to a D700 topic/forum.

I'm going to continue posting my experiences with the D700 over the next few days (or until someone screams "ENOUGH ALREADY!").

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