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Should I buy FX700?


Brownsville, US
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paullgj Basic Member
Thu 17-Jul-08 11:27 PM

I know, only I can answer that question. I've had a hard time making the transition from film to digital, and it's not IQ, but the change in perspective that stymies me. My current dSLR is D80/16-85 zoom. Left over from my film days are just about all the 2.8 AI/AIS primes from 24 mm to 200 mm plus two good zooms - 28-105 and 75-150. These are all much faster than the 16-85 I'm currently using, and all come back to life on the FX700.

Yes, $3,000, is a lot of money, but there are no additional lenses to purchase. It actually becomes more economical than adding new fast lenses to the D80 or a D300.

My only hangup (besides price) is the size. I do a lot of backpack/nature/trekkinng/travel type stuff where small size and not being conspicuous are important.

All things considered, this seems to be the first dSLR I'm actually excited about purchasing.