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Brand new D700, and new to DSLR's, what best tips

Cheezy

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Cheezy Registered since 21st Aug 2009
Fri 21-Aug-09 12:42 PM

I finally took the plunge yesterday and ordered a D700 (from warehouse express in the UK at 5pm and it arrived this morning at 8:30am, you can't knock that, do exactly what they call themselves!.)
I havent actually seen it yet as I was already at work so it's sat there in it's box and I'm a bit excited.
I am a nikonian as I've owned two F301's and still have my beloved FM2n which I still intend to use (I know I probably wont once I get in to the D700). The reason I've waited so long is because I firmly believed there wasn't a DX out there that would match up to the black and whites I mainly do on the FM2n, plus my two lenses would effectively be redundent. All the FX camera's were too expensive,then came along the D700. I mainly take landscape and abstract, plus close ups. My main lens is a Ai-s 28- 85 f3.5-4.5 with macro,I have the standard lens Ai-s 50mm f1.8.

Reading up before I took the plunge what pursuded me was the ISo range, it totally blows my mind. My intention is to use app priority fixed speed and auto iso to 6400 max.I love taking low light , non tripoded images when I come across them.

So very long winded background and several questions:
1. What top tip would you give to a DSLR newby
2. What top tip would you give to a D700, old Ai-s user newby
3. Is my intended methodology the best, or is there a better set up?.

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