I recently completed another photo shoot with my D700. I had an SB-800 on a light stand in remote mode, the D700 set to commander mode with the pop-up flash set to -1 ev. Using a 50mm AF-D 1.4 set to f5 in aperture priority FX mode I was able to get close and obtain great background separation with no distortion. The colors and skin tones were spot on, as was exposure - the only post-processing required was cropping. I don't normally write about how great a new camera performs, but the D700 really is exceptional. I believe the D700 has finally delivered on the promise of digital imaging - configurability, image quality and ease of use that are simply superb. I don't enjoy sitting in front of a computer editing images- the more I can do in-camera the happier I am with the results. I'm sure there will be "better" cameras to come along - but I think the D700 will keep me happy for quite a while.
Jeff Pierce -
#3. "RE: D700 delivers" | In response to Reply # 0MikeLG Registered since 14th Oct 2008Sat 26-Sep-09 10:19 AM
I'm glad you're having so much fun with it. I upgraded from a Fujifilm S5 Pro (based on the D200) and the difference in both usability and output is nothing short of incredible. My D700 goes everywhere with me and my photography has definitely improved.
I also think that I'll be quite happy to continue using this for quite some time.
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#4. "RE: D700 delivers" | In response to Reply # 3