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D700 first impressions What yours ??


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ghamden Registered since 01st Apr 2007
Wed 13-Aug-08 03:02 AM | edited Thu 14-Aug-08 01:18 AM by ghamden

Just recieved my D700 box even looks solid

1- Better built than d300 feels more solid
2- Image quilty with standard settings looks ok
3- IQ with portrait and landscape pictue controls great
4- Need to customize picture control to personnel liking
5- Focus is good
6-image compression is better my 4g cf on d300 197 images on the D700 around 205 varies
7- Buttons and switches feel more solid durable
8- NO Noise big improvement over D300 which you could find noise even at 200 iso.
9- Battery grip to me is a must
10- Seems like NX2 is sluggish with D700 nef's i see a patch coming?
11- Viewfinder is excellent very large and clear and bright also has a built-in shutter to block stray light when using tripod
12- No blown out reds an issue i had with D300

My humble opinion once you get used to the feel of the D700 and its settings this will most likey be a long term keeper Nikon will have to offer something pretty amazing to get you to replace this camera.

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