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D90 vs D700 thinking of switching

fwellers

Ashburn, US
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fwellers Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Nov 2008
Sat 26-Jun-10 09:58 PM

I know another one. Sorry about that.
I've read all the others, so I feel fairly sure I understand all the pros and cons.
My main reason for wanting to switch is that it seems to me I would get the highest dynamic range, tonal and color quality that I can afford. Also the extra stop or 3 of ISO would be very liberating when I shoot inside and don't have a tripod.
Of course it doesn't hurt that I would get more buttons for more frequently used options, and a more robust body, faster autofocus on my D lenses, and better AF in general, a better viewfinder for my older eyes etc...

But am I fooling myself about the difference in the quality between these 2 bodies ? The reason I ask is that I thought DXO was a very highly respected authority on these things. I was doing the compare between the d90 and d700 and if I'm interperting the results correctly ( they even have images that show on the graph to illustrate the differents in the data points ), it shows very little noticable differnence between the 2 bodies.

Can some experts chime in to help me know if this is the image quality is really significantly better or not between the two ? Assuming pro and semi pro glass, and most kinds of shooting except sport.

http://tinyurl.com/2bvg4zq

Thank you.

Peace,
Floyd

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