I decided to get a D700 after taking 2300 photos at the Wings Over Houston Airshow with my D300s this past weekend. The D700 arrived yesterday and I will take it out for a spin this weekend at the Balloon Show at NASA. Oh! I also got the new 28-300 and a 14-24.
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#3. "RE: New Toys!" | In response to Reply # 2musical Registered since 12th Feb 2010Thu 28-Oct-10 10:08 PM
It sounds enviable. I clicked on your gallery? Nothing yet. Hey, you might need the fish eye from Nikon? The 16mm 2.8. Wouldn't that be a gas. Ok, I suggested it. Your post sent me dreaming and that was an idea I "dreamt" of.
The rounded lines common to aeronautical design made me think of their fx fisheye itself. A rounded prop. A helicopter's rotor. Turbine blades. Dials. The curve of a cockpit. It would be merely a novelty, but seems cool. Well, I wish you well and it sounds really nice. I have a d700 of course, for 3 weeks now.
#4. "RE: New Toys!" | In response to Reply # 3KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 30-Oct-10 12:25 AM
True story - when I got my first DSLR after having sold my last film SLR a dozen years prior, I promised myself I would get a long dreamed about fisheye at some point. When I went to purchase the just introduced D80 I made a snap decision to get the better spec'ed D200. But my chosen 18-200 lens was way oversubscribed in those days and would be a two month wait. So I walked out of the shop with a D200 and the 10.5mm fisheye. I shot with nothing else for near two months
I no longer own the D200 or 18-200 but I still have the 10.5mm.
Good job OP on selecting a great kit. The D700 cam kills! Just used mine again last night for indoor theatre. Once again it performed like an extension of my vision. The D700 has a way of enabling rather than limiting your shooting like very few other cameras even now can match!
Best regards, SteveK
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