Wed 03-Sep-08 04:12 AM | edited Sat 28-Feb-09 03:02 AM by jrp
We have started the D700 book, second in the series after the D300, coming out in a few weeks.
We will be needing images as chapter separators, in vertical format.
Think of images that could only have been taken with the D700 or are made easier with the D700.
Please post them here at a max size of 900 pixels at the longest side in sRGB color space.
Those chosen, photographers will be contacted and asked to send a high resolution copy at 6x9 inches, 300ppi (1,800 x 2,700 pixels) in RGB color space and all tech data in a text/doc file. Photographers will be given full credit of course.
Take your time, deadline will be January 31, 2009; midnight, community servers time.
Btw, I just realized that I would have had a more difficult time taking that shot if not for the D700. Because it was so dark over the ocean, I couldn't see out of the viewfinder when I was framing the shot. So I used the virtual horizon to make sure I was level.
>DrRoebuck... is that you in the shadow projected on the wall >where the service station sign is? > >Just wondering... It could be the self-portrait of a D700 >user, right? Hahaha. Funny ... Yeah, unfortunately, I couldn't get out of the shot.
Good day all, New Nikonian here and brand new D700 owner (as of yesterday!). Longtime F3 user and Velvia devotee, the D700 is my first foray into digital cameras. I'm overwhelmed by how much I don't know but 'tis an exciting journey -- the camera offers capabilities I find astounding (and perplexing).
My submission is a good example. Backlit (sunset) of Mt. Rainier, shot at ISO 5000 (i was experimenting) with a Nikkor 185. Expecting to see a silhouette, I was amazed to see front detail and color -- and relatively modest noise. From what I've been reading here on Nikonian, few cameras outside of the D700 could have captured this image (ergo my submission!).
Looking forward to hanging out with you all. Rick Nikonian from Seattle
I have had my D700 for about a month, upgraded from D300 and all I can say is WOW!!! I love this D700. Shot these at Lake Powell. No Post Processing done to these shots. D700, Nikon 80-400 VR, f5.3 @ 270mm, 1/500sec, ISO 250
D700, Nikkor 24-120VR, f/18 @ 120mm, 1/200sec, ISO 250
I have just recently (mid August) purchased D700 as second FX body to my D3 so I had some idea what to expect. Great is the imager cleaning feature which I was missing on D3. I would like more if the viewer was showing more that 95% that is probably my only complaint. I tested it now during trip to Madeira using my wide angle lenses which once again became really wide angled on FX body. (Although I will probably still keep D300 for use with long lenses my Tokina 100-300mm/f4 works nicely on it).
Titled: Silhouette Red Tailed Hawk I shot this with th D700 in the desert. I panned with the D700 in Normal Program. Following the Hawk I fired off many shots and when he flew in near the sun the D700 changed exposure settings quickly and dramatically - the only one in the sequence. File Info:
What a great camera to be able to adapt to extreme lighting conditions so quickly.
Sat 27-Sep-08 11:28 AM | edited Sat 28-Feb-09 12:52 AM by jrp
The creative possibilities offered by the high ISO performance and a lens like the 14-24mm are simply stunning. This was taken handheld after dusk at 1600 ISO, 14mm f/6.3 1/125 sec. Not possible to do with anything but a D700 or D3 with the 14-24mm.
I purchased my D700 Friday afternoon and then shot two games Friday night at two different high school stadiums. Using my 70-200 f/2.8 The first one had great lighting for a high school, the second one was the worse lighting I ever shot high school football in. The great field was shot at ISO 6400, 155mm f/2.8 I played with the SS-between 800 & 1000 my program is not showing what SS was used in this shot.
The bad field was shot at ISO 3600, 200mm f/2.8 Again, I palyed with the SS-between 800-1000 my program is not showing the SS used in this shot.
NO POST PRODUCTION > All I can say is the D700 out shot anything I ever got out of my two D300's or my one D200. Post Production was a automatic job after a game...not > Off to the editor and I'm in bed early!
Sun 05-Oct-08 02:45 AM | edited Sun 05-Oct-08 02:55 AM by MichaelAlan
From my first senior portrait session with the D700. I didn't see any portraits posted here yet so hopefully it isn't just nature and landscape work that is up for grabs...
I have never had such sharp photos out of camera before and the pop-up flash used in commander mode has proven to be so reliable that my Pocket Wizards have no need to come out of my bag anymore. Plus the dynamic range of this camera is nothing like I have ever seen before.
Attached are some photos from a recent fire of historic hotel in Rozelle (White Bay Hotel), a suburb very close to the city of Sydney Australia. It is thought the fire was deliberately lit as it is heritage listed and parties owning it were thought to have other ideas for the property. As a result of this fire the building partially collapsed and closed one of Sydneys main arterial roads for more than 12 hours causing traffic chaos. The building was demolished the following day as it was deemed unsafe. The shooting conditions for these photos were terrible. Not only was it dark, but it was raining heavily. To get a decent shot I had to shoot without flash otherwise the light from the flash would illuminate the water droplets as they fell. All of these shots were taken between 5000 and 6400 ISO. One ended up being published with a story in the Sunday Telegraph. My Nikon D700 was drenched but not once did it fail to operate. These shots would definitely NOT have been possible without the unique qualities of D700 sensor!!
The D700 has given me more dynamic range, both through the new FX sensor and Active D-Lighting. The 14-bit NEFs also improved the recovery of shadows and highlights. The larger sensor photosites allows me to use smaller apertures like f/16 without worrying about diffraction and loss of contrast! I love this camera!
I shot medium format (Hasselblad) for some 40 years and have gone through two Olympus digital cameras since then. Sucker for wide-angle so it was time for a D700 and 14-24mm lens. These were taken before dawn yesterday at the Fullerton, Ca. AMTRAK station. Hand held, available light. Outside shot ISO 3200 1/20 @ f/2.8. Inside 1/20 @ f/2.8. There is some little motion blur but not bad for hand held. The ability to handle the low light blew me away. White balance has been adjusted for the tungsten light sources.
Here are some from a Senior portrait session I just did on Saturday. I am still awe struck at how sharp these images look right out of camera. It really makes me question why I ever shot Canon in the first place!
Those are all some great shots guys. The only thing to consider is that they are looking for vertical formatted images. If they choose yours then you will have to do some cropping to get it vertical for them.
Since I don't really have a clue what I am doing with uploading pictures, could you tell me why my picture looks too small? I made it 900 pixs on the longest side (I had cropped it to an 11x14 before I did this) and saved it for the web. It just looks too small. Any help would be appreciated.
Just got my D700 and took it on it's maiden voyage. Grand Central Station, New York City. Being determined to use the high ISO and not use flash. The attached image was made at ISO 6400, f8 1/100 second with the Nikkor 24-120 VR lens. The image was RAW and needed small adjustment and made in Aperture 2.0. FANTASTIC!!!