I haven't posted here for a while, but I hope someone with D700 expertise can help.
I recently purchased a used D700 with ~20,000 shutter actuations. I have two FX lenses: the second version 24-120 zoom (purchased used) and a new 16-35mm zoom. I've been an avid D300 user and have had great success with that camera, so I was really looking forward to the D700.
The D700 images are quite disappointing. In Lightroom 4 they appear washed out, so I wonder if have set something incorrectly or if there is another problem. Shots taken at fairly close or near range exhibit excellent sharpness, but at longer distances I am not experiencing the type of shrpness I had expected from this camera. It's the same with both lenses so I doubt a lens is the problem. I'm shooting RAW.
Hello, and thanks for the input! All good suggestions.
I have determined that most if not all of the "problem" is attributable to the import settings in Lightroom. By default Lightroom uses "Adobe Standard" as the camera calibration profile for the D700. Changing that to "Camera Standard" (as per a suggestion on Adobe Lightroom Forums) provides a much better image. That makes me happy as I have a Lightroom catalog of almost 50,000 images and will not migrate to another software program on account of a camera. A shame that Nikon will not allow the user the choice of an open RAW format like DNG (as Leica does).