I have a D300 I bought about 3 months ago.. I alrady have D700 NAS!! After a long break from photog, I had twin baby boys.. I got a D300 and right back into taking pics daily; took a course, weekly downloads/dumps to friends/family, joined all online groups, etc. I'm hooked!! I am into available light, low lite, portrait, candids, family, general photo, etc. I refuse to use a flash!! I love avail lite pics. But I find myself taking pics above 1600 ISO often, trying to use Noise Ninja to reduce all the noise and blurrs. Not fun. Plus my wife is hypercritical..
However, I am not a pro!! I also do not take pics of landscape or wideangle anything. My first mission is to document my children's lives and ours as we suffer through this all!!!
So, I recently have been thinking about spend some more $$$ on photo stuff. I only use a 50mmf1.4 lens right now. I was thinking of adding an 85mmf1.4, 24/35mm lens, and Expodisc. But now I'm thinking about the D700.. And if I had a D700, 50mm, & 85mm lens I think I would be set for a while. (Until the kids are outside and truly mobile).
Now: Advice Please.. Anyone go from D300 to D700 with feedback? Am I better off spending the $$$ on more glass and occaions to take pics?
I am one who had the D300 and uograded to the D700. My main reason was I wanted to setup my kit fir the future and it looks like FX will be the way to go. So I sold the D300 after having it for 4 months, while I could still get a good price.
From what you mentioned that you like shooting in available light and you don't like flash, I would say for sure go for the D700. Its low light performance will amaze you. I don't think you will regret buying it
Add one more to the list of people going from the D300 to the D700. I can make you a promise. If you get the D700 and the 85mm, f/1.4 lens you can forget the 50mm. You'll probably never take the 85mm off the camera.
And the ability of the D700 to use high ISO and have very little, if any, noise will just plain amaze you.
Get the D700. You'll be glad you did.
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