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Please talk me out of buying a D700.

Arizona_Steve

Chandler, US
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Arizona_Steve Registered since 31st Dec 2004
Fri 26-Sep-08 08:23 PM

It's been a year or two since I suffered my last attack of NAS. So having hopped back on here, I find that the D700 is out - full frame goodness in a D300-sized package.

I had a D70 from 2004 to 2006. Since 2006 I've been using a D200. So it seems that the urge to pick up a new camera body strikes about once every two years. In addition to this, I've been picking up high-end glass and generally avoiding DX lenses, although I have two of those - a Nikon 10.5mm fisheye and a Tokina 12-24mm. My other lenses (all Nikon) include a 28-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 200-400mm f/4, as well as 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8 and 105mm f/2.8 (macro) primes.

I am purely an amateur, and my main photographic interests include wildlife, landscape, macro and people. I've done the occasional wedding, photographed landscapes at night and attended the odd drag race or airshow. In short, pretty much anything goes, and I have cobbled together the equipment to match.

Note that in the case that I do buy a D700, I'm considering getting my D200 converted for infra-red photography.

So tell me why do I need a D700? What can it do for my photography that my current D200 will not? I'm very interested in the high ISO capabilities, but would it in anyone's experience help me to take my photography to a new level?

Thoughts, please.

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