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Nikon D700 using FX sensor

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  • Jul 2nd, 2008 9:02 pm
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Yup, officially announced, along with SB-900. Let's see what's Canon gonna do about it. The 5d replacement is overdue. When Nikon's D3x is out, Canon's prolly gonna lose even more market share.
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Price point is important, did a google and looking at 3000 usd roughly so it will be midway between D3 and D300, hopefully the 300 may drop a bit more to the 1500 cdn range with sale prices a bit less.

That might get me off my D200 :)
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Looks like an awesome camera. I still say Nikon badly needs to update their lens lineup (AF-S primes please!) but this D700 will be awesome without most of the bulk you'd get with a D3.

"Full-frame will make your pictures better!" :lol:
Deal with it.
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KorruptioN wrote:
Jul 1st, 2008 12:06 pm
but this D700 will be awesome without most of the bulk you'd get with a D3.
Unless you attach the vertical grip onto the D700, then it's bigger than the D3 :|
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i'm just glad i stuck with full frame lenses on my d80. by the time i need to replace it, full frame cameras will hit my price range. :)
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yup, bodies are more disposable than lenses are.
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Now, I need to figure out how to get rid of my 18-70mm DX~
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THINKPADT61 wrote:
Jul 1st, 2008 2:00 pm
Now, I need to figure out how to get rid of my 18-70mm DX~
would that actually make the difference for a $3000+ D700 body :confused:

You could get a d300 w/17-55mm 2.8 & sb800 for the around the price of the D700 body without lens - which would probably be the 24-70mm 2.8 !

With FF you'll gain: Ultra wide angle options (14-24 :cheesygri ), better high iso (1600 +) and some confidence, but that's about all. The D300 will gain reach (great for sports), budget, and be a great back up body to the D3/D700 one day!
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WillFi wrote:
Jul 1st, 2008 11:49 pm
would that actually make the difference for a $3000+ D700 body :confused:
duh, he can't use the 18-70 on a FF body.. and I don't think he was saying that from a money perspective.

Though this is RFD and the talk is supposed to be about saving a buck, but it doesn't apply to cameras like the D700. ;)
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N_Raged wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2008 1:34 am
duh, he can't use the 18-70 on a FF body.. and I don't think he was saying that from a money perspective.

Though this is RFD and the talk is supposed to be about saving a buck, but it doesn't apply to cameras like the D700. ;)
Duh, acutally you CAN use a DX lens with a Nikon FF body, it just goes into crop mode. I wouldn't suggest using it, but none the less you can.

I think Nikon has it nailed thought with the D700, combining the D300 mobility with the D3 capabilities! Surely some good times ahead.
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damn I forgot about that, sorry.
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Glad Nikon keep refreshing its line up. I am happy with my D2X. Will try to score a D3 when some users try to downgrade to D700.
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WillFi wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2008 8:30 am
Duh, acutally you CAN use a DX lens with a Nikon FF body, it just goes into crop mode. I wouldn't suggest using it, but none the less you can.

I think Nikon has it nailed thought with the D700, combining the D300 mobility with the D3 capabilities! Surely some good times ahead.
FF sensor will give me a better 3D effect i look for in a glamour shoot... the larger the sensor, the better... Detail is very important for me too~ but can't afford a D3x~

I can care less about ISO noise, as I usually use lowest iso setting... same with fps... i dont remember the last time i use continuous shooting mode...

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