Comments from D800 owners upgraded from D700 please

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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KennethKwok
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Comments from D800 owners upgraded from D700 please
May 4, 2012

Format Classes

I quite believe the "class" theory. All in class are similar, with minor differences.

All compact cameras are similar, with minor differences.
All APS-C are similar, with minor differences, and are much better than compact
All FX are similar, with minor differences, and are much better than APS-C

All Medium Format are similar, with minor differences, and are much better than FX

Of course, there are advantages of every format.
E.g. I love the infinite depth of field of compacts, and
the shallow depth of field of FX.
They are useful in different situations.

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So, when people say that D3X, and now D800 (possibly better than D3X)
can approach/equal the medium format, I am pleasantly surprised.

If a D800 (albeit expensive), is equal to a medium format,
allows use of my own stock of Nikon Nikkor lens,
have portability,
has faster frame rate
it seems too good to miss.
I thought that I would never be able to touch Medium format quality.

So, I am really curious to know what new D800 owners feel.
Is it worthwhile to upgrade from D700.

I have enjoyed my D700 for about 3 years now.
I only use it to take family photos, including 2 and 6 year olds.
I have to admit that I often take the photos quite quickly.
I don't think my rapidly moving kids would allow me a minute to slowly think
about my shot.
So, I now try to include more into the frame, and I crop later.
Works quite well.

For really good photographer that can frame precisely how they want,
D700 (12MP) is enough. I know that you good photographers do not
need the cropping (as much).
But Cropping is certainly useful to me.
And more Megapixel means higher ability for cropping.

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So I really appreciate opinions of D800 users migrating from D700.

Thanks.

 KennethKwok's gear list:KennethKwok's gear list
Nikon D700 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D +3 more
Nikon D3X Nikon D700 Nikon D800
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