Which full frame Nikon body is safe to buy?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
T O Shooter
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Re: or just buy a d4....
In reply to snoopygirl, Apr 19, 2013

snoopygirl wrote:

If you can buy in person from a camera shop you should be able to try it there and determine there is nothing wrong with the copy in your hands.

I have been using D700 since it came out and was planning to upgrade to D800E but instead have decided to wait out the NEXT gen as there is basically nothing wrong my my camera and I honestly feel like a 300mm f/2.8 would add more to my bottom line than a new body.  I was going to use my D700 as backup but the colour rendition is preferable to me over the newer cameras.

Just buy from a reputable source which will take it back if there is an issue.  MOST of these cameras are fine straight out of the box.  I think you are experiencing internet amplification which is giving you reservations.

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You wouldn't go wrong recomsidering the 800e. While I did have some inconsistent focus, the FW update fixed that.  Maybe not quite as good as my D4, but the 800 is not a full on pro body, and it's also not $6000. You will find a dramatic improvement over the D700. I had a D700 prior to my D800 and one since as I thought maybe the difference is not that big, but after a short time I resold that D700 as well.  I just picked up a 300 2.8 and while it is a great lens, especially if you have a sherpa to lug it around, I think you will get the biggest improvement from the D800. DR is my biggest improvement and I personally prefer the D800 color.

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