Did Nikon screw up?

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
jacobwhite
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Re: Did Nikon screw up?
In reply to Tyym, May 25, 2013

Tyym wrote:

ScottRH wrote:

jacobwhite wrote:

Is it worth doing the switch and spending at least 10000 on camera and glass? Nikon seemed to be getting it right with the d700/d3 duo - but now I'm not so sure...

I'm thinking long term and it seems that Canon has been more reliable for professional needs over all...

Am I the only one feeling this way?
Am I wrong?

As a D700 user requiring an update, I somehow feel screwed...

1. Switch to Canon and buy a 5DIII (too expensive to switch; what to do with all that glass)? 
2. Buy a D800 - from what I can see it seems that compared to the 5D, the D800 seems comparable on paper - but unless I'm totally wrong it seems in reality its auto-focusing is slower, file sizes annoyingly huge at lesser image quality, in particular colours and noise, and slower.
3. Buy a D600, which is a step backwards in most things except the sensor, and size. It could almost work, if it wasn't for the ridiculous AF area - all crammed in the middle, whaaaat??? And its AF speed is sloooow!
4. Buy a D4, which is heavier, bulkier, and too expensive. I'd go for this option if it wasn't so bulky, if at least I could get it without the battery grip - I never got the use of the battery grip. Changing a battery isn't that much of a problem that it would mean that the grip absolutely needs to be built-in!

Somehow the D800 is a lesser camera than the D700 - as a D700 shooter I find myself stuck with unpleasing choices

>Somehow the D800 is a lesser camera than the D700 - as a D700 shooter I find myself stuck with unpleasing choices

Yep.

This video says it it all.   Understand what you want the camera to do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bumxoX5bLFY

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I agree ... I know exactly what I want the camera to do - which is why I'm not satisfied with the Nikon choices... I don't need resolution - I need speed. I need an all rounder... which to me the 5D is... and it bothers me, because I don't want to do an expensive switch...

Someone suggested I wait... I guess that makes sense... I hope it won't be for too long though...

One of the reason for upgrade though is video capabilities.... which isn't yet part of my business yet, on the other hand it could easily...  sort of a chicken and egg situation

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