Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...

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yray
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Re: Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...
In reply to Tony Beach, 6 months ago

Tony Beach wrote:

yray wrote:

JimPearce wrote:

Will there be a D700 successor? No.

Well, in my book D700 may remain its own successor for the foreseeable future. Unless you need lots of pixels and extreme DR for low ISO landscape shooting, D700 still does it all. Still the most versatile of cameras, that you have to pay multiples of the current used prices to get ever so slight improvement over.

It's a discussion for another forum really, but Thom actually called the D800 the D700 successor and told Nikon users to "get over it," so I see a bit of a contradiction from Thom about this in his latest article.

Yes, he's been all over the place with this issue. This D800 confused a lot of people because it didn't fit into the established pattern. It really is the closest thing to a D3x update, not so much D700, but I'm okay with whoever may disagree on this issue. The reason I don't see D800 as the D700 update is that it encourages a different approach to photography to get the most out of it technically, plus a host of more practical file processing and management issues.

You can reverse what you said about what you need or don't need in the D700 or D800 and point out that the only thing the D700 does better than the D800 is fps (if you want to shoot full frame instead of 1.2x or DX crop modes, and if you put the MB-D10 on it with appropriate batteries). Also, I wouldn't characterize 70% more resolution as "ever so slight."

No, I wasn't thinking about D800, rather about D3s/D4, both of which are philosophically closer to the D700 than D800. The D700 is really a D3 minus the built-in grip, and plus/minus a few other relatively minor things. Sometimes I shoot with both D700 and D3s, and there isn't all that much between them until you get to real corner cases.

What Thom was saying is that Nikon keeps changing how they make the latest sensor available at a lower cost. With the D3 they brought out the D700, with the D3s they didn't bring out anything, and with the D4 they now have the Df. There's no continuity there, and that's the crux of the discussion; not whether or not buying a used camera is a better deal than buying a new camera.

Yes, I agree, all of the above is a discussion for the other forum.

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