Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...

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Re: Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions... D700 replacement?
In reply to Tony Beach, 9 months ago

I have not been in this long, far less qualified than most of you to comment, but if I may suggest my amateur impressions.

No doubt the D800 is a spectacular camera, I cannot 'justifiably' afford one, but darned it is worth the price.

Now, compared to D700, it seems to be Nikon's upgrade, for the 'serious' amateur or Pro, in giving top notch IQ, resolution and dynamic range in a reasonably priced, excellent AF, well built body. Sounds sort of like the D700, which was reasonably priced compared to the D3 and bear in mind, just six months or so before discontinuation, a D700 could not be had for less than USD 2,200, so for USD 2,800, the D800 is rather a good deal.

That said, my opinion is that the 5DIII is more, in terms of APPLICATION, of a D700 replacement, in that I am not sure that many would use the D800 as a general camera INCLUDING fast low light sports, aka the D700 as an alternate to the D3. If I had it, I would work it, but I think it may not be the ideal.

However, with its suitable file sizes, the fps, the AF, the 5DIII seems to be very versatile including for low light sports.

A friend of mine actually prefers his 5DIII over his 1DIV for sports, including inside gymnasiums, and that goes for the AF also. He is an amateur too.

So from that viewpoint I see the 5DIII as the D700 replacement, moreso than the D800.

Make sense, or no?

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