D700 - Where to go next?

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Dave George
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Re: D700 - Where to go next?
In reply to pcm81, 9 months ago

pcm81 wrote:

Dave George wrote:

Must say thanks to everyone for your thoughts on this subject.

The more I think about it I really do believe that the Nikon line up is superb, the gap that we D700 owners "see" may not actually be as big an issue as we think, but nevertheless it is clear that no direct replacement exists for what was and still is an excellent bit of kit.

It's interesting to hear all of your thoughts on this subject, I might add that I am seeking a second body and not a new one because there are issues with the D700, it is great at everything - just that when looking to add a second body you ideally want something that matches it in most respects and improves where possible...seems that is the D4!

If you want a point and shoot that works better in low light than d700 than d4 is your only choice. If however you are willing to slow down and pay attention to your technique, nothing beats the IQ of d800. Unless you are already shooting "slow" with good technique, you will hate d800 for the first weeks, but once you learn to "respect" d800 it will blow your mind.

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1. D800 is the first camera with resolution so high that it simply does not matter.
2. Most people who do not own/shoot d800 misunderstand it. Color depth and accuracy in addition to resolution is what makes d800 great. Resolution alone is over rated.

Hmm, I think we are far from talking "Point and shoot" with a D700 or D4, there are times I pay a lot of attention to shot discipline, others where I have to work much faster and rely on the camera to work in that environment, it's not a case of being unwilling, trust me.

I want to be drawn to the D800 so much but I really am on the fence where this camera is concerned. Money no object I would buy a D4 in a heartbeat, otherwise I'm unsure.

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