D700 - Where to go next?

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CFynn
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Re: The OP's lenses would disagree with that...
In reply to fPrime, 4 months ago

fPrime wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

You talk about the extra 'shot discipline' required but that's about you, not the D800. So, if your shot discipline is good enough for the D700, the D800 is only going to produce better results than that - they might not be all the D800 can deliver, but there'll still be more in the file than the D700 delivered. Improve your 'shot discipline' further and you find the D800 delivers quite astonishing amounts of detail in the file, which in turn gives you more leeway in PP.

Then again, in 1.2x crop mode, still giving a 25MP file, the D800 is a 5FPS camera, same as your D700 without the grip, plus the AF is probably better.

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Bob

I have to disagree with your assessment about AF for the D800 probably being better here. The OP said "new body will be used with 24-70, 14-24 and 80-200 Nikkor zooms, and a 50 1.4D and 85 1.8 AIS". The last two are ultra-fast primes which both professional reviewers and users alike have reported that the D800 PDAF system is inconsistent with.

The 50mm 1.4D focuses well on a D800 - and I wouldn't worry too much about autofocus with the 85 1.8 AIS since that lens doesn't have it.

(The green dot should work as well as with any other AIS lens).

If the OP was doing studio or landscapes with CDAF I'd have no concerns about the D800. But for weddings with fast lenses the focusing capability of the D800 is simply not up to par with the D4, D3s, D3, or even his existing D700.

fPrime

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