what to replace my old rig with...

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psideburns
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Re: D3 or D700 w/Grip
In reply to psideburns, 9 months ago

The Good News

D3 has the pro body like the D2 series.

The D3S has improved low light and 8 fps and 12 mp sensor.

The D3x is a 24 mp sensor with a maximum of 5 fps.

The D700 is essentially a 12 mp D3 in a compact body, if that is important.   The D700 will only shoot 5 fps, but with the optional grip attached it becomes 8 fps.

Either camera will be a significant jump in IQ over the D2 series.

The Bad News

Both the D3 series and the D700 are full frame cameras, which means you can expect to realign your lens assortment as you need FX lenses for these cameras.  This could be expensive.

If you need to keep the lenses you have for DX format, the Nikon D300 is probably the next closest choice for you.  Like the D700 it will run at 8 fps with a grip, but only 6 fps without.

Not a problem sir, the only lenses I have left are the important ones- 70-200vr and 300afs2.8. I'm truly starting over and I choose to think of it as liberating now one week into the despair... at least I have my d100, my first dslr and my beautiful 300 for opening day Monday...

Yeah d3s can be had for 1000 more than d3, not sure it's with almost twice the price to me right now...

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