what to replace my old rig with...

Started Mar 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
D3 or D700 w/Grip

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.

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Leica M8 Nikon D700 Nikon D800 Leica M Typ 240 +1 more
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