I love 15yr old Nikon D700 ... why would I upgrade? (Kids, Sports, etc. shooting)

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johnny_mnemonic Regular Member • Posts: 122
Re: I love 15yr old Nikon D700 ... why would I upgrade? (Kids, Sports, etc. shooting)
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For your needs I think a gently used d4 or above would do the trick. You are shooting indoors and autofocus is paramount (and resolution is not). With that being said, I migrated over to d850s which have absurd resolution and it truly did improve my indoor photos by a measurable extent given the advances in autofocus and how decent 45mp images can look even with a significant amount of noise reduction. I still firmly believe (most disagree) that iso performance really hasn’t changed much over the years, I still think anything above iso 200 on any camera looks crappy and that’s ok (it’s usable, looks good in prints, but it’s obviously different from base iso). Noise reduction algorithms have improved, but I just don’t see much improvement when it comes to RAW at high isos

I think the most logical path for you would be either another d700, d4 or above, or a d850. You are shooting a pseudo pro model now I would continue with that style of camera for comfort, viewfinder, and features for your kind of shooting

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