Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

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J195 Junior Member • Posts: 35
Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

Mainly because D7000 picture quality at high ISO is as good as D700 (though D700 is still better) => looking at the samples

Secondly the weight of D700 is killing me. I am taking pictures mainly during travel and a lot of outdoor scenary and building shots.

What you guys suggest ?

D7000+20mm f2.8 lens for travel light.

v_ Senior Member • Posts: 1,926
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

First test your 20mm 2.8 on a crop sized sensor. I got rid of mine.
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ccz Regular Member • Posts: 458
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

No. you are not. But you can wait a little. The D700 upgrade will be at least as good as D7000 per pixel, but FF as well. Get a backpack and consider it as an excise.

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Jack2002 Regular Member • Posts: 266
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

You should go with your 'gut feeling' on this. If the D700 weight is a problem you probably would be much happier with a lighter camera. Personally I don't think any D700 replacement, whenever it appears, is going to lighter than the current D700.
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Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

I wouldn't dream of getting rid of my D700 (and D300) for a D7000. I love the sturdiness, viewfinder, controls and amazing picture quality of the D700. Without any doubt the D7000 is a very good camera, but I find the body too small with long and/or heavy lenses and I don't like the "mickey mouse settings" on the dial. As for the AFD 2.8/20mm; forget it, especially on a DX camera! I found the sharpness and chromatic aberration rather disappointing.
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Alan Brown Veteran Member • Posts: 5,639
Interesting. . no one challengi g the statement

J195 wrote:

Mainly because D7000 picture quality at high ISO is as good as D700 (though D700 is still better) => looking at the samples

about same iso noise as D700? is this considered to be true, then

ps.. if noise is well controlled.. I too would change for lighter body.

Secondly the weight of D700 is killing me. I am taking pictures mainly during travel and a lot of outdoor scenary and building shots.

What you guys suggest ?

D7000+20mm f2.8 lens for travel light.

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pc168 Senior Member • Posts: 2,275
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

As far as I know, 20 f2.8 is not a sharp lens. However, it performs better in FX and much worst in DX. I will never sell a FX camera (especially the D700) for a DX alternative. If you are willing to downgrade (body build and IQ) in return of portability, and portability does matter, then this could be an option.

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ovrebekk Veteran Member • Posts: 4,379
I am considering both

J195 wrote:

Mainly because D7000 picture quality at high ISO is as good as D700 (though D700 is still better) => looking at the samples

Secondly the weight of D700 is killing me. I am taking pictures mainly during travel and a lot of outdoor scenary and building shots.

What you guys suggest ?

Personally I am considering getting the D7000 in addition to the D700. I can use it while traveling, and on more 'serious' shoots it is good to have for backup and for video.

OTOH, if you get a good price for your D700 it is a lot more economically viable to only keep the one camera

EchoCharlie
EchoCharlie Forum Member • Posts: 84
Re: I am considering both

For a serious photo engagement, D7000 + D700 is a battle ready setup. No changing of lens needed, especially in a wedding coverage. For travel, I plan to leave the D700 behind and have the D7000 with a general travel lens like 18-200mm VR-ii.

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RaptorUK Veteran Member • Posts: 3,266
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

J195 wrote:

Mainly because D7000 picture quality at high ISO is as good as D700 (though D700 is still better) => looking at the samples

How can it be as good . . . yet the D700 still be better ? If the D700 is better then the D7000 is NOT as good . . .

Secondly the weight of D700 is killing me. I am taking pictures mainly during travel and a lot of outdoor scenary and building shots.

I guess you also think a lens like the 70-200 VR is massive and really, really heavy . .

What you guys suggest ?

Go to the gym.

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Yes, you are nuts.

Wait for some thorough reviews before deciding that the D7000 would be an adequate replacement for the D700. The samples on the Nikon page are not sufficient for making such a judgement.
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KSV Veteran Member • Posts: 3,351
Re:... am I nuts ? Yes you are.

J195 wrote:

Mainly because D7000 picture quality at high ISO is as good as D700

Nonsense

Secondly the weight of D700 is killing me.

Then you should not get FF at first place

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Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

If you want something light get the Nikon D3100 (with 18-55kit and 35mm DX) without to sell D700. D700 it's a full frame camera, with or without the HiIso performace, it is not the same thing with crop camera like D7000. You lose the thin DOF and the beautiful creamie bokeh (you can have this even with the inexpensive 50mm f/1.8). Don't forget the DOF is one of the fundament in photography. The big senzor = small DOF = beautiful bokeh & subject pop-up and isolation.

P.S. If you want something "light", think about that "light" concept: get Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji or Sony to have a camera with you in a pocket.

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SixDasher Senior Member • Posts: 1,710
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

Some people really really really want to believe every new camera will be better than a D700 as half the price or less, and weigh next to nothing. Stop kidding yourselves.

The D7000 is NOT a D700 equivalent in DX.

Coming from a 7D/D700 setup myself and having seen the samples I can tell you that the new generation of high MP crops are only growing farther apart from FF IQ. Yes, high-iso might seem to have improved a bit (but has it vs the D300s?), but base-ISO is getting worse (artifacts, speckling etc).

If you want a new DX, get the D7000. If you want FF niceness, stick with your D700. If you don't see the difference in quality, then you will not mind going to the D7000. But this camera is not so light either, not enough to matter.

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PatrickP Contributing Member • Posts: 716
D7000 + 24/1.4 might work better

The money you receive from selling the D700 might as well be applied to the 24/1.4. The combo is lighter than 24-70 + D700 and in terms of low light, a lens 2-stop faster should be enough to compensate for the relatve lack of high iso powness.

Oneday when a real FF is released in a D7000 class body, you can glady sell the D7000.

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justahappysnapper Regular Member • Posts: 277
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

J195 wrote:

Mainly because D7000 picture quality at high ISO is as good as D700 (though D700 is still better) => looking at the samples

Secondly the weight of D700 is killing me. I am taking pictures mainly during travel and a lot of outdoor scenary and building shots.

What you guys suggest ?

D7000+20mm f2.8 lens for travel light.

If only you didnt need high iso i would've said Sigma DP1.

The only Nikon sensor dslr stylee ive had is the Sony R1 ... seen one yesterday in a local 2nd hand shop, soooooo tempted to get it.

justahappysnapper Regular Member • Posts: 277
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

May i suggest the Sigma SuperWide II. Some have said its sharper than the Nikkor
24mm f2.8 and even wide open it holds up on full frame.

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Donald Chin Veteran Member • Posts: 5,757
If I want to travel light, I'll get a Fuji X100 instead (n/t)
cgates1 Junior Member • Posts: 31
Bad idea

D700 is easy on the hands, has great controls, uses CF which is much faster than SD and still has slightly better IQ. The resolution benefits from 12 -> 16 will not be noticeable except in very unusual circumstances. The D3x only resolves 25% more linear resolution than the D700 (57 lp/mm vs. 45 lp/mm), which is noticeable - but it's 24MP not 16.

The weight difference will be small, wide will no longer be really wide etc. etc.

D7000 is a much better camera than the D90 based on what I've seen of its design (particularly the release mode dial and some other ergo. features), but it's not up to the D700 standard.

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Mauro.B Senior Member • Posts: 2,487
Re: Thinking to sell my D700 for a D7000, am I nuts ?

If you are relying on internet photos to assess real picture quality, probably yes.

If 215g grams body weight difference is igniting a major switch, probably yes.

If you think that a dx tier 2 camera will deliver the same overall picture taking experience than a D700, definitely yes.

If all the above is not much of a concern to you, you should not have bought the D700.

Exploited to the max, the D700 gives hard lessons to any non medium format camera other than D3x, D3s, D3, M9, 1Dmk4 and 1Dsmk3, the latter two depending on lenses.

I would try a D7000 first hand, before taking any decision.

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