Excerpt: Pros : - EVERYTHING except for the cam jpg engine. Usable iso 4500-6400 (and sometimes 8000!) were a REAL revolution. Cons : - Disappointing cam jpgs : sky banding (a real problem...), clipping (red channel and some whites). I switched from raw+jpg (first 1-2 years) to raw only... - Bulky and heavy with the 28-300 and the SB-800. Conclusion : Great... what else?
Excerpt: I bought my D700 back in December of 2010. I used it for 2 full years and I just checked the shutter count and it has taken 150,150 shots! So yes, I've used it heavily, mostly model shoots --some studio and some on location. This camera became a part of me and it was very hard to switch to anything else.
Summary: I have two of them. bought one, and when I have worked with it for a day I bought one more. A perfect tool for a photographer. With a grip clipped on itÂ´s a D3. Very good qualityfeeling. But needs good lenses. This camera have everything you need. And more!
Pros: Versaltility. A realy protool for everything.
Cons: 12 mp But isÂ´s good enoght. Heavy with grip on.
Under the circumstances, D700 is the best camera for my top AIS lenses.
23 February 2013
Summary: There are two reasons I bought the Nikon D700 in February 2013 -- after it was discontinued. 1. I have had the Nikon D300 for years, but wanted a full frame camera to take full advantage of my top quality manual lenses. I like the slow pace of manual photography. 2. My son had outgrown his D70s and he likes manual photography too. I considered the D600, but missed the AF-ON button and the direction pad center button zoom.
Summary: I'm still getting use to it, but from what I've already shot it's real nice. I thought it would take a little longer to figure out, but it has been an enjoyable learning experience. It does have a lot of bells and whistles, but that's part of the fun. I'm trying to get back into wedding photography after a 20 year hiatus but this will make it much easier. It certainly helped having learned on medium format film cameras, to compose shots before shooting.
Summary: After researching the internet and visiting camera stores for hands-on experience, I chose D700 without regret. There are many people out there trying to make the decision of the 3 wonderful cameras. I can only share my analysis based on my need and experience, as an avid amateur photographer. D600: the solid pro-sumer body feels the same as D7000, which I also own. Nikon transplanted the FX heart into a DX body.
Excerpt: I bought this camera as a backup to my D3s, and I have not been disappointed. I like the fact is has a small, pop-up flash built in, and with the extra grip, makes a great second sports camera. I bought mine used in Sept. of 2012, with only 1,200 shutter actuations. I don't need the huge files of a D800, so the D700 is the perfect second camera for me.
It's a great workhorse with image quality all its own.
4 November 2012
Summary: I put off buying another DSLR after owning several other Nikons, but when newer cameras pushed the D700 price down I did what I should have done a long time ago. I love using the Nikon. Its auto focus is great . . . allowing me real freedom to move around confidently at events. I use rangefinders with manual focus primes primarily but I miss to many opportunities without autofocus! File size is perfect for journalism requirements. It's very reliable and easy to use.