Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Posted (4 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 4575 times:
I've just picked up a Nikon D700 camera. I've used Nikon before so I already feel like I've had the camera for a long time, it feels familiar and I feel I know what most of the features do without going near the books (which I will do shortly for a few hours).
But I wanted to ask if there are any D700 users here - and if they had any helpful advice on settings in the camera, what works, what should be avoided, etc. I haven't really taken any proper photos with it yet - though I intend to when I get a chance.
I plan to keep the D700 with my 300mm Nikkor prime lens (they are a obvious match), while the D80 goes in for a check-up, and then keep the D80 going for as long as practical with the "Bigma" lens (avoid the dust problem altogether).
But I was wondering, the Sigma 50-500mm lens, if I were to use that with a D700, will it have to be run with the mode to support the "DX" type lenses? And if so, will the results be worth the bother of that. I've read a lot about the quality still being quite okay, but given it was general photography magazine speak, rather than a.net standards involved - I'm a little suspicious.
Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4389 times:
First impressions after taking some photos of some wet plant leaves in the garden (300mm+D700 at ISO200, F/11 at 1/125sec, hand-held) is that the quality of the images are superb, really superb - there is no noise in the image, it is crystal clear and quite sharp even at full resolution (no resize).
Very, very impressive. Everything seems very good with this camera. I could see the difference immediately on this camera.
Quoting Codeshare (Reply 1): How about the vignetting with your lens? Lots of opinions about the D700.
I think the vignetting with the 50-500mm is just one of those things that I'll live with and fix up in photoshop. I know the D700 does have vignette control - but I'm still very suspicious of automatic systems. Maybe that will change in the future.