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Who's making the switch to Nikon / D800

 
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Apr 08, 2012 19:37 |  #2341

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #14231397 (external link)
Whats a good price for a used D700?

$1700 - $1800, retail used still sells for around $1999 depending on conditIon. If you hold out long enough you may find one for $1600 but it may have some miles on it.




  
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Apr 08, 2012 19:47 |  #2342

dgrPhotos wrote in post #14232102 (external link)
$1700 - $1800, retail used still sells for around $1999 depending on conditIon. If you hold out long enough you may find one for $1600 but it may have some miles on it.

I still say that's nuts considering what you can pick up a new one for, and I believe the Nikon store is selling 'refurbished' bodies for $1999.


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Apr 09, 2012 02:12 |  #2343

The cheapest new one I've seen is $2149. The Nikon refurb would be a little more than that (for me) after taxes.




  
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Apr 09, 2012 02:17 |  #2344

dang i was going to suggest Amazon for 2199 with no tax for the d700. but i guess they cleared out their inventory in a few hours. it was still in stock a few hours go. now no more.


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Apr 09, 2012 08:04 |  #2345

I'm really considering the D700, as an alternative to a switch to Nikon altogether. Since I have a 5DMKII and Canon gear, but I'm one of those who wants to ride the fence and live on both sides, this could be a good solution? I have considered trying to sell all my Canon gear and going over to Nikon but I don't think I want the D800, for my types of shots and photography style the 32MP and all are just not needed so the money wouldn't be well spent for me. I've seen many of my peers and online favorite photographers do well with the D700, and for the prices you all are mentioning it seems more reasonable for me to live in both the Canon and Nikon world at the moment. Having two great cameras and getting to know both brands will be fun and beneficial. Then in the future if I decide to go one way or another I'll at least have experience using both.

I would love to own a D4 but that price point and for what I do with photography its not justified yet.
A 5DMKII and D700 combo isn't bad is it?




  
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Apr 09, 2012 08:14 |  #2346

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #14234549 (external link)
I'm really considering the D700, as an alternative to a switch to Nikon altogether. Since I have a 5DMKII and Canon gear, but I'm one of those who wants to ride the fence and live on both sides, this could be a good solution? I have considered trying to sell all my Canon gear and going over to Nikon but I don't think I want the D800, for my types of shots and photography style the 32MP and all are just not needed so the money wouldn't be well spent for me. I've seen many of my peers and online favorite photographers do well with the D700, and for the prices you all are mentioning it seems more reasonable for me to live in both the Canon and Nikon world at the moment. Having two great cameras and getting to know both brands will be fun and beneficial. Then in the future if I decide to go one way or another I'll at least have experience using both.

I would love to own a D4 but that price point and for what I do with photography its not justified yet.
A 5DMKII and D700 combo isn't bad is it?

It'll cost more money in the long run if you end up deciding to get a 5D3 or D800. Go for one of the newer bodies now and be done with it. ;)




  
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Apr 09, 2012 09:20 |  #2347

dgrPhotos wrote in post #14234600 (external link)
It'll cost more money in the long run if you end up deciding to get a 5D3 or D800. Go for one of the newer bodies now and be done with it. ;)

The 5D3 is another option I'm weighing in on. It seems to fit my style more so than the D800...and is cheaper than a D4 or 1DX.




  
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Apr 09, 2012 09:30 |  #2348

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #14234868 (external link)
The 5D3 is another option I'm weighing in on. It seems to fit my style more so than the D800...and is cheaper than a D4 or 1DX.

you should go to the store and play around with one, or even rent one for a week and see how you like the ergonomics and controls.

I love Nikons as well as canons, but I much prefer the thumb wheel of the canons and the front wheel too. much more comfy for me.


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Apr 09, 2012 09:53 |  #2349

ilumo wrote in post #14234911 (external link)
you should go to the store and play around with one, or even rent one for a week and see how you like the ergonomics and controls.

I love Nikons as well as canons, but I much prefer the thumb wheel of the canons and the front wheel too. much more comfy for me.

Yes, thats why I initially went with the 5D2 over the D700 back a few years ago! I did that very thing, my father had a Nikon when I was growing up and I thought for sure I'd just want to get a Nikon and be like my dad...but I went and held them and did enjoy the ergo of the Canon over the Nikon.

I will be getting a 5D3 near the end of the month from CPS, on loan, to play with.




  
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Apr 09, 2012 10:29 |  #2350

Not to get off topic, but per the wide angle discussions - what do ya'll shoot wide, and what percentage of your photography is wise angle? I got the 16-35 for my 5D3 and I really struggle with how to put it to good use :-(




  
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Apr 09, 2012 10:36 |  #2351

KatManDEW wrote in post #14235263 (external link)
Not to get off topic, but per the wide angle discussions - what do ya'll shoot wide,

Almost everything except wildlife.

and what percentage of your photography is wise angle?

Probably 90-95%.

I got the 16-35 for my 5D3 and I really struggle with how to put it to good use :-(

Landscapes.

Although, for some purposes, it's not nearly wide enough...




  
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Apr 09, 2012 10:49 |  #2352

dgrPhotos wrote in post #14233746 (external link)
The cheapest new one I've seen is $2149. The Nikon refurb would be a little more than that (for me) after taxes.

To me it's a no-brainer between taking a chance on a used body for $1800 and $2149 for a new body. Also, most of these guys want to nickel and dime you with 3% for PayPal. I would just buy a new body and be done with it.


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Apr 09, 2012 10:54 |  #2353

KatManDEW wrote in post #14235263 (external link)
Not to get off topic, but per the wide angle discussions - what do ya'll shoot wide, and what percentage of your photography is wise angle? I got the 16-35 for my 5D3 and I really struggle with how to put it to good use :-(

I don't shoot wider than 24mm on FF very often but when I do it's usually for the fall color season. Because of this I couldn't justify $2k on the 14-24. I got a decent deal on the Tokina 16-28 with the rebate and it has fantastic IQ on the D7000. Of course the crop body is only using the center of the lens. I finally found a decent film body and that will be here on Wednesday so I can check the Tokina out on FF, the original FF! :p


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Apr 09, 2012 10:57 |  #2354

KatManDEW wrote in post #14235263 (external link)
Not to get off topic, but per the wide angle discussions - what do ya'll shoot wide, and what percentage of your photography is wise angle? I got the 16-35 for my 5D3 and I really struggle with how to put it to good use :-(

That's not a bad thing. If you don't need ultra wide angle then sell the lens and put the money toward a lens you actually have a use for. No sense looking for uses for a lens--the lens should serve your needs, not the other way around.




  
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Apr 09, 2012 10:59 |  #2355

I love the focal range of the 16-35 and the sharpness of the Nikon version. Shoot wide when needed or sit at 35 and walk around to take some candids.




  
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