ching wrote in post #13539231
D700 has the best AF I have ever used, focus is dead-on on ever picture I had taken. This never happen to my 7D and I use them pretty much the same way ( single AF/ outer points)
The low MP count/ video is the only downside compares to 7D.
Glass is pretty much a wash between both camp. Nikon has lots of updated "G" lens since 2010 and they perform just as well as the L with similar build.
(The 14-24mm 2.8G and 24-70mm 2.8G are for sure better than L)
The best AF I have ever used would still be a Canon camera, ironically not the 1D4, but the 1D3, especially the one I used to own before I upgraded it to the 1D4. Not going to rehash that journey here.
But the D3s, D3, and the D700 I used to own were all very solid performers. FAR more reliable than the sad AF in the 5D2.
As for glass, Nikon's been running wild with introducing new lenses. I still think Canon has a slight edge when it comes to the lenses I typically use. I agree that the 24-70G is a pretty awesome lens. Was never in love with the 14-24 however.
vmlopes wrote in post #13539278
I had a 5dmkII and made the jump to a D700 and would go so far as saying it's the camera the 5dmkii should have been, IMO better in every sense, if u can get used to the user interface you will be suitably impressed
video is not important to me btw.
Agreed. They should have put a nicer AF system on the 5D2. I'd be shocked if they didn't put a halfway decent one on the 5D3, but then there are talks about the 5D3 being a MP heavy camera, so I'm lost...
ChrisMc73 wrote in post #13539331
Well I'm intrigued enough to want to rent a D700 and a prime or two, maybe that 24-70 and 50.
I'm very curious to say the least.
Smart move. You won't be disappointed with the D700 + 24-70G combo. As for the 50, well...no comment. Nothing exciting going on for that focal length.
SuperHuman21 wrote in post #13539364
Everything I've read so far indicates this to be a terrible replacement. The improvements seem minor and I'd rather have this model focus on the ISO and the D4X on the MP. Hopefully, just hopefully, they'll come out with a D4s to solve this ISO issue.
Not sure why it's so terrible, except maybe the insignificant bump on the MP count? I think 18-21MP would be nicer. Other than that, it's a pretty natural progression of that line no?
tim wrote in post #13539402
The D700 is pretty awesome with low light, given it's a 3 year old camera. I only use the centre focus point, not sure why people are so worried about having so many of them.
Yep we're photographers not gearheads.
The D700 is what the 5DII should've been, as you say without video.
I've only started to use the center AF point exclusively when I decided to go 2 x 5D2, so having outer AF point accuracy was always important for me. It's a little sad that I've adapted the focus and recompose method, but I suppose it works good enough most of the time. I would much rather use a crosstype outerpoint that's closer to subject than use the center AF point then recompose. Don't think that has anything to do with being a gear head. I regularly used the outer AF points on the 1D3 with great success, even tracking moving targets shooting sports.