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Feb 25, 2012 16:34 |  #4876

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Has anyone here had any horror stories with the 35 1.8? Some reviews and samples I've seen so far have me quite worried about the bokeh. It would be a shame to go without it since the 50 1.4G on the D700 brought a smile to my face every time I snapped a shot with it.

Never a problem with mine which is a pre-ordered early one (don't know if that makes any difference). I use Leica lenses and the OOF background of this $200 lens compares favorably IMHO.


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Feb 25, 2012 16:47 |  #4877

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Never a problem with mine which is a pre-ordered early one (don't know if that makes any difference). I use Leica lenses and the OOF background of this $200 lens compares favorably IMHO.

I think its one of the nicest lenses i've ever used..

I actually am sorry i ever played with it... Because I cant find anything on Canon close to it...

Speaking of, I decided to exhaust stuff with Canon before making the switch, its just... Look, the D7000 is nice, very nice even, But I love my 7D, Between the two of them id grab my 7D every time... I'm going to try a 35mm f/2 or a second copy of the Sigma 30 f/1.4... I JUST got the 70-200 f/4 and its kinda painful to sell it off when its only a bit over a month old!


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Feb 25, 2012 17:11 |  #4878

I do not think you would be happy switching from the 7D to the D7000. Better off to wait anyway.




  
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Feb 25, 2012 17:15 |  #4879

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I do not think you would be happy switching from the 7D to the D7000. Better off to wait anyway.

I know i wouldnt, playing with one today reaffirmed it, Sure its a great camera, very price competetive, but its not in the same class as a 7D... its just...small differences...the 7D is that little bit more responsive, that little bit more agile...

And the IQ differences are slight... Really not a huge upgrade like going FF is...I'm pretty much convinced for me my next camera is FF or nothing...


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Feb 25, 2012 20:28 |  #4880

peter_n wrote in post #13966049 (external link)
Never a problem with mine which is a pre-ordered early one (don't know if that makes any difference). I use Leica lenses and the OOF background of this $200 lens compares favorably IMHO.

Good to hear! The bokeh is the one thing that petrified me when I saw some samples. But if it compares nicely with a Leica, that's more than good enough.

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I know i wouldnt, playing with one today reaffirmed it, Sure its a great camera, very price competetive, but its not in the same class as a 7D... its just...small differences...the 7D is that little bit more responsive, that little bit more agile...

And the IQ differences are slight... Really not a huge upgrade like going FF is...I'm pretty much convinced for me my next camera is FF or nothing...

If you want to compare the 7D to something, I guess the D400 (when it comes out) will be the thing to compare against. I don't think the D7000 was meant to go against the 7D, the 60D comparison is oranges to oranges.


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Feb 25, 2012 20:32 |  #4881

^- You are entirely correct ;)

On paper the funny thing is they're pretty close... But in reality...Its leagues different... But yeah, until the D400 Nikon really doesnt have a good answer to the 7D, The D300s doesnt have the IQ and the D7000 just isnt as responsive...

The D7000's IQ is supposedly better but i really doubt id see it unless im staring at the images side by side... its just not THAT much better


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Feb 25, 2012 21:11 |  #4882

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^- You are entirely correct ;)

On paper the funny thing is they're pretty close... But in reality...Its leagues different... But yeah, until the D400 Nikon really doesnt have a good answer to the 7D, The D300s doesnt have the IQ and the D7000 just isnt as responsive...

The D7000's IQ is supposedly better but i really doubt id see it unless im staring at the images side by side... its just not THAT much better

Good to know. All your thinking out loud got me thinking about doing a budget Nikon setup for myself featuring a temporary D7000, but in terms of image quality I don't think I could step down to a D7000 after using the 5D Classic for so long. The 5D is an old dog with no new tricks, but man can that FF sensor put out a pretty picture.




  
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Feb 25, 2012 21:13 |  #4883

Glad I can help :)

And yeh... I cant reiterate that I really love my 7D and thats why im sorta getting comitted to finding myself a nice lens for it... Since thats really my big complaint


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Feb 26, 2012 04:11 |  #4884

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Price drop won't officially happen until next month but unless someone absolutely needs one right now for work it would be foolish to buy them off the boards at the $2K+ people are asking for.

According to Nikon there will be no price drop on new D700s as they will be in production alongside the D800 so the used price might not dip that much.




  
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Feb 26, 2012 06:16 |  #4885

ICee wrote in post #13968601 (external link)
According to Nikon there will be no price drop on new D700s as they will be in production alongside the D800 so the used price might not dip that much.

I was only going by what was posted at NR. Nikon wouldn't Pre-announce such a thing. ;)




  
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Feb 26, 2012 09:08 |  #4886

Who would buy a D700 when the D800 is available for about the same price, other than someone with an underwater housing for the D700?


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Feb 26, 2012 09:28 |  #4887

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Who would buy a D700 when the D800 is available for about the same price, other than someone with an underwater housing for the D700?

Some who needs it ASAP versus 2 months from now? ;)




  
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Feb 26, 2012 13:07 |  #4888

You could easily add someone who doesn't need the 36MP to the list, but with the ISO quality and DR of the D7000 (and upcoming D400) the D700 should still appeal to people who need UWA or more shallow DOF. Or just sentimental value. It's worth something owning what is essentially Nikon's first affordable FF camera.


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Feb 26, 2012 15:00 as a reply to  @ MrWho's post |  #4889

Boredom + New Whiskey in my Collection + D3100 + 35 1.8g = this:

I dont really have a PP routine for the D3100..so i processed them basically like my 7D images.... I think the results were good

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I think the second is the weakest of the 3...

And for comparison heres one I did with the 7D and the Sigmalux

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I kinda like how the 35 gives it a more environmental feel, by capturing more of whats around it...

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Feb 26, 2012 15:12 |  #4890

MrWho wrote in post #13970071 (external link)
You could easily add someone who doesn't need the 36MP to the list, but with the ISO quality and DR of the D7000 (and upcoming D400) the D700 should still appeal to people who need UWA or more shallow DOF. Or just sentimental value. It's worth something owning what is essentially Nikon's first affordable FF camera.

Assuming price wasn't an issue not many would skip on all the other improvements of the new sensor because they don't "need" 36MP.

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