I'm Sorry! But I Need Help lol

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  1. TylerF

    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    So some of you may have seen a recent thread by me that has to do with what makes a camera pro. in that thread, i developed a question and i am having a really hard time deciding what to do.

    I am not sure whether to get the nikon d300s for $1,149 or the nikon d700 for $1,999.

    i want to put a grip on whatever one i want and a nice lens. the d300s would probably get a better lens due to the extra money saved. but the d700 would still get a nice lens. i really like features of both of them and am torn on what to do lol

    any help is appreciated
     
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    d300 all the way. Simply because of all the features it has and the price you can get it for.

    I would suggest a d300s due to video. (You never know when you may need it!)
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I can't to see how you handle *important* life decisions.
    :lmao:
     
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    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    haha bitter, depending on what the life decision is, i will find a forum dedicated to it and post a thread for advice. haha jkjk

    i am buying a dslr for photos. i will probably never use video. ever lol
     
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    I want FX so I would buck up for the D700
     
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    Full-frame sensor size does more to make a camera "pro" than most things; the vast majority of d-slrs are fitted with small sensors in the APS-C or 4/3 sizes. Only a handful of d-slrs use 24x36mm size sensors. I'm not sure why you're worried about three little letters, unless you want the camera itself to help give credentials to you. Regardless, the images that come out of full-frame cameras often look different from those that come from smaller-sensored cameras.
     
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    no no no lol I am not looking at the d700 to be considered a "pro" lol That was the whole point of the last thread. I have been looking at the two camera for a while now and just cant decide if i want to go with the d700 or not. Some people say that the fx is worth it for the low light performance and the better viewfinders. But i like the extra zoom dx gives me as well as the dual card slots.

    how do the photos look different from dx to fx?
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It doesn't really give you extra zoom, right? It's just a cropped shot of what a fx shot would give you. So in a way I guess it is a zoom, not an optical zoom but a digital zoom.
     
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    How rich are you? How much have you budgeted for new FX glass if you go FX? How long will getting that glass take you?

    You have a DX now (I think) so I imagine you have a lot of DX glass?

    Do you plan on keeping your current body and glass if you go FX or will you be selling it?

    Having the D700, crappy lenses, and no coin left would make me want to slit my throat.

    If you can afford good glass soon enough to make the D700 worthwhile, then get the D700. Otherwise stay with DX.

    Or take up golf - another black hole of time and money.
     
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    And why do you need another thread?? Buy what you can afford.
     
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    well yeah, but its not as bad as digital zoom im assuming. even though it really doesnt give you a TON.
     
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    i can afford both and the other thread was a different question
     

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