Second Body?

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  1. Trever1t

    Trever1t Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I was thinking of the D800 but really, the megapixels scare me! I found a D700 locally for $1500 with 2K shutter clicks....I can't go wrong and if I were to upgrade later I can't imagine it going too much lower in value. How can I go wrong with 2 D700s?


     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't think you can go wrong. That's what I'd do in your shoes.
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Seems like you can't.
    Enjoy!
     
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    I didn't think I'd say this ever, but if you have the money for the D800 I would consider it. Then you will have the best of both worlds... those 36MP files do look rather incredible if your using the best glass. If I was going to have only one camera, I would have the D700 as my sole camera. If I was going to have two cameras, I would have the D700 and the D800 simply because the D800 will just produce something different to the D700. But I agree I wouldn't want a D800 as my sole body simply because 36MP would be a chore to use all the time.
     
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    Trever1t Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have the best glass, no issue there...

    The deal fell through so I'm still looking.

    If I do spring for the D800 it means

    1) new learning curve
    2) new peripherals (batteries, cards, grip, etc)




    not ruling it out.
     
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    Yeah, I think you should. The D800 is an unknown entity, it could be a case of you getting a D800 and seeing the quality of results you are getting and thinking 'damn, I nearly opted for a D700 over this'. If it dosen't work for you, you can always sell it for a great price and go back to a D700. You have the best glass already, no issue there. If I was you, I would be chewing at the bit to try out a D800 to see if it could take my work another level.

    Philip Klinger on Flickr was using a D700, he started using a 5D Mark II for a few weeks and couldn't quite believe his eyes when he saw the extra detail he was getting from a 21MP sensor, this guy is a seriously good experienced photographer aswell and was stunned how the detail levels of the Mark 2 had enhanced the work he was doing. Imagine how big that jump will be with a 36MP monster sensor!!
     
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    Trever1t Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Damn it Damn it Damn it Damn it Damn it Damn it Damn it Damn it! OK I'm going to B&H.....hate to go in the hole right now but I have saved up just enough to cover the body.....
     
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    I know a used D3S is more than $3000 but that is what I would go for over the D800. I just have this feeling the D800 is geared more towards the video enthusiast. People will probably rip me a new one but that's the feeling I get. 36mp, same size sensor as the D700 for me means not as good in low light
     
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    Trever1t Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Oh well....I ordered one from B&H

    If I'm lucky enough to get it on the first shipment and change my mind I'm sure I can find a buyer locally. Nikon Josh's logic (and my lack of self-control) won me over. I have a good low-light camera and I'm sure Nikon's new processor will make up for the difference otherwise. Out doors and in studio it's really a mute point. I really don't need video but who knows, it may come in handy later ;)
     
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    So you ordered a D800?

    I don't think you HAVE to shoot 36 MP all the time, right?

    Also, you don't need all the peripherals if it is a "back-up body."

    I think you might have been better off going with another D700 though. It's not too late. You can return the D800 and save the coin. It isn't like there's only one available, you know.

    But if you just wanted the latest and greatest, I understand. ;)
     
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    Trever1t Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No reason I wouldn't take advantage of all it has to offer. I have plenty of CPU, both my primary workstation and laptop are i7 quad cores and have 8gb RAM. I run 64bit editing software so OK there too.

    I could of waited to see how low D700 prices will drop but I really need another body yesterday and I'm sure once I am familiar with it it will probably be my primary and the D700 secondary but we'll have to see on that one.

    I always do love to have the latest and greatest, it's a f'n sickness, I know :D
     
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    Are they shipping already? I'm hearing different things depending on who is selling it
     

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