Here comes another quick new D700 user review. I'll talk quickly about the camera's feel, IQ, and ISO performance. These items can't be avoided. However, I might have placed this review in the lens lust section because (for me at least) it's more about how lenses work with the camera than anything else.... Coming from a D300, what I like most is that my saved picture controls worked on the D700, the menus are almost identical, the viewfinder is much better and the actual "feel" of the camera is a step up from the D300. Picture quality is great, but I haven't taken any great photos yet. Between work and family, I've had no time but to take the mandatory "test" photos that we all tend to do with a new item. ISO performance has blown be away. I've always been good at handling higher ISO shots, but I was not expecting the shots I'm getting. Heck, some of my test shots are almost b&w looking there was so little light to bring out the color in objects (so I'll have to learn new processes to add color to a photos taken in low light). I'll put a bunch of samples at the bottom to show of some of the ISO performance. Now the real culture shock I'm going thru.... Basicly, I went from all prime lenses on a film SLR to zooms on a DX version DSLR. I had no real reference point for what zooms were. To me, 18mm on my DX camera wasn't that wide and 200mm was plenty long for a DX zoom.... Since, I never knew zooms on an FX camera, I'm a bit shocked in going from DX zooms, they are lighter (55x200 for example), smaller, easier to handle, and have fantastic ranges. I stuck a 24x120 on the camera (a lens I'm very much used to on my D300), looked thru the viewfinder and thought "WHAT'S WRONG????" Who's lens was this????? Everyone tends to do the math going from FX to DX because we tend to think that way. I'm hit with the reverse math. My 24x120 lens isn't 24x120, it's 16x80 (in DX terms)? So all of my lenses feel "wrong". My 180 2.8 looks like 120! The 35x70 has less long zoom than my 17x55, the 50mm now works fine inside the house, and I have to get closer than I'm every had to before when using the 85mm. Since I tend to shoot pictures from outside the center of activity, this change is going to take some work on my part. While I have no regrets about making the move, I thought I'd take time to share my thoughts as others making the change may wish to think about lens range when they are deciding D300 or D700. Ok, now for the samples.... Keep in mind that they are not artistic or pretty, just test shots. Also note that image IQ (on some of these shots) may not be perfect, but what do you expect at 6400 ISO :biggrin: This is where I test lens fine tuning. This was a shot just playing around. NO edits done at all, this is a straight JPG from the camera at 6400 ISO. Another 6400 shot processed via ACR. This was with the 35x70 at F/2.8 6400 showing camera focus and off focus noise. Note that there is not much color as there was very little sunlight and some noise reduction was applied. This was with the 80x400 VR at 400mm wide open. Almost the same shot with a bit more light now (the sun was coming up). Better colors and 3200 ISO. This is almost straight from the camera (some levels I think). This was also with the 80x400 VR at 400mm wide open. How's this for a sharpness test at 3200 ISO. Noise is almost invisible with all the activity in the photo. Another shot at 3200 ISO showing sharpness and good practice at eye focus processes... :Angry: Moving to 1600 ISO noise is no issue at all.... No real edits made, so the lack of color is a lack of real lighting. 450 ISO and image IQ... Again, these are great photos, just good tests.... This was with the 35x70 at F/2.8 Testing the macro function of my 35x70. This was at 450 ISO Another 35x70 close-up. 250 ISO The money shot. The wife checked out this photo and actually said... WOW, I like that camera!!!! I LOVE my trusty 85!