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D700 & D3 ISO comparison shots -- 1600 to 25,600

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR Forum' started by Tosh, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Whew, not too shabby! I'm usually not a pixel peeper but that is promising!

  2. Anyone notice mention of the AF-S Nikkor ED 20-35/2.8?? It's near the top of the page, but under the photo of the D700...
  3. Server is overloaded for the images.
  4. Khaisy


    Jan 3, 2008
    for me too, well try later
  5. Tosh


    May 6, 2005

    I believe it's the old 20-35 2.8D that preceded the AF-S 17-35.
    It was used on the D3 for these test shots. Exif shows it was shot in AF-S mode. Perhaps that's the confusion. It just wouldn't make any sense for Nikon to make a new 20-35mm lens.
  6. Tosh


    May 6, 2005
    Little brother acquits itself quite well.
    I took a look at 1600, 3200 and 6400 ISO shots.
    Server then got busy and I couldn't downloaded 12,800 and 25,600.

    I see just a just a tiny bit more chroma noise on the D700 shots, but perhaps that's due to the white balance difference.
    White balance seems more accurate on the D3 shots.
  7. Thats what I thought, too, but its listed as such. Must be a misprint or the fact that I cant read Japanese :) 
  8. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Well...ISO 25.600 on the D700 looks about the same as ISO 6400 would look on the D300....same story as the D3, about 2 stops better.

    I'll get one of these eventually.....
  9. pointa-b-c


    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    They used different lenses for each body.

    D700 w/ AF-S VR Nikkor ED 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G

    D3 w/ AF-S Nikkor ED 20-35mm f/2.8D

    Wish they used similar lens instead, but author did mention these are shot hand held and for your reference only.
  10. PWPhoto


    Jul 21, 2006
    San Diego
    they look about the same.
  11. D700 at 25600 is like or better than my D200 at 3200...
    D3 VS D700 at 3200 ISO: D3 is still better but what a great result!
  12. Tosh


    May 6, 2005
    Easier viewing.

    Side-by-side 100% crops of the ISO test images from the digidan1 site: click image to see it at 100%]





  13. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    To me they both look the same....as i expect from exactly the same sensor. Is anything, the D700 shots seem underexposed compared with the D3 ones and that's it.
  14. MrCupHolder


    Jul 3, 2008
    Ah so that explains it.
    I was going to say it looks like the D700 has an 81B filter on the end of it and I thought it may have had something to do with the anti dust filter thingy the D700 has on it. Guess not. It at least explains the slight color difference between the two.
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