Doing some math d700 vs D3

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D700 $2999.95
MB-D10 $ 239.95
EN EL 4 109.95
Charger $119.95 or $239.95
Battery cover door $34.95

$3504.75 or 3624.75

With D3 prices as low as $4500 now, I wonder if someone who buys a D700 and gets all those accessories is nuts?!
 
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that is

an interesting way of thinking about it. I for one plan to wait about 2 years before the acqusition of my next DSLR. I know there will people dumping their D300s for the D700, and it seems kinda silly to me, people never seem to happy with their gear for some reason or other :wink:
 
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I know there will people dumping their D300s for the D700, and it seems kinda silly to me, people never seem to happy with their gear for some reason or other :wink:
But doesn't getting the newest greatest thing automatically make all your pics better? :rolleyes: :confused: :wink:
 
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there is absolutely no advantage buying EL4s for this body with the grip unless you already have a D2/D3 and just want an extra battery. That also negates the need for an additional charger.
 
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But doesn't getting the newest greatest thing automatically make all your pics better? :rolleyes: :confused: :wink:
Ahem. But isn't that what the d300 did for you? :tongue:

Don't mind me. I'm caught in a time warp, and can't find any reason to upgrade my pair of d200s. Not that my wife would let me anyway :redface:.
 
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If you are looking to upgrade from D???, then the D700 seems to be a good option, and it save $1,000 under the D3. However, if rugded is what you need, the extra cost of the D3 may well be worth the money. For me, I have the D3 and don't plan to upgrade to a D700, but I will install the new firmware.

I love these new introductions, they continues to push the product for more and hopefully better features. Actually my next purchase will be the new PC-E 45mm lens, then possibly the SB-900. I can always use another wireless flash.
 
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Ahem. But isn't that what the d300 did for you? :tongue:

Don't mind me. I'm caught in a time warp, and can't find any reason to upgrade my pair of d200s. Not that my wife would let me anyway :redface:.
Frank Frank Frank "can't find any reason to upgrade my pair of d200s"
..stop fooling yourself!

nuff said
:tongue:
 
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Ahem. But isn't that what the d300 did for you? :tongue:

Don't mind me. I'm caught in a time warp, and can't find any reason to upgrade my pair of d200s. Not that my wife would let me anyway :redface:.
Timewarp, i dunno. Frank, I bought my D200 a few weeks after the D300 reviews were out and people thought I was crazy - i told them sometimes you don't need to mess with perfection (god I love that metering) :wink:
 
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...sometimes you don't need to mess with perfection (god I love that metering)
"Perfection" is by definition unattainable.

As for metering, I use Center-weighted metering which I find more reliable than Matrix metering and I get identical EVs from both the D200 and D300; with Matrix metering the results are generally close enough. Presumably, the D700 will implement Matrix metering the same as the D3 and D300.
 
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It was because they introduced it on the 7th month at 00:00 hours.
Ah! :smile:

Now we have accurate information about the D3X. It will be introduced in March at 10:00 (roman X) Tokyo time.

I hope they don't introduce any models at five to twelve in December.
 
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Seems the D700 would be the perfect 2nd camera for a wedding/event D3 photographer used to FX framing. Who needs 9 FPS to shoot a bride and groom? And it'll save at least $1000. Seems to be a very well-reasoned alternative to the D3 for the studio/event specialist, while the D3 will rule sports/PJ work.
 
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For me, it is up to how low D3's price goes for me to justify a purchase.

D3 $4000 (maybe it will go that low?) vs. D700 $2999

Tough choice, but always good to have choices, am I right? :wink:
 

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