I touched one today

Joined
Jan 6, 2007
Messages
3,003
Location
San Jose Ca.
I am not the best reviewer, but I just thought I would let you guys know I poped into a local store today and they were all oow and aaw over a camera. At first I thought ot was D300 but upone closer inspection it was a D700.

Now I have not even handled a D300 yet, The guy looks at me and says you want to check it out, "who me, well ok". First thing I noticed is the large screen and the smaller lcd on top. then looking through the view finder was a whole new experience. There was no card in it so I said "no card?", So he says put this in there, so I did and fired a few of. I know to you D300 and D3 guy,s alot of this is old hat, but it was neat none the less.
 
Joined
Mar 21, 2007
Messages
452
Location
Los Angeles
My only concern will be how much "slower" D700's AF will be compared to D3's. And how does it feel like compared to D200's AF performance?
 
Joined
Jan 6, 2007
Messages
3,003
Location
San Jose Ca.
good on yopu Troy. That had to be fun!
It was cool:cool:
right on Troy....how is they had one already?
It was the Nikon reps camera, I quess he (or she) just droped it off and said have fun.

So, when is yours coming?
This should push a D2x just within my reach:biggrin: not going to the store but the release of the D700.:tongue:
Cool - was it a demo or sale model?

Sean
Nikon reps camera
When are you going back, Troy?
I must refrain, I also need to upgrade my Mt. Bike. You have any idea what those things cost.
My only concern will be how much "slower" D700's AF will be compared to D3's. And how does it feel like compared to D200's AF performance?
I tried to get a read on the af. It had a 24-120 vr(suppossed to be a new release also) But in the not so bright corner of the stoe nothing spectacular. That is also the one thing i am not happy with on my D200.
 
Joined
Jun 15, 2006
Messages
1,628
Location
RV on the road
It had a 24-120 vr(suppossed to be a new release also)
Very interested in that comment - did they say it was a new version of that lens? I keep thinking Nikon must have more lenses coming, and was surprised that all that was talked about this week were the two PC lenses.
 
Joined
Jan 6, 2007
Messages
3,003
Location
San Jose Ca.
Very interested in that comment - did they say it was a new version of that lens? I keep thinking Nikon must have more lenses coming, and was surprised that all that was talked about this week were the two PC lenses.
yes they said a new lens. I ask them several times what was different? The said "not sure":confused:

Thanks for your answer, I, too, am not too happy with my D200's AF performance.
I shoot some wakeboarding and water skiing plus some motor sports and frankly some not so demanding situations that the D200 af dissapoints me.:mad:
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
6,091
Location
Alberta
Hey Troy,
Lucky guy. Can you tell us more about the Camera? Maby if you happen to make it back to that Camera store you could throw one of your Cards in a take a few in the store capture' s with a Nikkor AIS. Nothing fancy just anything you happen to have laying around:biggrin:. Maby a 50 1.4 or a lowly 35 F2. Im not fussy:rolleyes:. And if you do get to have occasion I would love to hear your impressions on the what it's like to Focus some MF Nikkor AIS with the D700. Thanks

Greg
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2006
Messages
6,079
Location
Upstate SC
How bright was the viewfinder? I have a couple of MF lenses that I'll need to use on this thing. With Katz saying they wouldn't be making a screen for the D3, this is a concern for me...
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
6,091
Location
Alberta
That last post remind me of the "take the puppy home and see how you like it" sales approach. I said for year's to the local camera store why dont you guys carry(... OO) and have one for demo.? The price of the ? is always the answer . And I guess I can see the point, but having placed in front of you picking it up and yes getting it's "feel" has always struck me as the best sale pitch I ever had. That and forums like this one. I mean how many 200 F2 ED-IF VR where and will be sold by the amazing 200 F2 ED-IF VR thread? I got an old 200 F2 ED-IF that Im more than happy with, and its got me feeling the deep lower gutteral "lens lust"

Greg
 
Joined
Jan 6, 2007
Messages
3,003
Location
San Jose Ca.
Hey Troy,
Lucky guy. Can you tell us more about the Camera? Maby if you happen to make it back to that Camera store you could throw one of your Cards in a take a few in the store capture' s with a Nikkor AIS. Nothing fancy just anything you happen to have laying around:biggrin:. Maby a 50 1.4 or a lowly 35 F2. Im not fussy:rolleyes:. And if you do get to have occasion I would love to hear your impressions on the what it's like to Focus some MF Nikkor AIS with the D700. Thanks

Greg
I do not think I will make back there anytime soon.
How bright was the viewfinder? I have a couple of MF lenses that I'll need to use on this thing. With Katz saying they wouldn't be making a screen for the D3, this is a concern for me...
The view finder seems very bright to me(compared to my D200)It is supposed to be the same as D3 except the dust removal system makes it slightly smaller
Hey,
Can I have your autograph :)

Thanks for the update Troy
For a fee I will send a 8x10 autogrghed copy of my avatar.:eek::biggrin:
Glad I was some help
First you pick them up then you pull out your wallet. It is that chain of events that keeps us going.
I have special fastners on my wallet pocket.:biggrin:

That last post remind me of the "take the puppy home and see how you like it" sales approach. I said for year's to the local camera store why dont you guys carry(... OO) and have one for demo.? The price of the ? is always the answer . And I guess I can see the point, but having placed in front of you picking it up and yes getting it's "feel" has always struck me as the best sale pitch I ever had. That and forums like this one. I mean how many 200 F2 ED-IF VR where and will be sold by the amazing 200 F2 ED-IF VR thread? I got an old 200 F2 ED-IF that Im more than happy with, and its got me feeling the deep lower gutteral "lens lust"

Greg
Hands on makes resistance tough.
 
Joined
Jun 15, 2008
Messages
1,118
Location
England
No, 3.5 -5.6
Also no aperant differance to the current one.:confused:
I can't believe they are updating the 24-120 without making it constant aperture. What a waste. The 24 & 28-70 f2.8s are no doubt good, but people (and I'm talking 'me' here) thinking of the D700 will want a bit more range than 70mm, with a constant aperture.

Pah, I'm gonna buy the D300.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom