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Ken Rockwell's D700 Guide is up

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR Forum' started by smodak, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. smodak


    Jun 11, 2007
    Franklin MA US
  2. shaocaholica


    Jul 21, 2008
    Seems like a summary of the user manual as with most guides. Also reads like its written for a beginner although I don't think that many D700 owners will be that "green".
  3. Dawgneck


    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal

    Especially applicable to his D3 guide, which was also released.

  4. You would be surprised at how many folks are buying the D700 as their first DSLR. Just like all the folks on here asking how to do this and that with their brand new D300 that they just bought as a transition from a kodak easyshare.
  5. 1FASTZ


    Jan 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH
    Probably a lot of Canon folks buying the D700 too :eek: 
  6. Rob T

    Rob T

    Aug 27, 2008
    I was disappointed. Not very thorough at all.
  7. SWLD


    Feb 10, 2008
    On this page - http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/d700/af-settings.htm - he says this:

    AF Sensor Selector (rear top)
    On the back, the top AF Sensor Selector selects among the many AF sensors, if you want to.

    Which switch on the D700 is he referring to?
  8. dwind

    dwind Guest

    The selector which is the top switch allows you to control which of the 51 sensors to use for AF. I use it all the time.
  9. SWLD


    Feb 10, 2008
    Ah, I didn't realise he was renaming the Multi Selector as the AF Sensor Selector. For a second there I thought he was talking about another switch!

    He seems to prefer Auto Area AF to Single Point AF for most situations - is he right? (I've never tried Auto Area AF).
  10. He wasn't talking about the multi-selector. He was talking about the 3-position AF mode switch, top position.
  11. dwind

    dwind Guest

    In the above he was talking about the top switch selecting which sensor.
    The bottom switch is the mode switch.

    From the web site:

    AF Sensor Selector (rear top)

    On the back, the top AF Sensor Selector selects among the many AF sensors, if you want to.

    AF Sensor Mode Switch (rear bottom)

    The lower rear switch is the AF Sensor Mode Switch. It chooses how the camera uses all, few or one, of the many AF sensors.
  12. SWLD


    Feb 10, 2008
    He was talking about the multi selector - his caption in the first pic here calls it the 'AF SENSOR SELECTOR' http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/d700/af-settings.htm
  13. Nchesher


    Jul 7, 2006
    Why buy a $3k camera and basically shoot auto on JPEG med? I'm sorry but that guy has no clue.
  14. Longshanks


    May 16, 2007

    He doesn't care about 3k, look what he does to a D3.
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    Actualy I quite enjoy his reviews, he gives tons off usable info so I forgive him his shooting methods.
  15. demosaic

    demosaic Guest

    Plenty of pros do. What does price have to do with it?
  16. I am sure that Thom Hogan (who is very much respected in the Nikon community) will soon issue a guide to the D700.....and based on my experience with his earlier guides, I'd venture to guess that his would be one worth the money!
  17. If you need one before then, you could just buy a D300 guide, and ignore the "3" since they're pretty much identical with menus and options.
  18. Leif


    Feb 12, 2006
    Maybe this is obvius to you, but if not, Ken did not cut open that lens. He just took the photo, possibly at a photo exhibition. They are impressive. They sometimes do that with space rockets too. :smile:
  19. adrianaitken

    adrianaitken Guest

    How do you do that? Everytime I take an axe to a camera, the lens just shatters :biggrin:
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