Why didn't I get a D700 earlier....

Mar 25, 2011
I have been getting used to it for a week now and customized it with:
-back AF button focusing
-Liveview on Fn
-horizon level on Preview
-Auto ISO, Auto flash sync... a few other things.
I also got the grip and an SB400 flash to "travel light" (instead of my SB700).
It is so easy to use and it does what I expect it to do, the controls are a marvel of simplicity.
I had to invest in a remote control (which happens to work on my F90X - bonus), some good CF cards, a CF card reader, the USB cable and the AC charger.
The good Nikon lenses are out of my reach but even the 35mm lenses I have work fine on the D700, the series E, the AF-Ds...
It is all great fun.
I seriously am considering selling my brand new D7200 and my DX lenses.
I did not expect the D700 to be such a great camera.
Unfortunately due to the storm here I have not been out as I had planned.
But next week holiday to Geneva and Chamonix, my plan is to take the D700 and maybe the Bronica ETRSi, but that is not travelling light at all....
Mar 25, 2011
I too was looking at a D750 to replace my D7200.
BUT, the cost (and weight) of the FX lenses knocked some cents into me, or maybe it was dollars. And I could not press the [Buy] button.
Yes the weight and price of lenses are a problem.
I was going in the completely opposite direction, mirrorless etc...
But the D700 is as much fun as using film, and I got no enjoyment from mirrorless.
That's just me....
Mar 20, 2017
Central Ohio
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My D700 was a workhorse for years. You are correct. It is simplistic, yet powerful.

I loved using my legacy AF-D lenses in it. The 28-85 being one. The 70-210 is also a great lens too.

I’m glad you are enjoying the D700.

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