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It's finally time for me to upgrade to a full frame and the only two bodies I'm looking into are the D700 and the 5D MK II. I looked at both specs and held both bodies but can't seem to make up my mind. I don't do any video so video isn't important to me. Also, I sold all my previous lenses, so I can go with any body
Can anyone help me make a decision?
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Wait a week or two the D700 successor is suposed to be announced on the 24th. Might offer you somethng more.

other than that I cant help. I have never used either.
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Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
Wait a week or two the D700 successor is suposed to be announced on the 24th. Might offer you somethng more.

other than that I cant help. I have never used either.
Thanks but I'm planning on purchasing it probably on Friday next week. Also the new bodies that are going to be released won't be in my price range.
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post #4 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by michintom View Post
Can anyone help me make a decision?
Get the D700.
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post #5 of 75
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Get the D700.
Reasons?
Both feel good in my hands and both seem to have similar image quality.
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post #6 of 75
Out of those two I would get the D700.... I have one and I absolutely love it.
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post #7 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by michintom View Post
Reasons?
Both feel good in my hands and both seem to have similar image quality.
cuz nikon lenses are better ;P jk u do have to admit the sexiness of the 14-24 tho
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iandroo888 View Post
cuz nikon lenses are better ;P jk u do have to admit the sexiness of the 14-24 tho
both camps have lenses that are just about perfect. but from a body point of view, i think the d700 is superior.

ps: i do have the 14-24 =) i hate not having the option to use a filter though.
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post #9 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by michintom View Post
Reasons?
Both feel good in my hands and both seem to have similar image quality.
better build quality, you have a button for every major function of the camera (i hate menus), the information in the viewfinder is clearer (plus option to use dk-19) and give more information, electronic horizon, better lcd, better focus, better flash system (built-in flash, wireless commander, external flashes come with all accessories), thumb dial doesn't go into your cheek, built-in intervalometer, and more i probably haven't though of yet
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better build quality, you have a button for every major function of the camera (i hate menus), the information in the viewfinder is clearer (plus option to use dk-19) and give more information, electronic horizon, better lcd, better focus, better flash system (built-in flash, wireless commander, external flashes come with all accessories), thumb dial doesn't go into your cheek, built-in intervalometer, and more i probably haven't though of yet
Thanks. That just helped me make a decision.
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