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Reasons?
Both feel good in my hands and both seem to have similar image quality.
Weather-proofing. The 5D Mark II falls apart under extreme conditions. Also even if you do not plan on getting the D800 or whatever it may be called just wait as it will drive the price down on the D700.
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I hate the D700. 5DII is better in almost every way for me at least. I've owned 2 D700s and 2 D3s, and I'm on my 5th 5DII, so I would know. 21 MP is so best, AF is as good as the D700 center point (focus and recompose is faster for me), I don't see any difference with the buttons on the D700 at all, it's all there wut, on camera flash is disgusting so the better flash system of Nikon doesn't really do anything, HOW ARE YOU HOLDING THE CAMERA SO THE DIAL GOES INTO YOUR CHEEEEEK?! Intervalometer is useful I guess, I'm not much for stop motions though. You do know you can get a DK-19 for the D700 right? The 5DII has interchangeable focusing screens, add manual focus
lenses and its a ton cheaper.

Also, jesus christ, man. D3000 kit to 60D and 50 to X100 to D700, you're crazier than me which is saying a lot.
The AF system is really not comparable between the D700 and 5D Mark II.

The 5D's AF system is crap, and I say that as a 5D owner myself. I've extensively used the D300 and D3s (both have the same 51 point system), and they're light-years ahead in terms of versatility. With the 5D, only the center point is accurate with fast lenses that have shallow DoF, so you often have to resort to focusing+recomposing. Except that method doesn't work with fast lenses because the DoF is so small that you often move the camera out of the in-focus zone while recomposing.

Not to mention that the 5D's AF system is not good for moving objects, while the D700's AF system has excellent tracking.

5D has a resolution advantage, but ISO performance is not as good, and the 5D is a slower camera (3.9 fps vs. 8 FPS on a D700 with grip). Tbh, most photographers will see little to no benefit in the extra resolution of the 5D II.

The D300/D700/D3s are also much better built than the 5D, and are actually weather-sealed where the 5D is not fully sealed.

Granted, the 5D has its advantages. For me at least, Canon's ergonomics are better than Nikon's. The 5D also has video capabilities, which the D700 does not. So depending on what you do, either one has its pros and cons. But I think that for all different types of still photography (from portraiture to sports), the D700 is a better, more well-rounded camera.
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Why is it that I can shoot the 50L focus recomposing and have spot on AF always. I've owned the D300/D300s/D700/D3 (same AF system) for a total of at least a year and I feel no difference with the 5DII. I track with the 5DII all the time, works perfectly. I use single shot for sports, when I bursted with the D3 and such, all I got was a buncha crap. ISO performance is a lot better though, no banding. 5DII has no sealing at all, I've taken it apart along with the D700 and D3 which have dense foam strips at edges. I loved the D700, but now I don't get it. Favorite lens is 35 1.4, and Nikon's is worse.
post #24 of 75
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Besides the fact of resolution (Whoop dee doo)
Resolution allows for more cropping and bigger prints. Lots of the D700's features (like the ability to shoot DX lenses -- wow, what a great investment/upgrade that will be) are on par with the 5DII. If you think extreme weather sealing is a deal-breaker, you're kidding yourself.
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Resolution allows for more cropping and bigger prints. Lots of the D700's features (like the ability to shoot DX lenses -- wow, what a great investment/upgrade that will be) are on par with the 5DII. If you think extreme weather sealing is a deal-breaker, you're kidding yourself.
Yeah like 12MP isn't enough for printing...

It's more than just the weather sealing. You can get your back up and continue to fight me but the consensus is that the D700 is the superior still camera between the two.
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You can get your back up and continue to fight me but the consensus is that the D700 is the superior still camera between the two.
Lol. I'm not fighting anyone here -- you're just being short-sighted. Both are very good bodies for different reasons.
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i feel like i opened a can of worms here but whatever.

the deal breaker for me was build quality. i hated how the 5d2 felt like plastic all over. specially the main dial, it feels like stone in wet/freezing conditions. it's as if they took a lower model's main dial and slapped it on the 5d2. nikon has the nice soft rubber grips over the solid metal exterior with usable main dials even under freezing temp.
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Small detail on the D700, the rubber pad on the bottom. It's super boss and Canon was too stupid to put one there. And all the body panels are mainly metal, that was good too. Never liked the pop up flash though, my friend broke it rubbing against his pants on an R-Strap. OH AND THE BATTERY GRIP! The MB-D10 is basically the most ergonomic, fast, easy to use battery grip ever. Beautiful bit of magnesium, plastic, and rubber. The BG-E6 in comparison is just a box... 5DII doesn't feel plastic all over at all though. And the mode dial on the D700 is all plastic too wat.
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Small detail on the D700, the rubber pad on the bottom. It's super boss and Canon was too stupid to put one there. And all the body panels are mainly metal, that was good too. Never liked the pop up flash though, my friend broke it rubbing against his pants on an R-Strap. OH AND THE BATTERY GRIP! The MB-D10 is basically the most ergonomic, fast, easy to use battery grip ever. Beautiful bit of magnesium, plastic, and rubber. The BG-E6 in comparison is just a box... 5DII doesn't feel plastic all over at all though. And the mode dial on the D700 is all plastic too wat.
what mode dial?
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I mean ISO/QUAL/WB + the other stuff.
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