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- EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-18a Quick Charger
- UC-E4 USB Cable
- EG-D100 Video Cable
- AN-D700 Camera Strap
- BF-1A Body Cap
- BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
- BM-9 LCD Monitor Cover
- Software Suite CD-ROM
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Is anyone shooting D700 in CLS, built-in flash on commander mode fireing OCF sB800/900? I've been told it'll shoot faster than 1/320.
In Menu >> Custom Settings Menu >> E - Bracketing/Flash >> Flash Sync Speed:
Set 'Internal flash sync speed' to '1/320s (Auto FP)'
In Menu >> Custom Settings Menu >> E - Bracketing/Flash >> Flash cntrl for built-in flash:
Set to 'Commander Mode' with settings:
Built in flash and Group B - Off ( mode: -- comp: --)
Group A :
Set 'Mode' to 'M' and 'Comp' to 1/1 (for full power flash.) You can also use the other modes: Automatic or iTTL - but, you will have to update the setting on the SB-800.
Click OK - not the 'back / left' button - it doesn't save!
On the SB-800:
Turn it on
Hold down 'MODE' and 'ON/OFF' to reset to default settings
Hold down 'SEL' button
Go to top right square
Set to 'REMOTE'
Hold down 'SEL'
Pop-up the internal flash
Make sure the red panel on the SB-800 is within sight of the D700 internal flash
Crank up the aperture and shoot up to 1/8000 shutter speed!
Cannot afford radio controllers I got a fix for that.
You can turn you camera body upside down to shoot at a higher sync speed. What happens is the shutter will cut off the bottom of the frame due to the sync. Many wedding photographers learned this trick during the film days. Just keep your subject in the bottom half of the frame ( everything being upside down and backwards on a slr body bottom is the cameras top). It's then a simple matter of rotating the frame in post production and no one is the wiser. You might gain a stop over the max sync speed for your model camera.
I am new to nikon and i want to start off with D700. MY QUESTION IS,..can a 80-200mm f2.8 lens comfortably work on the D700 as its an old lens.
As stated elsewhere, even if your camera can survive being outside while it is sprinkling or in a nice dust storm,, your lens may not. You will have to verify both pieces are weather resistant.
The D700 is sealed against moisture and dust. YES, It's tough but treat it like it's worth what you paid. it is water and dust resistant. Your lens may or may not be. Dry it or at least wipe it if it get's soaked. It is electronic and water is it's natural enemy. Best way I know to tell you is treat it like a baby and it will last a very long time.
I went from a D200 to a D700 just 4 months ago, and I never regret it. If I where to bet, don't expect the D800 to come out before August, then allow 8 months before they come into the stores. There are D700 bargains out there, where they are going for just under $2000
A D800 will most likely be more mPix (how many?), but the build will be the same. However, plan on a $3000 price tag at first.
Your lenses dictate everything anyway. I have seen many folks throw a cheap lens on a D700.
No point! Buy the great lenses and a cheap body. I bet you could get a used D700 for a $1000 in a couple on months.
Your best bet is to get a used DR-3 and a DK-7 adapter (for round eyepiece) it is a better build than the DR-5 or 6. There is also a square adapter for used with the rectangular eyepieces as well.
November/December 2008, Nikon D700 D-SLRby Jonathan Barkey
American Photo’s Jonathan Barkey praised the D700 D-SLR in the November/December issue, writing that in its compact frame the camera packs “superb performance.” Barkey also noted that the reduction in size makes the D700 “pleasingly portable and easily packaged.” Barkey added that with the 35mm-sized image sensors, 3D motion tracking and the ability to use wide-angle lenses, the D700 D-SLR combines full-frame coverage with indisputable performance.
November 2008, Nikon’s D700 D-SLRby George Schaub
Shutterbug’s George Schaub was overwhelmed with the results from the complete camera test of the D700 D-SLR. When referring to the camera’s performance in low light and difficult ISO situations, Shaub touted the camera as the “best quality available.” Schaub also noted the ability to get maximum functionality from vintage Nikon lenses with the D700’s FX-Format sensor. Schaub concluded his review by saying there is no doubt that the 12-megapixel cameras will be a good fit for any photographer.
September 2008, D700 D-SLRby Phil Ryan
Phil Ryan of Popular Photography & Imaging recently reviewed the Nikon D700 D-SLR, ultimately deeming it an "amazing combination" of the D3 and D300 D-SLRs. After putting the D700 through the rigors of photo lab tests, Ryan highlighted the D700's color accuracy and superb performance in low-light conditions. Ryan concluded his article emphasizing the camera's metering capabilities, saying that at times the D700 "knew [appropriate exposure settings] better than you."
September 2008, D700 D-SLRby Sean Captain
Sean Captain of Popular Science recently tested the Nikon D700, and came to the conclusion that the D700 is the true "I wish" camera. Captain was impressed with the camera's ability to produce amazing images like those of the D3 while maintaining the compact form factor of the D300. Captain further accented his article with test results, highlighting excellent performance in color fidelity and metering. He concluded that Nikon has "closed the low-light performance gap." Additionally, Captain noted Nikon's In-Camera Imaging Innovations, pointing out the benefits of D-Lighting when capturing great photos in tricky situations.
August 2008, D700 D-SLRby Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells
Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells of Imaging-Resource crowned the D700 a five-star "Dave's Pick" and "one of the finest digital SLR cameras ever produced." Barnett and Etchells note the D700's potential to become a catalyst for available light photography, thanks to the D700's image sensor which delivers "category-leading performance" in low-light situations and color reproduction. Both editors concluded that the D700's outstanding imaging capabilities, combined with Nikon's extensive line of high-quality lenses, make it a great camera with "obsolescence-resistance built in."