1. gramps

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    For a long time I've had a hankering after a D700 so took the plunge ... the 28-70 similarly but never found one that looked right.
    The recent history of this one helped me decide (repairs & new parts) and I think it's going to work very well with the D700 ... NMA next Saturday will give me the opportunity to put the combination to the test.
     
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  2. viewfromthenorth

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    D700 and 28-70 was my favourite combo until I moved the lens on last year. However, it is a big heavy combo, especially if you've got the grip on and are out for a full day!
     
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  3. THIRTYFIVEMILL

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    Tip of the day!! Pick up the D3 battery pack with the EN-EL4a battery. That battery lasts several times longer and it works beautifully with the D700. I have it and got it quite by accident as MBP sent me the wrong one and then let me keep it. It's more expensive but well worth it.
     
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  4. gramps

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    I'm used to a 500mm f4 on the end of my bodies so the 28-70 is a breeze :D
     
  5. Stevied

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    Couldn't resist any longer just purchased a mb-10 for my Nikon D700 :):nikon:
     
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  6. gramps

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    Seem to be a lot of these around for sale ... what was your main reason, out of interest?
     
  7. Stevied

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    Looks :)

    A decent one come up on epay

    Wouldn't buy a brand new one thou
     
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  8. JulesP

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    I was tempted to get one from the classifieds but don't think I'll use it as I don't use my D7200 one.
     
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  9. gramps

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    I use one on my D7200 & D500 but I'm undecided on one for the D700 ... cheap enough though, even from dealers.
     
  10. Stevied

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    Got one for£50 boxed as new

    Unable to use classifieds at the moment I'm only a baby:)
     
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  11. gramps

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    Was that the one advertised on here at £75?

    *Ignore ... I didn't see the 2nd part.
     
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  12. Stevied

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    Just got that David Brushs book for d700 and he seems to recommend the battery grip!
     
  13. gramps

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    I think it takes it up to 8 fps so from that point of view it's useful :)
     
  14. Stevied

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    Another plus and also a little better to hold
     
  15. JulesP

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    Only if you use AA batteries or the bigger D3 battery
     
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    AA batteries wonder how long they last could be expensive ;)
     
  17. gramps

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    Rechargeable should be okay.
     
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  18. Stevied

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    This camera just gets better & better :)
     
  19. Phiggys

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    I also have a mb-10 om D700 and D300 and with the D3 makes for a good weekends shoot if you go away for a couple of days.
    I used to shoot weddings and found it ideal and the same fore studio shoots.
    Sadly they don't get much use these days since moving to a Fuji X system
    Mainly due to the weight was my decision to move to something smaller and a bit lighter but I still have numerous images stored on HDs that I need to process.
    The beauty of having a separate grip is that you can remove it if you want to travel a bit lighter, and I found that with the AFG 28-200mm zoom made for a excellent and versatile piece of lightweight kit I just wish the AFG had VR. Or the D700 had IBIS.
     
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  20. trevorbray

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    Oh heck !!

    Just been looking over some old pictures from my (now sold) D700..

    Might have to keep an eye on the Classified section, although funds not available yet.
    I’ll need some glass too..
     
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  21. JulesP

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    Sounds like you miss your D700 as much as I miss mine :(
     
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  22. TG.

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    Someone selling a D700 on Facebook with a 70-210 lens 24k shutter count £450
     
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  23. trevorbray

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    Thanks. But need a little time to get over Christmas spend.
     
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  24. TG.

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    Yeah I know that feeling, lol.
     
  25. THIRTYFIVEMILL

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    I just purchased another D700. I looked at the D750 and D600/800 and then looked at my old files and found another D700 with 6.5k shutter count. The D700 just hits the sweet spot for me and the pixel count is perfect. The D800 files would just never really come in useful for my photography. Even at billboard size levels the D700 still has enough detail but that's the only time I would find 36mps interesting.
     
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  26. c22w1

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    Good price depending on condition and shutter count. Really miss my D700, do I need another No. Do I want another - absolutely. Must resist.
     
  27. F1.2

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    I recently purchased a D700 , not used it much yet , Just found the D700 thread
     
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  28. F1.2

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    Anyone need a MB-D10 Battery Grip For NIKON D700 ? 2 new ones on that web site at a very good price new
    £36.99 boxed , I just ordered 1
     
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  29. c22w1

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    Just picked up a nice cheap FX lens, much better than the price I got it for would suggest. If on a budget a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is a very good cheap option. Nice and fast at a contant f2.8 and much sharper than it should be. It's no Nikon 24-70mm but it's also only 1/5th of the price. At £100 it's a steal.

    Perhaps I should get a nice cheap D700 to put it on ............
     
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  30. THIRTYFIVEMILL

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    What's the item number?
     
  31. F1.2

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    201485506924
     
  32. F1.2

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    Not genuine Nikon though
     
  33. THIRTYFIVEMILL

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    Ahh OK, thanks.
     
  34. Stevied

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    I use a d700 and spent 6 months hovering up the old manual lenses that no one wants:)

    I find it perfect for me and I think I would be a nervous wreck carrying round a 2 or 3 grand newer camera

    So for me it ticks all the boxes.
     
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    Did anyone have the d700 and d300 at the same time.

    I had both but at different times and I swear the d300 at very low ISO has that same something very pleasant about the images.
     
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  38. THIRTYFIVEMILL

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    The D300 was good and close to the D700 but couldn't quite match the IQ of the D700. At the prices a D300 or D300s now sells for it's a bargain, though.
     
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  39. SsSsSsSsSnake

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    D700 is one camera i kept meaning to buy.
    Its still in there nagging at me.
     
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    Theirs still plenty of good used ones around :)
     
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