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Old Dec 30, 2008, 1:28 AM   #1
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For all you D700 ownwers...have you noticed less blown highlights with the feature (that's supposed to prevent this) switched on? Or do you feel you're getting the same number of blown highlight shots as with the DSLR you used prior to getting your D700? Curious.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 7:59 AM   #2
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Well having shot about 500 or so snaps on mine I have noticedfewer highlight issues. But I also think it tends to expose a bit dark sometimes. I am also pleased with the results. It looks about the same as my D300 with the exception of the few dark snaps. I am still figuring out new things every day.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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Well having shot about 500 or so snaps on mine I have noticed¬*fewer highlight issues.¬* But I also think it tends to expose a bit dark sometimes.¬* I am also pleased with the results.¬* It looks about the same as my D300 with the exception of the few dark snaps.¬* I am still figuring out new things every day.
Congrats on the new D700!

I think I read somewhere that the D700 has a feature that deals with preventing blown highlights. I don't mean Active D-lighting. My D300 has that. Do you know what I'm talking about? Have you used it?

And on an unrelated note...can you look on the bottom of your D700 and tell me if it's "made in Japan"?
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The Active D-lighting is still the same thing as in the D300. Mine is made in Japan. I don't see any difference in build quality over the D300 that is not.
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The Active D-lighting is still the same thing as in the D300.¬* Mine is made in Japan.¬* I don't see any difference in build quality over the D300 that is not.¬*
Hello Rene,

What I'm asking is...is there a feature BESIDES "active d-lighting"? It might be called "hightlight tone priority". I know some Canon EOS cameras have this. Not sure if that is the name of the feature for the Canon cameras or Nikon. Can you check?
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I knew what you were asking, but don't think it's there. I have gone through Ken Rockwells users guide and checked each item out he mentioned. Pretty much the same as the D300 and I suspect D3, even a few typos left over from the cut and paste. But a great training tool none the less. I have also looked the manual over that came with the camera and found nothing else about the D-lighting feature. I do think it may work better than the D300, but it could be the sensor that makes the difference.

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