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Old Aug 6, 2010, 4:49 PM   #11
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It would be great for lanscapes and wildlife pics, but because it has a larger image sensor, it has a wider angle of view, so distant subjects will appear farther away. For that reason, you might want to stick with DX bodies.
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Old Aug 6, 2010, 5:18 PM   #12
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It would be great for lanscapes and wildlife pics, but because it has a larger image sensor, it has a wider angle of view, so distant subjects will appear farther away. For that reason, you might want to stick with DX bodies.
In addition, quality full frame wide angle lenses (typical for landscape use) are very expensive. Your 70-300 will work good for wildlife, but you lose some reach by using it on an FX camera. All in all, to get the two other lenses to cover most shooting needs (wide angle zoom, and mid range zoom) you're looking at spending a couple thousand more $'s. If you can afford it great. But in reality the average user doesn't gain anything with a D700, except a lighter wallet. Unless you are an expert photographer with excellent technique and shot discipline, your results likely won't improve over what you are shooting now. My results with my D5k are just as good as with my D300 and it's less than one half the price. Unless I need the speed or the tougher body (rain, dusty, windy conditions etc), I use my D5k...it's a lot smaller and lighter and easier to carry. Even though I'd love to have a D700, I don't know that I'd use it every day...it's even bigger than my D300....I can't imagine toting it around couple with the bigger FX lenses.
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