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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:49 pm 
This afternoon, i was lucky enough to get to play with a Nikon D700 for 20 Mins or so. So i just thought i'd give you a run down in comparison to my 40D.

Ergonomics
As soon as i picked the D700 up, i instantly noticed how much heavier it was than my 40D, also how out of balance it was with it's 18-35mm lens on. I persaonlly thought the Grip was really awkward and horrible, and really hated the indent, i just couldn't seem to get the right grip, which was comfortable.
I instantly love the top LCD, as in comparison it is much bigger and nicer to look at, than on my 40D. Then i looked through the viewfinder :shock: , it's enourmous, also really nice to look through, although because it was so big, the shooting info almost got lost in the bigness of the viewfinder. The screen is just brilliant, and it's so easy to see if something is sharp or not. There were also so really cool gadgets on the camera like the 'Virtual Horizon', and the AF in LV was pretty cool.
In my opinion there were FAR TO MANY AF POINTS, i got confused by looking through the viewfinder, as it was obstructed by all the these things, and my eye was drawn to the AF points not to the subject.
I found the speed, slow in comparison to my 40D, when changing settings, although i am sure i would get quicker with practice.

So i am still a firm believer that the 40D/50D has the best ergonomics, of any DSLR around, and yet to be proved otherwise.

BTW, unfortunately i didn't have time to grab any test shots, or anything else.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:55 pm 
Don't you dare jump ship...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:02 am 
yield to the Nikon side .... you know its the right thing to do :P :twisted: :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:06 am 
Have you managed to play with the 5D mkII? Would be interesting to see how that compares to the D700.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:41 am 
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Never mind jumping ship, just start planning on assembling an armada.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:22 pm 
IainJ wrote:
yield to the Nikon side .... you know its the right thing to do :P :twisted: :P


Can't agree more. but my D700 is still in Nikon service center :( been 10 days now

btw have u test high iso shoot?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:47 pm 
IainJ wrote:
yield to the Nikon side .... you know its the right thing to do :P :twisted: :P


Yeah!! And forget the 70-200 f/4 series and long telephotos and all those lens we Canonites just love so much :P 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:42 pm 
Don't worry everyone, after disliking the ergonomics of a D700, D60 and D40 i've played with, i certainly won't be jumping ship. I will follow up this with impressions of a 5D (Mk 1), which i will hopefully have a play with next Friday or maybe sooner.
Just to confirm, i would never jump ship because Canon's ergonomics, fit my hands and brain like a glove, everything seems very logical on Canon DSLR's to me. Also i just wouldn't be able to get those nice primes, and cheaper Pro lenses in Nikon mount.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:47 pm 
podgeorge wrote:

So i am still a firm believer that the 40D/50D has the best ergonomics, of any DSLR around, and yet to be proved otherwise.


Guess you just can't live without that direct print button eh? :wink:


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Alex_Venom wrote:
IainJ wrote:
yield to the Nikon side .... you know its the right thing to do :P :twisted: :P


Yeah!! And forget the 70-200 f/4 series and long telephotos and all those lens we Canonites just love so much :P 8)


You go have fun with that F/4 lens whilst I keep having fun at F/2.8 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:03 pm 
Darth Nikon: "I am your father podgeorge. Join me and we can rule the galaxy together"
Podgeorge: "Nooooooooooo"...falls into the depths..

..just keep the Canon vs. Nikon discussion light guys :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:33 pm 
Gregory.Rotter wrote:
Guess you just can't live without that direct print button eh? :wink:


Seriously, I use it like all the time.

*brings out his camera manual and wonders where that button is located.*


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:39 pm 
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I had to look it up, but turns out I do use the print button all the time. Not for printing though, it doubles as the toggle into live view mode.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:55 pm 
Citruspers wrote:
Alex_Venom wrote:
IainJ wrote:
yield to the Nikon side .... you know its the right thing to do :P :twisted: :P


Yeah!! And forget the 70-200 f/4 series and long telephotos and all those lens we Canonites just love so much :P 8)


You go have fun with that F/4 lens whilst I keep having fun at F/2.8 8)


Yep! But can you have it for 600 bucks?? :roll:
And what do you have to play against the 100-400?? 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:43 pm 
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As a matter of fact you can, if you buy the sigma one :lol:
But no, I'm just teasing. I know a lot of people who love their F/4 lenses, I however see one extra stop as more of an advantage than slightly improved image quality.

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