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 Post subject: so it's time to think FX
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:14 pm 
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okay, been saving....

and it's time to say i have enough to buy a D700.....

i want to get it, but still feel not sure...it is a lot of money for a camera you know...

as a college student, i have to think careful before dumping $2,000 like this.... money doesn't come easy for us student...

i've been reading a lot about it, D700 is what i really want.... but i'm hesitating...

help me to make up my mind!!!
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Maybe something stupid.
But if you want to go fx, do it now.
Prices for the d700 will go down towards the introduction of it's replacement.
And it's replacement is probably going to be more expensive than the d700 was. So waiting doesn't make it cheaper.

For the rest.
The low light capabilities of a ff did it for me.

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Maybe you should look at a used one? Could be very inexpensive, and new. If you didnt have Nikkor lenses, do you thinks you should have bought an 5D MkII? If yes, maybe sell your stuff;)

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i'm looking for a decent used D700. havn't found anything i like yet...

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why is that Orsan?....

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cause it's a huge commitment.

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If you are doubting, dont do it. After a couple of weeks you should be happy with the fact you didnt buy it.
Do you really need that FX, or is it for ''hi. Ive got a FF body''-''wow''

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the true question is : do you really need a professional DSLR?

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you can get a d700 in mint condition for around 1300€.. if you wanna buy new stuff then your wallet and student loans are fine and not worth complaining =)

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As palakaboy says "cause it's a huge commitment", financially.

Also if you "really" want it you would have bought it by now (you have the money), because that thing thats deep inside you would not have caused the doubt and you would have been at the shop door the next morning.

Asking if i really need something is a sure sign of doubt, thats why i never would do it, never doubt yourself.

If I where you i'd go and buy it, you be thankfull 3 months down the line :wink:

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Just a thought, with $2000 dollars you could go on a nice trip somewhere and use the camera you have instead of buying a new camera.


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When we went looking at a boat we were thinking about buying (me and the mrs) we flip-floped a lot. After a day we decided we werent going to buy the boat. A decision was made. That felt good for about 3 hours. Then a sneaking feeling of "what did we just do?" started to emerge. After 3 days we were both in a state of panic, called the seller and asked if it was still for sale. It was. We bought it and that with a huge sense of relief. Moral of the story is that make a decision, then wait a few days to see how it feels. :) Just decide you're not buying that camera. A week from now you will either be very satisfied that you saved all that money, OR you will be feeling like something important is missing from your life. :) If that's the case, buy the camera.

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If you don't make money from photography, I don't think it is wise to get FF. It is a lot of money and commitment. You need lenses optimized with FF as well to get advantage of the sensor, and it is costly.

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