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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:10 pm 
After searching the forum I cant find any really direct comparisons on these two cameras......ive done my research.....i was convinced i wanted a 5dmk11 ( i own a 500d now) untill i went in store and felt them both i was really impressed with the build quality of the d7oo......so now i just dont know, the camera shop has offered me some great deals on both.......the canon lenses i own would off set the higher cost of a d700.......as i would sell my L series........so really it comes down to this......as a whole are nikon lenses as good/sharp......is the d700 as sharp as a 5dmk11 ........ as for what i shoot well mainly people models.....events but using lights so the better iso is not a real factor or the better iso.......the focus and sharpness is really what is important to me.....So if you jumped ship and this really crucial time going to full frame which way did you go and do you regret it.....i know there both great cameras but o hell im really in 2 minds now........if only the d700 had not felt so solid and sexy.....mmmmm HELP........


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The D700 will not provide as much detail as the 5D2 when both are used to their maximum potential, BUT the question you have to ask is what do you really need?

D700 has much more advanced AF system than the ancient system in the 5D2, and also higher shooting rate. Lens quality should not be a problem for the similar price ball park.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:43 pm 
mmmm its not rally a question of what i need......is a question of what i want....lol wish list......but i decided to go full frame as from what i see clarity seems so much better.......


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Stu,
How long have you had the 500D for now?

The Nikon seems the newer of cameras, going by Popo said. But do you use the AF system or do you mostly manually focus?

I ask this because I find myself manually focussing quite frequently.

Again, based on the above, the 5D Mk 2 seems the one to go for.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:00 am 
5D Mk II if you need the resolution & video & shoot mostly portraiture,landscapes etc. or the D700 if you want to shoot everything possible,but don't need the extra megapixels.

The 5D has an ancient & innacurate AF-system,which I don't recommand for photographers in general...even for weddings it can become really tricky. Tested the camera too,it's a waste of money unless you need the resolution (which is really nice,yes) & the brilliant movie capabilities.


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The 5D II is the weapon of choice for pro photographers, Jerry Ghionis, joe buissink were Nikon shooters but now Canon and never looked back, sure the D700 has better AF, but really the 5D II ain't bad, myself I have never had a problem with the AF on my 5D II even in very low light, the 5D III should be out soon and that will be a viscous camera and the AF will be great also;0

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Great input


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Now would be the time to buy either cameras, both are getting price-dropped at most retailers as their successors are coming out soon.
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o recap, 5D Mk. II for landscapes and video, D700 for everything else. The 5D Mk. II has excellent resolution and takes incredible movies, but its slow, inaccurate AF system and poor (not poor, but subpar to the D700's) noise performance at higher ISOs make it not as good as the D700 for shooting weddings, action, etc.

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My friend has a D700 and high ISO noise sorry but not much in it they are very close,, sure for sports use the D700 or if you have canon lenses get the 7D which has great AF, for studio weddings landscape 5D II...

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I'd have to disagree (of course, it may be just because I'm a bit of a Nikon fanboy :) )

I got these samples from The Photography Bay.

D700 ISO 12 800 (100% crop)

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5D Mk. II ISO 12 800 (100% crop)

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If you ran that 5D2 raw through a modern raw converter and not the ancient ACR it'll be comparable. And that's before considering the pixel count different. Nikon raws appear cleaner since they're not so raw, more medium-rare. I think nowadays Canon are the only big manufacturer that doesn't cook their raws which has advantages and disadvantages.

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LOL NOT there is something wrong with this test and I am willing to bet anything you'd like,, here try this
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http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneo ... page23.asp
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http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneo ... page21.asp
lets don't over do it, what you just showed me was like a 3 stop advantage for the D700 crack me up, not even the D3s which is king of high ISO have a 3 stop advantage.

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It still seems that the Nikon has the advantage up to 12 800, after that things begin to get a bit more comparable.

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Not even a half a stop difference forget about that test,, but I will say this the best Nikon equipment and the best Canon equipment are on par nuff said.

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