Review: Nikon D700
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
In my quest for finding my next camera body I rented the Nikon D700 from ProPhotoRental.
1. Within five minutes of taking the camera out of the box have I taken a picture?
Yes. This camera was pretty easy to figure out. No pretty picture settings but it was easy to use.
2. Camera weight and the scale of sturdiness
I joked on my personal blog that I loved the weight of this camera and about how I could just tape lead weights to my Nikon D40x and immediately be happier. But that’s not true. It’s in the feel. It was very comfortable to hold and I have pretty small hands – which got me to thinking that even with big man hands this camera would feel comfortable so then I proceeded to have men that I see (ie The UPS man, the guy that delivers the 5 gallon water jugs) hold the camera and I noted that I was right.
3. Test shots at different Apertures
This camera gave my lenses a workout. I must have taken 50 shots of toys littered on the floor and I did this without flash and just a really high ISO (which this camera has an incredible range of sensitivity). I felt like the focus bracketing was very easy to use and this shot would have had a LOT of noise if I shot it on my D40x. Isn’t that such a happy model?
4. Test shots with External Flash
I used my external flash on this camera during a bath time photo shoot and the skin tones were so creamy I could have melted. The catchlights in this shot are a little distracting because I can see myself .
5. White Balance review of Auto vs Custom vs Settings
So I took this shot while holding Lexi and this is her reflection in the mirror. I took the White Balance off of the towel – I really liked how on this camera you can tweak the balance in another direction. I had a lot of fun playing around with that but didn’t end up loving any of the shots that I did this custom coloration with so in the end a good custom white balance read was the way to go.
6. Shooting in low light test shots
I was putting stuff on Lexi’s high chair to try to capture her little pincher action but she wasn’t having that documented on SLR so when I snuck around back she turned and gave me this face. Low light here and I think you’ll agree that for low light we don’t have a lot of noise here at all.
The only downside keeping me from running to Amazon to buy this Nikon D700beauty is….the price tag. Ouch. It’s a pricey camera body.Voter payday loans Act proposing the creation of a. Payday Loans More affluent areas of district including one of money flowed into monthly. Worth it? Yes if you’re making money with your camera….if you’re not though this would be a tough line item in a recessionary budget. Do you think there is a place in the stimulus package for me to buy this camera?
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