Saturday, July 26, 2008

It's here...



Thanks to Nikon, Ritz Camera, FedEx, and a gentle squeeze of the bank account, my new D700 showed up today. This is the full-frame camera that I (along with so many others) have been waiting for Nikon to build, and they've done a great job. Quick first impressions, and a few more pictures, after the jump.


Found this sitting on the front porch when I got home today:



Brought it in, out of the box, and there's the big 700 I've been waiting for:




First off, the camera feels great in hand, very solid and comfortable. It exudes quality, and just begs to be used. The screen on the back is incredible, at 3.0" and more than twice the resolution of my D200, it's beautiful.

First lens to go on was the 24-70, which is now able to be the wide angle it was designed as. 24mm on the full frame is wider than 18mm on dx, so I get to shoot a little closer than before, which is gonna be nice. Yes, my kitchen's a mess, but here's the view at 24mm:



The high ISO abilities of this camera are every bit as incredible as I've heard. Take a look at this photo, shot under the one 100w bulb in my kitchen at ISO 25,600. Click through for full-size if you have a big screen and/or a minute for it to load.



I'm going to stop drooling over it now, and go take some pictures...


5 comments:

Rudi Vavra said...
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Rudi Vavra said...

Welcome to full frame, Nick! There is nothing else like it... (and I should proof-read my typing before posting! :) ).

Brian Nalley aka NEZDWN said...

I guess I should be keeping in key with what's new out there. That is a badass Nikon. Congrats on the new purchase, now, go take some more pictures so it can persuade me to get mine. lol.

gman said...

So didn't you have an Oly before this? Or am I thinking of someone else from the Strobist meetup in February?

Nick Davis said...

No Olympus here. You must be thinking of somebody else. I do remember an Olympus shooter at the meet, but it wasn't me. I've been Nikon since I got into photography.