You really should learn to use simple HDR software. Bracketing and blending is an enormous advantage in these situations. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0609/06092502fujifilms5pro.asp
This will use your Nikon lenses and it has in-camera HDR. It produces very very good results without blending(though it will also bracket and you can do that as well to really push the limits. There is a new version of it coming out, but I don't like the way they've made the sensor work compared to the older S5's sensor - and when the new camera comes out, the S5 will drop a lot in price. (win-win)
I suggest using the "zero noise" software that is discussed in the following thread here. It blends and deals with HDR/bracketed shots at the same time. Plus, it's free.http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....p;hl=zero+noise
I would love S5 if it where 10mpix or above. I need more resolution for my prints thou. A fujifilm 10mpix fullframe would have me running for the store. I often do panoramas so resolution isnt often the problem. But 6 mpix is a bit to little. Often I use panorama just to gain resolution with 10mpix already for the bigger prints. Depends. A mountain photo with lake 10mpix holds up good. Forest photo with alot off foliage 10mpix doesnt always cut it.
Great post off the "zero noise", I forgot about it. I am back on windows from mac. So I gotta try that one out again.
Having switched my main camera from D200 to D700, I'd say one of the biggest surprises was the extra dynamic range. Just after getting it I took a series of bracketed images with the intention of doing an HDR blend, but first tried to see how much I could squeeze out of the most underexposed frame. Once I'd lifted the shadows with Lightroom's fill light, I had plenty of detail in those areas and they contained none of the noise I would have expected with the D200. Maybe I should have expected it, but I was surprised and impressed. I'm sure I'll do HDR again with other scenes, but this time I threw away the other bracketed frames.
The other practical thing worth considering is the effect of full frame - your wide angle lens will be wide again.
Maybe for you the high ISO performance isn't important, but again it is remarkable.
I never thought about that. The better noise improvement can pay back if you lift shadows. The 2nd thing I want is to have a wide 24mm again. I have the 24PCE and want the 45 one also. So the choice stands beetween the 45 and the D700. I have to download som .nef from the net to do some treatments in this area.
The D200 files can be a bit to noisy if you lift shadows are you lose resolution in the shadows due to noise. Hence my exposure blending. Often just the shadows that get it. As the shadows become to blocked out and lifted to much.
I will see. My dealer has a problem. Everytime he gets in a batch off D700 he sells the same day. So he hasnt be able to borrow me one for 2 days testing. He have trust in me as. I often buy if I just like it.
Thanks all, I see I have to rethink a bit. But you guys got me thinking again. So I will try do so more checking.