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Nikon D700 announced
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2008, 09:48:57 pm »

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Hope the D700 has mirror lock up.  But still waiting for a D3x.  Can't wait to switch back to Nikon!
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The interface of the D700 appears to be identical to that of the D3 from that standpoint, meaning that the MLU is accessed as one of the drive modes from the dial on the upper left area of the camera.

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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2008, 07:17:10 am »

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The interface of the D700 appears to be identical to that of the D3 from that standpoint, meaning that the MLU is accessed as one of the drive modes from the dial on the upper left area of the camera.

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 Yeah, but no MLU + time release function at the same time....grrrrr.
Well, you can use MLU, wait 30 seconds and the cam will take a picture (at least on the D300)
But in the field this is not a easy way to work. And it doesn't work with long exposures.
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2008, 07:16:24 pm »

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I'd think about switching from my D200 to a D700, but haven't been able to find any very-good-quality lenses for it of the sort I use.  I use Nikon's 18-200mm DX VR lens with the D200 (equiv. of full-frame 27-300mm), but I don't know of any really good zoom lenses covering a range of at least 30-150mm for full frame, which is the minimum I would find acceptable.  (Yes, there are some Sigma & Tamron lenses, but from the limited data I've been able to find they aren't nearly as good IQ as my Nikon.)

The current lens lineup on Nikon's web site has an awful lot of DX lenses.  Has anyone heard whether Nikon expects to be releasing significantly more FX-format lenses in the near future for D3 & D700 users???

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I've avoided DX lenses for the very reason that I will be upgrading to an FX body one day. The price of the D700 has led me to hang onto my D300 for now.
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2008, 07:39:34 pm »

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Yeah, but no MLU + time release function at the same time....grrrrr.
Well, you can use MLU, wait 30 seconds and the cam will take a picture (at least on the D300)
But in the field this is not a easy way to work. And it doesn't work with long exposures.
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I agree that it would be nice to have, but really, what is the problem with using a release cable?

Besides, there is actually another mode in which a 0.4 sec delay is added before taking the shot. I had to use it for one week shooting in China on my D2x after my release cable broke, and had zero problems with sharpness.

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2008, 08:31:09 pm »

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I agree that it would be nice to have, but really, what is the problem with using a release cable?
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You can climb up a mountain, take a look inside your backpack and think "Man, I forgot my damn cable-release!" :-) Or it can break, malfunction, get stolen, etc....

It should be there, no questions asked.

Good thip on that shutter delay, though. I think I'll test that against a cable release.
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2008, 12:42:45 am »

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I agree that it would be nice to have, but really, what is the problem with using a release cable?

Besides, there is actually another mode in which a 0.4 sec delay is added before taking the shot. I had to use it for one week shooting in China on my D2x after my release cable broke, and had zero problems with sharpness.

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On the D3/D300 (and one would presume the D700), the delay in Exposure Delay Mode is a full second.
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2008, 01:10:31 am »

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On the D3/D300 (and one would presume the D700), the delay in Exposure Delay Mode is a full second.
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I stand corrected. I have not used this feature yet on my D3 since I always use a cable release.

IMHO if you use a cable release 1 sec is enough to have perfectly sharp images 99% of the time.

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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2008, 11:01:30 am »

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I stand corrected. I have not used this feature yet on my D3 since I always use a cable release.

IMHO if you use a cable release 1 sec is enough to have perfectly sharp images 99% of the time.

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Bernard
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It's definitely an improvement over pas models, and probably sufficient most of the time for wide to normal focal lengths. Maybe not for telephotos though. I still prefer the cable release/MLU though becuase often times you need to have more precise control over when the exposure is taken (waiting for that plant to stop swaying in the breeze, etc).
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2008, 02:38:01 pm »

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Yeah, but no MLU + time release function at the same time....grrrrr.


This was always a kludge for cameras that didn't have a proper mirror lock-up... now that we have mirror lock-up, people are complaining that they can't use the old kludge method...?  

I would prefer to be able to trip the shutter when I choose to, not setting the self-timer and hoping the subject doesn't move while I wait for the countdown.
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