The Nikon D700 That I Sold

I sold my Nikon D700 some years ago. I sold it because it was a heavy camera to carry around, too heavy as a do-everything camera. It was fine for when I knew I would be photographing someone or something. But for carrying around casually, it was too much.

Also, it was full-frame. That meant that the lens were big and heavy because the circle described by the glass had to cover the large full-frame sensor.

Fast Forward To Today

Today I was going through some old photos to add portraits to my portrait photography site.

I came across a photograph I took when Tamara and I were in the town of Bath in Somerset. I checked the details and I shot if with my D700.

In Roman times Bath was named Aqua Sulis and centered around the bathhouse. The woman I photographed was dressed in Roman costume and was working as a guide, describing daily life in the baths.

Oh what depth of detail. It has stopped me in my quest for the next camera. I have to think again.

1/800th second at f5, ISO800

How Much Does The D700 Weigh

It weighs 1095g (2.4 US pounds) body only…

11 comments

      1. Hi David, thank you for visiting and your comments.
        I own both systems. MFT I’ve only had for a year but has become my lightweight, travel system. I however prefer full format for my landscape work (I have a considerable investment in lenses and filters too). It also provides more depth of field control for macro/portrait. The D750 is a great deal right now!
        At the end it all depends on your particular interests. For wildlife, birds especially, I would go for a Nikon D500/200-500 lens and tripod, but maybe wait and see what Olympus offers next year.

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