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…


  1. rothpoetry says:

    I love my Nikon D-200. Can’t beat it for clarity. The iPhone takes some really clear shots as well in certain situations.


    1. I had a D200 before the D700. It is usually after I sell a camera that I appreciate it.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        They sell for a really reasonable price on Amazon… You might want to reconsider. I have a 200mm lens on mine and never take it off!


        1. I’ll check Amazon here in the UK. Thanks for the tip.

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  2. reb says:

    A ‘photo friend’ here has a D700, so I know how heavy they are. Mine is heavy and it’s a D7000.

    The detail in that photo is astonishing.


    1. Yes, I’m thinking I might get another D700 if I can find one in good condition and low mileage.


  3. eduardolibby says:

    Get a D750, really!


    1. I looked at your blog and your lovely photos – You like micro four thirds! So why the full-frame recommendation? I am asking seriously, because you make a good case for the opposite approach.

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      1. eduardolibby says:

        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.


      2. eduardolibby says:

        I went through a few of your blog posts and I have to say my recommendation holds. Your excellent portraits will benefit from a full frame camera’s shallow depth of field. Check out this link which I saw just before reading your post…



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