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I got my Leica D700 yesterday. Only a 24/2.8 and 50/1.8 remain in my stable for "FX" format (36X24) now, so I'll be using the camera with my DX lenses for a while in DX 'crop mode'. Interestingly in 5MP DX 'crop' mode, it is much more like using an RF camera because there is a frame in the middle of the VF that represents the 100% DX image crop lines...just like with an M. Even at 5.1MP the 6400 ISO is insanely more detailed and noise/grain free than any other camera I've ever used...film or digital. Except for the heavy noise above 400ISO, my former Leica D2h was just fine for all the weddings I shot with it even at lowly 4MP. Noiseless 5MP images should be more than enough to make a really nice 16X24 prints. IN trying all of my lenses I happily report that the Sigma 10-20 works in FX mode just peachy from 14-20mm (and in DX perfectly throughout of course.) The Sigma 18-50/2.8 vignettes throughout as does the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5, 50-150/2.8 and the Nikkor DX10.5/2.8 of course. I may end up with a 24-70/2.8 in my bag again. I loved the Sigma EX 24-70/2.8 that lived on my Leica F100 most of the time. That particular Sigma is not HSM (AFs) but it costs ~$450 while the much better built Nikkor 24-70/2.8 with the AFs is $1700. No doubt the Nikkor would be 'better' but, I'm not sure it would be a whole $1250 'better' and I still need to get a new SB900 too! If only I had become a dentist, lawyer or surgeon instead of a wedding photographer...then I'd be able to afford all the gear I really want! :) Carpe lumen, Michael Eric Berube GoodPhotos.com > -------------- Original message ---------------------- > From: Mark Rabiner <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > I also will be getting the new Leica D700 as soon as possible. How many > > others of us I wonder? > > Looking forward to using it with all my classic glass I've amassed since > > the > > 70's. Like the 105 2.5. > > 45mm pancake and 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor > > > > 28mm 1.4 and 14 2.8 > > > > All will return to their original wonderfulness. > > And not be hollow telephoto shadows of themselves. > > > > F iso 64,000 and be there!