Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Moving up to Leica D700
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:09:45 -0500
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  I'll bet you'll like it.  My first "full-frame" dslr is the Canon 
5DII.  I have a number of friends with the D700 and they love it.  It 
may even have less noise than the Canon, though so far the Canon is fine 
for what I do.  I like the extra cropping room for prints, since I can 
never seem to get the full-frame image right to begin with.


On 10/20/2010 7:02 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
> I'm glad some of you guys are pulling for me; I'm moving up.
> Had been shooting with a D200 on my good days since I got it before leaving
> Portland for here, NYC 3/30/2006. So I've been using it for 4.6 years!
> That's not bad even for a film camera.
> The D300 came out halfway back which was much nicer but more importantly
> professional and serious work went solidly into the full frame 24x36 area 
> in
> this interim.
> First with eight thousand dollar specials. And then less then a year later
> as usual they came out with the streamlined models that most people
> including pros get -- priced to sell. In effect as Kyle says the F100.
> Though the F100 you'd get for 1000 bucks and An F5 for two and a half 
> grand.
> That was 1999.
> " So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999"
> When the D700 first came out it was going for $2,999.95 August 2008.
> And you'd think you'd have to spend three grand for a camera like that.
> Now they're $2,399 but with tax and license a few hundred more.
> That's the kind of money I'm not seeing so much of any more.
> But I put my foot down and pulled it off.

Replies: Reply from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] Moving up to Leica D700)
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