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

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Subject: [Leica] Moving up to Leica D700
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:49:19 +1000
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Now if we could just persuade the owners to call it a Nikon on this list
instead of that Leica D700 silliness........
We get it. It is a great camera that can do things that a rangefinder
cannot. They're different.


On 21 October 2010 10:09, Ken Carney <kcarney1 at> wrote:

>  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.
> Ken
> 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.
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In reply to: Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Moving up to Leica D700)
Message from kcarney1 at (Ken Carney) ([Leica] Moving up to Leica D700)