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| p.1 #4 · Anyone Switch From a Nikon D700 to a 5d Mark II |
For whatever it is worth:
I didn't switch but I had my feet in both camps. I had both systems D700 and 5D Mark II (and 1Ds Mark III) for approximately 18 months. Image quality-wise, I like the files generated by the 5D Mark II quite a bit better than those generated by the D700, as you have noticed, too. The outer AF points of the D700 were more responsive than those in the 5D Mark II but the center AF point case was the opposite, IMHO. Under low light conditions, I had a tough time using the center AF point even with an SB800 for AF assist. At the end, I gave up my Nikon system entirely. It was too cumbersome to run two DSLR systems at the same time.
If you don't shoot sport or other fast acting actions and relying on the outer AF points for that, then I would suggest for you to look into the 5D Mark III but quite a bit more expensive. Otherwise, yes, the 5D Mark II will do the trick. On the other hand, depending on how extensive your current Nikon gear is, a switch may not be worth the trouble. Both camera systems are really that good.