Upload & Sell: On
Dont know if this is of interest to anybody.
I assume it was the camera he used for product (Primarily watches) photography
Go to: blog.mingthein.com
The ultimate Nikon D700 body kit – US$1,700 excluding shipping, but including paypal fees
Shortly after buying the camera, I modified it personally to be perfectly set up for manual focus work. This means that the mirror zero position has been aligned, and the focusing screen shimmed: what you see in the finder is exactly what the sensor sees. I then went one step further and added a type J screen (extra snappy, central split prism) from the Nikon F6; this is not a simple modification because it doesn’t fit. The screen has to be cut down and filed to fit in the D700′s focusing screen carrier. The camera also includes:
DK-17M 1.2x magnifying eyepiece;
MB-D10 battery grip and adaptors for EN-EL3e batteries, AA batteries and the optional EN-EL4a adaptor;
Two extra EN-EL3e batteries;
Two EN-EL4a batteries and a MH-21 charger – this lets you get to 8fps and extends battery life dramatically;
New, original, unused strap;
All boxes and papers (except for the MH-21, that’s from my busted D2H).
It’s been used professionally but taken care of. Shutter actuations are slightly below 70k, but it was checked recently by NPS and given a clean bill of health. (The D700 is rated to 150,000, so there’s plenty of life left in it yet.) Otherwise, it’s cosmetically perfect with no rub marks, paint, scratches etc. – I believe in taking good care of my equipment.
You’re probably wondering why I’m selling it. Simple answer: I need the D800E’s file size to keep commercial clients happy, and I hardly do any reportage anymore. I felt it should go to a good home and somebody who would appreciate it rather than sitting folorn in a drybox. This is the ideal camera for manual focus lens aficionados! I have a full long-term review here, and a great many of the images on this site were shot with it.