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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Nov 25, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,519.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: 1. Very fast focus in low-light. 2. Amazingly low noise at high ISO's, I have nice shots at ISO 3000. 3. File looks like film grain 4. quick access to controls 5. I really appreciate the auto ISO when used in Manual mode
Cons:
1. Battery needs recharge prior to 400 snaps. 2. I wish the grip was a little deeper for my hand. 3. My ACR with CS2 couldn't open the NEF files, I had to either upgrade to CS3 (very expensive) or purchase LightRoom (a little expensive) 4. Nikon software is horrible.

I had a Canon 1D Mark II N that I sold because if was just too heavy during a 8-10 hour wedding. I planned on purchasing the 5D Mark II, but then I started hearing about how the focus wasn't an improvement over 5D. I thought uh-oh... shouldn't have sold my 1D MKIIN. So what's a guy to do. I sold all my Canon equipment and bought a Nikon D700. The camera is amazing, it actually focuses better than my 1DMKIIN. What I mean by better is that it can lock-on to subjects in low-light better than the 1D MKIIN, and can track subjects better too. Auto focus for me is very important because I do weddings and events in less than desirable lighting situations, and the Nikon D700 is really a treat. It also blows my old 1D MKIIN away with in the higher ISO's. When using autio ISO in manual mode it is just amazing at what you can capture.. and when the images get grainy, the grain actually looks like film-so it the image still looks real. I do wish that the grip was a little deeper, as I want more to hold onto. I hope Nikon doesn't drop the ball again and continues to maintain/improve the quality. The software though that comes with the camera is horrible. I don't use it at all. Bottom line, best camera I've ever used in my life.