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Hi Smooth,

Quote: Originally posted by smooth on February-28-2011


Hi Dominique,

The D700 is a fine fullframe camera although limited megapixels (12.1mp) which is ample "if" you are using the right lens. What were you going to use?

I'm currently using a Nikor 10.5 F2.8, and hope to continue with it ..

I would suggest the replacement for the D700 isn't all that far off. Maybe you should wait.

Hmmm... seems you know more than what you want to say ...
How long do you think I would have to wait for the D700 replacement ?

In fact, I plan to go back in the "Grand Canyon" (arounf June/July) and need to be ready to shoot there !
My current D200 is not too bad, but in low light environment is not as good as I would have expected.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


Thanks for appreciated advises.

Best regards,
Dominique


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Dominique,

The fullframe camera is not suited to the Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye unless you use in DX mode which will be a lower resolution (maximum panorama size) then what you get with the D200. You could continue with the Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye but you would need to shave the lens sun petals/hood off. With this done you could cover the sphere with 3 rotational shots + optional nadir.

Of course the low light benefits of the D700 would be there under any of the above circumstances.

The best lens for the D700 is the Nikkor 16mm Fisheye or even a 15mm Sigma Fisheye. Your shooting sequence would be the same as the 10.5mm on the D200 6+2.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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Smooth,

Quote: Originally posted by smooth on February-28-2011


Dominique,

The fullframe camera is not suited to the Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye unless you use in DX mode which will be a lower resolution (maximum panorama size) then what you get with the D200. You could continue with the Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye but you would need to shave the lens sun petals/hood off. With this done you could cover the sphere with 3 rotational shots + optional nadir.

Of course the low light benefits of the D700 would be there under any of the above circumstances.

The best lens for the D700 is the Nikkor 16mm Fisheye or even a 15mm Sigma Fisheye. Your shooting sequence would be the same as the 10.5mm on the D200 6+2.

I think I'll follow your advice (lens Sigma 15mm or Nikkor 16mm, I'll buy it @States).

Btw, in this range of product, is the D700 a good choice or is there a better model.

Or do you have any info about its successor ?  If any, a time frame for its availability ?
Eventually I would wait for it and rent a D700 for my Californian visit !

Best regards,
Dominique.
 

Regards, Smooth [8D]



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Dominique,

The Nikon FX sensor range is limited to the D700, D3, D3s and D3x with the latter the best in range.

As for the D700 Successor and when you need only use Google with D700 Successor as the search entry to read the buzz and rumors. It would appear though it will have a replacement in 2011.

Of course when the replacement model is released there will be a glut of secondhand D700's on the market.

Understand that the D700 and D3 were Nikon's first attempt at a full size sensor DSLR.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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Google is my friend, OK. 
But, honnestly, it discovers everything and its reverse !

Seems D800 is/will be announced before June 2011 ...

Maybe better to wait for it, or at least to wait for D700 "better opportunities"

Again many thanks for your valuable advises.

Best regards,
Dominique


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Quote: Originally posted by smooth on February-28-2011
Notably like all Canon's suffers from the lack of a Auto Exposure Bracketing range. Limited to 3 shots -/+3ev. This can be overcome with the addition of a Promote Control.


Sorry I don't understand what you mean on this, could you please explain more and this effect on what and when exactly?


In other hand, I see the simple of panorama I think its good for me. but regarding the lens is this kind right what I need http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/8mm-f35-ex-dg-circular-fisheye-sigma  

and do you recommended any website I can bay the lines from it so we didn't have this lenses in our country.

Thanks alot for your helping

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Auto Exposure Bracketing is used for HDR photography. The Promote Remote Control adds missing and additional features to cameras. The Promote is for advanced users and can be purchased from www.promotesystems.com

The lens you linked to is correct Sigma 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye.

I personally purchase from Hong Kong mainly. Companies like www.hkbns.com or www.digitalrev.com But how the service is to your country I do not know. I've also had pretty good dealings with sellers on ebay.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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Thank you Smooth, I'll start in the search and purchase all tools, please do not be troublesome for you to communicate with you at a later time when it comes to adjust the camera settings for best photography.

thx
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Dear Smooth,

Nodal Ninja R1 (only need 4 rotational shots + nadir if required)

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I thinking to go on best than R1 model so I can use the new one for any future lens with the same canon 7D? What best than one for any future using may be help me?
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If you are going to use a Sigma 8mm Fisheye the Nodal Ninja R1 is the perfect solution. The lens ring attach's to the lens and not the camera so you can retain the same lens, lens ring and panohead and upgrade your camera body anytime.

Many other lens rings can be purchased for different Fisheye lenses. You only need to buy a different ring not the complete panohead again.

But, if you plan to use other than a fisheye lens for panoramas, you would require a different solution.

My recommendation is for the R1 using a Sigma 8mm.

Regards, Smooth [8D]