Even if you are a diehard Canon shooter, you have got to give props to the New Nikon D700 full frame digital SLR. The numbers on this thing are amazing. Change the logo and the lens mount and you know you want one. Maybe it’s not the top-of-the-line tool for professional photographers, but Wedding, Sports and Fashion photographers will be drooling at the announcement.
Full frame means your lenses will act like the numbers the ship with (no math trying to figure out the conversion factor). For those who think full frame means “vignetting” this will still be puzzling. But for those of use who actually shot 35mm film (I KNOW, can you believe it?! It really existed) this is how the gods intended our lenses to be used.
So what if your whole lens bag is filled with Canon? Well, since this race between Canon and Nikon is always neck-and-neck, I think we Canon shooters can expect much of the same. Granted, there always seems to be something different between Canon and Nikon offerings that makes one a little more special than the other. But, I think this new Nikon body is a sign of what’s to come from Canon with the follow-up to their Canon 5D.
If you’re in the market, check out dpreview’s hands-on preview.