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Nikon D700
DSLR offers full frame and much more

An impromptu holiday portrait, ISO set at 800, lit with the SB-900 Speedlight bouncing off the ceiling.
© Diane Berkenfeld

An example of the Monochrome setting. When shooting B&W on a DSLR, I set the camera to capture NEF + JPG. Capturing the NEF file means that I can always go back to the color data if I want. I used a Lensbaby 3G on the D700 to capture this image in available light.
© Diane Berkenfeld

This image is shown at 100%, its a close up of the shot shown below. That image was shot with the AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens, set at 32mm; f/5.6, ISO 200. Note the red box in the below photo, it notes the area in this image.
© Diane Berkenfeld

This is the full frame, wide angle image that the above closeup is from. Shot in Cologne, Germany at photokina.
© Diane Berkenfeld

This image, taken of David and Annie, is their first maternity portrait. At 100%, the detail of each stitch of her sweater, the yarn in the buttons, and the rest of the image are amazingly crisp. So much so, you can read the date on the face of Davidís watch. For the final image, I actually desaturated the color image in Lightroom 2.0 and presented them with a timeless B&W.
© Diane Berkenfeld

Camera settings are visible on the top LCD; you can also view the settings on the rear LCD by pressing the info. button on the rear of the camera's body.

The D700 incorporates a copyright feature which adds your copyright information to the EXIF data. Automatically adding this information to the files is a great idea, and I appreciate not having to do it in post-production. You can also add comments to images via text.

Other features include multiple exposure and an interval timer, allowing for creative image capture. The D700 uses the Nikon F mount and is compatible with most Nikkor lenses.

For those Nikon shooters who loved their F100 film SLR, the D700 is right up your alley.

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