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  1. #1
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    D700 and Travel question

    Couldn't find a better spot to ask this, so here it is.

    I am going on a trip of of lifetime for me end of April, I'll be going to Tokyo for 11 days to visit my son. Obviously great photo opportunity's.

    So here is my dilemma, take the D700 and 28-200 Tamron, Pentex manual 50 1:4 lenses.
    Pro's: Love the camera and how to use it, control layout, picture quality.
    Cons: big and heavy (Will be around my neck when out and about or in a backpack), can't USB direct into my 2010 Macbook that I planned on taking to off load files( Hate to pull the CF card in and out)

    Or take my Sony A58 DSLR and Tamron 28-200, Minolta 50 1:7 lenses.
    Pro's: Small, light weight, 20.2 megapixel, higher ISO, SD card works in reader into Macbook
    Cons: It is really small in comparison, most all settings are not direct and require two step or menu driven.

    So similar lenses and yes I know the Tamron 28-70 is not the greatest lens but for me is a good compromise all around lens. Not concerned about the megapixels difference in the camera's.

    So what would you take, who has traveled with a D700 (non professionally)? Just trying to figure what to do, thanks for any advice.


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    Last edited by KJProX; 01-31-2019 at 02:05 AM.
    D200, D700 Nikkor 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF, Tokina 80-200 f/3.5-4.5 AI, Pentax Super Takumar 135 f/3.5 M42, Pentax Super Takumar 50 f/1.4 M42, Tamron 35mm f/2.8



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    Re: D700 and Travel question

    Get a good sling/shoulder strap for the D700, it makes a world of difference. After a few hours of wearing the factory sling around my neck I was ready to throw the D700 in the trash but ordered a sling off of Amazon instead; I'm glad that I did. I never would have thought how much a good sling would change my view on dragging a DSLR around all day but it did.

    You can buy a CF to SD card adapter and fill it with a SD WiFi card for your D700 and that'll solve the MacBook issue. I have one of these cards and use it when I'm mobile to text message jpg's out quickly. The SD also fits most laptops and MacBooks and there're readers that will take SD and CF cards that you can plug right into a lightening port. I also have one of these readers and I usually use it on my iPad and post process using Affinity Pro for iOS.

    My last bit of advice is, which camera are you willing to lose, break or have stolen?
    Thanks/Like KJProX Thanks/liked this post
     
    Nikon: D700 • MB-D10 Battery Grip • SB-600 Speedlight
    Nikkor: 24-70/2.8G • 24-120/4G • 28-105/3.5-5.6D • 50/1.8D • 70-300/4.5-5.6G
    B+W: 77/007M XS-Pro Clear Nano • 77/
    010M UV • 67/010M UV • 62/007M Clear • 52/007M Clear
    Aokatec: AK-G1s GPS

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    Re: D700 and Travel question

    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    Get a good sling/shoulder strap for the D700, it makes a world of difference. After a few hours of wearing the factory sling around my neck I was ready to throw the D700 in the trash but ordered a sling off of Amazon instead; I'm glad that I did. I never would have thought how much a good sling would change my view on dragging a DSLR around all day but it did.

    My last bit of advice is, which camera are you willing to lose, break or have stolen?
    Thanks for the advice. I have a Rapid Sling type strap, but stopped using it after the button broke off my D200 with it bouncing around on my hip. Maybe I'll try it with the D700 with the strap shorter. I have ordered the CF card adapter, looked like the best way to go.

    That last bit I hadn't thought of, I guess I was feeling in Japan I didn't really worry about it getting stolen. Hmm got me thinking now.
    D200, D700 Nikkor 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF, Tokina 80-200 f/3.5-4.5 AI, Pentax Super Takumar 135 f/3.5 M42, Pentax Super Takumar 50 f/1.4 M42, Tamron 35mm f/2.8

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    Re: D700 and Travel question

    Quote Originally Posted by KJProX View Post
    That last bit I hadn't thought of, I guess I was feeling in Japan I didn't really worry about it getting stolen. Hmm got me thinking now.
    You could easily forget your camera in a cab, on the train, bump into something or drop it. I'm speaking from experience with all of those examples.
    Thanks/Like KJProX Thanks/liked this post
     
    Nikon: D700 • MB-D10 Battery Grip • SB-600 Speedlight
    Nikkor: 24-70/2.8G • 24-120/4G • 28-105/3.5-5.6D • 50/1.8D • 70-300/4.5-5.6G
    B+W: 77/007M XS-Pro Clear Nano • 77/
    010M UV • 67/010M UV • 62/007M Clear • 52/007M Clear
    Aokatec: AK-G1s GPS





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