I had noticed the fade in a corner of a frame of one of my shots with the Nikon D750, along with what seemed to be a hint of some artifacts hidden in the light. I thought nothing of it. Most of my photography is done at sunrise and unwanted flares and other tricks of the light are pretty common. Then came the news that Nikon wanted me to check the serial number on my camera to see if it was affected by what Nikon had deemed a faulty shutter. It was. I was strongly advised to pack up the camera and send it off to Nikon for the installation of a new shutter to fix the problem. There is no charge and Nikon picks up the tab for shipping at both ends. Off it went.
I moved the trusty 24-140 mm F4 G lens that lived on the 750 to the old warhorse, the D700. I admit I had some concerns. The 700 packs just over 12 megapixels, exactly half of the D750 but, in my perfectly unscientific opinion, it shines in its low light capabilities and its ability to blend the edges of objects into the prevailing tones to create what to me anyway is a very pleasing and artistic image. I got everything ready for the next trek out into the fields here on the farm.
The D700 doesn’t lend itself too well to cropping in post, thus, framing in the camera is a must. But at the end of the day, The old D700 is setting itself up to be the F3 of the digital age. It’s been around for a long time but it still takes marvelous pictures. Thanks for the look and best wishes for a joyous, healthy, safe, and prosperous 2018. See you next year!