I got a call from Adorama and the deal is done. They made me an offer that I could have refused, but didn’t. The had some stuff that I wanted, so I got it. So, here’s what’s on the way:
28-70 mm Nikkor f/2.8 VR
105 mm f/2.8 Nikon Micro (Macro) lens.
Two of the items, the D700 and 28-70 mm are used, but in Like New, or Demo shape. For sure, Adorama beat me on the spread; they will make a decent profit on this deal, for sure; however, I got exactly what I wanted. I’ve wanted the D700 since it came out, so here I go and buy it a few weeks after it’s discontinued. I suppose that had I waited a few more weeks until the D800 came out, I could have made even a better deal, but I didn’t.
So now, I will have a full frame camera and 3 lenses to use with it. One for wide to portrait, one for macro or portrait, and a 50 mm. That about does it for me.
Now, why buy a discontinued item? Why not. It’s a great camera, has everything that I want, including NO video, and is a price point that I can afford. I kept looking at the D800 and didn’t see anything that made me say: Wow! I’d like to have that.
So, now, I have a D700 and a D300. Of course, I’ll take the D700 out into the woods with me and play with the full-frame sensor. The D300 would still be my go-to sports camera. Yeah. I still like gear and I don’t really need a reason to buy any other than I want it. LOL
The best thing about the D700 – it has no video and still has a nice 12.3 MP sensor and higher ISO sensitivity, if I need it. I’m going to have to try that 25,600, just for fun! As an FYI, both the D700 and D300s are discontinued. That was a short life for the D300s!