Sold my D700......

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by shepx13, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. shepx13

    shepx13 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2012
    Tyler, TX
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    And bought an OMD. I got a gx1 a couple weeks ago and had so much fun i decided to go all in with m 4/3. Utilized the rebate to grab a 45 1.8 too.

    Haven't had this much fun taking photos on a long time!
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Gratz! :) Welcome to the free new world of digital Non-Reflex photography.
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the forum!
  4. Keith

    Keith Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 16, 2012
    I have an OM-D ... but I won't be parting with my D700 just yet, if at all. It still has the wood on the Oly in several areas that I regard as important.

    Which is not to say it isn't a great little camera.
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  5. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
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    Welcome aboard! Look forward to seeing some of your images.
  6. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Welcome man, I just sold my 5DMKII and now im all in m43. this is a quite friendly forum, youll have fun!.
  7. Reactions

    Reactions Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
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    your back says thank you
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  8. campbellcj

    campbellcj Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 30, 2012
    I've just decided to sell some of my Nikon DSLR gear as well, but not all. It's definitely gotten used less in the last few years but is still my go-to kit for certain situations, such as motorsports.
  9. shepx13

    shepx13 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2012
    Tyler, TX
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    :rofl: very true!

    I'm still going to keep my 70-200 and 28-75 for now, and will pick up a used d7000 or something similar used in a few months for kids sports. But since I don't really have time for anything other than personal photography anymore, it was time to lose the weight!
  10. Weasel_Loader

    Weasel_Loader Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2012
    I did the same thing when the OM-D came out. I really don't miss the weight of the D700 and the prime lenses. Sure the D700 is in a different class, but the OM-D is just fine for my level of photography. Good luck with your OM-D.
  11. Stubb

    Stubb Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
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    Also sold my D700 and all but one of my F-mount lenses after giving the E-M5 a good workout. I wouldn't have done that if I was still photographing weddings, but these days it's travel, landscapes, and macro, for which the E-M5 and a couple of small primes is unbeatable.

  12. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome to the forum, welcome to freedom! :biggrin: :thumbup:
  13. LebronPhoto

    LebronPhoto New to Mu-43

    May 10, 2012
    I made the same move some time ago. Love the OM-D.
  14. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
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    I still have mine... I am using September/October as my "test" bed. If I can go both months without reaching for the 5D II it and all my L glass will go up on Fred Miranda. Hope that happens... :smile:
  15. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    post up some of yer fav shots with yer old gear! :)
  16. ShrubMonkey

    ShrubMonkey Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    I did the same this year, for me there is no question that the DSLR kit has had its day. I've had so much more fun and my recent images are the best I've taken
  17. LebronPhoto

    LebronPhoto New to Mu-43

    May 10, 2012
    Still happy with the EM5 after a few years using it. Green Iguana

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  18. shepx13

    shepx13 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2012
    Tyler, TX
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    I moved to an Em1, and still loving it as well.
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  19. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    I sold my D700 too back in 2012 when the E-M5 came out. Haven't looked back since. :eek:
  20. Coasting

    Coasting New to Mu-43

    Nov 23, 2013
    Its funny how the world has changed.I still value my D700 for certain situations but for my commercial work such as weddings and events a couple of OMD EM1 bodies and a handful of the fantastic prime lenses makes the job so easy and with amazing results.
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