Hi guys I need some advice.
I currently own a Nikon D300 and love it. I now want to move onto full frame as i have several "pro" Nikon lenses and want to really get the most out of them.
However im stuck between whether I should go with the older D700 or get the new D800. The D800 isn't really imo a like for like upgrade. It has a massive 32mp compared to the more normal 12mp of the D700 and is probably better for studio work rather than "street" photography.
There is also inevitably a price difference - in UK brand new D700 are retailing for about £1600 (compared to about £2500 for the D800). I should also say that used D700 bodies are still selling on auction sites for around £1200-£1300.
And it's the pricing that is causing me the difficulty. The price gap isn't wide (or narrow) enough to make the decision easy. If the D700, which is now several years old, was around the £1000 mark I'd get it instantly but that additional £600 seems to me to be too much of a premium to pay for a camera which is now almost 4 years old. And equally if the D800 was £3000 or more it would be beyond the budget i have and the decision to go with the D700 would be easy.
I should say that in terms of spec i could happily live with either. The pros and cons of each balance out. So its really about the pricing but would welcome advice from those that have either the D700 or the D800, or indeed both.
so what would you do?