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| p.2 #2 · Silly question. D300s or D7000 |
.... Enter the D7K Multi-CAM4800 with 39 pts and it's the new kid on da block. We all like keepers, right Love the new sensor BUT what worked for you on the aforementioned bodys, needs to be tweaked to get similar #'s. Not saying it's as 'good'...it's different, but no less reliable once mastered. Been an advocate for 2yrs now and see that the new D600 also employs the Multi-CAM4800(FX). Need to get my hands on one
I was hoping that TM would show up lauding the multi-cam4800. I'm considering a pretty expensive tradeup to a D600 (well, pretty expensive to me...) in order to shoot the kids' theater shows/concerts...not a forgiving environment especially when you consider the photographic skills of the author.
But all of that full frame, high ISO IQ goodness won't be real helpful if the AF can't lock on. I think the stage lighting will be enough to let the camera acquire/track focus, but I don't know. So I went looking around Riversbend Photograph hoping to find some rodeo shots under the lights with your D7K.....I've seen a few that you've posted here but no luck today. I'm assuming if you can get your D7K to hold focus for an 8 second ride under the lights, then I've got a fighting chance of getting at least a few keepers from teenagers singing & dancing across a stage. (btw, you have some other very nice shots there....but they just ended up making me think I should just bite the bullet and buy a D800 or worse a D3 ..... so I had to stop looking. )
I'm just trying to find some proof that the camera is going to do what I want it to do (well, assuming I've got the operator error under control) ....and that's acquire focus in lowlight (as well as shoot cleanly at 3200 ISO and hopefully somewhere around a SS of 1/250 ... faster if I can get it). It would be nice to have some confidence before I go plunk down $2K....but that may be the only way...try it from Costco and take it back if it doesn't work.
Dad - if you can wait a week or two, I can give you this proof on the D600. I think it is the perfect hand-held music theater/concert camera. D800 or D4 is too much in my opinion. D600 hits the sweet spot especially if you have good quality glass. Frankly, if you have really good glass, the D7000 would work well too.