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| p.2 #4 · Nikon D4 vrs D800 on Long Lenses |
Gary Irwin wrote:
Thanks for posting. You just convinced me. D800e just ordered.
I don't think you'll be disappointed, but don't forget that the D300's replacement (D400?) is likely not too far off, and it will likely have even more resolution for "reach" as the D800, only in a cropped sensor of course. I know some folks like Jim Pierce are (im)patiently waiting for Nikon's next DX body.
But on that note I have to say that I'm really enjoying FX. All those megapixels on FX allows me to either crop "tight" or "back off" for an environmental shot. As you know, things happen so fast in the field there's no time to decide how to shoot -- just get the shot and decide how to process in post, and the D800 allows that kind of flexibility. Of course I'd love to have more speed, but right now even if the D400 is released in time for spring migration, at this point I think I'd stick with the D800+500VR for those little warbler rascals. I'd rather have a high-resolution D4x than the D400. Sorry Jim P.!
I sure second your opinion about FX. I had D300, D7k. Never like them. Before flying to Kenya few months back I had the intention to get a D800e to go with my D3, but it wasn't available. So I bought a D4, that performed well but I still wanted to get more resolution for landscapes. So now I have D4 for fast shooting, wildlife and the coming d800e. the D7k and D3 were sold.