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Man, that's a great result under marginal lighting, Kev. I hope you get a chance to upgrade to the D810 at some point. The D800 is already an amazing studio/landscape/architectural camera, but with the better AF, bigger buffer and higher frame rate, plus DX mode (and RAWs), the D810 is also a pretty fair sports/action body. When you need studio quality you just go with FF and RAW; but with a fast CF card you can shoot DX RAW frames at 4800x3200 at 6fps, for as long as you care to hold down the shutter button (I think there's a...Show more →
Thanks Steve, I decided to concentrate on the approach shots due to the wash from the stern giving a nice fill light underneath the jets for a brief few seconds, so having 400mm was very useful for that. Unfortunately time down on the flight deck was very brief so the chance to capture the crew at work wasn't there.
I hope to upgrade at some point but for me the benefits of the D810 are fairly marginal at the moment, I still haven't really fully gotten the most from my D800! For speed I'm hoping for a fast DX body with a good buffer to be announced soon so I can upgrade my D300, but in truth I can almost always make do with the D800 for aviation subjects.
Here's another quick edit from my Hawaiian adventure, local Raptors at play.