D4 or D800 + $3000 in accessories

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D4 or D800 + $3000 in accessories
Jan 30, 2013

Just trying to bounce some ideas in a WWYD situation. I've rented the D4 a few times and it has been greatness. I'm ready to cash in on my next body.

I am currently shooting D700 and I need more camera. Video is a must.

I need more FPS for when shooting action. Even though it's not my primary work, I still get a bit, but moreso just for fun.

I need better high ISO performance, even when I'm using 1.4 primes.

When shooting stills I love the grip and full size of the body (i have grip on D700). It's a bit bulky for shooting video and was too large/heavy to mount on the merlin steadycam... at least the model I was provided.

I tend to do high paced, rapid fire type shooting. I benefit from the frame rate. Even though I am a chronic overshooter I like to overshoot and get the shot as opposed to missing it.

(The more I type the more I think D4 is the right choice, but second opinion can't hurt)

I'm wanting to do more BTS Stills on movie sets, I was hoping that the silent mode or liveview captures would work for me as opposed to buying a blimp.

So I'm going to get the D4....


Buy D800

Buy a blimp for D700/800

Buy SB910

Buy 24mm f/ 1.4


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