Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Will you buy if Nikon went crazy high ISO & not MP?
In reply to whoosh1, Apr 23, 2013

whoosh1 wrote:

Sure - one huge use for the f/4 @ 400mm for 200-400 f/4 will be subject isolation - but on the other hand if its just an extra stop of light needed in some cases - the 80-400 will do just fine with a lot less weight. Also subject isolation is not a complete lost cause at 400mm with f/5.6 (especially at nearer distances).

With subject isolation, more is usually better and just gives you more options.  When I'm shooting soccer, I don't get to carefully set up each shot at the distance I want with the background I want.  I stand where I'm allowed to and I shoot the action where it is and a large aperture lens gives me more and better options.  If Nikon had a 200-400 f/2.8, I'd rather have it instead of f/4 (even though it would be quite heavy).

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