D800E for action sports??!!

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D800E for action sports??!!
4 months ago

I have a D4 and recently bought a D800E. I decided this weekend I would try out the D800E at the local high school rodeo. I shot photos at shutter speed of 1/2500 and 1/3200 at ISOs between 2500 and 6400. I used Lightroom 5.3 to process the images the same way I do with my D4 images. All photos shot in RAW.

While I love the 10 fps mode of the D4 and its superb high ISO performance I wanted to see what could be done using a D800E in a photo situation it certainly wasn't designed for. I used only the new Nikon 80-400mm VR lens for this test. Tracking with autofocus was adequate.

Go to:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/120749256@N08

and let me know what you think. Later this week I will post some D4 rodeo shots for comparison purposes. Let me know what you think.

bankson1874

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Nikon D300 Nikon D4 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR +8 more
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