D4 or D800E for birds?

Started 2 months ago | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Might be a lot to expect for $1069
In reply to Lance B, 2 months ago

I have the 80-400 f4.5-5.6 and in good light it "matches" my 300 f2.8 VRII, like the Tamron 150-600 is supposed to be going to match the 500 f4, but in all reality, no lens touches the 300 f2.8 VRII 'cept probably the 200 f2G. That's just the way it is and no amount of wishing or tilting of facts will change that. As others have stated, you get what you pay for and to think a $2,000 consumer zoom will touch a $11,000 prime is a little fanciful.

Oh, I would put up some of my 80-400VR D800e/f8 shots against anything ever shot by me or anyone else with a 5 or 600mm lens.  Got a bunch of them in my gallery.  Nothing fanciful about it.  After you get to maximum pixels clearly displayed, you're just making the rubble bounce in terms of detail.

I know you guys love your great big, expensive lenses, and they are excellent, but they can't make more than 36 MP no matter the price.

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