A photography enthusiast and an incurable lens collector
whoosh1: Thanks for the article. The inevitable question:
How do you find the autofocus acquisition speed compared to the D4s? Is the D4s faster or about the same? Also the high ISO performance?
Have a D800, D800E and a D4s (got on a good deal used - so can sell without loss). May want to consolidate to either 2 D810s or a D4s & a D810. Like to shoot birds where I need the autofocus speed of the D4s - and usually the croppability/resolution of the D800/e/D810. The D800 & D800E is sometimes not fast or unreliable in my experience. Lens used - AF-S II 500mm f/4 or with AF-S 80-400.
Thanks for the reply. Something to think about. Probably D4s + D810 combo is the best answer (but the matched combo of 2 D810s has its advantages).
Thanks for the article. The inevitable question:
GarageBoy: Does the 70-300 range on CX really make that much sense?
Yes - makes perfect sense. With ~200-800mm 35mm equivalent this would work as a great lightweight wildlife lens. Also it will be a perfect a lightweight complement to a 70-200 equivalent lens (probably mounted on a different camera) - or probably even a 24-120 equivalent lens (again probably mounted on a different camera).
jhinkey: Seems to me, based on the rumored specs thus far, that Nikon needs to come out with some compact primes to go along with this camera. Primes that don't need to be super fast, but have excellent IQ and very good MF characteristics.I'd love a set of compact MF primes with electrical contacts:20/2.8 AI-P45/2.8 AI-P (already have one, but needs some optical tweaks)100/2.8 AI-P
What a great travel prime kit this would be . . . doubt it will happen soon if ever.
Since the DF has AF - why do the lenses need to be MF? Why not use 20mm f/2.8 AF-D, 50mm 1.8g and a 85mm 1.8g? A small lens equivalent to 100mm f/2.8 series E or even better 135mm f/2.8 series E will be great however.