Ilvez: D5 good, but by far not revolutionary.
1. Out of the 153 AF points, only 55 are selectable and when looking at the AF area coverage on full frame, I would have expected more stretch esp. on center area up/down axis. It is barely better than current crop of Nikon pro bodies or Canon 1Dx. I made a short comparison of AF areas against my trusty 1Dx http://kaurilves.com/clients/D5_1Dx_AF.jpg It remains to be seen how much real life keepers the "invisible" AF points on D5 contribute to. Btw, invisible AF points have been available on various earlier camera bodies, like 5D, which had 6 invisible AF assist points in servo mode :)
2. Who have shot the sports know that using any automated algorithm for tracking across the frame is very prone to errors, especially if the scene is more complicated than simple subject against clear background, which it usually is :) It falls almost always back to either a single point or zone AF tracking.
3. No anti flicker mode on 7000€ body?!
Have you given it any thought why the AF array isn't stretched further up/down in the central area and also further out left/right?
How is focus set, AF or manually, and at what spot in the target?
M Lammerse: A plastic filter thread and no weather sealing....That's a pity for almost a perfect lens.
Voilá as meant above.Viola as in the big violin.See, letters can be trikcy...eh, tricky :-)