fmian: Here's how I see it on the 1DX vs D4 debate.
Sensor: Totally remains to be seen as both cameras haven't come out yet. I don't think a 2MP difference means anything at this stage.
Auto Focus: D4 has 51 points, 1DX has 61 points. 1DX seems to AF up to f/5.6 lenses, while D4 does F/8. What would someone with a camera like this be doing with a lens that can't open to F/5.6?
Speed: 1DX @ 12fps and D4 @ 10fps. Don't know about buffer sizes but D4 may have the advantage with the new memory card type whatever it's called.
Card Slot: People who want 2 CF slots (many) will want the 1DX, and people who want to buy into a new expensive card type when there is little support will want the D4.
Hardware ISO: 1DX ranges from 100-51,200, while D4 ranges from 100-12,800. Final verdict remains to be seen.
Video: Pretty much the same for both, but the D4 has some useful tele-crop modes. Perhaps this can be added to the 1DX before release?1DX has the nifty feature of overcoming the 4gb limit.
"What would someone with a camera like this be doing with a lens that can't open to F/5.6?"how bout 600/4 plus 2x TC?
that is some thin and busy atmosphere
congrats Ron, good use of MFD of the DA 14/2,8
Vlad S: What are the yellow stripes across the face of the woman in the bank note? They appear in both JPEG and RAW images.
KodiakCruiser: A very comprehensive article indeed. Extensive and just about correct all around, but I do absolutely recommend not to set your lens to infinity without rigorous testing to see if it turns out sharp. With a big aperture, as you definitely need when shooting northern lights, the margin is very narrow. You will most likely get pictures which are slightly out of focus. And you won't see that until you get back home and view them on a bigger screen. Annoying...
I've been shooting auroras in Tromsoe for many years as this is my home. Yes, lucky me:). And I can also say that you only have to drive for about 20 minutes to be in complete darkness - without any light pollution of any kind. Open water all around with great reflections as the ocean and the fjords never freeze up. This region is excellent for northern lights shooting. Let me know if any of you are planning a trip to Tromsoe.
Shots can be viewed at my website www.kodiak.no. Just to get a taste of it
Anyway - great article!!
I am planning to visit Tromso next winter, hopefully the weather is going to be ok :)
DemonDuck: Good grief! The hype -- oh, the hype. "...become one with the user and their lifestyle..." Does Nikon marketing really think anybody buys that kind of crap anymore?
there is always the new generation ;)
very nice :)
no weather sealing?
this really is a little angel :)