Nikon D4 - The good and the bad

Started Jun 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
michaeleclark Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: Nikon D4 - The good and the bad

Totally agree with the AF mode change issue. When supporting long lenses in a shooting rig with flash attached it is a real challenge to hold in the focus mode button! Guess they would prefer we only use 1 hand and dangle all of that weight off the lens mount! It certainly would increase their repair income.

Also REALLY dislike the change in the use of the AF-On button, whether unplanned as suggested by Melville Service, or planeed as suggested by some European Nikon Centers. Only way to use AF-On but maintain the use of the AF-S and AF-C focus/release priority settings is to set the dang thing to use both AF-On and the shutter button to focus! And that makes no sense. Defeats the whole purpose of separating AF-On from the shutter release focus activation.

Finally, a minor agravataion is that they did not build in USB 3 with this top of the line body when they did add it to the D800.

But I absolutely love the D4's focus accuracy, focus speed, FPS, build, feel, and many other small but notable differences. Just one example- compare the tactile feel and response of the D4 multi selector to the D800. The difference is very noticable, at least in my bodies, and strongly favors the D4.

Michael E. Clark

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