Backup camera for Africa

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP mfouks Regular Member • Posts: 408
Re: Backup camera for Africa

Thanks Chris.  I would pretty much have to decide each day which TC to use with the 300 2.8 (if I went that route) which definitely loses flexibility.


Brandon birder wrote:

chris_uk wrote:

Just had another thought....

Is this a "once in a lifetime" trip? If so, rent a D4. The D800 is not a low light specialist and once you go above 800ISO you are throwing away the benefits of the high megapixel sensor. Image quality from the D4 at 1600 and higher is head and shoulders above the D800 at the same ISO. The D800 is clearly better at ISO800 and lower though. Also with the D4, the higher burst rate could be handy with moving animals or birds in flight.

The D4 and D800 are head to head upto iso 6400 when viewed at the same  size. And the D800 will always resolve more than the D4.

To the OP. The nearest DX camera to the D800 you already have is the D7100 in terms of resolution and ISP performance.  The new 80-400 vr is sharper at f5.6 than the 70-200 with 2tc at f5.6. The 300f2.8 with all the TC's is sharpest at correct apertures but problems of tc changing in dusty environments is real.

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