What to buy for shooting action that doesn't cost as much as a D4?

Started Nov 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brandon birder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,185
Re: What to buy for shooting action that doesn't cost as much as a D4?
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jfriend00 wrote:

calson wrote:

The D7100 has great IQ in low light shooting, has the f8 autofocus sensors which helps to focus in low light or with telephoto lenses and it shoot HD video.

A FX lens means longer and heavier and more expensive lenses. A 70-200mm on the D7100, as with your D300 functions much like a 105-300mm f2.8 zoom, and this is great for sports photography day or night.

FYI, the f/8-capable auto-focus sensors means that it will handle AF when the angle of view of the light rays coming from the lens is only f/8 (typically happens when using a teleconverter - like a 2x converter on an f/4 lens). This is a separate issue from actual AF performance in low light. I know they sound like the same thing, but are not.

I shoot week in and week out with a friend who uses a D300s and I have yet to see him take better images in low light focus wise than me on a D7100. The D800 is an order better IQ and AF wise in low light and for action the 1.2 crop mode gives 5fps with a decent buffer. I can't honestly say I have missed peak action at that frame rate much at all. The IQ  at 1.2 crop is still amazing.

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