Convince me to buy a D800 (+BHPV question)

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP TimStir Regular Member • Posts: 112
Re: Convince me to buy a D800 (+BHPV question)

I find the 300mm with TC has sufficient each for birds when I am reasonably lucky. I can crop the D800 results and get a step up in quality (16MP, better DR, better ISO, better focus) but to really exploit the D800 I would need a longer lens and do less cropping.

But there just aren't many options out there. The sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 would get me more light with a 1.4xTC, but I am not sure the 2x TC is really acceptable on that lens. A 500mm is ideal but is out of my price range for the time being.

However, with larger animals or luck I have had 300mm fill the frame:

Apollo18 wrote:

I find the 300mm f/4 and 1.4xTC just about right for wildlife and so get the most out of the D800 would require a somewhat big and expensive lens upgrade.


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