D4 or D800E for birds?

Started May 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP jamesg28 Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: D4 or D800E for birds?

Alistair, I imagine the 7100 would be a noticeable step backwards for you in regards to high ISO performance. I guess you simply would not use it in the lowest light situations. But it holds its own very well at ISO 1600, no problem (just expose well). I have taken some shots at ISO 3200 and they are usable at web size at least, but depends on the subject, exposure and so on. Feather detail obviously takes a big hit. I'm just saying in desperate situations I will up the ISO on the 7100 but would simply love to have an FX body to do the heavy lifting there in particular.

As for the D4 not having the pixel density you/we would like. Funny how so many got by with a D3 for years... Yet here we are wanting more now than 16mp on an FX. Spoiled for choice I say. I think once you have had 24mp on a DX it's quite difficult to settle for much less.

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