D4 or D800E for birds?

Started May 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Brandon birder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,179
Re: D4 or D800E for birds?

jamesg28 wrote:

Thank you Ferguson and thank you everyone else for the wonderful comments!

Well I am not rich so money is SOME object
I can only get one and if I think I will be happy with the D800 I will happily pocket the 3k difference...... I may curse at the slow fps when I'm missing some flight shots... but I already do that now with the buffer on the D7100... but sounds like the D800 could make up for it in other areas.

You really won't miss much with the D800 and in winter light it with a 500mm f4 is much better at birds in flight than a D7100 and an 80-400afsvr. I use the latter pair for mid Spring to mid Autumn and the D800/500vr the rest of the year. I shot swifts yesterday and had a 65% in focus keeper rate.

See D800 gallery below.

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