D500 > A6400 for Wildlife

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OP bryand7k Contributing Member • Posts: 954
Re: D500 > A6400 for Wildlife

chile7236 wrote:

not a D500 but moved from the D7500 to the A6400 today...don't have a super tele for the sony yet but the reduction in body size will prove to be something to adapt to...but with it's AF capability, I was willing to make the tradeoff over going with an upgrade to the D500 (which really didn't/wouldn't change much for what I shoot IMO) so I jumped to the hyped AF of the 6400 (bought with the 18-135)...should have the 100-400 G next month so I should have a better idea about how this smaller body will really feel while standing on a beach for a few hours at a time...I have a feeling i'll be using my strap and/or tripod a lot more with this set up, tho (to reduce hand cramps). but if the AF works and I get to work "less" by using the full capability of the camera, then it'll be worth it.

I got the Pany 100-400 to try with her G9. In camera things look good but on the computer I just couldn't get the results I should've been able to imo. In fact i think the 100-300 is a better lens then this copy of the 100-400.

Anyways I'll prolly be going back to the D500 but I'd like to hear more on the A6400, as you get comfortable with it and just how much that AF helps with wildlife/birds. Even without the 100-400G you should be able to get a feeling for the A6400 .... good luck

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Nikon D500 Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
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