Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

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Mads Bjerke Regular Member • Posts: 415
Re: Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

lokatz wrote:

Hi Krebnickel, Your question is too multi-faceted to give a complete answer, and personal preferences play a huge role here. I'll therefore simply list where I personally see the pros in either solution. I own the D500/500PF combo, so I'm somewhat biased, but have (to a degree) been envying Sony owners for a long time. Let's please keep in mind that some of this inevitably remains speculation until extensive tests of the new Sony lens are available.

Sony advantages:

- MUCH higher resolution means you get to crop more while still keeping usable images. Alternatively, you have the option to make prints at much larger sizes.

The Sony A9 is 24mp so the resolution increase is very marginal compared to the D500 at 20.9mp.

The biggest difference will be in mirrorless vs DSLR tech and what you prefer.

The A9 is full frame so the Nikon combo will have more reach at 750mm.

 Mads Bjerke's gear list:Mads Bjerke's gear list
Nikon D500 Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm GFX 100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR II Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS +7 more
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