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

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arniebook Senior Member • Posts: 1,129
Re: Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

If you shoot a lot in short periods of time, battery life may be a consideration as well. My D500 with no grip can easily exceed the CIPA rated 1240 shots at Tennis Tournaments, Airshows and Dog Agility events. Whereas the a9 is rated for only 480 shots using the EVF.

Though the a9 bests the D500 by doubling the fps, 20fps is scary-fast, can fill memory cards and suck batteries dry quickly, and can add a new big number of images to deal with in your post processing workflow.

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What we spend on this stuff is equal to the depth of our pockets squared ($²) times what we (j)ustify in our minds as to what we expect to do with our pictures plus (+) the (e)njoyment we experience from using our stuff and sharing the result ... $xxxx=$²(j+e )

 arniebook's gear list:arniebook's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR Nikon D300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR +3 more
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