Nikon D4s my first test subject

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paulnelson88 Regular Member • Posts: 331
Nikon D4s my first test subject
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Just sold my Nikon D4 and picked up the new Nikon D4s today. As soon as I got home I set up the camera, put my Nikon 70-200mm VR2 lens on, and used my kid and dog as test subjects!

I have not edited any of these photos they are loaded into Lightroom shot in Jpeg. Firing away at 11fps the camera did not miss focus on my dog once. The D4 would miss about 2-4 of these shots. I know this is not an accurate test but I would say that the camera does seem to lock quicker and stay focused better.

I have a big event I will be shooting this weekend. It is the Gorge 50K/100K Ultra Marathon up here in Oregon. The weather looks like rain and very dark conditions plus heavily wooded trails. I have over 500 runners to capture in the dark and during the day. I would say that this upcoming race will put the camera to the test.

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MMuddler Veteran Member • Posts: 4,526
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Bravo!  Let your doggie have another try!   11 fps looks like fun.... and focus looks locked on.

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Freakin' awesome! Congrats on the dream camera!!! Super jealous!

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yray
yray Senior Member • Posts: 1,546
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Well, if I had a dog -- this is the camera I would love to have. As it happens, I have a cat, and can get by with a lesser body.

MrPhoto56 New Member • Posts: 3
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Very impressive. What focusing mode do you use - 3D tracking?

paulnelson88 OP Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: Nikon D4s my first test subject

yray wrote:

Well, if I had a dog -- this is the camera I would love to have. As it happens, I have a cat, and can get by with a lesser body.

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arrr Senior Member • Posts: 1,908
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Well, if I had a dog -- this is the camera I would love to have. As it happens, I have a cat, and can get by with a lesser body.

Best post all day! Thanks for the laugh.

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paulnelson88 OP Regular Member • Posts: 331
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paulnelson88 wrote:

yray wrote:

Well, if I had a dog -- this is the camera I would love to have. As it happens, I have a cat, and can get by with a lesser body.

My friend is selling his D3s 

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nikonuserinfo Regular Member • Posts: 278
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paulnelson88 wrote:

.. The D4 would miss about 2-4 of these shots. I know this is not an accurate test but I would say that the camera does seem to lock quicker and stay focused better.

Strange, even my D3 didn't miss a single frame in this kind of situations ... My D3s neither... Can't imagine a D4 would fail on this.

I understand you are very happy your D4s arrived...

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DesertLefty Regular Member • Posts: 353
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Good shots! The dog cooperated very nicely for this test.

What were your AF settings?

DiverX
DiverX Senior Member • Posts: 2,301
Yep, looks like AF problems to me....

That cute little girl is out of focus in most of the frames! LOL

Enjoy your new camera, looks like a winner!

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Frank Pole New Member • Posts: 23
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Our cat was a great test subject: he would just lie there and look sinister

Great shots there, though.!

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paulnelson88 wrote:

Firing away at 11fps the camera did not miss focus on my dog once.

Looks like your dog could do with a little of that accuracy

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