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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:01 PM

If so, what's your opinion? I didn't think I would go back to DX, but this is getting good reviews in the photo rags.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:52 PM

I'm in the market for a new Nikon body as well and would be interested in anyone's opinions.
My primary focus is wildlife and landscapes.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:07 AM

I have a D810 and a D500. The quality of the D500 is excellent but if you are not shooting sports or birds I would suggest going full frame. If you are an all around shooting the 500 is really good and 10fps with a buffer you just can't fill is pretty cool.

 

Here is a link to some of the 1st eagle shots I got with the D500  and a 500 F4 :)

 

https://www.flickr.c...th/30898806216/


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:28 AM

Nice, nice eagle shots!
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:00 AM

Nice, nice eagle shots!


Yes, very nice!
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:40 PM

Thanks :)


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:07 PM

I'm in the market for a new Nikon body as well and would be interested in anyone's opinions.
My primary focus is wildlife and landscapes.


Thinking about this for a while... I'd say if your primary goal is wildlife, the D500 is the DX camera to go for. I'd get the accessory grip as well. If you're going for landscape, the FX D810 would be my recommendation. In truth, either would do a reasonable job for you.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:53 PM

I have a D810 and a D500. The quality of the D500 is excellent but if you are not shooting sports or birds I would suggest going full frame. If you are an all around shooting the 500 is really good and 10fps with a buffer you just can't fill is pretty cool.

 

Here is a link to some of the 1st eagle shots I got with the D500  and a 500 F4 :)

 

https://www.flickr.c...th/30898806216/

Fantastic eagle shots.

My favorite bird.

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:09 PM

Pardon my ignorance but what is a "full frame" and what other options are there and which series are which....?
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:19 PM

When film cameras went digital they copied the size of the 35mm film and created a camera. The problem was that sensors were very expensive back then so the original 35mm size was unaffordable for most. To offset the cost they created a smaller version of the 35mm sized sensor and called it a crop sensor. On Nikon cameras that is a 1.5 crop, on Canon a 1.6 crop.

 

I guess they needed to distinguish so they called the original size full frame and the smaller size crop or DX for Nikon.

 

The crop sensor has a smaller field of view so the picture seems to be magnified but as it has smaller pixel density the quality is not as good as a similar full frame sensor. Take that with a grain of salt because almost any new DX (crop) cameras will take excellent pictures and many out perform older full frame cameras.


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