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D4 vs. D3s - opinions from new D4 owners please

BigRedDogATL

Alpharetta, US
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"I have overrun the D4 buffer with XQD and Lexar 1000X"

BigRedDogATL Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Feb 2008
Thu 10-May-12 08:27 PM | edited Thu 10-May-12 08:28 PM by BigRedDogATL

Believe it or not, I overran the buffer on my D4 for the first time last weekend. I had a 32gb XQD and 32gb Lexar 1000X in the D4 and was shooting the Shaw AFB Air Expo's jet car / jet plane race with a wall of flames pyro.

It surprised me that I overran the buffer, as I had tried before and couldn't. But in this instance, shooting at 10fps, I overran it.

On my D3S I would rarely overrun the buffer, but it would happen at least once per air show. On my D300, I would constantly overrun the buffer.

BTW, I had some Air Force security officers looking around and looking at me with a wierd look when I was firing off the D4 in CH mode. They said the camera sounded a lot like a machine gun going off.

Clifford W. Martin
Aviation Photojournalist
www.bigreddogatl.com

Nikon D5, D500, D4s, D810 + MB-D12, 200-400mm VR f/4, 70-200mm VRII f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, 105mm f/2.8, 80-400mm VR II f/4.5-5.6, TC-14E III, TC-20E III, SB-5000, SB-800 (x2), GPS-1, tons of non-Nikon stuff

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