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JonK

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"RE: D3S versus D800"

JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004
Fri 27-Jul-12 12:05 AM

While not a contrary opinion, I'll give some other factor to consider.

• What sport makes a difference, some benefit from high FPS and for others, 4 FPS is sufficient.
• Some sports are hard to frame — you need to back off a bit, enlarging the field in frame, to better guarantee capturing the action.
• Downsizing the D800 file to the 12 megs of the D3s yields a D800 image with nearly identical image IQ to the D3s.
• For your other, non-action subjects, the D800 is da bomb!

You may be interest in threads by a sports photog and his experience with a D800:

Baseball

Baseball

Baseball

Beach Volleyball

Comments

Water Polo

I admit, I'm spoiled, I have both bodies. ANd I'm not sure which I will take tot he Yankees-Boston game on Saturday, but my D800e just might get the honor!

Jon Kandel
A New York City Nikonian and Team Member
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