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An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400...

Jim Pearce

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"There are two types of too close Neil."

Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004
Sun 13-May-12 11:53 PM

One where the bird won't fit in the viewfinder, and the other where you bump up against minimum focal distance. With the warblers, the latter is the problem I most often encounter. The obvious solution is to use a 300 f2.8 and TC-17E rather than a 500 f4 and TC-14 E, thus cutting your MFD from 5 to 2.5 meters.

Obviously you'll want the densest sensor you can get to do this, and a 24 MP DX will trump a 36 MP FX in two ways. First of all, your view through the viewfinder will be equivalent to 750mm rather than 500mm. Secondly, your 12 MP 35mm equivalent reach will be 1050 mm rather than 850mm.

With larger birds I think you have the option of using a shorter lens with DX or a longer lens with FX: I don't see a clear advantage either way. Now, it is possible that Nikon won't give us a DX camera that focuses as well as the D800 - but that remains to be seen.

Jim

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