Sat 09-Jun-12 06:52 AM | edited Sat 09-Jun-12 07:02 AM by nrothschild
Absolutely it would be improved. His head wouldn't be nearly chopped off. He wasn't supposed to suddenly stand up, but he did. Is it that hard to visualize? Do I have to cut and paste this thing in Photoshop to make the point?
There is more to life than filling a frame, edge to edge, with a bird. That's just a documentary image. A great bird image - a fine art image - has great habitat too. It is a rare image but it is the wall hanger image, and the most saleable image. When that rare thing happens, I would like to have FX. And I don't want to have to have the aim of a military marksman to get it.
For the other 99.9% of the images I shoot I don't need FX. But those are the mundane images, not the rare spectacular images. Anyone who has shot wildlife for a few years surely has clipped enough wing tips of birds in flight, heads of birds that just flushed, or otherwise just slightly mis-aimed and ruined enough otherwise great shots to understand why more film is better as long as it's the same film stock. And now it is. It's not rocket science.
My offer stands. I'll trade my D300 for any D800. Not a D3s. Love to own the camera but not for this.
On second thought, I'll trade my D300 for a D3s and then trade it for a D800. Never look a gift horse in the mouth