Sat 01-Jun-13 04:48 PM | edited Sat 01-Jun-13 05:30 PM by richardd300
<<I love to shoot wildlife, but seldom use the CH (or CL) burst mode capability. ........ (but do I need 8-9 fps?).>>
Very valid points David. When I am shooting moving wildlife I do use AF-C, but very often AF-S and use CH. However, the frame rate is not as important for me, but the ability to hold focus is. I tend to shoot three modes, static, bird landing (Herons/Egrets/large Raptors) and level flyers. By level flyers I mean panning a bird in flight and I find the fps of the D7100 adequate, the buffering could be better. Although I would prefer an AF-ON button it's not a show stopper using the Fn button instead.
I think you are dead on with the sports and journalist photographers, e.g. miss the moment, miss the money!
The question I ask myself is "do I really need the D400 as a serious hobby camera" I have to answer "no", not now. I suppose I could ask myself "why did I buy a D800 and not a D600". The D600 wasn't out, I wanted a camera to use both for Wildlife and Landscapes as my D7000 never did it for me and the D800 fitted the bill with its large sensor which allowed for cropping. Then along came the D7100 and I snapped one up, this was a decision I have not regretted.