Tue 28-Feb-12 11:35 AM | edited Tue 28-Feb-12 11:44 AM by Shy Talk
I'm not after shots in the usual way. Just after max resolution! (well, as long as we're persuing this 'using it like a telescope' topic).
At the moment, with very faraway subjects, after I've zoomed in as far as I can, there's a blur of lettering. More resolution might help but it's surely not going to make anything worse.
As you know, I've tried upping the magnification by using a TC- and that didn't work because it degraded the optical performance.
Packing more mp might be my best chance of resolving a bit more detail.
Just for the record, the 50-500 OS/ D300s combo is an extremely impressive telescope replacement.
It's stabilised, it takes photos, it's easy to download to the 'puter for scrutiny and I always have it with me anyway!
As far as CAM3500 goes, the reason I came to Nikon was to get the best AF available. Although you are correct about a lesser AF system working most of the time, it's when conditions deteriorate that a top line AF system really starts to shine.
The Olympus AF on my old E-3 works for 'most' people, 'most' of the time, but it nearly drove me off my rocker, especially if conditions were less than ideal.