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D800, budget focal length?

glxman

South Australia, AU
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"RE: D800, budget focal length?"

glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Tue 13-Mar-12 10:16 PM

>Let's imagine you can get close enough to the croc with your
>D700 and 300mm lens for it to cover 1000 pixels horizontally
>in the frame.
>
>At that same distance, replacing the 300mm on the D700 with a
>500mm would allow the same croc to cover about 1670 pixels.
>On the other hand, by keeping the 300mm and replacing the D700
>with a D800, the croc would cover 1730 pixels, so purely in
>terms of number of pixels you'd be slightly better off getting
>a D800 than a 500mm.

Tks Brian,
Actually I should study the math to get a better grip on this,
Price for a 500 f4 in my country is around $10000,
Not sure about D800 yet?
Small birds are the real issue, they just fly away when you get too close
Stealth may just be a lot more economical
Regards,
Gary

I used to have a photographic memory but never got it developed

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