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D3 and Wildlife Photography

zuman

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zuman Registered since 04th Jan 2006
Sun 26-Aug-07 07:32 PM

My primary interest is wildlife photography, and I'm cautiously interested in what the D3 could do for me (I now shoot a D2x). I'm really excited about the high ISO performance, because my 200-400 f/4 is usable earlier and later in the day, and my f/2.8 lenses can give me a more forgiving depth of field for focusing during the shoulder hours.
But please help me think this through: when I can't get close enough to a subject and have to crop the image, will I be worse off with a D3 because of the lower photosite density? Or will the larger sensor allow me to enlarge more because it starts off one-third larger?
Also, a lot of my photography is in Africa in dusty conditions. I know that the Canon 5D has a reputation for sensor dust problems. Is this something inherent in larger sensors?
Thanks.
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