Up until last weekend I was a Canon shooter. My kit was a 1D4 with a 300 2.8L, a 1ds3 with a 16-35L, a 70-200 2.8L, 580 flashes plus misc other bits. I have been shooting action sports for over 20 years, and for the past 14 years I have specialized in the motocross, and bicycle industries. Well, I decided after much thought to give the Nikon D4 a look... Wow, the AF performance, lens sharpness, and overall image quality from the D4 is outstanding. I shot the AMA Motocross National at Lake Elsinore in California on Saturday where I was told it got up to 104 degrees F, so it was quite the torture test for the new gear. I primarily shot with a D4 and a 300 2.8 VRII, and the second D4 body with a 14-24, and also a 24-70. Anyway... all in all very impressive from Nikon, and I think I have made the switch. Here is a link to a Facebook gallery on the Racer X Illustrated page. Thanks for looking. Simon https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150245413524955.69619.9804634954&type=1&l=155f3b7297
Besides "Welcome" of course, those are some beautiful shots, great detail.
Long, long ago having a Nikon FE (I think that was the model), and an old off road bike, I got interested and would shoot motocross racing where I lived (I didn't race). A lot of it was just kids getting together, some was at a local track, all was great fun. Haven't been to one in ... must be 40 years. I need to see if there are any local ones.
So welcome, thanks for the images, and for a trip back through old memories!
PS. Now get a D800(E) to accompany your D4 and you will be hooked for life.
Simon, Glad that you made the change.I never had to,as I have been Nikon since 1972. Haven't tried a D4 as yet, but, I run lenses from 8mm F2.8 to 800mm f5.6 ( manual focus version). Bodies.... D3S & D3(full frame)as well as a D2Xs (small sensor model)
First, Congratulations on the switch and finding kit that works better for you. Secondly, you got some great shots that day. I've had my D4 for a little over three months now and I still get a little silly every time I pick up that beast and shoot. I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing tool.