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D700 upgrade, can I use slower glass?


Frankfurt am Main, DE
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Pangloss Registered since 26th May 2007
Thu 03-Jul-08 09:53 PM

I am going to the Galapagos in Aug.

I lug around and handhold a 300mm 2.8 VR (420 w/ TC14E, 610 w/ crop factor + TC14E)

With the D700 can I now get a slower, lighter lens and shoot at a higher ISO?

Are better sensors allowing us to get around the physics of needing to have pounds of glass to get good birds in flight?

I could sell my 300mm right now for enough to get a 80-400mm VR, 70-200mm 2.8 VR, underwater housing, Casio EX-F1, and have cash left over.

Pretty tempting..

It would be cool if someone could make a web calculator (simulator) for ISO/lens speed/shutter/fstop