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branthunter Registered since 18th Dec 2012
Mon 12-May-14 06:20 PM

I have had a D600 with a 70-300 lens for a year but am considering moving to the D800 ( or maybe a Canon 5D Mark III but that's another issue ). I do a lot of BIF work but can't really afford the big primes so am trying to come up with the best combination of camera and lens that will be most effective for me. My latest thinking is that if I combine the high pixels of a D800 with a modest lens like a 300mm or maybe an 80-400, and work hard at getting close to my subjects, then I can use the high pixel count of the D800 to allow me to crop my way into the kind of frame filling images I see coming from the big prime plus TC combinations. The big disadvantages I see in the D800 for me is the low frame rate for burst shooting and how useful the D800 settings menus are compared to being able to change a grouping of settings just by turning a dial as can be done with the D600 and 5DIII. I'd appreciate hearing comments here regarding this strategy and the general experience with the D800 for BIF before I make the jump.

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