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First game with my D500


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Russ

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Happy with the D500. 10fps is amazing. I set it at 7 after a bit, don't think I need 10.

AF is very good, definitely faster than D7100.

No high ISO values here.

 

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They look a little over-sharpened here to me, oh well, they're not at full res!



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Good set Russ. You make that new Nikon sing.



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8 is hilarious!

 

How is the buffer on the D500?  It might be the birding camera of my future.  



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8 is hilarious!

 

How is the buffer on the D500?  It might be the birding camera of my future.  

Haven't really stretched it yet. They say 200 frames and I have no reason to disbelieve it yet.

 

Good set Russ. You make that new Nikon sing.

Cheers Deano, enjoyed using it.



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200 frames would be perfect(i assume that's JPEG though).  I am working with ~20 now(Raw) on my D600 and it's limiting.  It's good to know you never ran into an issue shooting a sporting event.  It makes me hopeful for birding.  Thanks, Russ.  



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The 200 frames is said to be in 14-bit losslessly compressed raw. In uncompressed 14-bit raw it is still 71 frames. I will have a hard time resisting this one... Luckily for my cash flow, the accountant has things to say about being an early adopter and paying the premium for that needlessly. My early D300 will need replacing, but not yet.



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With that AF and buffer it sounds like the right camera for my birding hobby.  At the current prices, it's a tough decision vs the D810.  The D810 would be an everything camera, and the D500 would be the better birding option.  The prices are very close at the moment.  



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Great pix Russ!  I have to agree that #8 was my favorite although they are all good...I'm going to have to practice rugby more now that I won't be on the road to baseball games all the time!

 

Glad to get the report on the D500 too!

 

I can definitely see a D500 in my future if things continue to progress here!  As has been obvious to me for a couple of weeks now, a third body is a must and I just can't justify a D5 to add with my two D4 bodies...and a DX would give me a touch extra reach when I want / need it...



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Cheers guys.

 

I only use the one camera for a game, but I'm no pro. I take a (also new) Tokina 12-28/f4 with me for shots before or after the game. It's all I need with the Sigma 120-300.