Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:15:45 +1000
I must have missed your posts about this earlier, but pleased to see
you stuck with Nikon.
The 300mm f/2.8 would not have disappointed (at $7k, why would it?)
but interesting you went with the Sigma and interesting you find it
very sharp, good to hear. There are certainly mixed opinions out there
of Sigma lenses.
Many birders/wildlife photographers initially brushed off the D800 as
not being entirely suitable to that sort of photography but I've since
seen many changed minds and some brilliant examples (as you said,
because of the cropping room with 36mp), of course you need
professional and very expensive glass on it to get the most out of it.
It can actually be used as a DX camera as I believe it automatically
reverts to crop mode with a DX lens. I have the Tokina 12-24 and think
its brilliant as well, on the rare occasion I use it.
The 80-400mm is not in the same league as the Nikkor primes. The 300mm
2.8 with a teleconverter (or 2) is a dream combination IMO (my dream
too and one i will never likely see in reality!). No one has ever had
a bad thing to say about that lens, or the 400mm 2.8 (depending upon
your subjects).... good luck and hope to see some of your images.
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