It is DX sized sensor, so has a 1.5x "crop factor". So your 500mm is
effectively a 750mm f/4 and 300mm is effectively a 450mm f/4.
20.9MP on a DX sensor is plenty of megapixels too, so you'll still be able
Nikon's "current" DX flagship is the D300, which was released in 2007.
The D500 is also weather sealed, has the latest auto focus, great high ISO
performance and shoots at 10 FPS.
Sounds like a dream for bird photography!
Of course, you can shoot a "full frame" camera and crop, but you get bigger
image files, a lower frame rate and the need to crop everything.
On 24 February 2016 at 07:50, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> What is it about the D500 that will improve the use of shorter lenses,
> Alistair? Better resolution?
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
> On 24 Feb 2016, at 7:16 AM, Alistair McKeough <
> <>> wrote:
> For us Nikon shooters the D500 is going to make the shorter lenses a very
> interesting proposition. 19 days until the official release date on 15
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