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Test number 2 was fun - I decided to test the auto-focus system on my always difficult and usually uncooperative kids. When they see me with a camera - especially if I crouch to get at their height - they come running. They make getting shots very difficult. That being said - the Nikon D4s is touted as the "sports and journalism" ultimate camera system. With an impressive 11fps - an intuitive and lighting fast auto-focus motor and sensors - and the incredible dual-card buffer system (no lag or waiting for images to write to card anymore) - I figured it would be a good test. Plus the camera and this large lens are quite heavy - so I also figured it'd be a good test of what shooting in a concert or live event environment would feel like.
I have NO complaints. I changed the auto ISO settings to a stupid 25,600 - exactly 4 times the ISO range my Canon 5D has. The images - while grainy - with the high-ISO noise filter on - they can actually be played with in camera RAW to bring the noise into an acceptable range without loosing detail. What I think I am most impressed with is the latitude of this camera. I know my Canon 5D like the back of my hand. I know where an image will blow out or loose detail in the murky depths of a shadow. This camera - eh... no problemo. It just chews the shot up and grabs a considerable amount of data beyond where my Canon would give up the fight. Again. Wow. I'm in love.
Thank you! Most days they are very uncooperative. They don't like to sit still. I have to take the shots as I can get them. And that is always on their terms. :D
You've got some great models working for you ;)
You are in love with the camera, and I am in love with your kitties. Well played :P (seriously though, the first image especially shows how well the movement was captured. I feel like I can feel the tensions!)
Everything about Zephyr is bigger than the average housecat... benefits of have a leopard for a grandfather. He is as sweet as he is big. In the 9 months he's been with me he's not scratched or bit me once. he's a big teddy bear.
The claws on pic 3!!!! ouch! These pictures are great.
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