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Old Jul 9, 2011, 9:55 AM   #1
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I just wanted to demonstrate the strong C-Af capabilities of the D3s. I won't say too much and let the sequence speak for itself. This was shot with the 300 f4 coupled to the TC-1.4 converter at 420mm f6.3 and max frame rate (9 FPS).

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very nice series, The d3s is a fantastic camera.
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yes - you now understand the denial many people are under that their prosumer dslr is "almost as good" as a pro grade dslr. The D3s and 1dIV bodies cost a premium but there really is no comparison to any other bodies in any systems when it comes to focus tracking.
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Awesome series.
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yes - you now understand the denial many people are under that their prosumer dslr is "almost as good" as a pro grade dslr. The D3s and 1dIV bodies cost a premium but there really is no comparison to any other bodies in any systems when it comes to focus tracking.
I'll agree that the D3 series is head and sholders above consumer grade
but I wouldn't necessarily call it "Denial", more like "Finacial Limits"... Not
everyone is lucky enough to afford the best...

The kit in my sig took everything I could afford and will still take another
year to pay off...

For the money I think it's pretty dang good, IMHO...
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I'll agree that the D3 series is head and sholders above consumer grade
but I wouldn't necessarily call it "Denial", more like "Finacial Limits"... Not
everyone is lucky enough to afford the best...

The kit in my sig took everything I could afford and will still take another
year to pay off...

For the money I think it's pretty dang good, IMHO...
I think you misunderstood my point. My point isn't that everything below a d3s is pathetic. Not true at all. It is simply that people that have never used a tool like that often seriously underestimate the gap between professional and consumer. Let me give you an example from my own experience - I use the sigma 120-300 2.8 lens for my outdoor sports work. It's a very nice lens and capable of helping me make some great photos. But it is not remotely in the same league as a 400mm 2.8 lens. There's no shame in the fact I can't afford a 400mm 2.8. It's a fact of life. There's no shame in the fact that the d7000 is the best you can afford. It becomes "denial" when you think to yourself - this d7000 is almost as good as the d3s. Not when it comes to shooting action sequences. is the d7000 a great camera? Sure is. But for action it is NOT "almost as good as a d3s" Just like my 120-300 2.8 is not 'almost as good as' a 400mm 2.8
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I think you misunderstood my point. My point isn't that everything below a d3s is pathetic. Not true at all. It is simply that people that have never used a tool like that often seriously underestimate the gap between professional and consumer. Let me give you an example from my own experience - I use the sigma 120-300 2.8 lens for my outdoor sports work. It's a very nice lens and capable of helping me make some great photos. But it is not remotely in the same league as a 400mm 2.8 lens. There's no shame in the fact I can't afford a 400mm 2.8. It's a fact of life. There's no shame in the fact that the d7000 is the best you can afford. It becomes "denial" when you think to yourself - this d7000 is almost as good as the d3s. Not when it comes to shooting action sequences. is the d7000 a great camera? Sure is. But for action it is NOT "almost as good as a d3s" Just like my 120-300 2.8 is not 'almost as good as' a 400mm 2.8
Ok, I gotchya...
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