Ok so here it goes (please bear with me ^_^). I have about 5000 euro's to spend on my next camera (for reference purposes the D4 costs 5000 Euro's here). I'm doubting which way to go. What would you do if you were a nature photographer (all subjects):
Options (don't suggest any other camera's please
1. D800 + Nikon grip + 24-70mm (for landscape) (no D4 battery)
2. Nikon D4
Don't mind the prices of both.. plays no role here.
I want to use it for the following (I'm a nature/wild life photographer):
- General landscape stuff (24mm is good for me, will buy wider later on).
- general wildlife
I currently own a D300. What I need right now (for the new Spring/Summer seasons) is a D400, but hey, that's nowhere to be seen. I need a PRO type body as I often need to change settings quickly and the camera will come into contact with snow, dirt etc. More pixels (cropping room), better noise handling, and large enough buffer are essential. AF of D300 is ok but want something snappier..
- Nikon 500mm F4 VR
- Nikon 300mm F4
- Sigma 150mm macro
- Nikon 85mm F1.8
- 2 wide angle DX lenses.
D7100 is no option for me. I'm not blown away by its noise handling and especially the lack of a good buffer. Hoping a (possible) D400 would solve this for me.
I'm leaning towards D800 + lens because I still believe Nikon will come with a D400 which I will buy when it arrives. 16 MP D4 is awesome but seeing that I often need the extra DX range is not enough to put my D300 aside for most of the time. 16MP DX would be fine though. The D800 would give me the needed cropping space.. What would you do?
Has anyone been in the same position as I am right now?
Thanks for your thoughts!!