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  1. #1
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    D4S vs D810 rental

    Im not to sure where to put this so, I have a question.
    I'm taking my wife on a trip to Italy for a graduation present. Im going to rent a camera for the trip, I was looking at a d4s or the d810.
    Its going to be general photography, buildings, landscapes and so on.
    I'm also looking into renting the 2.8 zooms or should I stick to primes?
    I just don't what to do! I don't want to be fumbling around the whole time with lenses and bodies.
    I would just take one of my bodies but they don't do video.

    Any help would be awesome!!!
    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    If it were me, I'd likely rent the D4s and one great zoom, if your going to rent a lens. But I found I don't need the high MPs, and maybe that is something that appeals to you. A great shot with the D810 would likely be amazing, especially if you plan on printing some of your photos.
    So I guess I would recommend the D4s if your not going to be printing your photos, and the D810 if you are!

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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    The only reason I was thinking about the d810 is because I could use a wider lens all the time.
    I could put it in dx mode or even crop it later on.
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    Hmmmmm that makes sense. I never really thought of it that way. Not having any experience with the D810, I can't say how well your plan would work. But it sounds reasonable to me theoretically anyway. I'll be very interested in hearing how well it turned out for you, if you go that route!

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    The only reason I was thinking about the d810 is because I could use a wider lens all the time.
    I could put it in dx mode or even crop it later on.
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    You might be better off taking your camera and renting or buying a video cam..
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    I would probably go with a D4s and a Nikon 24-120mm f4 VR lens. Flash optional.
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    I'm with gqtuazon. I've seen some pretty amazing images taken after the sun went down. Low light= D4s. As far as lens's. I own the 2.8 trio. So that's what would be in my bag. Only thing is that combination tends to get heavy after a while.
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    Quote Originally Posted by pedroj View Post
    You might be better off taking your camera and renting or buying a video cam..
    Agree with this 100% current video cam tech is astounding.....even at mid price points they are a heck of a bargain vs. performance.....OP stable of DSLR owned is very impressive!
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    I'd go 24-120 f4 and 810 because the built in flash is handy for holidays. I'm assuming that you're familiar with these full feature cameras such that the D4 or D810 is suitable for you.
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    Re: D4S vs D810 rental

    I would be going with the D4s. Don't know if you've been to Italy, but you will find plenty of places where its low light capability is desired. Additionally, a number of places will allow no flash photography.
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