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    Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    I currently own a D750 but am thinking about picking up a D500 for the 10fps and the huge buffer. That would be alot of continous speed for bird photography,sports etc.


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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    Massive fps and buffer is just something that doesn't really over excite me. Fast AF does. Maybe its just me, but i dont find the fps or buffer really lacking on my D810 or D7200 even for fast jets or bif shots
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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_dean View Post
    Massive fps and buffer is just something that doesn't really over excite me. Fast AF does. Maybe its just me, but i dont find the fps or buffer really lacking on my D810 or D7200 even for fast jets or bif shots
    I guess all depends what youre shooting...I could def use the speed & buffer while shooting Eagles diving for fish..

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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    Had a chance to play with the D5 and D500 last night at a Nikon rollout at the local camera superstore. I was specifically interested in the D500 to go along with my 200-500 lens (to replace my 7200). My take on the D500:

    Crazy fast @ 10fps and big buffer + XQD for speed
    better ISO (also crazy for a DX, although I've shot @ 40K on the 7200)
    tilty screen like 750 with touch capability
    sub selector allows you to move focus points easier
    ISO button now on top right eliminating need to map video button to ISO. Gives manual shooters one hand control of exposure triangle.

    The D5 is even cooler (of course). They're touting expanded ISO (Hi5) of 3Million. So, I took some shots at Hi5 (with SS high and @f/22) and yeah, there was noise, but there was a photograph. Then shot @100,000 and things looked good.

    Since I just got the 7200 to go with my 200-500 in October, I'm going to give it a chance before dumping it for a D500. Plus, being a cheapskate, I like to buy refurbed and it'll take a while until a supply of refurbs hit Nikon's site during a 10% off sale.

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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    While I think both cameras make for great additions to the lineup neither camera really excites me, personally.

    So... No, not even tempted right now.
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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    Speed? No, if I wanted just speed I'd get a D5 (or the new 1D X - holy moly, played with one Sunday for 5 minutes and as Forrest Gump says, that's all I have to say about that).

    Reach and ISO for wildlife? Yes, absolutely. I don't care about fps as much as I do about the buffer size. I'll be waiting, however. I shoot RAW so it's useless to me until Adobe has support, which will be 3-4 months (I'm not in enough of a hurry to add a Nikon program to my workflow). And given that they've already delayed the roll out I'll wait to see if there's any issues first.
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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    I can always lower the resolution of my other cams to increase bursts. When I halve my D810, I ain't that far from the D500.

    I just checked; at 1.5x my bursts max out. At 1.2x (24Mpix) I shoot 52 before it starts to slow and I ain't got the fastest card in the world in it. That's both plenty enough for me.
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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    It does sway me, but most important will be its high ISO performance.
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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    Yes. But i do a lot of motorsports photography. And airplanes, and other moving stuff. I'll ditch the D7100 for it, and the D750 will be a nice mate for the D500. With those two cameras I WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!!!!!


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    Re: Any full frame owners going to pick up the D500 just for the speed ??

    I'd upgrade my D7100 to a D500. Shooting sports, it's a clear upgrade for me when the time is right.
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