Bald Eagle banking against storm clouds, Kachemak Bay Alaska. Nikon D4 and Sigma 50-500mm APO OS HSM at 340mm, 1/1600 sec, f/8.0 ISO 720 in Manual mode with Auto ISO zero compensation, handheld.
Nikon D4 first impressions
Today was able to spend some time in the field photographing eagles with the Nikon D4 and 2 lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, and Sigma 50-500mm APO OS HSM and a wide range of shooting conditions and situations. My initial thoughts are that the camera is comfortable, quick and responsive. The AF system does seem noticeably improved, easily allowing me and track eagles against some changeling backgrounds even with Dynamic Area AF 51-point 3D without a problem.
Over the next few days I will be able to get enough time with the camera and the eagles to fine tune the settings and compare it against the Nikon D700 and Nikon D3 that I also have with me. At that time I will be able to post a field test post and start on a Nikon D4 guide for nature photographers. Also look for lots more D4 images over the next days.
Until then if you have any questions about the camera you can post a question or email me anytime and I will do my best to help.
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