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    It goes against conventional wisdom to use FF for birding but it seems like the D800 is up to the task:

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew
    It goes against conventional wisdom to use FF for birding but it seems like the D800 is up to the task:

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    Haha, of course, with it's cropped portion of more than 18mp (even more than D7000) why wouldn't it be? Other than BIF which might be a little more challenging to achieve, it's a great tool for both wildlife (macro photography included) and landscape!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Haha, of course, with it's cropped portion of more than 18mp (even more than D7000) why wouldn't it be? Other than BIF which might be a little more challenging to achieve, it's a great tool for both wildlife (macro photography included) and landscape!
    D800 in dx mode is 15.3 MP.
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    new-style birding : point randomly, hold down shutter button, then go back to computer and look for the bird at 100% or more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umeiko

    D800 in dx mode is 15.3 MP.
    I tot it's 36.3 divides by 2. Guess I was wrong.
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    DX sensor is 2/3 length and 2/3 height of FX sensor, hence DX is 4/9 of FX area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogwai View Post
    new-style birding : point randomly, hold down shutter button, then go back to computer and look for the bird at 100% or more...
    Ha ha, all you need is a picture of the tree, or the sky for BIF. Just the dof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    It goes against conventional wisdom to use FF for birding but it seems like the D800 is up to the task:

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    Thanks, that answered my earlier question of the same. Great!

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    the details are mind blowing

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    [If a bird is as big as the girl in video, I don't need a D800

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