01.05.15 – Nikon D800 is not for sports… I beg to differ.


Nikon D800 with a 300mm @ f2.8


A full frame 36 megapixel Nikon D800 shouldn’t be the first camera one would grab to capture fast moving action such as baseball. Mainly due to the slow frame rate that tops out at 4 frames per second. Practicing the skill of anticipating the action can definitely help negate the slow frame rate. Some of the advantages of the D800 for sports is the fast autofocusing system also found on Nikon’s flagship D4. The one reason why I will continue to use a D800 for shooting sports are the files that the D800 produces. The image files are simply awesome. One added benefit of the 36 megapixel sensor for sports is the amount one can crop the image without any degradation. The D800 has definitely found a place in my toolbox.


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