2014 is well and truly here and what a way to start the year with my first assignment to photograph Jessica Mauboy in concert!
This gave me an opportunity to test drive the Nikon D4 and attach a 70-200 2.8 lens. When covering concerts and events l always use my Nikon D600 with 300 2.8 lens. Using the 70-200 generally does make it a lot easier to zoom in and out and allows for faster focusing. However, using the D4, WOW, the frame rate and writing was so fast that l managed to get some incredible shots of Jessica on stage. I can see why a lot of the media people use the fast frame counts and fast cards.
In my opinion, one camera doesn’t do everything.
The D600 is fabulous in the studio and under electronic flash and the file size available is the most l ever need. I do however run a Nikon D700 for my corporate and industrial shots.
That said, l can’t wait to use the D4 for the Grand Prix, sporting events and any other fast moving action shots. Carrying the D4 with 70-200 2.8 zoom is not easy (it’s quite heavy) to carry so it really needs a monopod. But the 16 megapixel is ample for the work l do and the high res 6400 is still noise free.
What a camera – I can’t wait to see what the D4s can do.
Ps. The concert was magnificent – incredible performer, the vibe was electric. The crowd loved her