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Swift Moon
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
In the real world I'm a USAF bomb disposal technician. I'd rather be a photographer, seems some how less blowy-uppy.
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Camera Quandary

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 12:17 AM
When this deployment is over I'm going to upgrade my camera.  I'll keep the D3 for sports/SCA battles/kids running around; it will be more than enough "utility camera" for years to come.  And I'm happy enough with the D700 IR convert for now, (lets face it, that's pretty much a luxury as it stands.)  But I want to upgrade to an 800 series for fine art, portraits, and backpacking/starscapes.  The thing is, I'm not sure if I should go with the 800E and upgrade my 85mm prime or get the new 810.

The biggest question is for low light portraits/events would I be better off with an 800E and an 85mm 1.4D or an 810 with my current 85mm 1.8D (picking that stop back up with the expanded ISO of the 810)?


Bear in mind, low light portraits/events only accounts for about a 1/3rd of what I would shoot with it and about half of that would be with other lenses, but that's the part that I'm trying to improve on right now as well the biggest part of how I bring in donations for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation.

My rule of thumb has always been going with the better glass when I'm in a spending quandary; but the upgrade in lens I'm looking at has a pretty specific and limited benefit, while the 810 has enough real ISO improvement (on both ends) and autofocus improvements to make me reconsider that policy.

Thoughts?

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Gabriele0698 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Thank you a lot for the watch ^^
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HighPassPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding me to the watch!
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HighPassPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding Mt. Bromo to your collection!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome.  Is a good shot.
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Happy B-Day!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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trevorjriddle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Happy Birthday Swift!!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you much.
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Satansxkissx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Happy Birthday!  I hope it's the best one ever.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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