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    D4 Low Light Field Test

    Hey guys,

    I thought you might want to check out this D4 field test I shot. We shot action after dark without strobes. The video shows the AF ability in low light, buffer with XQD cards, and high ISO performance.

    Nikon D4 Low Light Field Test - YouTube

    Let me know what you think!

    Jordan Drake

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    Re: D4 Low Light Field Test

    Hi - that was fun to watch. Thanks.

    The buffer depth there is really something else.

    I wish in post you had put in some actual pixel or at least much tighter screen shots. So often a pic looks in focus on the LCD but then on the big monitor you find that it was "almost".
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    Re: D4 Low Light Field Test

    so i shot my D4 for first time last night--a shark/red wings nhl game for my agency. 5 mins into first period i finally figured out that focus was set to AF-S, oops. then being old school D3, i looked for the flip switch setting on the front--hey, it doesn't give you the choice until you figure out you have to hold the button down and roll the wheel--happiness at last. maybe a "real" photographer would have tested out the camera first instead of during a fast paced game situation.

    shot the game on ice at 3200 and took some bench seat shots at 6000--yep 6000 good enough to send an 8 x 10 300 dpi up to the server. Not great, but would do fine on a major website if they need it. so the point is, don't under estimate what you can do with this thing in low light--especially if your shots are going to web/editorial.

    the focus is KILLER. at both iso speeds this camera tracks!! single focus point and out of 800 shots, only a very few off focus (user error for sure). needless to say, I loved my D3 cameras, but this one is big time is amazing--not to mention video.

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    Re: D4 Low Light Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by TCSJordan View Post
    Hey guys,

    I thought you might want to check out this D4 field test I shot. We shot action after dark without strobes. The video shows the AF ability in low light, buffer with XQD cards, and high ISO performance.

    Nikon D4 Low Light Field Test - YouTube

    Let me know what you think!

    Jordan Drake
    Cannot help myself, but what do you call so much Low Light in this test ????

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    Re: D4 Low Light Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Cannot help myself, but what do you call so much Low Light in this test ????
    The light went from dusk to completely dark during the course of filming. There were several street lights around the park, but light was extremely low.
    To hit the ideal shutter speed of 1/60th with my camcorder, second I was shooting at 2500 ISO, with my lens wide open at F1.4.

    Looking at the light in the last 2/3rds of the video, I think you'd be hard pressed to not call it an extreme low-light shoot, especially with the speed of the action.

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