Nikon D810 Crop Range
The Nikon D810-
I recently purchased the Nikon D810 because with its 36.3 megapixel sensor, I thought it would come in handy for a recent trip I took to Churchill, Manitoba in the summer of 2014. We were going to be photographing the Polar Bears from Tundra Buggies. Because of the Arctic tundra terrain, there was a high potential that we would not be able to get as close to the Polar Bears as I would want. This proved to be true.
We came across a Mother Polar Bear and Cub and had the opportunity and pleasure to see her nursing her cub. The problem photographically was that because of an intervening body of water, and because we did not want to stress the mother and cub, the Tundra buggy parked some 100 yards away from the pair. My camera setup was the Nikon D810, a Nikkor 600mm lens, and the Nikkor TC-17E11 teleconvertor, balanced on a BLUBB beanbag. Without the ability to crop in on the image, which the Nikon D810 provided, I would not have been to get a satisfactory size print. The 600mm lens and teleconvertor would not have been enough. The print you see of the left had a 50% crop and, yet, was able to yield a 16″x 20″ image.
So, now, I consider the Nikon D810 to be another valuable addition to my wildlife photography.