PRO ’s VIEW #1

NPhoto - - Test Team - Matthew hor­wood SPORTS PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Cur­rent SLR: Nikon D3s www.matthor­wood.com

As a D3s user I de­cided to skip the D4, sus­pect­ing Nikon would an­nounce a re­fined ver­sion be­fore too long.

The im­prove­ments are a lit­tle more no­tice­able for a pho­tog­ra­pher com­ing from a D3s. Things like back­lit but­tons, the re­lo­cated ver­ti­cal AF-ON but­ton and the im­proved ver­ti­cal grip are wel­come, but the most sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment for me is the fo­cus­ing speed. I was im­pressed with the D3s, but the D4s is in a dif­fer­ent league. It fo­cuses bet­ter in con­di­tions the D3s would some­times strug­gle in. Also wel­come is a fast eth­er­net port, which will al­low me to tether the cam­era to a lap­top.

Matthew says: “Al­though I didn’t need to shoot at the high­est ISOs for rugby, the few test shots I did were im­pres­sive.”

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