The resolution of your shots will matter, so be prepared to invest in kit
Photo agencies want the largest files they can get, and no D-SLR can touch the marketleading resolution of the D800/ e and D810.
“The Nikon D800 has brought the quality of my digital work up to and possibly beyond the quality of large format (5x4), which I had been using for 25 years before going digital,” reveals Tom Mackie. “I deal with clients that require hi-res images for murals. I lost a lot of business when I moved from 5x4 to the Canon 5D and 5D Mk II, but now with 36 megapixels in the D800 I’m regaining this part of my business.”
Richard Peters agrees: “Those large file sizes mean you can crop in to an image and still retain a large file size. I’d love to get every shot perfect in-camera but the reality of working with unpredictable wildlife is that you can’t always get close enough. The D800 means I can crop instead of using a teleconverter, which would reduce image quality and focus speed.”