Yesterday was a fairly busy day at the bird feeder. I was able to stick both cameras out to door to capture this small flock of finches before the flew the coup.

finches northern michigan photographer Joe Clark

The above image was shot with the backup camera a Nikon D7100, and it’s DX format 70-300 lens at 300mm. The following was shot with the primary camera, a Nikon D800 with a Nikor 80-400 at 400mm.

Finches2 northern michigan photographer Joe Clark

Both are fine cameras, but I am amused to see the subtle differences in quality and the camera’s interpretation of the scene. This reaffirms the reasoning behind my purchase of the D800 as a primary camera system, as I am after the best quality I can offer to my clients.