I'm thinking of stepping up from my Nikon P900 and getting a DSLR. Main reasons would be to get faster focus so I can take pictures of birds in flight and better low light performance.
I looked around and am gravitating towards a Nikon D500 + Nikon 200-500 mm f/5.6 VR lens.
I would be grateful for any opinions you might have on the topic. Specifically I am wondering:
- Is Nikon significantly different from Canon in terms of focus performance? Nikon does have more AF points and I remember it was a little better 5 years ago (when I last had a DSLR)
- what about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (vs the 200-500mm)? Would the increase in range be worth moving to a non-Nikon lens? I know there's no 'right answer' but I would like to hear some opinions
- what about Nikon 300mm f/4 VR (vs the 200-500mm)? Would f/4 at 300 be 'better' in practice over f/5.6 at 500? Again, i'm looking for opinions, i know there's no 'right answer'
- is the D500 vs D7200 worth the upgrade? I find them for 5k vs 3.3k AED?