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Old 24-08-17, 07:14 AM
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Nikon D850

Looks superb! I want one (but can't justify the cost)

Available in September for 3499
  • 45.7 megapixel back-illuminated FX-format CMOS Sensor4K UHD video at 30p (No Cropping)
  • EXPEED 5 image processing engineISO range from ISO 64-25,600 (extendable to 32-102,400)
  • 153-point AF system (99 Cross-Type)
  • Pinpoint AF mode for ultra-precise macro focusing
  • Centre AF Point sensitive down to -4EV (all other points to -3EV)
  • Continuous shooting at 7fps (up to 9fps with MB-D18 battery grip)
  • Silent shooting up to 6fps with electronic shutter using Live View
  • 3.2 2,360k-dot tilting LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Dual Card Slots with UHS-II compatible SD slot and an XQD card slot
  • MB-D18 with EN-EL18B gives up to 5,140 shots on single charge
  • In-camera 4K timelapse True 8K timelapse using interval shooting
  • Image stacking using Focus Shift mode for up to 300 shots

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Old 24-08-17, 07:19 AM
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Lefty,

Only 153 AF points? Nikon missed an opportunity here. ;-)

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Old 24-08-17, 07:20 AM
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Specs do look cool, still a weighty beast though!! I think the focus shift could beverycoolforboth stacked macro and landscape work (pin sharp images from here to the horizon)

But as you imply, a lot of dough though no doubt it will start to drop in 6 months
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Old 24-08-17, 07:29 AM
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Lefty,

Only 153 AF points? Nikon missed an opportunity here. ;-)

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Specs do look cool, still a weighty beast though!! I think the focus shift could beverycoolforboth stacked macro and landscape work (pin sharp images from here to the horizon)

But as you imply, a lot of dough though no doubt it will start to drop in 6 months
Yes, for me it's something to keep an eye on for when they start appearing on the second hand market at reasonable prices. (2.5k or below).

Does make the 5DIV seem rather overpriced and behind the times!

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Old 24-08-17, 08:11 AM
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The D850 does look awesome, but I need more time and skill than more camera.

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Old 24-08-17, 10:13 AM
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Don't forget you will need the grip and a qxd card so call it 4K.

Does look very nice, but you are going to hold it very still to get good images.

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Old 24-08-17, 01:05 PM
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I sometimes wonder why my D7200 (and D80 before that) only go down as slow as ISO 100. Is it difficult to achieve lower ISOs with digital sensors?
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Old 25-08-17, 12:15 AM
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The D850 does look awesome, but I need more time and skill than more camera.

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^^ This

In fact, I sometimes find that 'more camera' can make me a worse photographer! Shooting slide film with a Yashica Mat 124G recently was a humbling experience. Getting the exposure right was an achievement in itself!

Edit: coming back to the D850 for a second - what do folk think of the price differential between the UK and US? (3499 vs $3300). Justified? A p**s take?

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Old 25-08-17, 01:06 AM
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Edit: coming back to the D850 for a second - what do folk think of the price differential between the UK and US? (3499 vs $3300). Justified? A p**s take?
Lefty
There was a piece on BBC Watchdog this week on grey imported cameras. It obviously refers to sellers importing cheaper cameras from abroad and selling them here as European/UK models (when they are not). Some sellers even change the serial information. There are warranty issues - most manufacturers will not cover these imports with their normal warranty. Of course, if the manufacturers pricing model was fair and the same across all markets, then there would be less/no room for these grey markets.....
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Old 25-08-17, 01:42 AM
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In fact, I sometimes find that 'more camera' can make me a worse photographer! Shooting slide film with a Yashica Mat 124G recently was a humbling experience. Getting the exposure right was an achievement in itself!

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Some of your best shots recently have been on the X100T..........
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Old 25-08-17, 01:56 AM
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It's been a long time since i've felt i'm limited by the number of pixels, the AF speed, the number of AF points, or the frames per second of a camera. The continual upgrade carousel is a little boring really, but i'm pretty happy with the cameras i've got.

There's plenty of lenses though that i get excited about, but camera bodies, not so.
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Old 25-08-17, 03:04 AM
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+1ish

New things are nice and the 153 point AF would be useful.

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Old 25-08-17, 03:51 AM
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Some of your best shots recently have been on the X100T..........
Funnily enough - that's what I was thinking when I wrote that Having said that though, I've been forcing myself back into serious photography and I've been quite pleased with the latest images I've been getting with the D800E.

I'm finding that the main difference between the Fuji and Nikon is colour rendition. It's much harder to get good colours (IMHO) with the Nikon. The Fuji is also a much more forgiving camera. I suspect a lot of that comes down to the 16MP of the Fuji vs the 36MP of the Nikon (this will be exacerbated with the D850's 46MP). However, put the work in and get it right with the Nikon and the results are astonishing

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Old 25-08-17, 04:30 AM
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Agreed with David re Amar's X100T output - some truly lovely stuff, just seems to 'work' on so many levels. Despite owning the lovely Pen F, I've been forcing myself to get out and about with the X100S of late, there being something quite special about the X100* range of cameras. Not sure I'd plump for the 100F (having this alongside the Pen is a step too far for me in terms of sinking 's in gear) but had I not got the Pen it would be tempting.

Please appreciate this is a completely personal, subjective view - the D850 is obviously a technical Tour de Force from the mighty Nikon, but it doesn't show us anything new. I'm waiting for one of the big boys to introduce a mirrorless pro-spec 'DSLR' and take us on a whole new - and exciting - journey. The thought of a FF, mirrorless Nikon with all that lovely glass to delve into, is mouth-watering imho.

Who will have the guts to be the first I wonder?
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Old 25-08-17, 04:36 AM
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Who will have the guts to be the first I wonder?
Fujifilm GFX? not fast as pro DSLRs from Nikon and Canon admittedly but it is aimed at pro market. I personally wouldn't call it medium format. And Sony have already brought out fast mirrorless full frame cameras for the pro market.
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