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D850 thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by TheBear21, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. DVDHack

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    Thanks for that, it's not a bad price all things considered. The Canadian price is $4400 which is $4450 in AUD, add 10% GST and that's about right. I guess I'm comparing retail price with street price though.

    I thought Nikon brought in a no Australia tax policy a few years back. If their RRP is closer to $6k that seems to have gone by the wayside.

    I have the 800E so I'll be upgrading, life's too short to hoard cash LOL.
     
  2. Michael H

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    It looks s like a fantastic camera. Its specs are better than the Canon 5DIV, time will tell whether real world use matches the specs. I hope they do.

    Best of all, Nikon have tried hard to produce the best camera they can at that price point, something Sony has been doing for the last 4 years. It remains a dream with Canon.
     
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    D810 specs were already pretty much better than 5DIV. And I don't think I'd ever pat Sony on the back for well priced cameras. Latest lot are pretty good, but were far more expensive than equivalently specced DSLR's.
     
  4. DVDHack

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    I stick with Nikon, 40 years now, because I still have the first lens I ever bought and it still works on the new cameras. I still use my 75-150/3.5 for travel because it's so light and incredibly sharp, bought that in 1980.

    Unfortunately I think this also very much limits new Nikons.
     
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    They designed the sensor themselves, manufacturing of the sensor is outsourced. This is actually good news, because some of the best sensors Nikon have ever had in their cameras have been the ones they designed or co-designed rather than using off-the-shelf ones.
     
  7. Michael H

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    "...Meanwhile Canon's 6DII has worse dynamic range than the original 6D."

    Canon's model for upgraded cameras looks very tired, when Nikon puts out a camera like the D850.

    Following Sony & Fuji, Nikon made the best they could, unlike Canon.

    Keep it up Nikon, Sony & Fuji.
     
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  8. stevo4

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    The review of the camera done here -
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d850.htm

    Shows how well the camera performs across its iso range.

    At this stage the price is the only bad thing about this camera.
    With Amazon looking the best go at about $700+ less (body only) than what Australian retailers are stating.

    Fortunately, for me, I've picked up an arts/photography scholarship which will fund a big chunk of the price.

    Have not pulled the trigger yet...but soon.

    Eager to try out the focus bracketing feature this camera has.
     
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    once AU stores start getting stock, and the grip is available i'll be selling some bodies to fund one
     
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    ISO button moved to the trigger finger? much more ergonomic, I'd still like to see the front FN buttons have the option to map to change ISO as you can still keep your finger on the shutter button, but moving it off the mode wheel is a step in the right direction.

    Anyone wanna buy a D800 :p
     
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    I remapped my red button on my D810 to ISO.
     
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    Awesome, didn't know this was possible, I think the D800 needs a firmware update.
     
  13. Chek Chamber

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    Im the same, but with Pentax. I have a 50mm F1.4 from 1975 that is my favourite lens. It takes such sharp and beautiful images, I could never part with it. Works equally well on APSC and the FF Pentax K-1.
     
  14. SyN

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    ? Should only limit you from the low end nikon DSLRs
    I have many AF-D lenses an in a similar boat.
    If you got in 1980 then it should be the AI MF version. In which case, you can actually get an adaptor and go Sony or other mirrorless systems and not lose out anything
     
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    The 75-150 is an AI-S lens I think, it’s a manual focus, one touch zoom. If you ever see one, pick it up, they’re very cheap, light and produce beautiful images.

    What I was really getting at was that the backward compatibility, while very good for me and I’m sure many others, probably introduces design contraints on nikon when they develop new lenses. Many other brands have changed their mount over time.

    I’m very pleased with my D850 especially now my PC-E lenses are fully operational, which they weren’t on the D800E, adjustment was restricted.
     
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    On my old D90 its a bit too long and hard to manual focus. Im sure its better on your FX cameras!
    Sigma 50-100 f1.8 would be the DX equivalent :eek:
     
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    I miss proper focusing screens too. It’s a lot harder to focus my Otus 55, the issue isn’t really with the older lenses just any manual focus.
     
  18. SyN

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    +1, thoroughly enjoyed MF on the old FM2s I have. With no split prism the only time I use MF is in liveview..
     
  19. Chek Chamber

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    Focus peaking has been incredibly useful to me when using manual lenses. Also, catch in focus is a great feature, too (if your camera supports it).
     

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