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Oct 23, 2017 22:43 |  #16

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Oct 28, 2017 01:36 |  #17

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Oct 28, 2017 17:48 |  #18

I am looking forward to changing from the D810 to D850, but as I found with the D810, the most important factor is good glass.

Nikon D850, 85mm f/1.4G
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Oct 30, 2017 18:04 |  #19

Curious question about the Focus Shift/Stacking feature. Would you maybe use it on razor thin focal planes for portrait work? Can you fire off 10 images at fast shutter speeds with each image focus shifted? You'd almost never "miss" focus, but the amount of images you'd have to cull would be crazy.

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Aug 30, 2018 11:02 |  #21

I'm loving my D850...especially the autofocus. I haven't yet come across a lens that wasn't spot on. Nothing's needed any fine-tuning. The high ISO performance is better than my old D800 as well. Astro shots at ISO 6400 seemed like they started to fall apart a bit on the D800, and so I started using the D750 I had for that instead. Now I've sold the D750 and D800 and exclusively use the D850.

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Jun 19, 2019 09:23 |  #23

The D850...

The short story:
The single best camera I ever owned.

The long story:
I am a Hobbist, so my experience might not be very relevant.
I moved to the D850 from the Canon 5Ds.
I have always been a fan of resolution, I love the details.
But somehow the 5Ds did not work for me. Focus was inconsistent, and missed a lot of shots.
I borrowed it to a friend to test it, he did not experience issues.
So I figured it must be me, or my lenses. (85mm 1.2L mainly)
(I also want to say, that I absolutely loved my 40D, and 5D Mark II, so its not like I am saying Canon is not good).
I sold it, and was thinking about what to buy, but there is nothing really Canon has that is similar or better then the 5Ds.
One of my friends always joked, that I should move to the "Dark side", and get a Nikon... So I took a look at what Nikon has to offer.
D810 looked good, but was not really convincing me. But then in October 2017 I learned about the D850. And it looked really impressive.

IN December, I went into the store, and said: I would like to purchase a D850.
Not gonna happen they said. I was like What the Hell?
You need to pre-order, they said. I said, hey, the camera is on the market since September. Its December now.
True - they replied - Nikon cannot produce enough, so you need to preorder.
Luckily there was some sympathy between the owner of the store and myself for some reason, and he called me a week later:
"Look, there was a guy, who cancelled his pre-order, and I tought you could get his camera, its already here."
So I rushed into the store, and picked it up a few days before Christmas.

The Review:
Of course, at first it was really hard for me to get used to the totally different menu, button layout, etc, etc. (Compared to the Canon cameras).
But in a few weeks I got used to it.

Sharpness and details:
As already said, I LOVE details.
And the details of the D850 are just amazing, the pictures are actually sharper then those of the 5Ds.
So even if the D850 is somewhat lower in resolution, it more then makes up for it in sharpness of the picture.
(This is most likely because of the missing low-pass filter)
Its really mind-blowing, I use it now for almost 2 years, and I am still surprised sometimes.
Its drawback is when you have to retouch something :D

I had some issues with the 5Ds and its AF system.
The D850 is far superior. They put cross type AF point onto the edge of the AF Area, and that makes a huge difference.
This way, when I am focusing on eyes (in a portrait), the Cross type AF points are used.
(I had to use either Focus-recompose on the Canon or non-cross-type AF points.)
The feeling that you can really thrust the camera's AF system makes you feel so "free".
I went to a running event (not something I usually photograph, but some friends attended, and I was thinking, i shoo some pictures of them.
Out of the 460-ish pictures, 400+ were tack sharp, spot on.
Another 40 were maybe not spot on but still very usable.
And only 20-ish were out of focus.
(This same result on the 5Ds would be like 50%-50%. That is a HUGE difference.)

Above ISO 400 for me everything looks ugly :D
So don't ask me about ISO.
What I really like tough: The camera is ISO Invariant, so I can underexpose a scene, and retain detail in the highlights, and later brighten only the shadows in Post processing, and getting the same results as if I would have shot is on a higher ISO, but i do NOT blow out the highlights that way.
That is quite a big thing in my opinion.

There are a lot of other things, that are just great on the camera, but the above are the main highlight for me.

The things i do not like so much:
- I still very much miss the backside dial from the Canons tough, that is so handy, I cannot believe Nikon still does not use it.

- Double XQD slot would have been a much better choice. I use the 2nd card as backup, but to be able to maintain that, i have to buy either really large cards, or different types of cards, that is in my opinion just a waste of resources.

- Would be more happier, if I could use 2 "standard" Nikon D850 Batteries in the Battery Grip. (Instead of 1 in the grip, and 1 in the camera).

- I do not really understand why the back LCD is movable up and down, but not in 360°like on the cheaper cameras. Would be handy.

Funny thing is: I sold the 5Ds to a friend, who is happy with it eversince.

Roland | Amateur Photographer
Nikon D850 | Nikon D80 | Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G ED VR II | Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G ED

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