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Feb 01, 2019 10:27 |  #7276

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I did!! :-). My wallet!

Went from D300 to the D850. Post processing time reduced to nil. Only value added work. I spent so much time correcting the D300s images. Simply zero things to fix from D850 images. That time savings alone puts cash back in the bank.

The D850 is a force multiplier.

I'm not a pro, and the times I get paid to do any photography are so infrequent that I can't justify the $3.5K. :-(

On the positive side, I have never seen a D850 file that I haven't loved.:-)


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Feb 01, 2019 10:51 |  #7277

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I'd kill to have a D850.

Well, it was a tough decision for me.
I had a 5D Mark II and I absolutely loved it, but that got destroyed in an accident, but the guy payed me some 4000 Euro (-ish) amount, so I am still lucky that i got something back. - So after it got destroyed, I moved on to a 5Ds, that was a brand new camera back then, and i was looking forward how much better it will be then the 5D Mk II.

But to be honest, even though it was a great camera, somehow the chemistry between us did not work, I struggled with it a lot, especially with focus accuracy.

So I decided to sell it. But what to buy, as I had a limited budget of course...
Canon did not really have much options, the 5D Mk III was the same with less pixels, while the 6D Mk II would have been a step back, the 5D Mk IV was not out yet. So a friend of mine told me, hey why don't you buy a Nikon? - He has a Nikon. - And I was like, come on man, for 11 years now I use Canon.

But the idea got to me...
And I looked at the D750, as it was one of the best Nikon cameras I was aware of. So I started planing with a D750, and a 85mm and a 35mm, and maybe a flash...

After reading reviews about the D750, I really liked what others said, full of positive reviews, but I felt like a step back from the 5Ds.
So I was looking at Sony too (A7R II), but it did not convince me either.
Exploring more reviews about the D750, I came across an article saying that the D850 just arrived.
So I started learning about the D850, reading some articles, some early review, its features, and I started feeling like, this is the camera, this is the camera, that could really replace the 5Ds for me.

Budget was an issue. - D850 + XQD card (that was expensive as hell in 2017) + a lens... What lens? I decided to go with the 85mm 1.8G.
But nothing else would fit into the budget, so no wide angle, no flash, no Battery Grip... I was unsure.
Decisions, decisions...

Finally I made up my mind, and sold the 5Ds, my 24-105, the 70-200 2.8 II, my 600EX-RT II...
And went into the camera shop saying: Hey, I would like to buy a D850 (this was in December 2017).
And they said: Well maybe in February...
I was like: What?!
And then they explained, that there is a waiting list for the D850, as Nikon cannot produce enough...
So I was thinking what the hell will I do without a camera for 2 months...
I started looking at e-bay, and other sites outside my country, did not like the idea, but I do not have a camera, and something needs to be done.

A few days later the guy from the shop called me and said: "Hey, I have some good news, some guy just dropped out of the waiting list, and we have his camera. So since you live in the same town as I do, I was thinking you could get that one."
Man, I was so happy. (I just got my D850 before Christmas.)

I can say, the camera did not disappoint. Finally I have a similar feeling, that I had with the 5D Mark II (between 2013-2015). I simply LOVE the camera.
Its images are stunning, super sharp (sharper then the ones from the 5Ds), its the single best camera I ever had, or tried.

I wrote a small comparison between the 5Ds and the D850 here, if anyone is interested:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1503706


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Feb 01, 2019 11:01 as a reply to  @ post 18802614 |  #7278

Thanks for the guide :)

On the touchscreen... I still do not like to use it, so I turned it off.
But now that I can scroll with the back dial I am happy. - And zoom to 100% just like you do :)


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Feb 01, 2019 11:55 |  #7279

This morning, from Bayside Park in Portland, Texas.

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Feb 02, 2019 10:15 |  #7280

Overlooking Corpus Christi Bay, towards downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Feb 06, 2019 12:42 |  #7281

Fog slowly lifting and burning off this morning, near downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Feb 06, 2019 14:09 |  #7282

txsizzler wrote in post #18806023 (external link)
Fog slowly lifting and burning off this morning, near downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.

Nikon D700 - 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-S

I like this. Reminds me the Whooping Crane Festival is soon not far from there. Would love to find my way back down for it but likely won't.

Looked at this forum because I have now joined the Nikon fold. Still shoot Sony but thought I would have a go with the D500.


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Feb 06, 2019 15:24 |  #7283

Will in Tejas wrote in post #18806074 (external link)
I like this. Reminds me the Whooping Crane Festival is soon not far from there. Would love to find my way back down for it but likely won't.

Looked at this forum because I have now joined the Nikon fold. Still shoot Sony but thought I would have a go with the D500.


Welcome to our little club will, I use a D7200/AF-P DX 70-300 been back and forth through different makes and models of camera (too many tbh) but always returned to nikon - I always lusted after a Nikon F90X film cam years ago.

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Feb 06, 2019 15:25 |  #7284

Cormorant on the river.

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Feb 06, 2019 15:45 |  #7285

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Welcome to our little club will, I use a D7200/AF-P DX 70-300 been back and forth through different makes and models of camera (too many tbh) but always returned to nikon - I always lusted after a Nikon F90X film cam years ago.

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Feb 06, 2019 20:44 |  #7286

Top - Bored adult Mandrill
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Bottom - Lemur
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Feb 06, 2019 20:58 |  #7287

Some winter color.

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Feb 06, 2019 21:07 |  #7288

Parachutes in changing weather.

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Feb 06, 2019 21:12 |  #7289

Will in Tejas wrote in post #18806074 (external link)
I like this. Reminds me the Whooping Crane Festival is soon not far from there. Would love to find my way back down for it but likely won't.

Looked at this forum because I have now joined the Nikon fold. Still shoot Sony but thought I would have a go with the D500.

Thanks Will! Like you, I still have my Sony gear, but am enjoying this full frame D700.. just an extraordinary camera in so many ways.

I look forward to seeing your D500 shots!




  
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Feb 06, 2019 21:14 |  #7290

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Top - Bored adult Mandrill
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Bottom - Lemur
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