D850 & SB-5000. Is it worth it?

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D850 & SB-5000. Is it worth it?

My beloved SB600 is starting to show its age. I have had a few instances where it will not turn on or acts flaky. I would prefer to replace it rather than risk missing a shot. I use the SB600 mainly on camera at events where I can go from over ISO 3200 without a flash down to maybe ISO 400-800 f/4.5 at 1/200 of second with the flash set to ttl and the output set at 1/4. I have found that combination meters well and I rarely lose a shot from either being blown or under exposed. I can move from room to room where light varies a ton or even to a room with a power point being presented without issue. I am looking for the best flash (up to the price of the sb-5000) that will do all the thinking and metering for me and will recycle quickly since I don’t control the environment and am at the mercy of the guests to get the shot quick. I am not a pro, these are work or social events where I am doing this more as a favor (and for fun) and I do not control the environment. I also tend to fly to most of them so one flash is all I get. About a year ago I moved from the D600 to the D850 so I appreciate what how important it is to have a solid piece of equipment. I have messed around with cheaper ttl flashes Meike MK-910. I have the Yongnuo YN-622N system with a YN685 and YN968N (since before Godox was an option). The Yongnuo stuff works fine for posed stuff where I can adjust it but I have seen it absolutely miss when shot on camera in TTL mode. I also acknowledge the quality is subpar since some of it is taped together. So back to my question, is the SB-5000 going to give me the best on camera ttl performance 100% of the time or am I overpaying for wireless support where a cheaper flash like the SB700 would cover my needs.

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Nikon D600 Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D +3 more
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