Re: cheap 512GB CFExpress for D850
Just remember you have to manually set your ISO to base ISO64 and just leave the lens cap on when you perform the buffer test. You also technically need a fully charged battery and at least a 1/250th a second shutter speed to achieve the full 7fps and buffer limit. Higher ISO values and more complexity in a scene will cause the buffer to be reduced, so be sure you test them correctly. Also just wanted to add
But I'm going to shoot the real-world scene (horse, motorcycle, bird) and not the black cap
I consistently get 51 shots @ 7 fps with Sandisk Extreme Pro CFe with ISO 1,600 and shutter 1/160 sec. Though I don't always need 7fps, too many pictures to look through in the post-processing...
myself and other's have shot countless thousands of images on D810/D850's and other camera's at both 12bit and 14bit. comparing the two. None of us could find any real advantages to shooting 14bit over 12bit. Therefor I always had my D850's set to Lossless 12bit RAW and I spent $750 on the grip and what not to get 9fps. As the grip
That is true, I don't notice the difference too, but if I paid for the camera capable of 14-bits I will try to use it, just in case it will be easier for Photoshop/Lightroom/DxO/Topaz retain the original colors
and larger more powerful batteries seem to provide better AF. The AF sub-mirror is able to feed light to AF sensor array almost 30% more at 9fps vs. 7fps! Without a doubt the genuine Nikon MB-D18 and EN-EL18c battery seem to improve autofocus
I'm not ready to make my gear even more heavy and bulky. I take my cameras to the hike and I prefer to keep them clipped (Peak Design clips) - looks something like that:
awesome...the D5 is better AF wise. Only the D6 and D780 give the D5 a run for it's money. The D6 without a doubt has the very best AF of any DSLR ever made, but it's hard to say by how much. All I know is my keeper rate is up and I absolutely love the D6!
D6 and D5 have way less megapixels than D850. With D850 I find that looking at 100% magnification sometimes makes pictures look noisier, but if I scale to the same size (as D750), these extra megapixels actually is an advantage. I just got my brand-new D850 and learning how to tame this monster and use it effectively.