Mar Tin

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On article Nikon D850 Review (2097 comments in total)
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Nikon-D-shooter: Had the opportunity talking to a pro shooting MLB games and hockey. He's using 2 x D5's and an additional D850 + grip, and a pair of Nikkor 300 f/2.8. He said the difference between the D5 and the D850 + the grip is like day and night and he would never use a D850 because of the slower AF acquisition he experienced.
The D850 was noticeably slower and capturing the moment having 12 FPS on the D5 can be crucial. He said: "the D5 is in another league compared to the D850 when it comes to AF capabilities".
The D5 also have two extra superior AF group area modes that aren't included at all in the D850/D500.
DPreview makes it clear that the D5 have a "better AF system". I believe it's MUCH BETTER in the real world.
Before any personal attacks or rants by the D850 fanboys keep in mind that I do intend to get a D850 but solely for still photography and landscapes and such.
Talking to the real pros out in the field will teach you much more than reading blogs online.

It seems you don't understand what camera we are talking about. So: we discuss the d850, a camera that costs 3000$. So please, don't throw a sh..it storm on it, comparing to a camera which costs 6500$. They are different cameras, for different buyers. I don't care what your "real pros" say about it. They prefer the d5 - OK. I prefer higher resolution, focus stacking, etc., with the AF system better than in most of 3000$ worth bodies (although slightly slower than in d5). Say to your "real pros" that there is a life beyond hockey (and weddings).

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
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FLruckas: Quirky autofocus.
No IBIS.
Hmmmm.
At this many MP ya gotta have IBIS.
Sony got it.
Nigone and Cantmakemuchrightbutstillmakingalotofmoney didn't get that memo...
Will this lens mount still be around after Sony puts them out of their misery?
I hope Nikon sells as much as they can.
But I think we're gonna hear about them being on life support in a couple of years.

Why a camera maker with a 100-years experience should copy some beginner's solutions, which are a bit experimental and not always work? IBIS is not the perfect solution, because stabilization is not the same for every lens. It is better to have an individual stabilization system tailored for each lens separately. Besides, sensor-shift stabilization is not suitable for a telephoto lenses, because the sensor's movement would be too big (and IS is crucial for telephoto). Sony sells a lots of cameras but not because they are very good, but because Sony is rich and pushes sales with promotions, marketing and so on. Believe me, I tested a lots of cameras and I really cannot use the Sony's. They look good on paper, but their revolutionary solutions doesn't work in a real life.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
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(unknown member): Ok so this is the state of the art.
Now what do you suggest?
Get a D 850 BODY at 3000 dollars, get two zooms total 3000 dollars an the be the happiest raccoon in the world.

This raccoon happens to have an airtight Pelican case full of Canon L glass and a 5DIII body. It must be a coincidence but the D850 and the 5DIV cost exatly the same.

Yeah, I would like to have the best of the best of the best but as it is, I just have to get the best out of what I can afford.

If I had the money, I'd get this Nikon right away, it is beautiful, magnificent and not even expensive!....but no...Canon will do something...I will do something or "maybe the horse will learn to speak"...Canon can, no doubt but but but...what they worry about is the bottom line and that's how they go so big.
Nikon is a part of Mitsubishi...Mitsu don't need them. Nikon dos not like Mitsu..but they like their money. Well? should you buy the D850? Or leave it right there and buy an air ticket andsned post cards?

I will buy, 'cos I have my d800, 5 lenses and 3 flash units for Nikon. But you have Canon lenses, which are better than Nikon's and even than e.g. Sigma's or Tamron's for Nikon. Now d850 seems to be the best of the best, but Nikon apparently cannot make the best of the best lenses. Canon can. So wait 6 months and Canon will sell you a camera comparable to or topping the d850, especially considering the lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
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bolt2014: How many of us (By us I mean amateur photographers) REALLY need the D850? Or is it camera lust that drives us?

Well, I do. I needed a d800, I was quite happy with it, it was far better than my previous cameras, but I could see it's limitations. Troubles in low light, with a shutter vibrations (almost always I had to use a 1 sec delay), a default color shift to blue/green, I need a focus-bracketing for stacked macro shoots (I used a computer with "ControlMyNikon" for that), and HONESTLY I will gladly use more than 37 Mpix (I print my photos in 17"x25.5" format (panoramas 17" high, and much longer), several best of them I printed 2 meters long and 125 cm high to hang on the walls). So don't think that if YOU don't need the d850, nobody does.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
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Mar Tin: Two questions:
1) Nikon implemented electronic curtain to avoid camera shake, to get a sharpest possible images. BUT it works only in Live View, where AF uses only contrast-detect, works slowly and inaccurately. So I have to choose between wonderful D5 AF and electronic shutter. Which to chose when I want the best picture quality?
2) Nikon removed a pop-up flash to make the camera sturdier (no problem, I use external flashes with a cord), AND introduced a tilting touch-screen, which makes the camera vulnerable.
Don't get me wrong. I WILL buy it, after 5-years of using my great D800. I am just curious why did Nikon do that.

Thanks, Rishi, Of course I used 1 second delay on D800. I've read about this 0.2 seconds delay, but didn't quite understand it would work like that: is 0.2 enough?. Very good to hear (I don't use LV anyway). Soon I will have my D850 and I'll get it all. This camera is the answer for all my prayers, resolves exactly all my problems (AF, AF shift - I used ControlMyNikon to do that, shake, low and high ISO...).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
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Checat: Very good camera spec wise. Also good to see Nikon shine again. Hope it will sale well.

But personally after going mirrorless I cannot imagine going back to dslr, having separate focus system is starting to be disadvantage (camera is focusing differently in shot/video/silent modes for example).

I hope Nikon will show full frame mirrorless system soon. Maybe stylish alternative to Sony and Fuji systems with spectacular glass.

Sorry, but no serious shooter will consider mirrorless system. Maybe in 10 years, when it will get usable. It still needs 20x faster electronics than is currently available.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
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fnannini: Another nail in the Canon's coffin...

I don't understand. What coffin? I am a Nikon user, but I respect and like Canon's cameras as well. Yest, D850 seems to be an excellent camera. But Canon has excellent cameras too, in two years there will be 5 more of both Nikon and Canon. So relax, please.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
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DocOnTheSpot: I will stick with the D810
; if I had a D800 though I would definetly upgrade.

Well, you have a good camera and stick to it as long as you think the new ones are not so much better than yours. I have a D800. I watched D800E, D810, D810A, and felt they were not a big step above D800. But now I see the D850 and I think the time has come, although I think in 2018 Nikon will launch D860AE%&, which will cure some (not known yet) young age diseases of D850.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
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User3252627750: This camera must be great as they say. I'll play the waiting game in that I certainly have had very bad experience with Nikon designed sensors, i.e. the DH2s was a complete failure. We can only hope that this great but over-priced camera, all-in-one performer! lives to the expectation.

Why don't you write who pays for your comments? Is it Sony? Or Canon? You have NO experiences with Nikon's sensors. If you use a camera long enough to have any experiences, you know it's name. For example the camera you try to criticize is D2Hs, not DH2s.
So don't you worry. D850 will be OK.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:32 UTC
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DCE: So Nikon took two of Canon's premiere pro bodies, combined them and then made the Nikon version even better than both Canon cameras but, in one body. I guess I can see why Canon shooters might be a bit defensive. Maybe it's time to rid yourself of all that "superb Canon glass" (it's Canon shooters last line of defense) and quit being a fanboy follower. Nikon D850 @$3300. To have the same equivalent with Canon I need a 5Dsr, 5DMkIV, and 7DMkII.

Right, but I do understand Canon's fanboys line about the superb glass. I love my D800, I started counting $$ for D850, but I use Tamron and Sigma lenses (currently five of them). They are simply better than Nikon's (I mean the optical quality, sometimes they are a bit slower AFwise) and still slightly worse than Canon's.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:15 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2097 comments in total)

Two questions:
1) Nikon implemented electronic curtain to avoid camera shake, to get a sharpest possible images. BUT it works only in Live View, where AF uses only contrast-detect, works slowly and inaccurately. So I have to choose between wonderful D5 AF and electronic shutter. Which to chose when I want the best picture quality?
2) Nikon removed a pop-up flash to make the camera sturdier (no problem, I use external flashes with a cord), AND introduced a tilting touch-screen, which makes the camera vulnerable.
Don't get me wrong. I WILL buy it, after 5-years of using my great D800. I am just curious why did Nikon do that.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:08 UTC as 322nd comment | 4 replies
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