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On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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moimoi: Nice set of photos. However, I am really not that keen on the yellowish skin tones. I suspect it can be processed quite easily, but the natural warmth from Nikon is not that appealing for portrait photography. Great for landscapes though as it add extra pop!

Adobe Raw has been out for a week for the 850. Expect some time to learn its foibles. There is no "real life" in raw shooting, it's all about the decoder ring.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:04 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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moimoi: Nice set of photos. However, I am really not that keen on the yellowish skin tones. I suspect it can be processed quite easily, but the natural warmth from Nikon is not that appealing for portrait photography. Great for landscapes though as it add extra pop!

http://www.dslrbodies.com/cameras/the-d850-blog/

See the color chart (first section).
Anyway, totally adjustable.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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Hasa: This is a high-res landscape camera with sports camera aspirations. So what I would like to see is a continuous series of 9 images of jumping motorcycles, so we can all see how well the D850 AF manages fast-moving sports: what is the % of keepers? My D800 with slow AF could manage any 1 of these images except iso less than 100. With a low % of keepers and much slower framerate.

Not motorcycles, but it handles fast flying birds nicely.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60111819

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Portrait with subject off center isn't achievable in DSLR ...

Of course it is. What a strange thing to say in a photography forum.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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moimoi: Nice set of photos. However, I am really not that keen on the yellowish skin tones. I suspect it can be processed quite easily, but the natural warmth from Nikon is not that appealing for portrait photography. Great for landscapes though as it add extra pop!

Pretty much looks like golden hour shooting to me.
I have seen plenty of D850 shots that are not yellow. I would assume anyone who buys a 3300 camera knows how to set white balance, although the 850 is supposed to have a much improved auto WB.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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SteB: It sounds like an embarrassment of riches. Another hopefully affordable and good performing 100-400mm lens in addition to the Sigma. If it performs as well as the Sigma this lens might have the edge, because a tripod collar is always useful on a lens like this even if optional. Whilst neither lens is particularly heavy nor are they light and if on a tripod a long lens like this always handles better with a tripod collar. Having said that I think a lot will be using these lenses handheld. Weather sealing is another plus for Tamron. It's all down to performance and price.

This type of lens is ideal for birders, and naturalists, as opposed to bird photographers and nature photographers. They often carry binoculars and even telescopes, so a lens too big is a burden. Not that bird photographers and naturalists won't find a use for these lenses.

The Sigma is a good sharp lens. I sent mine back because the 100-400 OS was beyond bad. I am hoping the Tamron is better in that respect.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Paul B Jones: A bit of a blunder by Nikon. It's 2017!

All but the saddest little boy dinosaurs have figured out that women make up 50% or so of the population and that number should be reflected in events such as this.

Apologies for upsetting any snowflakes.

https://www.canon-europe.com/youconnect/inspiration/

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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OpticsEngineer: Thanks dpr. Very interesting about Nikon.

I believe Olympus has made more active efforts to include and market to women..

Not so much,

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/visionaries

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 19:27 UTC

You call this a very bad 24 hours???

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 178th comment
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Paul B Jones: This is truly the golden age of complaining about cameras.

This is a digital camera review site and people have been complaining about cameras here as long as I can remember, and that goes back 17 years.
What else would you expect from an internet site for camera geeks?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (318 comments in total)
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AutoMatters: As a professional DSLR shooter, this new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV meets a need that I have had for a long time. There are some situations where a full frame DSLR with detachable lenses is either not particularly convenient or is even prohibited entirely (yes, this has actually happened to me more than once. Read the event's fine print about what is not allowed in, especially if Disney is involved). For these situations and for times when I do not want to spoil my enjoyment of an event by carrying around a bunch of heavy, large and expensive DSLR camera gear, I would gladly put up with having an all-in-one superzoom camera with the impressive capabilities of this new Sony. Nikon's Coolpix P900 was another consideration but it is getting old and outdated. Yes, the Sony does not have anywhere near the low light performance of a modern professional DSLR like my Nikon D5, but I can live with that because I will at least have a camera with me that can provide reasonable, usable images.

Well thought post. I want to see the image quality in full size shots. Many of my birding shots are in fairly heavy shadow.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (318 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

J5 equivalent FL is 810 with 4k and much lighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (318 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

The Sony is certainly cool. It will have its place. I can see people who shoot surfing and daytime sports having a field day with it if the AF can stand up. And birders.

Nikon J5 with 70-300 also comes to mind. Fun stuff.

Me, for that price a second D750.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
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Bambi24: I don't know what the point of this camera is really.

A puny sensor that won't perform well except when the sun is out.

24-600mm superzoom will cause a rollercoaster in terms of distortion.

And you also can't argue that this thing is compact, it's not, and at 1kg it's very heavy.

And it's super expensive. For $1700 you can just get an APS-C camera with a few nice lenses instead. You'll get way way better image quality for a fraction of the price.

A 600 F4 that because of the 1" sensor will never look as good as a D7200 with a 100-400. And will have semi pro AF. And great high ISO.
I am not saying it's a bad camera. I personally think it's a bit of a kludge, but Sony will sell some. Probably not many though.
Personally, make it the 24 mp crop sensor. If you are going to make it two pounds, might as well make it 3 pounds with much better specs.

BTW, I had the R1. That was a cool camera with a sensible range.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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Dimit: Best bridge camera,no doubt,too expensive.no doubt. Best marketing move would be a 24-200 with pd for approx, $1200 to 1300..

Dimit, your probably right, Not sure who the target is for a $1700, 1 kg camera that will suck when the lights get dim.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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Bambi24: I don't know what the point of this camera is really.

A puny sensor that won't perform well except when the sun is out.

24-600mm superzoom will cause a rollercoaster in terms of distortion.

And you also can't argue that this thing is compact, it's not, and at 1kg it's very heavy.

And it's super expensive. For $1700 you can just get an APS-C camera with a few nice lenses instead. You'll get way way better image quality for a fraction of the price.

He might actually be right, this time. On paper, great features. But I could get a D7200 and a sigma 100-400 for the price.
1" sensor, very heavy, prolly not so great under the lights or at dusk / dawn.
Some people are going to love it. I just don't think very many.
Shorten the lens and put a crop sensor in it.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Yes the quality looks good, does it look any better than any other modern FF camera? not really, no.

You asked for evidence. I think it's pretty clear by now, both from the images and comments from experts like Thom and Bob that this is a Sony sensor, designed by Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Yes the quality looks good, does it look any better than any other modern FF camera? not really, no.

From Thom yesterday at NR. "Nothing has changed in my assessment. The interconnects are not Renaysys type, they're Sony type, and I don't know of anyone else using that style."

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Yes the quality looks good, does it look any better than any other modern FF camera? not really, no.

Of course IQ will look similar to the A7RII. That's about where the similarity will end. IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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OneMoreComment: This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E ED, IS ONE GREAT LENS !!!

Oh, demaio, you must be one of the new trolls.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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