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On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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thx1138: Matt Granger is finding the D850 just does not track as well as the D5 despite having the exact same AF and dedicated AF cpu. Granger did a heap of testing and he purchased both cameras with his own money and is a Nikon guy through and through.

Has anybody else confirmed this yet. I'm wondering if the D850 is even better than the D500 for AF tracking. If the D850 really could match the D5 then I would have no hesitation in grabbing one given the huge advantage in IQ at low ISO and cropping flexibility for wildlife.

A recent post in the Nikon form shows the D850 shooting planes and birds in flight, awesome set. The OP goes on to say the D850 is not as good as his D5. So there is good and then their is very good. I would venture to say if the D5 beats it, it's probably the only one.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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Philnw2: Sony was criticized for this same kind of introduction when it introduced the A9 and had Olympic Sports like shooting venues set up. Now Nikon does it. Yawn...

I see your point. But consider, many of Nikons cameras have been receiving silver instead of gold here. DPR has been quite consistent in calling out Nikon on it's video and live view performance. And try reading the Nikon DF review.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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woerd: Can not find one picture that could not be made with predecessors. It could be all a little bit better, smoother but i can't see it in the samples. These could have been made with every high end camera of the last years.
The manufacturers try to sell new camera's every couple of years with marketing arguments. Should i really need this camera? What are the real arguments?

Not at 46 MP and 9 fps it couldn't have.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: >>The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need.

Isn't this true for any camera of the last few years?

I can't see one image here that I couldn't have shot with pretty much ANY ILC camera available today--cheap or expensive. Set it to RAW and open the files in Capture One or Lightroom and go at it.

Lets see them do this

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60170892

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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woerd: Can not find one picture that could not be made with predecessors. It could be all a little bit better, smoother but i can't see it in the samples. These could have been made with every high end camera of the last years.
The manufacturers try to sell new camera's every couple of years with marketing arguments. Should i really need this camera? What are the real arguments?

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60170892

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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Philnw2: Sony was criticized for this same kind of introduction when it introduced the A9 and had Olympic Sports like shooting venues set up. Now Nikon does it. Yawn...

Riiight.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60170892

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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Fakultativ: Certainly an impressive camera. Once they get a PDAF-equivalent and maybe even full sensor readout for 4K they have a killer product.

Also, why not get rid of the 30 minute video limit? It's only a 5% tax increase in Europe as far as I know and it's not like Nikon has to be afraid of cannibalizing cinema cameras. Then add LOG profile and an XLR adapter and you're guaranteed to turn heads.

Yeah I know, computing power, cooling, etc etc ... one can always dream.

I believe it has full 4K sensor readout.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
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chadley_chad: I use an old pirated copy of CS5 ... I’d happily pay a fair buy price instead but with greeedy subscription models like this, is it any wonder people like me exist!

You have no idea what factor piracy has played in Adobes decision. I have proven that they are the most pirated software in the last 20 years. They clamped down on piracy and profits soared. That seems like cause/effect to me. At any rate, you can use the latest version of Lightoom without subscription, instructions here:

https://photographylife.com/adobe-makes-it-difficult-to-get-lightroom-6

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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chadley_chad: I use an old pirated copy of CS5 ... I’d happily pay a fair buy price instead but with greeedy subscription models like this, is it any wonder people like me exist!

Photoshop has been the most pirated software, besides maybe, and it is a maybe, Microsoft Windows. It has resided at or near the top of most downloaded cracked software since 1999. Last year it was number one. Other Adobe products in the top ten most ripped category are Illustrator, Premiere, and CS6. Microsoft windows make up the other 6 in the top ten. Adobe has lost millions, and who can blame them for cracking down. If somebody was selling your prints would you let them?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:37 UTC
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chadley_chad: I use an old pirated copy of CS5 ... I’d happily pay a fair buy price instead but with greeedy subscription models like this, is it any wonder people like me exist!

I spend more than that on coffee. Every week.
3 soda's a week.
1 pack of smokes a month.

I remember when you had to upgrade PS with every new camera. for $500 plus.

Lets face it, piracy brought us here. But I like the convenience. So good on Adobe.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (319 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 (319 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 (319 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
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (319 comments in total)
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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 (319 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 179th 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
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