+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    SHAkers718's Avatar

    "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    My husband put my name on the waiting list at our local camera shop to be notified when the D850 became available. He got a phone call this morning that they have a handful of them and wanted an immediate decision whether or not I was going to take one because they had 20 people standing there ready to buy. Oh my goodness, this is going to avalanche into a lot of money, but I figured having the support of your spouse on such an extreme indulgence is half the battle, right? (Maybe because this summer he got the Sony A9 and the G-master 100-400! ) And they have them there right now - how soon before another shipment comes in? Yesterday Amazon said the wait was 2-4 months!

    I only have one FX lens right now. The 50mm 1.8G. My laptop is already bogged down with all the files I have on it. Lightroom is very slow and at times "not responding" and I have to reboot. Technically speaking, I'm just not ready for this!

    .... but I hate to pass it up.

    If you could get ONE FX lens to get you started, which one would you get? I know which one I want, but it's not the most versatile.

    Edit: Coincidentally Pictureline is also having a KEH Gear buy back event today, tomorrow & Saturday. What do I trade in? I probably don't need both the D5500 and D500 anymore (should I decide to purchase the D850 that is) and several of my lenses rarely see the light of day.

    If you were me, would you wait to see how much you were enjoying the D850 before giving up the D500? Assuming you couldn't really justify owning (afford) both.

    › See More: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)
    Last edited by SHAkers718; 10-26-2017 at 07:34 PM.
    "One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, 'What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I will never see it again?'" ~ Rachel Carson

    D850; D500; D5500

    Walkaround/Go to lens: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC G2 (D850); Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR (D500);
    Nikon Prime Lenses: 35mm f/1.8G; 50mm f/1.8G; 85mm f/3.5 G ED VR Micro
    UWA: Nikkor DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED; Tele-zoom: Nikkor AF-P DX 70-300mm f4.5-6/3G ED VR
    Speedlights: SB-500; SB-5000

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Lawrence's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    You could always buy it and not use it, until you are ready.
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718, RocketCowboy Thanks/liked this post
    Nikon D7100
    EX Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
    AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
    AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
    Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 Di Macro 1:1
    EX Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 APO DC HSM OS
    Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 D
    2 x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites
    Yongnuo YN 560-TX Manual Flash Controller
    4 x Yongnuo RN603N remote control and OCF controllers
    Giottos YTL9353 Tripod with Giottos MH 1300 Pro Series Ball head
    Lowepro Slingbag

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    mikew's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    Because you have had to ask i would say wait for the next lot,not that i would wait
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718 Thanks/liked this post


    Olympus EM1MK11,Panasonic G80, 12-60mm, 60mm macro, Leica 100-400mm

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes

  4. #4
    Senior Member

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    Wait before getting the D850 and enjoy using the D500
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718 Thanks/liked this post

  5. #5
    Happy to be Canadian
    Super Mod
    Marcel's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    Keep your D500 and buy a 70-200 (either F4 or 2.8 both are great except for the weight of the 2.8) and buy a used D800 or 810.
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718, RocketCowboy Thanks/liked this post
    I'm beginning to see the LIGHT!
    Please visit my Gallery and my Flickr Gallery

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Danno's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    If I were in your shoes I would buy the 850, keep the 500 and sell the 5500 and Buy Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens. The Tamron seems to be a really good lens. It is on my current short list as it is.
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718 Thanks/liked this post

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head


  7. #7
    Super Mod
    hark's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    Since your laptop is already struggling with the large files, my suggestion is to skip the D850 for now and use your D500. The D500 is no slouch and is quite capable of handling the tasks it is given. Down the road, there will be sales and incentives for bodies (possibly coupled with lens combos). You'd do better to wait for one of those specials since you seem to need more FX glass.
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718 Thanks/liked this post
    Best Answers Blade Canyon voted best answer for this post
    and My 2019 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    spb_stan's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    Buy it and while you are saving for lenses, I can use it and test it thoroughly for a few months....for free
    Seriously, it depends on what you shoot whether you could really get your month's worth out of it. The body is the lowest cost part of your kit, lenses adding up to be much more. Your D500 is such a good camera it is really doubtful you NEED anything except maybe lighting and a few better lenses.
    Thanks/Like singlerosa Thanks/liked this post

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Moab Man's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    I say pass. Other than want, I read no reason to get it at this time and plenty of reasons NOT to get it in your writing.
    Thanks/Like RocketCowboy, SHAkers718 Thanks/liked this post
    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
    Stuff: Expodisc Neutral & Portrait
    ​Editing: CS6, CC, Nik Tools, Portrait Pro 12, Topaz

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Bikerbrent's Avatar

    Re: "My" D850 is in (should I decide to accept)

    You might be able to buy it now, and resell it at a profit on Ebay
    Thanks/Like SHAkers718 Thanks/liked this post
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

Quick Reply Quick Reply

If you are already a member, please login above before posting.

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts