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    Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    This is not a NEED purchase, but entirely a want. I would love to hear from those with the camera of any surprises, challenges, or quirks they didn't expect.

    Thank you.


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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    Bought mine Spring of last year - retirement award from me to mePurchasing D850 - Tell my your experience..
    Guess what? You are in for a learning curve Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.. How deep is your pocket?
    If you do purchase you'll maybe want/need new FX glass? - the holy trio, WA Zoom, Mid-Range Zoom, and Telephoto Zoom. That's 3, stay with Primes and you can easily double that number.
    Also how's your back? Unless you've got a pocket mule (wives don't count, ask them!) somebody (you, see comment above) has to schlep this stuff around. (Hey at one time I came equipped with a 6x6 Square Bronica, 3 lenses, filters, extra backs, a strobe and much extra film).
    Get the fastest SD and QXD cards you can find. And ... You might want to up date your electronic darkroom to a honking big desktop.
    I'd put the camera on a tripod and study it while watching all the D850 videos you can stomach on a tablet for starters.
    But just do it, you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    @Chucktin

    Thank you. So far you have confirmed everything I expected and I have myself set up correctly from your recommendations.
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    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
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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.
    Stange, a photographer that buys a want rather than a need

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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    Yes weird Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.
    I went D600, D800, then D850. Purely want, not need. Then decided that the best sensor and processor needs the sharpest glass by all reviews, so I bought the Sigma 135mm ART lens.

    It has been fun, but honestly for how I use photographs (as a hobby), the D600 would still be enough camera to do most of what I shoot, and the D800 would cover the rest. (Bigger sensor was helpful in shooting surfers at a distance.) Still, for portraits with artificial lighting, seeing that extreme detail is fun from a hobbyist/techno standpoint, but it's too much detail for most subjects. Women do not like to see their facial hair!

    Here's a detail from a couple shot:

    Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.-hair.jpg

    The crop is from a file already reduced, so doesn't show how extreme the detail can be.
    Last edited by Blade Canyon; 11-26-2018 at 03:12 PM.
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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    I went D600, D800, then D850. Purely want, not need. Then decided that the best sensor and processor needs the sharpest glass by all reviews, so I bought the Sigma 135mm ART lens.

    It has been fun, but honestly for how I use photographs (as a hobby), the D600 would still be enough camera to do most of what I shoot, and the D800 would cover the rest. (Bigger sensor was helpful in shooting surfers at a distance.) Still, for portraits with artificial lighting, seeing that extreme detail is fun from a hobbyist/techno standpoint, but it's too much detail for most subjects. Women do not like to see their facial hair!

    Here's a detail from a couple shot:

    Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.-hair.jpg

    The crop is from a file already reduced, so doesn't show how extreme the detail can be.
    Right on. Use a D850 with your awesome Sigma Art lens and then put a soft focus filter on it.
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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    Right on. Use a D850 with your awesome Sigma Art lens and then put a soft focus filter on it.
    Then it would be no different than a cell-phone pic with a greasy thumbprint over the lens...
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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    @Moab Man, What inspired you to look at the D850?
    No doubt you would take awesome images with it.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100

  10. #10
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    Re: Purchasing D850 - Tell my your experience.

    @Moab Man, did you see that Nikon has D850 Refurbished bodies for $2699. Not bad if you do not mind Refurbished.
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