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  1. #11
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    Re: Looking for some advice on a new D850 purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Or...wait until later in November to get a D850. Usually Nikon has combo body/lens sales - at least here in the USA.
    Thanks for the heads up on the body/lens combo sales, that would also allow me more time to get money together and see what I can get for the lenses I have now.


    The other side of this is that Iím going to the end of 2019 with this purchase and wondering what is going to happen with mirrorless cameras in 2020, lol


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  2. #12
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    Re: Looking for some advice on a new D850 purchase

    The 35-70 is plenty sharp above 5.6. It's at 2.8 that backlit scenes get foggy. I don't know about the 80-200 but it used to be a top of the line lens at some time.

    If your main use is landscapes AND you use a tripod, VR is not that necessary. But shutter speeds around 1/125s that used to be safe with your D200 won't cut it with the D850's high resolution. You'll get a slight blur from mirror slap or camera movement that will haunt you.

    Quote Originally Posted by djt View Post
    Both the Nikon AF NIKKOR 35-70mm 2.8D and the Nikon ED AF NIKKOR 80-200mm 2.8D were originally purchased back when I was still using a F100.

    For the most part this camera will be used for landscape photography, can I get away without VR by using high shutter speeds?

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  3. #13
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    Re: Looking for some advice on a new D850 purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by djt View Post
    Both the Nikon AF NIKKOR 35-70mm 2.8D and the Nikon ED AF NIKKOR 80-200mm 2.8D were originally purchased back when I was still using a F100.

    For the most part this camera will be used for landscape photography, can I get away without VR by using high shutter speeds?
    Small world. I also purchased my 80-200mm for my F100 as well and do a lot of landscapes. And yes, higher shutter speeds are the answer to no VR. If you hold your camera steady, 1/200 should work, otherwise you might want to go to 1/250 or 1/300. Finally, I don't actually use this lens for a lot of landscapes as I usually want something wider than 80mm (120mm on my D7200). My Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8 was my go to landscape lens for my F100.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Looking for some advice on a new D850 purchase

    Looking for some advice on a new D850 purchase
    Quote Originally Posted by djt View Post
    Iím just getting back into photography and getting ready to purchase a D850. My last Nikon camera, thatís still in mint condition was the D200 that I purchased brand new in 2005.

    Iím looking for some advice on what to do about lenses to go with the D850. I still have a Nikon AF NIKKOR 35-70mm 2.8D and a Nikon ED AF NIKKOR 80-200mm 2.8D that I was using with D200. Would these lenses work ok with the D850 or am I better off selling them and putting the money toward new lenses?
    I recently purchased a used D800 (36mp)and couldn't drop a bunch of money on lenses right away, so I went to the used market and picked up a 35-70 2.8D and 80-200 2.8D both push pull versions both in remarkable condition. I love the 80-200 but find the 35-70 lacking. I don't really enjoy shooting with that lens on the D800 because of the short zoom range and the flare issue. It sure can crank out some sharp images though. I do enjoy the 24-120 f4 VR even though its not as fast (aperture). Speaking of fast, that's what both of these lenses are not- fast to focus. Instead of the 35-70, I break out the 50mm 1.8 and zoom with my feet, otherwise its the 24-120 VR or the 15-30 2.8 Tammy(v1). Below is a shot I got with the 80-200 on the D800 this last weekend. Bottom line, yes they will work better than ok on the D850 and there are options once you want some. (look into Tamron 15-30, 24-70 & 70-200, V2 especially if you want to eventually use them on the Z cameras with the FTZ adapter.

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  5. #15
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    Re: Looking for some advice on a new D850 purchase

    If I was in the market now I'd have to wait til Spring next year to see what the reality is behind the rumors of the next gen Z coming out.
    The '6 and the '7 were steps backward IMHO but the new lens mount is something Nikon should have done 10 years ago so that it could get passed any acceptance problems. Should a new body be a D850 equivalent I'd be sorely tempted to sell mine in favor of a lighter package.





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