D850 off-road motorbike durability


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I’m thinking of getting the D850 with maybe the tamron 28-200 to take out riding in the outback, I go over some rugged terrain dusty sometimes wet and a fair amount of vibration am I just going to kill it or will it take it in it’s stride? The camera will be in a backpack or tank bag , I ride a KTM 625sxc here are a couple videos of some of my rides


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I can't attest to the durability of the D850, and especially under the conditions you mention. If you go this route I would definitely invest in a very robust container that was hermetically sealed. Something like a Pelican case. The other option would be to go with something cheap enough you could walk away without too much pain if the worst happens. Even then I would invest in a decent case to protect it while being carried. Weather proofed bodies would definitely be a plus.

BF Hammer

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I would buy used and inexpensive. Even then you will need to keep in a well sealed case for the dirt. The weather seals on a D850 are about rain, not dust.

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