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Nikon D850

Discussion in 'photo' started by Lefty, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    There was a time when we'd have a first-hand user's perspective by now. :-(

  2. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    My point was that Lefty was discussing the merits of going with older generation primes, so in that context, the 850 is going to struggle, especially in the corners. As I said, you'd need to stop down, then you'll end up diffraction limited.

    Anyhow, with a nice shiny new set of zooms and primes, you'll *still* have diffraction limit problems if you need lots of depth of field, say, f/8 and above. However, you'll see the benefit in the centre of the image for portraits and stuff like that. Anyhow, I think we agree unless i've misunderstood your point.
  3. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    I know I feel a blurry image or a cone coming on.....
  4. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Hope to see some decent images soon, not been impressed at all whats been shown so far
  5. Lefty

    Lefty pfm Member

    I fondled one in my local Jessops on Friday. The ergonomics are what surprised me the most. Feels very different in the hand (in a good way). Better grip and the dedicated AF point selection joystick, the touchscreen and the tilting screen are what will probably make the biggest difference in day-to-day usage. The AF was also also superb (as expected).

    Having said all of that, I won't be getting one until they are available second hand at reasonable prices. My first 'proper' outing with the D800E at 05:30 in the morning yesterday and the resulting images convinced me that the D800E is more than good enough for me. I shouldn't be surprised really. It's the first time I've really 'tried' with the D800E if that makes sense? Needless to say it passed with flying colours :)

  6. ron

    ron Tweaker

    I was going to get a D4s to go with my D500 but not sure now this is out
  7. paulski

    paulski pfm Member

    Trade the D500 for the D850 (if you can find one) and you'll be covered.

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