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D850 - First impressions

Postby gstark on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:17 am

I had a brief play with the new D850 yesterday at the Nikon launch event. Very impressive, with the AF system coping very comfortably with being able to quickly focus on dark subjects. Normally, one needs to find some points of contrast, but no longer.

Apart from the 45 megapixels, a couple of the things I found that were very interesting were the inclusion of in-camera square format shooting, and the out of camera skin tones were very reminiscent to me of when I was shooting (a very bloody long time ago) with Kodak VPS.

I'm hopeful for a longer term loaner in the not too distant future ...
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby Matt. K on Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:48 pm

Looking forward to hearing your impressions of the image quality. 45 megapixels.....what was the D70....6 megapixels?
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby gstark on Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:38 am

Matt. K wrote:Looking forward to hearing your impressions of the image quality. 45 megapixels.....what was the D70....6 megapixels?


Exactly. Hopefully one may turn up this afternoon.
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby zafra52 on Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:06 pm

A 45 megapixel sensor? That would produce very large files, but hopefully with exceptional quality and sharpness. I think where the D850 will truly shine is when the pictures are printed.
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby gstark on Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:11 am

Yes, yes, and yes.

Still waiting for my review unit.
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby ozimax on Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:37 am

gstark wrote:I'm hopeful for a longer term loaner in the not too distant future ...


I'm hoping for a long term gift.... :biglaugh:
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby biggerry on Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:02 pm

meh, look theres a shiny camera over there ;)
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby gstark on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:27 pm

It's here.

Along with some glass.

Including the Nikkor 8-15mm Fisheye. :)
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby Matt. K on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:15 pm

Drool. Drool.
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby gstark on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:26 am

Whatcha doin' tomorrow? Wanna play?

Anyone?
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Re: D850 - First impressions

Postby ozimax on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:56 am

gstark wrote:Whatcha doin' tomorrow? Wanna play?

Anyone?


Here's the deal Gary. You fly to Coffs. I'll lend you the MX5 for the day. You lend me the D850 for the month. Sounds fair to me... :biglaugh:
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