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#1 Herman

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Think again...

 

I was just looking at prices at my favourite Hong Kong based Dealer.  The D850 is one fantastic camera... don't get me wrong BUT just look at the price difference between the "old" D810 and the new D850. The latter is nearly double the price!!!  Value for money? Your decision...

 

NlKON D810 Digital SLR Camera Body   2,032.99 €

 

vs

 

NlKON D850 Digital SLR Camera Body   3,799.99 €

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

If I had  D800 or D800e I would go for the 850 since the 810 is not a big enough jump from the previous two. If I was upgrading from a D600 or something similar then the price of the D810 is very appealing.

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:55 AM

Wait until the christmas sales


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:19 PM

If I had  D800 or D800e I would go for the 850 since the 810 is not a big enough jump from the previous two. If I was upgrading from a D600 or something similar then the price of the D810 is very appealing.

 

Jim

 

Jim nailed it.

 

Also, while the D850 is a very impressive camera, but I still love my D810.   :)  :)


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:33 PM

I have a D4 and D200. I'm on the fence on what I want to do. I got the RB67 for getting away from it all. And, I'm interested in medium format. I'm selling more of my landscapes, so I was thinking of upping the game with a larger sensor. But, really, I'm coming from a D4 world. 

 

Now the D850 is rather interesting. while it isn't medium format, it is a big file. Samples show that it will fill the bill for big landscape prints.

 

Focus stacking, electronic shutter, time lapse. All things I want to do.

 

Has D5 AF. Seems to do ok for low light.

 

I could run it in DX mode and it will be a D500 performer for wildlife. Yeah, 1 meg difference, so.  So, my 300/f4 will be a 450mm, and with a 1.4x 630.

 

I have a lot of lenses that will fit and work on it.

 

So, I'm on the fence on it.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

Herman, is the sensor 2X bigger? Is it 3X bigger? √


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:10 PM

Herman, is the sensor 2X bigger? Is it 3X bigger? √

Must be only 2X bigger... for double the price :P :D :lol:


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:22 AM

While it is impressive, I couldn't justify the cost.

 

I love my D750, but should have waited.  There will be a flood of 8xx series cameras hitting the used market place and I could have made a bigger jump for just a little bit more $$.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

I love my D750, but should have waited.  There will be a flood of 8xx series cameras hitting the used market place and I could have made a bigger jump for just a little bit more $$.

 

Cliff, don't beat yourself up too hard.  Your decision was based on the best information available to you at the time.

 

Just before buying my D810, I had narrowed my choices down to the D750 and the D810.  The D750 is a great camera in it's own right.  :)


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:34 PM

but Herman, I didn't get an 810 and you did, So it's my turn...


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:40 AM

Oh, I'm loving the D750, just shot some video last night.  PJ will be proud of me.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:19 AM

I've come to the conclusion that I'll never own a top of the line DSLR or Mirrorless. Film maybe  ;)

 

The sun finally came out so maybe I can snap a few pics with the DSLR I DO have  :D


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:14 AM

The shot you take with the camera you have is infinitely better than the one you didn't take because you wish you were carrying THE OTHER camera.  Give Ansel Adams a D40, a computer, a copy of PS and a little training, and he'd have taken a way better shot than someone with a D4 who's relying on the techno to produce a great image.

 

I'm not saying the D850 isn't a smokin' camera, I'm just saying that ingenuity and paying attention to artistry and technique is necessary where techno-upgrades are nice but not necessary.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

The D810 to D850 upgrade may be tough from a price standpoint.  Whatever you do, don't try a D850 unless you are serious about buying one.  :)

 

Generally I think skipping a generation makes sense.  But the D5/D500 and D850 have a killer AF system.  Above everything else, that's the advantage.  Frame rate is a modest advantage.  Focus stacking support is quite useful but not critical.  I've used the tilt LCD much more than expected already.  But it's AF performance that is the killer feature for me.


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