Nikon D850...............Who's gonna get one ?

Discussion in 'Nikon Cameras' started by goodguy, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    3,717
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    Eddington, ME
    He did mention if money was not an issue if you still would rather not have one. Glass first is a very sensible and probably most recommenced way of acquiring equipment. And even though the body may have capabilities you do not desire. Just having a better performing sensor seems to be a very good reason to upgrade. It's not all MP's. There is more too it than that with this sensor.


     
  2. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,220
    Likes Received:
    743
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    More important than glass or camera is photographic education.
     
  3. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,634
    Likes Received:
    325
    As I just said in another thread:

    I'm not 100% sure if I get one. Its really tempting. But I'm a 100% sure that I'll wait at least half a year until prices here in Europe have fallen to US level.

    Right now the US prices are $3300 vs 3800€ in Europe. With 1€ = $1.18, europeans pay the equivalent of $4484 ! Theres probably some VAT factors in there, but thats definitely not the only factor in there.
     
  4. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,873
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Western New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Holy cow! That’s insane!
     
  5. Tomasko

    Tomasko No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    74
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    To a certain degree, yes, but you can be as good as you want, it won't help you without a bare minimum of equipment needed for the job. Sure, you would take good photos even with point and shoot cameras, but it would limit what you can actually do. Education can help you know how to do certain stuff, but if you don't have an ND filter for instance, good luck blurring the water during a sunny day.

    Of course, having an over $3300 camera is overkill for 99% of people and really only few will use the camera to its fullest potential.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,634
    Likes Received:
    325
    I never unstood this kind of statement. Thats really like the statement of a fellow programmer that nobody will ever to learn to program in C. While both he and I did program C at the time all the time...

    I'm perfectly sure that likely 100%, but at least close to 100% of the people reading this will be able to use that camera with great efficiency. And I'm perfectly sure even a newbie will be able to manage images at 45 Megapixels. Its not THAT hard. Yeah we all will miss a detail or two, but who cares. I didnt used any trick in C either, because I was trying to produce readable code.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Tomasko

    Tomasko No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    74
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    @Solarflare , one thing is writing a readable code, the other is to use C to create a simple countdown from 10 to 0. Sure, you used C, but you'd be probably better off with a simple copy&paste javascript snippet. It would be faster, cheaper etc.
    Camera/programming language/shovel/whatever are just tools made to do certain things and you're supposed to pick one based on your specific needs, not based on manufacturer's marketing. Yay, you've got 45Mpix that you will never use or even see.
    Not sure what's there so hard to understand.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,634
    Likes Received:
    325
    Whats hard to understand is that nobody ever uses all the features of their tool, at least not with complex tools that are prepared for many different useages. Which was already true for the D800 and D810, which have already been very useable for many fields, and actually probably even more so with the D700.

    Meanwhile the D850 has a lot more to offer than just 45 Megapixels, which, granted, I wouldnt need, for example:

    - Very good build quality
    - Very good viewfinder - more magnification than any of the D3/D4/D5 models
    - Excellent image quality, even better than D810
    - Very good high ISO - quite a bit better than my D750
    - Base ISO 64

    The good build quality alone attracts me a lot. After the D600 and D750 I really could do with a camera that just works for say the next 5 years.
     
  9. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,873
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Western New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I don’t really care too much about the megapixel jump or other gimmicky features.

    I’m excited to have a full frame body that’s controls exactly match those of my favorite camera ever; my D500.

    I hate my D750 because the control layout is downright terrible compared to the 500.
     
  10. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    3,717
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    Eddington, ME
    I bought it for the attention from the camera groupies. They will just adore my devine abilities. Better find a good seat quick. Because once people find out I have it in my hands. . . . . .
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,873
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Western New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    See my signature. Once National Geographic sees I’ve upgraded my camera to this amazing piece of godly equipment I’ll get hired on for sure!
     
  12. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    3,717
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    Eddington, ME


    :angry: I'm still mad you beat me to that signature. :345::345:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

azs

,
best cameras
,

news