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Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by chuasam, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    how important is it for you to have the latest greatest gear....
    or do you prefer to take your money and buy something else completely non photo related.

    I'm kinda wanting the D850 but my D810 does the job very very well....and I really want a newer car.
    Are you satisfied with adequate gear or do you feel like you always need to stay current.


     
  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I have been buying used pro level Nikon bodies one generation behind for 17 years now. That has worked out very well for me. I bought a set of pro level Nikon glass from 2001 to 2004. I bought most of my studio flash gear second hand, at tremendous discount. I have at times owned the current state of the art lenses, like the then-new 70-200/2.8 VR, the 200mm f/2 VR-G, the 300mm f/2 .8 AFS-Mark II (the uber-lightweight magnesium barreled model),and really got some great images from top-top shelf optics.

    As far as the D810 to D850 step, I am not convinced that that much extra megapixel space is going to translate into very much additional detail.
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    the D850 has better focusing, more dynamic range, and that GORGEOUS viewfinder..and no annoying popup flash.

    at the same time I am very tired of my 2004 Mazda 3 *LOL*

    mmmm that Golf TSi is LOVELY

    also, my 3 year old iMac can no longer run the latest very of OSX...wtf with that?
     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I just bought a D810 and skipped getting the D850, mainly because I got a mint condition body with 25k clicks for $1600. I can live without a few of the features in exchange for $1500 saved.

    Personally I’d rather put money into glass and use a camera body that’s a generation old.

    The exception to this was my D500 purchase.. there was nothing on the market even close to it for the price so it was a no brainer.
     
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    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The D850 is the first time I bought something that was just released. Other than that, almost all my purchases (not just camera equipment) is from fairly established products. My D600 and D800 were purchased after they were out about a year. My 24-70 and 70-200 VR's were well after they were out. In the case of the 70-200 I waited until version 2 was out. And that was fortunate for me. Cars as well, I will not buy one from the first model year. Wait till the bugs are worked out from the design and production lines.
     
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