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#1 John W

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:35 PM

I am a little worried that it says "Developement" .  Does that mean we will not be seeing it this year?   :(



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:38 AM

As you may remember John I do not click on links though I have looked at Matt Grangers opinion on the Nikon press release re the D850 which if you will excuse the phraseology was a "nothing burger"....?   Seems the D850 may be not much more than click bait at this time..given almost everyone has an opinion on ...err... what exactly..?

 

Of course not having clicked on your link John I may have missed out on a whole list of stunning improvements built in to the D850 that have never been seen before...(-:

 

Had an R850 does that count as interesting...? (-:     



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:39 AM

I think you need to look at incremental improvements as just that; the whole picture (pardon the pun) is looking at the sum of the incremental improvements. I won't talk FF as I shoot crop body and probably always will but I own a D90 as my only DSLR and have used it now for 7 years. I bought it just before the  D7000 came out but I knew it was getting old in the camera cycle world. Every so often I get the pangs of wanting to upgrade - just because! I really can't justify it but plan on eventually upgrading it and maybe glass ... 

 

Anyway, the D7000 was apparently not a big improvement to the D90, then came the D7100 and D7200 which are big improvements over the D90 (D7200 would be the camera I would upgrade to today). The D7500 is apparently a marginal increase to the D7200 (A lot of complaints that it actually a downgrade, which as a camera it doesn't excite me too much) but it is progress. Eventually the "stuff" in the camera has a breakthrough and then larger progress happens. The D7200 has a lot more capacity and features in what it can do vs my D90 and the D90 was considered a great camera in it's day. Eventually there will be upgrades to the D7500 and it will probably make the D7200 look ancient in it's capabilities.

 

Going to the D850, I would imagine the D810 is a great camera and technology hasn't progressed far enough yet but as competition lurches forward Nikon (or any manufacturer) needs to put out something. I read all the time that FF cameras are "better" because of their larger sensor pixels but I have to question how large are pixels in a 36, 50, 60 MP FF camera ... at some point they have to be reaching about the size of a crop sensor. IMO (and if you have the money - big factor) jumping to medium format cameras makes much more sense as their sensors are a lot larger than FF cameras. 



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:32 AM

Interesting Vinny though perhaps somewhat complex....(-:  Seems to me that over recent years more emphasis is put on cost cutting than quality control which is somewhat disappointing from manufacturers who had taken many years to build up an image of quality expectations that seem to have become somewhat tarnished in recent years.. Not just thinking of  camera manufacturers...?

 

My first digital SLR was a Nikon D 70s which I still have. I bought it when it first came out. I have captured many pics/memories which are precious to me with that camera and it`s two kit lenses....

 

While the experts decree that upgrading glass should be the priority, I feel that when I bought my D800 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and took the first pic then viewed it on the LCD... Boy was I impressed.

 

Sure there are plenty of reasons not to upgrade, considerations of expenditure come to the fore for most of us, and even with professional kit to hand one can still fail miserably on occasion.... BUT..?



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

I have a D7100 and have not had any incentive to upgrade. The D7200 did improve the buffer size considerably, but I am not an action shooter so it was somewhat meaningless to me. The biggest problem I see with the D7500 is one card slot. Seems like a big step backwards. I save photos to both cards so I don't lose work if a card fails. I know that may be overkill (especially for a non-professional like me) since cards are reliable for the most part, but why take the chance?

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:41 PM

The upcoming Nikon D850 will be a followup in name to the D810 from 2014, but it may actually be based on the flagship D5 instead of the D810. The D850 may be the materialization of a “baby D5” that has been murmured about in the rumor mill for a while.

Nikon Rumors writes that the D850 is sounding more and more like a baby D5, and there’s now quite a bit of evidence to back that idea up. One confirmation is a conversation over on NikonGearby people who purportedly learned some specs from speaking to Nikon Austria officials.

The D850 is said to be a high-resolution and high-speed DSLR worthy of sports photographers. It will reportedly pack a 46-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor while doing a speedy 10fps for continuous shooting. By comparison, the D5 can do 12fps and the D810 does 5fps. The AF system is based on the D5, reports say.

Other reported specs include improved ISO performance, a revamped SnapBridge, a tilting LCD screen, dual memory card slots (one SD and one XQD), back illuminated buttons, a joystick selector, 8K timelapse, and built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

What the camera will not have include GPS and a built-in flash. Nikon Rumors has also dispelled speculation that the D850 will be the first DSLR to have a hybrid viewfinder. And the camera won’t be compatible with Nikon’s MB-D12 battery pack, but will instead use a new model, reports say.

Finally, there’s now murmurings that the first Nikon D850 units will be out in October with a price tag about $1,200 higher than the D810, and that instead of replacing the D810 in Nikon’s lineup, the D850 will be sold alongside the D810 (which will remain available for some time). Just for reference, the D5 currently costs $6,500 and the D810 costs $2,800.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for the heads up John.  Saves me clicking all over the interweb in search of info. At this time had my D800 a flip out screen that would be all the camera I need, but I do have gear junkie tendencies..(-: 



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 06:19 AM

"The D850 is said to be a high-resolution and high-speed DSLR worthy of sports photographers. It will reportedly pack a 46-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor while doing a speedy 10fps for continuous shooting. By comparison, the D5 can do 12fps and the D810 does 5fps. The AF system is based on the D5, reports say."

 

If the 850 is close to the above I will buy one. Imagine the IQ and detail with a 46-megapixle ff. I would already have the D5 if I could afford it but was hoping something ff but more reasonable might come out with the D5 / D500 focus system. The D810 is an awesome camera by all accounts except for action photography where the focus system and 5 fps lacks.  



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

I imagine the promise of a new pro-sumer  camera from Nikon would seem to be ideal click bait for those who can earn some coin from photographic enthusiasts from such processes..

 

Fortunately I am not waiting with bated breath for information on a new camera, I have yet to get anywhere close to justifying owning that which my D800 can provide..

 

I find it hard to imagine how the images you post here might be improved upon by a new camera... ?  I was attracted to the D800 when it was the new model, as the result of the high pixel count hoping that would allow me to crop in tighter before quality might be lost thus making up for my lack of  a long lens (200mm at the time), though it was Bill Peppas (sp?) who suggested that was perhaps a less than ideal reason to buy as filling the frame should ever be an ideal..

 

Given some of the issues that Nikon has faced in the recent past, I suspect I would not wish to be front of the queue for a D whatever, as it seems manufacturers in general seem to be using early customers as the last line in product quality  testing...?



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:33 PM

I will be buying the D850 and selling the 800..  Just focus ability and the ISO difference between the D500 and the D800 as an indicator of the difference between the 850 and the 800 makes it an easy decision.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:18 AM

Edward... I suspect you are not alone into the IDEA of buying into the D...whatever   I hope it turns out to justify your faith in drip feed advertising...(-:

 

Must admit that  this morning I would have greatly enjoyed the ability to have a flip out LCD to enable me to get lower down without the need for a wet suit. I don`t realy enjoy the idea of a wet rear, it is a bad look for folk of my age and tends to arouse suspicion... (-: 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:13 AM

 

Here ya go.

 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

Watched it 😎. I am pumped 💪

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Also me :)

3 - 3.5K wingwangs ? Not to be sniffed at, but less that the Sony 99.

Wounder how big it will be?  Bigger that a D750 ?



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

100% going to buy one.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

If the rumors are close to true, this is shaping up to be a beast of a camera.

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