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#1 John W

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:23 AM



"let me get this out of the way before we start. The Nikon D850 is the best camera I’ve ever used. It has the best specs. The best auto-focus. The biggest files. This camera was made to blow the pixel-peeping internet away… and it did. When I took my first D850 photo, I said the words ‘Holy Crap!’ out loud in a room by myself. This thing was meant to wow everybody that had dreams of what their next camera specs would do. It succeeded to make most of the internet pixel peepers happy… and that’s part of the problem.

The Nikon D850 is a camera built for a world of tech reviews and conference lecturers that speak more than they shoot. The tech is good enough to make this an incredible tool for almost any photographer in the world. It may be capable of much more, but it still suffers from FEELING like the same old Nikon. In short, Nikon hasn’t yet discovered how to make their cameras ‘fun’ to use, mostly by ignoring the software that could make this spec camera a dream come true in 2017"...........

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:42 PM

You know this article only makes me long for it ever more  :mellow:

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

When I read the announcement, I knew that this would be a great camera.  But, since I'm up to my hips in Canon gear, I wouldn't change.  And if I had the dinars to change, I'd be getting Fuji's medium format camera anyway.  For what I shoot, it's just about perfect.



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

The Nikon D850 is a camera built for a world of tech reviews and conference lecturers that speak more than they shoot.


I found this amusing. I guess a dig to the pixel peepers and the endless parade of YouTube experts?



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 04:12 AM

When the reviewer typed that Nikon has not yet discovered how to make cameras fun to use, causes me to wonder at his  understanding of the real world of business....NOT that I am any kind of professional analyst.... 

In terms of fun to use photography I suspect that genre may have been entirely taken up by the mobile phone/camera technology and app manufacturers/creators..? 

I also suspect that the D850 falls into the pro/sumer  market where perhaps "fun" is not THE priority in that area of marketing, as for adding all the bells and whistles that current WIFI and associated apps can bring, I suspect that Nikon may drip feed the latest tec making the D860 or whatever to become THE next camera to buy for those who must have the latest and greatest... I think that is perhaps what marketing may be all about....????    

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