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#1 John W

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

Taken a few weeks ago. I am not thrilled about the perch but the rest has a nice glow to it I think. 1/1000, f6.3, auto ISO 5600, +1ev, 500 f4E + 1.4III, D850. cc

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

I suppose you're right about the perch but everything else - the bokeh, colour, detail and lighting are spectacular.  Another very fine capture.  I am very impressed at such a clean image at ISO 5600 - that's quite a camera.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

Thanks Kerry. I am using higher shutter speeds with the D850 on my monopod and therefore higher ISO. It seems to be an unfortunate trade off to shooting at 46mp but I will say that it handles noise reduction remarkably well. Interesting read:

 

Another factor when it comes to image quality, which was the case with the D810 as well, is how you handle the camera. The D850 isn’t a standard 35mm DSLR. You can’t think of this as a “run-and-gun-it” style camera like the Nikon D5 or any other sub 24 MP camera. The D810 was comparable to a 4×5 film camera in terms of resolution. The D850 is somewhere between a 4×5 camera and an 8×10 camera in terms of resolution. Because of this much higher shutter speeds are required when handholding the camera to get sharp images. When was the last time you saw someone handholding a 4×5 camera? Think of the Nikon D850 as an 8×10 field camera and you’ll get the best image quality out of it. If you are shooting handheld, I highly recommend shooting with a minimum shutter speed at least four or five times the focal length. For example, if I am shooting with my trusty 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom, the bare minimum shutter speed I would handhold that lens at would be 1/250th second and even that would be dicey in terms of getting a tack sharp image. With my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, I wouldn’t dream of handholding that lens at anything less than 1/800th second–even with the Vibration Reduction on. If I want to assure tack sharp images with the 70-200 I aim for 1/1,000th second or faster shutter speeds, more likely 1/1,500th sec or higher. To get tack sharp images at lower shutter speeds the D850 would need in-body stabilization like that found in it’s mirrorless counterparts.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:50 PM

Thanks Kerry. I am using higher shutter speeds with the D850 on my monopod and therefore higher ISO. It seems to be an unfortunate trade off to shooting at 46mp but I will say that it handles noise reduction remarkably well. Interesting read:

 

Another factor when it comes to image quality, which was the case with the D810 as well, is how you handle the camera. The D850 isn’t a standard 35mm DSLR. You can’t think of this as a “run-and-gun-it” style camera like the Nikon D5 or any other sub 24 MP camera. The D810 was comparable to a 4×5 film camera in terms of resolution. The D850 is somewhere between a 4×5 camera and an 8×10 camera in terms of resolution. Because of this much higher shutter speeds are required when handholding the camera to get sharp images. When was the last time you saw someone handholding a 4×5 camera? Think of the Nikon D850 as an 8×10 field camera and you’ll get the best image quality out of it. If you are shooting handheld, I highly recommend shooting with a minimum shutter speed at least four or five times the focal length. For example, if I am shooting with my trusty 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom, the bare minimum shutter speed I would handhold that lens at would be 1/250th second and even that would be dicey in terms of getting a tack sharp image. With my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, I wouldn’t dream of handholding that lens at anything less than 1/800th second–even with the Vibration Reduction on. If I want to assure tack sharp images with the 70-200 I aim for 1/1,000th second or faster shutter speeds, more likely 1/1,500th sec or higher. To get tack sharp images at lower shutter speeds the D850 would need in-body stabilization like that found in it’s mirrorless counterparts.

That really is interesting.  And quite a trade off.  If you're shooting with a tripod, it's a no brainer but anything hand held is going to place severe parameters on shutter speed.  Still, 46 mp is going to cut the noise by a huge amount to start with so higher shutter speeds and ISO settings won't necessarily be a problem.  And that, I guess, explains why your image was so clean.  But boy, I could never see myself hauling a full frame camera and lens set up like yours, around in the bush with me for a month unless I hired a Sherpa.  :lol:



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:09 PM

Beautiful shot John, wonderful detail, lighting is great...even though you don't think the perch is good, in this case, I'd be interested in seeing more of it?...the bird is so good and you can't hide the perch, just a thought.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Doug. There is a sliver at the bottom but it is basically full frame as is. 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Wonderful soft light and super sharpness interesting juxtaposition John, just another great image. 

 

As for the thinking re big MP cameras....  my D800 is rarely used hand held these days.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:38 PM

Fantastic shot John!   I love the soft light!  


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

Beautiful shot and gorgeous lighting John. 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

Thank you.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:38 PM

Outstanding, the color in this photograph is remarkable
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

That light and color are gorgeous. Well done.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:29 AM

She’s beautiful, John.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

The light on him is so good I can almost taste it ( it tastes like melted butter on boiled spuds, btw). B)

Thats an interesting take on the D850.  Its almost like Nikon have created a new type of camera.

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