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« on: January 13, 2018, 17:25 »
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I'm lucky I am in the position to purchase this if I want - although I still need to be able to justify the cost.

To get the lenses I'd want to get with it (1 or 2 good quality ones, probably a 250mm since the 600mm is a monster size lense, and maybe a 25-70mm) - would probably be about $6000-$7000 total.

Is it worth it?

The 'main' advantages I see are:

a) Good night shots for timelapses
b) More accurate color quality/better motion tracking night shots/videos as well.

But - at the moment not sure if that would be sufficient to recoup my cost on the investment, + make a profit. Of course it would be fun - but - need the profit on it as well.

What are your thoughts?


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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 17:30 »
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I sold all my Canon stuff and moved to Sony in mid 2016. Been very happy and I think the newer A7Riii sounds like a great update to the one I have.

https://www.backyardsilver.com/2016/06/move-from-canon-to-sony-after-10-years/

Steve

« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 17:38 »
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Thanks. Read the post - how do you find the picture quality on the Sony?

« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 17:38 »
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I'm lucky I am in the position to purchase this if I want - although I still need to be able to justify the cost.

To get the lenses I'd want to get with it (1 or 2 good quality ones, probably a 250mm since the 600mm is a monster size lense, and maybe a 25-70mm) - would probably be about $6000-$7000 total.

Is it worth it?

The 'main' advantages I see are:

a) Good night shots for timelapses
b) More accurate color quality/better motion tracking night shots/videos as well.

But - at the moment not sure if that would be sufficient to recoup my cost on the investment, + make a profit. Of course it would be fun - but - need the profit on it as well.

What are your thoughts?
I can't really see how anyone else can answer that....whats it replacing? Whats your income now and by what %age would you need to increase it by over say 5 years? Does that figure look plausible to you?

« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 17:51 »
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Income varies, but I can buy this if I want. Just need to justify it.

It's not really 'replacing' anything (I have other cameras for specific purposes). I think for me right now it would just be a really cool, but expensive toy.

So although I'd "really" like to get it (because I did test out some night pictures, and it took really nice night shots compared to say a sony I have) - I'm not sure if simply being able to take better night shots would justify the cost. Unless, of course - I can figure out what niche needs to be filled where people are like "man, I'd LOVE a beautiful night shot of ________" and I can fill that.

So trying to figure out if the Nikon D850 really has any other major strengths I may have overlooked, perhaps that someone else who may have looked at the same camera is aware of...

SO... I guess maybe that is what I am asking. Have you played around with it, and if so - what did you like best about it?

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 01:13 »
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"He who has the most toys when they die wins".  Stop rationalizing and go for the win!

Personally I would never pay that much for 38-cent downloads on stock, but if it's a toy it doesn't matter.  Have fun!

« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 03:04 »
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I'm lucky I am in the position to purchase this if I want - although I still need to be able to justify the cost.

To get the lenses I'd want to get with it (1 or 2 good quality ones, probably a 250mm since the 600mm is a monster size lense, and maybe a 25-70mm) - would probably be about $6000-$7000 total.

Is it worth it?

The 'main' advantages I see are:

a) Good night shots for timelapses
b) More accurate color quality/better motion tracking night shots/videos as well.

But - at the moment not sure if that would be sufficient to recoup my cost on the investment, + make a profit. Of course it would be fun - but - need the profit on it as well.

What are your thoughts?

If you need it for a *real* professional work buy it for sure, it is the best full frame camera today and will stay on the top for at least 5 years.
If you need a camera for the 25 microsctock game buy an iPhone or the Samsung equivalent, their advantage on the D850 is that you can also use them to phone and go on the web

« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 03:36 »
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I  have D850 and I'm really happy :-)
But you should consider to buy also very good and expensive lenses to reach the best quality with this excellent body

« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 10:16 »
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I'm lucky I am in the position to purchase this if I want - although I still need to be able to justify the cost.

To get the lenses I'd want to get with it (1 or 2 good quality ones, probably a 250mm since the 600mm is a monster size lense, and maybe a 25-70mm) - would probably be about $6000-$7000 total.

Is it worth it?

The 'main' advantages I see are:

a) Good night shots for timelapses
b) More accurate color quality/better motion tracking night shots/videos as well.

But - at the moment not sure if that would be sufficient to recoup my cost on the investment, + make a profit. Of course it would be fun - but - need the profit on it as well.

What are your thoughts?
The D850 is an epic camera body. If youre a professional photographer, or you have the money to buy, then yes buy this camera body.


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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 13:38 »
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I have one and love it. The one issue right now is live view tethering is not working with Capture One. They say they will fix it in the next C One update (this is a big issue for me). Otherwise the camera is great and I would recommend it. Love the extra pixels.

« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 10:41 »
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Thanks for .

@Chichikov - lol - yeah... At the moment, I am doing this for fun/microstock photography. (I am in a completely different business than photography - although I do rely on good quality images/video in it), but I enjoy doing the photgraphy aspect of things). So I don't actually say, do weddings or stuff like that in that kind of 'professional' sense. So good point.

@jefftakespics2 - Mm, yeah, I hate it when tethering doesn't work. One different camera I have is an amazing camera (nikon - actually I think I have a few) - but then I found out it can't do tethering properly either - so was a bit disappointed. Good thing to know about the d850...

@tk113 - lol, yes, I do have the money to buy it. But 7k is at the moment still a good chunk of change (not yet quite like buying a bag of potato chips). So I still have to think about it :)


« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 05:02 »
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Thanks

« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 06:06 »
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Fuji X-T2.  Wonderful camera.

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 07:03 »
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Its the best FF camera you can buy but its an overkill in microstock for sure. I use it for commissioned work only and sometimes for a trad-agency where they want Tif files but yes! its a fantastic dslr!


« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 09:04 »
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I have just published a video review on the D850 focused on timelapses
https://youtu.be/o1Sswa8ds7g


 

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