D850 has Just released!! Quite exciting for us, Nikonians, right?
Me? I admit it’s super attractive body, but more I know about D850
less attractive the camera for me, a Fine-Art architectural Long-Exposure Photographer.
Most of my recent my works are stitched panorama.
Usually I take 3-6 images, (with D600 24 megapixels), and
The result of the image went to over 70 megapixels.
That’s already huge!
With D800, 36megapixels, goes to over 100 megapixels.
So, 45.7 megapixels of D850 will make a panorama image with
around 150 megapixels. That would be absolutely too much!!
My work flow, post process in Photo Shop requires multiple layers. Always my PSB file size are between 3-6 Giga, So the project with D850 will go to 10G and more,.
That’s mean getting a D850 needs getting a powerful PC with a lot of memories. I just don’t afford to that now.
The Original Raws from “The Land of Connections Part6: The age of Steel.” 5 images were stitched to one image.
My session always went to over 10G(in photoshop) with so many layers and channels.
The file size, seeing on your desktop is different, why? see this link.
I use L-plate or L -Bracket for my all DSLRs, so Getting a new body means getting a new L-plate. There is a universal L-plates, which can be used for most of DLSRs, but universal means” not completely fit any cameras”.
though, many manufactures soon release for dedicated l-plates for D850, so it would be minor problem.
L-Plate is quite useful item for especially to shoot vertically. I can’t live without it. .
Don’t worry, I have a useful but quite hard to use, angle finder DR-5.
The attachment ring alwyas stuck , but kindly enough, there is a small tool for loosen the stuck ring(Thank you Nikon!).
I know, the tilt LCD much useful and precise, but the problem is that they still work just horizontally.
Enjoy “the slow movement”.
Who need the rapid fire continuous shooting?
I would be OK with 1fps.
Instead I need “60, 120, 180, 240,300,600,900 seconds mode” which is available on D810a.!
“＄3300 retail price is a good deal for this great camera”
Is it? Considering that you can get a used D800 with around $1200 in the current market, it’s still a big price.
If you want to get into “finart architectural genre”, I definitely recommend used D800(E), or D600(D610), plus get a PC-lens!
I love my pc-e 24mm, and most of my recent images were captured by the lens.
A new lens plus your creativity will bring you a fresh images than getting a new body, D850.
Using “shift” with pc lens, you can make quite a unique image. You can make “non cropped” square image.ト.
Honestly speaking I want D850, and am often dreaming about having one.
What I wrote about is, actually, to convince myself.
Most of us already have great gears, and don’t need to upgrade your gears soon.
What we should do is: Go out and shoot a long exposure with what we have.
That’s the only way to make a great work.
(And Learn the post process)