DPR D850 AF Review

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR' started by Baywing, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
  2. Hmm, had backfocusing issues with some subjects, but felt it rude to do an AF tune! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :cautious: 
  3. Ya, that seemed a bit weird... as we like to say it is 10% boat and 90% sailor....

    I just love how the internet has made everybody an expert.

    alexis and Georgie Beagle

    " methodology matters " - Georgie Beagle
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  4. Thom Hogan has a new blog entry from his D850 testing. It may help wash away some of the sour taste of the DP Review article (which I haven't read, btw).
  5. Not always a big fan of what Thom says but he's spot on in his blog. I skimmed the link Baywing posted but I don't know either of the authors so I devoted 0 time to read their review.

    Bottom line for me is if D850 AF works as well as the D500 AF I'm set and don't need to read any reviews...and from what I've seen so far it does. I never bought into the "it's the same as a D5" BS (other issues such as VF blackout times affect AF performance but the D500 & D850 don't share all the same features as the D5). But, the D500 AF system (and now the D850 as well) works for me. :) 
  6. Rick Lunn

    Rick Lunn

    Jul 1, 2016
    North Dakota
    I usually find Thom more accurate than most when it comes to Nikon. If Nikon management would incorporate 10 - 20% of Thom’s suggestions, maybe, just maybe, Nikon would still have sales comparable to Canon. And maybe, just maybe, they wouldn’t be closing manufacturing site and laying off 1000’s of employees.
  7. They need PRODUCTION comparable to Canon. Waiting for my D850, 47 days and nights now and counting . . . .
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  8. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Regarding the DPR article.....none of the con's are a concern to me.....
  9. Rick Lunn

    Rick Lunn

    Jul 1, 2016
    North Dakota
    Wish you the best on your wait. Purchased mine last week at a local independent camera store that is closing at the end of the year. Sad! I think Nikons management is asleep-at-the-wheel. How many different 18- xxx lenses can you make. There are companies, i.e,; Fuji, that truly listen to customer needs and wants. I don’t think Nikon even realizes they have customers!
  10. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    I guess that doesn't explain the D850 (not listening to customers). I suspect they know exactly how to run their company
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