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  1. Kodiak Qc

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    Yes, I know… we all read about the cool improvements promised
    by the manufacturer, and the comments of the ambassadors, and
    the wanna be reviewers, and from some stores, and… :rolleyes:

    I know. as well, that I'm just a very long time Nikon user with, just like
    everybody else, some expectations when some evolutions come in
    the form of new bodies, lenses or else.

    These are my views, or reviews, on the D850 I got yesterday which,
    after the set ups, I was hoping to test today. :whistle:

    Sure, I saw all the improvements and new features presented on the
    web but one thing pyssed me off to the highest level. Right after gree-
    ting everyone at the marsh observation station, I did set up to test the
    new camera as the others were there to shoot for real. Peace and quiet
    came back in the place until… I shot the first test shot.

    I was embarrassed by the noise level of the trigger… and to be looked
    at by all these faces with an expression of horror did not make it any
    easier on me. The D800E was quite loud and I was very impressed by
    much quieter D810! :) … but the D850 seems to be as loud — if not
    louder – than the D800E! :eek:

    Some received with great pleasure the video improvements… I don't
    shoot videos so I couldn't care less but a quieter camera…
     
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    I don't think it would bother me as the D5 is quite loud. But the D810's quieter shutter is very nice... maybe they couldn't keep it and have the high frame rate? For a lot of the shots you take I think you could use the silent shutter mode (live view), I know I would use it sometimes.
     
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    You would not get on well with the 1dx2 then, that's for sure.
     
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    Someone explained the quieter shutter of the D500 by its poly-
    carbonate/carbon fibre mirror chamber as the D850 has a full
    Mg alloy one… but I got no idea!

    For shooting BiF? The battery drain of that method would not
    last me a half a day session, I'm afraid!
     
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    I really thought Nikon was going in the
    right direction with the D810! :facepalm:
     
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    Did you not test it before buying?

    I tend to do that with cars, cameras etc.
     
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    No, not for BIF... that would take quite some practice with I think.
     
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    You must be kidding, Terry! :D

    There is no way to test the thing as no one has these
    in stock… too few reach the stores at this time! :(
     
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    Sure, in court it would be good but in nature! :cool:
     
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    Well, those blimps are in no way sufficient
    to muffle the noise close the D810 level! :cool:
     
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    That bad ???

    When I bought my new fish-eye last week I used a D850 in the shop.... I didn't find it that noisy. I hate to say this, but do you have a bad copy?
     
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    So wait awhile?

    Just a personal thought but I'd never buy unseen.
     
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    Yes and specially for 300 bucks…
    Right… but a shop is a noisy environment compared
    to the whispering voices at the marsh!
    If so, then an unknown by me number of users, in
    different parts of the world, noticed the same as I
    see on the web!
     
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    I would use it for the swimming/perched shots. But yeah, you might go through a few batteries in a day.
     
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    Not absolutely a deal breaker but I don't accept easily that
    they make one step forwards…:) to go back again! :mad:
     
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    I'd be annoyed too.
     
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    In BiF shootings? Really, Steve?
     
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    Just hand hold and use Q. Honestly it will be quiet enough
     
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    Hand hold a 600 mm ƒ4 with a gripped D850… is that right? :D

    In two months, I will be 27… for the 40th time! :crying:
     
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    I did think that when I typed it but it was quiet, maybe not Cathedral quiet though. It was a big, BIG shop with hardly anybody in it (end of the day).

    Then, that's not good :(
     
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    Right, like I said…
     
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    Q is single frame, QC is 3FPS... not good for any real action. Silent is 6FPS but live view only, also not good for action. That's why I'm waiting to see what they come up with for a FF mirrorless.
     
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    Put on a smug smile and look down on them for their insignificant sounding offerings ... "Did you take that or did you just burp?". :D
     
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    That's good! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Or better still.

    "Keep an eye on that bush over there, when I press the shutter get ready to capture the birds as they fly out"
     
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    Havent noticed much of a difference between my D810 and my D850. Slightly louder but not to a degree that it would annoy me or others around me. I plan to try and photograph what is likely to be the most wary bird in Scotland in the next few weeks so that will be the acid test.
     
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    I did the side by side comparison and the difference is
    clear to me… knowing that most of the entry level bodies
    from both C and N are quieter! :D
     
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    Happily do a straight swop- my D810 for your D850 ;-)
     
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    All i can say is your too close to the other photographers at the marsh unless your stuck in a hide with them and cant move away. When not using a hide i would never put myself anywhere near another photographer and certainly not close enough that one or worse more than one could get annoyed with a shutter noise. I like my space for wildlife, find your own space. Yeah its louder than the D810 but no worse than most other Nikon bodies- very similar side by side to my D4s.
     
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    I was very happy to sell my two D800E's to my students
    when I got the two D810's but this later camera served
    me so well… I won't get rid of the two.

    … and it would not be a straight swop. dear Jim! :cool:
     
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    … and it would not be a straight swop. dear Jim! :cool:[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    Cant blame a man for trying.
     
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    Yes, you're right! As they were going so well in the
    quiet direction, hearing them going back… :whistle:
     
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    Nope! :cool:
     
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    If it was such an amazing camera then surely it wouldn't matter how loud it was... as you would get 'the shot' first time before all the wild animals scattered and ran for cover! :D Sorry, just a Canon user teasing you! :p Look on the bright side, perhaps you could turn the noise to your advantage and use the motor-drive setting and have the animal looking straight at you by the second frame?! ;)

    Joking aside, see if it makes any difference when used in the real world, I'd bet it doesn't make a noticeable difference. (y)
     
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    Like every new thing, there is some getting used to! :cool:
     
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    As for video, well honestly, I'd be much happier if Nikon still cameras didn't include video and we had other features instead.
    I've never bought a DSLR for video capability and I never will.
    Interested to hear how the full electronic shutter works for landscapes etc, and whether it can actually reduce to nill the vibration caused by the mechanical shutter!
    cheers
    Enjoy your new toy, please share some images when you get time.
    tony
     
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    My d3300 is hard to hear ,i dont mind sacrificing it to a fellow forum user
     
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    I'm guessing it's an impact velocity thing.
    The higher the frame rate the faster the mirror goes.

    Idx2 owners all know they sound like someone dragging a stick along a vertical lap fence when at 14fps.
     

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