Nikon D850 - Owners Thread

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Is it me or does anyone else find the file output from the D850 a little dull/lifeless .....? I'm getting more annoyed with my D850 photography as I'm not happy with my 'end results'.....!

Strange I know, maybe it's the current weather, maybe it's my file editing, maybe I'm asking too much from the D850...(???).

I can't put my finger on it, but I've never felt so non inspired by the D850 right now. I'm very disheartened.

Peter
Interestingly when I got mine it was so close in LR imports to back of camera and now it looks like you describe and needs profiles running over them, i now wonder if the default changed from camera to adobe as mentioned above I’ll have to check as its really noticeable on import now
 
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I do miss the punchy colours from the years I used Fuji to be honest.
D850 files are punchy imo, what software are you using and if using Lightroom what camera profile are you using?
 
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D850 files are punchy imo, what software are you using and if using Lightroom what camera profile are you using?
I'm using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. I do have Photoshop loaded but I've never ever used it.

The "profile" is kinda dependent on what image you shoot I believe, I always check which selection "profile" suits what image for the photograph I choose before edit. I try and shoot as low an ISO as I can for better quality output, I'm very conscious of this.

I've recently been looking through old Fuji 'X' files as reference.

Seems I've lost my eagerness and photographic strive as I'm presently not happy with my photographic "End Result"!! I could be tempted to list my Nikon items in the 'for sale' section and spend the money elsewhere.

Peter
 
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I'm using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. I do have Photoshop loaded but I've never ever used it.

The "profile" is kinda dependent on what image you shoot I believe, I always check which selection "profile" suits what image for the photograph I choose before edit. I try and shoot as low an ISO as I can for better quality output, I'm very conscious of this.

I've recently been looking through old Fuji 'X' files as reference.

Seems I've lost my eagerness and photographic strive as I'm presently not happy with my photographic "End Result"!! I could be tempted to list my Nikon items in the 'for sale' section and spend the money elsewhere.

Peter
Sorry to hear this, I go through phases like this myself :( I have to say, as much as I respected the D850 and thought in terms of outright performance and final image it was the best camera I've ever used, mighty impressive, I never really enjoyed using it as much as I should, and always preferred using the EM1-II, and likewise prefer using the Z7 despite overall performance not being as good as the D850.

With the D850 and now Z7 I have a preset that I use and don't veer away from that apart from tweaking WB and exposure. I have camera/colour profile set to camera standard and decreased yellow saturation (-10 from memory). I then have dehire set to +5 and clarity set to +5 and I think that's all the adjustments I have. I have always praised the latest Nikon output as find they've had more punch than other cameras, but I'm not sure if it's down to Nikon or the constant Lightroom updates, maybe at some point giving camera profiles more punch?
 
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