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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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.

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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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I like the way the Nikon SB800 flash adds a subtle outdoor fill in to this overall image and makes it pop!

Country walk


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Nikkor 24-120mm -- @ f/5 -- ISO 100 -- Nikon SB800
 
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Autumn Morning Darwin Forest

For me, a new and very quiet spot and not a soul in sight. That was until bird scarers were set up in the field at the side of the trees.

A place I'd been wanting to photograph for years but the bangs were so loud, I had to leave the photography for another day.

Darwin II
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South Wingfield in Derbyshire

The really sad sight of the flood waters around the All Saints Church, the grounds and surrounding roads. All this has happened in the past, talking to the local residents earlier today,this was the worst flooding they had seen in the area. Derbyshire has been hit quite badly and I do hope everyone on here is safe.

South Wingfield
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South Wingfield in Derbyshire

The really sad sight of the flood waters around the All Saints Church, the grounds and surrounding roads. All this has happened in the past, talking to the local residents earlier today,this was the worst flooding they had seen in the area. Derbyshire has been hit quite badly and I do hope everyone on here is safe.

South Wingfield
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Nice photo, except for the obvious. Been pretty bad around these parts tbh although in Chesterfield I wouldn't say it was as bad as 2007.
 
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I might actually be barking up the wrong tree but just curious to understand this before I head off on my trip!

Mr Heaton (I know he uses a Canon 5d) seems to select a different / crop in camera but when he gets back to edit its at the full resolution for him to re-crop in LR.

I had a look at the Nikon D850 yesterday and from what I could tell I was able to change it to 1:1 square but then the image is actually saved as that even though I shoot in RAW is this correct or do I need a to change a different setting?
 
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I've had a quick play around with mine and it behaves exactly as you have described, I guess it's handy if you've already settled on a composition and would like a smaller file size but personally I'd stick to 36x24 and crop after.
 
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I've had a quick play around with mine and it behaves exactly as you have described, I guess it's handy if you've already settled on a composition and would like a smaller file size but personally I'd stick to 36x24 and crop after.
And that might be correct but I’m sure the canon doesn’t do this I’m sure once the raw file is imported it’s kept at the full file size


Anyone else worked this out or is it a Nikon / Canon difference
 
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