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Jul 10, 2019 16:51:03   #
Lone.wolf.62
 
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon cameras. I am on the fence about which to get. I like to take wildlife, landscape, vacation, outdoor portraits and weddings. I have been shooting since the 80's as a hobby and more recently for supplimental income.
I am torn between the D750, D810 and D850. I have the trio of lenses in FX and a few other special lenses all Nikon glass. I even contemplated a D5 which I have found a great deal on a new one never been opened for $4800.
I just need a push in the right direction.

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Jul 10, 2019 17:04:12   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
All four FX candidates are great cameras where they will be larger than your current camera and the D5 seeming like a monster in terms of size and weight. You might want to try to find a camera shop where you can handle all / most of the candidates and "feel" the difference. (A D3 or D4 will give the same feel as the D5 for purposes of holding a candidate.) The square-ish, dual-controls of the D5 may prove to be the 'perfect' ergonomics to your hands, or maybe not. You'll know better by handling actual models.

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Jul 10, 2019 17:09:15   #
GoldwingerTX
 
I take only bird and wildlife pictures.
I have a Nikon D90, D750 and also D810.
My first choice is the Nikon D750.
My second choice is in Nikon D90, which I have two. I set these up for trap focus.
I don't know why I purchase the D810 I guess it just thought I needed it.
As I use it very little.
Hope this helped you with your decision

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Jul 10, 2019 17:21:07   #
NMGal (a regular here)
 
You could consider renting the cameras if you have no camera shops in reach. That might help in deciding which is best for you.

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Jul 10, 2019 18:02:19   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
Lone.wolf.62 wrote:
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon cameras. I am on the fence about which to get. I like to take wildlife, landscape, vacation, outdoor portraits and weddings. I have been shooting since the 80's as a hobby and more recently for supplimental income.
I am torn between the D750, D810 and D850. I have the trio of lenses in FX and a few other special lenses all Nikon glass. I even contemplated a D5 which I have found a great deal on a new one never been opened for $4800.
I just need a push in the right direction.
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon c... (show quote)


If you have the budget, go for the D850. If not, I would stay away from the 810 as it uses CF cards, which are a disaster (easy to bend pins when you remove and reinsert) and getting hard to find. For a budget approach, the D750 is a fine Fx camera with dual SD slots.

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Jul 10, 2019 18:25:47   #
GoldwingerTX
 
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
If you have the budget, go for the D850. If not, I would stay away from the 810 as it uses CF cards, which are a disaster (easy to bend pins when you remove and reinsert) and getting hard to find. For a budget approach, the D750 is a fine Fx camera with dual SD slots.


The D810 has both the CF card and the SD card slots.

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Jul 10, 2019 19:20:52   #
Kmgw9v (a regular here)
 
Push, push——850.

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Jul 10, 2019 20:13:27   #
Lone.wolf.62
 
There is only one camera store about 40 miles from me and they specialize in Canon which makes it hard for me to get hands on with them. Is the 850 really friendly to use? Heard it's hard to get used to because of the large megapixel count and it seems to have a large learning curve?

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Jul 10, 2019 22:31:27   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
If you're talking about buying a $3000 - $5000 camera without even handling one, you might be justified in contacting lensrentals.com and rent one for a long weekend / full week and confirm your expectations.

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Jul 11, 2019 05:28:16   #
Manglesphoto (a regular here)
 
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
If you have the budget, go for the D850. If not, I would stay away from the 810 as it uses CF cards, which are a disaster (easy to bend pins when you remove and reinsert) and getting hard to find. For a budget approach, the D750 is a fine Fx camera with dual SD slots.


CF cards do not have pins!! the cameras have them. Granted they are hard to find but not impossible.

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Jul 11, 2019 05:59:26   #
tcthome (a regular here)
 
Lone.wolf.62 wrote:
There is only one camera store about 40 miles from me and they specialize in Canon which makes it hard for me to get hands on with them. Is the 850 really friendly to use? Heard it's hard to get used to because of the large megapixel count and it seems to have a large learning curve?


The higher pixel count on the D810/850 shows more detail such will amplify any mistakes. I own the D810. You will get use to it. If your going to pick out of the 3 mentioned, 850.

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Jul 11, 2019 06:07:43   #
ronichas
 
Lone.wolf.62 wrote:
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon cameras. I am on the fence about which to get. I like to take wildlife, landscape, vacation, outdoor portraits and weddings. I have been shooting since the 80's as a hobby and more recently for supplimental income.
I am torn between the D750, D810 and D850. I have the trio of lenses in FX and a few other special lenses all Nikon glass. I even contemplated a D5 which I have found a great deal on a new one never been opened for $4800.
I just need a push in the right direction.
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon c... (show quote)


I am selling a Nikon D750. It is a great camera but I just don't use it much, since I have 2 Sony cameras.
It is listed in the for sale section or pm me if interested.

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-597273-1.html

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Jul 11, 2019 06:11:49   #
cameraf4 (a regular here)
 
If you are use to the D90, then you should be able to easily learn another Nikon DSLR. They are all very similar. I have a D850. It is a sweet, sweet camera. Don't shy away from it because "The higher pixel count on the D810/850 shows more detail such will amplify any mistakes." Just learn good technique and you will be fine.

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Jul 11, 2019 06:22:20   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
Lone.wolf.62 wrote:
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon cameras. I am on the fence about which to get. I like to take wildlife, landscape, vacation, outdoor portraits and weddings. I have been shooting since the 80's as a hobby and more recently for supplimental income.
I am torn between the D750, D810 and D850. I have the trio of lenses in FX and a few other special lenses all Nikon glass. I even contemplated a D5 which I have found a great deal on a new one never been opened for $4800.
I just need a push in the right direction.
I am pondering upgrading to the FX line of Nikon c... (show quote)


The D850. Really you should have no hesitation, the advantages are overwhelming. I own it, I use it daily, it is outstanding. The D850, D500, and D5 all have the new separate focusing engine that delivers for sports.

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Jul 11, 2019 06:23:13   #
ELNikkor
 
I also considered the D850, but realized the D750 was more appropriate for me. I've had the D750, 24-120 f4 lens for a year, and am very happy with my choice.

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