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Why still no Nikon D850's
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:44:26 AM »

Why does Nikon struggle so much to get their cameras to market?  The same thing happened with the Nikon D800.  My guess is they won't be available until April? 
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 10:52:30 AM »

They are available in some places but you have to look around. Your worst chances will be with B&H and Adorama because everyone and their grandma orders there. But Iíve heard of tons of success stories from people who bought locally or from places they wouldnít normally purchase (like BestBuy or Amazon). I got mine from a smaller online vendor called Bedfords. Great service to boot.  The Nikon D850 group on FB is a good place to hear where stock availability shows up. Thatís how I leaned about Bedford.


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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 03:23:20 PM »

Probably not useful but I received my 8/24 order from BH three months later.

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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 03:52:59 PM »

Why does Nikon struggle so much to get their cameras to market?  The same thing happened with the Nikon D800.  My guess is they won't be available until April?

It may be that Nikon is delivering D850s at a respectable rate, but that the demand is stronger than they anticipated.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/nikon-top-full-frame-seller-for-december-2017/

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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 05:49:44 PM »

Probably not useful but I received my 8/24 order from BH three months later.

I pre-ordered with BH in early Sept. By Nov I got sick of waiting and pre-ordered with Bedford. Got it a week or so later. Cancelled BH.


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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 06:39:43 PM »

I was looking to get one for the last several weeks for my next trip but no such luck. Too late for that.
The advantage is that I can wait now and make a less emotional decision. This might be just going the Sony way instead of expanding my Nikon system.

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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 11:02:24 PM »

I found mine at Gene's Camera in South Bend, Indiana a couple weeks ago. My home town incidently though I havent lived there since 1975.  Get the Nikon USA dealer's list and start inquiring
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 07:14:57 AM »

The D850 is rare enough but it is pretty common compared with the battery grip!!
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 09:04:37 AM »

Try Service Photo in Baltimore (http://servicephoto.com). They had D850s in stock last week. I ordered mine from them during the last week of August and had it by the end of September. The owner, Burke Seim is a delight to deal with; after placing my order, I received weekly updates on status. I have no relationship with Service Photo, other than I am a satisfied customer.

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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 11:05:59 AM »

The D850 is rare enough but it is pretty common compared with the battery grip!!

I got my grip at Crutchfield, and it looks like they're still in stock:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-MFZ5H4MFRPV/p_054MBD18/Nikon-MB-D18.html

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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »

The big unknown, as best I can tell, is whether it's constrained supply or overwhelming demand. Either way, they're hard to find.

Last fall, I looked carefully at both the D850 and A7RIII and decided that after a few years with Fuji, the joys of an EVF, and the lack of a need to calibrate autofocus, that mirrorless was the future. I got on the list at my local store and got the A7RIII on release day. I suspect I'd have been happy with a D850; it appears that those fortunate enough to have received one are quite pleased.
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 08:21:07 PM »

I've been blown away with my D850. And that's coming from Phase One, an IQ180. The Nikon has a better sensor, the increased DR is obvious. Here are a few from a couple shoots

http://www.douglasdolde.com/-/galleries/recent-images
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 09:36:42 PM »

I've been blown away with my D850. And that's coming from Phase One, an IQ180. The Nikon has a better sensor, the increased DR is obvious. Here are a few from a couple shoots

http://www.douglasdolde.com/-/galleries/recent-images

Beautiful shots. The fine texture of the grass reminds me of a woman's hair.  ;D
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 04:18:18 AM »

I got my order in seconds after B&H allowed it and got it when they first came in. It is the best Nikon I have ever had, and I have had almost all of them back to the D1X.

Here is a shot yesterday with the Voigtlander 125mm APO-Lanthar lens.
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Re: Why still no Nikon D850's
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 04:39:22 PM »

I think the lenses will determine the choice of system more than anything else. I'll be traveling with photo as primary goal and because I can't find everything in a system I have to carry both the Fuji and the Nikon which adds complications and probably weight, it would be much simpler with 2 bodies and 2-3 lenses, partially overlapping.

Right now Sony is in the best position with the 16-35 F2.8 and 24-105 F4 for a photo hiking/backpacking trip. Still waiting to hear more opinions on the latter.
Nikon needs to update its similar lenses, not sure if it will as it's moving a little slow; maybe on the new mirrorless?

PS. makes me wonder why Pentax didn't gain more traction for landscape use.
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