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Nikon D850 Autofocus in low light compared to D4 or D5?
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:42:10 PM »

Is there anybody who has (or used to have) both the new Nikon D850 AND D3 or D4 or D5?

I am just wondering how similar the Autofocus in LOW LIGHT in the D850 compared to one of the Nikon D3, 4, 5 flagship cameras. Is AF same; accurate and fast for low light action, wedding reception dancing, etc?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Nikon D850 Autofocus in low light compared to D4 or D5?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 11:27:47 PM »

Per my experience, the D850 AF is very very good on moving subjects in low light, but the D5 is still a bit better, bordering on magic.

I am getting more keepers.

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Re: Nikon D850 Autofocus in low light compared to D4 or D5?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 10:02:00 AM »

I own the 4/5/850. The 850 and 5 are eons better than the 4. The 5 slightly better than the 850 (I think this is bc the larger body = more room for a motor? not 100% sure). I put the D850-5 difference at roughly 10-15%, and both at least 50% better than the 4. That's all in low to no light. Bright light? They're all excellent.

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Re: Nikon D850 Autofocus in low light compared to D4 or D5?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 06:55:16 AM »

I own the 4/5/850. The 850 and 5 are eons better than the 4. The 5 slightly better than the 850 (I think this is bc the larger body = more room for a motor? not 100% sure). I put the D850-5 difference at roughly 10-15%, and both at least 50% better than the 4. That's all in low to no light. Bright light? They're all excellent.

AF on 20MP is not as critical as 46MP- so that may be a bit slower/ less sensitive...
One thing to point out is that AF ( d850) in the OVF state is much better in darkness than liveview. I sees better and is much quicker.
Also it is very precise (after lens calibration).
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