Nikon D850 Review for Wedding Photographers
This is a thorough review of the Nikon D850, based on my experience with the camera over the last few weeks. There is another, albeit shorter review, planned for January, once we have had a chance to use the camera for more landscape and wildlife photography during our trip to Costa Rica, so watch this space 🙂
This review is based on a combination of real-life shooting scenarios (events, portrait and a lot of casual shooting) and set up test scenarios, to see how far this camera can be pushed. I haven’t used the camera at a wedding yet, as until recently it was not supported by Lightroom and therefore camera profiles were not available.
Any photos in this review are included to illustrate a specific point, so if you are expecting dozens of pretty shots, I’m sorry to disappoint 😉 I think it’s beyond anyone’s doubt that this camera is capable of producing absolutely stunning images, hence why I decided that including such images wouldn’t be necessary. Some of the images were processed to show off the camera’s capabilities rather, so they are not necessary in line with our usual style.
The Nikon D850 has been around for almost 2 months now and if you are interested in this camera, you’ve probably read quite a few reviews already. I got the camera only a couple of days after its UK launch but I didn’t rush the review as I wanted to fully familiarise myself with it rather than just base my opinion on my initial thoughts during the inevitable ‘honeymoon period’.
Anna and I have been using mainly Nikon’s D750 for the last 2 years, as well as the Sony A7RII and the Nikon D5, so I’ll be making some comparisons, especially to the D750. Those of you looking to upgrade their D750 may find these bits particularly helpful. On the other hand I have no experience in using D800 or D810, so can’t really draw any comparisons to these cameras.
The camera used for the review was bought by us and we are in no way affiliated or commissioned by Nikon. We are also pretty much brand agnostic – as long as the bit of equipment does what we want, we don’t care what brand it is 🙂