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    Nikon D810 or D5

    Hi all,
    I currently have a Nikon D7200 and looking to upgrade, my photography is fairly evenly split between landscape/travel photography and sport, mainly MotoCross.
    Every review I read has stated the D810 is the best high definition, quiet camera but the D5 is best for fast sport but is not really user friendly, noisy, best for low light but extras required for flash etc.
    Now I am thoroughly confused as to which way to go. I have been using FX lenses on the 7200 as I knew I would be upgrading in the future.
    Any suggestions please
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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    any reason you aren't looking at the d500 if you are used to using dx? pricing is massively in your favour if you go that route too... I bought mine for 2250 online as compared to 4k+ for a d810 and 10k for a d5...

    I shoot motorsport and am loving it!

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    thanks Sonic,
    I have been looking at the D500 but the 20.6 Mp compared to 36mp on the 810. The auto tracking is also a plus.
    As you said it is DX and I am looking to FX, I will be keeping the D7200 as well.
    Very much still a work in progress.

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    What problem are you trying to solve through the acquisition of new gear?

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    And there's nothing wrong with a 7200, so if it's still working, why not hold out for now, there will always be a better model next year, or the year after etc. etc.


    Cheers,
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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    I can't understand the worry about "noisiness" if motox is on the cards...

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Thanks Folks,
    The problem I am solving is stepping up to FX Format, there is nothing wrong with the 7200 what so ever.
    My aim is for higher definition photogrraphs, I am used to medium format film quality so that is my goal with Digital.
    Thanks for your input.
    Bushrat

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Yes I used to use medium format myself, so I understand where you've coming from.

    But as I also said the D6 or the D7 is still going to be better than a D5? ..... that's their job, to make you want to buy a new Camera?

    So when does it end?





    Cheers,
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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Hi Les,
    What really ping's me right off is you just spent megga dollars on a camera and lens only to be be told by the 'experts' " oh just do this or that with photoshop to fix that"
    Have we been so dumb'd down as to accept this as normal ?
    Anyway, back to my dillema, I think I will go with the D810, I am going to Antarctica in November and am after the best possible images.
    Cheers
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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    The camera gives you a file which you then turn into​ an image. Nothing new about that. PP has been a part of photography forever.

    I think you had your mind​made up from the beginning, and there is nothing wrong with getting new gear at all, but I suspect you will be underwhelmed at the results vs money spent.

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Q97,
    No my mind is not yet made up, I am leaning towards the 810, if I can get to try both before purchase, we will see.

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    I shoot a lot of MotoCross, and really enjoy the camaraderie, a challenge and the kids love a brag shot.DSC_0396.jpg

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Re: Nikon D810 or D5
    I was just about to buy a D810 about 3 years back when they first came out, so I was looking at the difference between the D810 and the D810E, and wondering should I take the the risk on the D810E.
    So kept on reading everything, as all the reports kept coming out.

    Then out of the blue Nikon released the Df

    I thought that's the Camera for me, and got one a Month later.


    All the best.
    Cheers,
    Les

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    All done and dusted.

    I tried both for a few days at a sporting event and found the D810 was more user friendly for me so that's the way I went.
    There was a lot of Menu fiddling to change settings etc with the D5 which didn't impress me however I do miss the U1 and U2 settings of the D7200.
    I bought the Nikon D810 with a Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 E ED VR zoom and a Nikon 50mm F1.4D.
    There is a bit of a hole in the Bank A/C now but what the hell, I can't take it with me.
    Thanks folks for the feed back, stay happy and keep it sharp.
    Bushy

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    that's your GAS satisfied for a while lol
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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Hi there Mr. Bushrat,

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushrat View Post
    Q97,
    No my mind is not yet made up, I am leaning towards the 810, if I can get to try both before purchase, we will see.


    Nothing wrong with the D810 either, and you'll probably find it out pro forming your medium format Camera as well.
    In fact it's hard to buy a dud Camera these days .... Companies are fighting nail and tooth to make a better Camera than the other guy.

    And one last thing .... P/Shop and the experts with their blar, blar?
    Listen, the number of people who could work this programme better than I would fit into a Phonebox.
    So my best advice here would be worry more about getting a nice image first up.
    And I feel sure that you would be just the right kind of guy for this, especially with your newly purchased 810.


    So report back and show us what you've done?


    All the best,


    Cheers,
    Les

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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Hope your new camera serves you well. It's just as well GAS won't drive you to buy the D850 coming out in the near future.
    Ross
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    Re: Nikon D810 or D5

    Hi Les,
    Thanks for that advice, I always focus on framing, exposure etc etc prior to hitting the shutter release, the high cost in both $$$'s and time when working with film cameras has given me a strong grounding in this. You know how it is, one income and 4 kids to raise. Retirement has enabled me to focus more on my passion. I have had a little time to play with the 810 but there is a lot to learn to get the best out of it, work in progress as they say. I also assume that learning light room, photoshop or whatever will also be required, same as darkroom techniques when I first started out in the late 60's. Any way, as they say, watch this space.
    Cheers mate
    Bob

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