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Dogbytes' Blog > Goodbye Nikon… again

Posted 05 May 2021

I’ve had a a few Nikon outfits over the years, I’ve never really loved their cameras but they always get the job done and there are loads of good second-hand lenses to be had at reasonable prices.
My current outfit comprises a D850, 70-200mm F2.8E FL and 58m f1.4G. It is, without doubt, the best camera outfit I’ve ever had. The D850 is still a worthy cont...

Dogbytes' Blog > Got one at last! AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Posted 28 December 2020

Some years ago, I was in Paris and I happened to meet up with some friends who fancied visiting the Louvre. I’d never been much impressed with the Mona Lisa. Like most people I’d only see pictures of it and they always seemed to be a muddy brown colour. Also, for as long as could remember, all I’d ever read about it was how much smaller it was than people...

Dogbytes' Blog > Happier still!

Posted 20 April 2019

Well, two weeks in and, thanks to spending some time with the D850 and a lot of very helpful suggestions on technique and settings from Merco_61 and Bobby18120, it just keeps getting better. The hit rate, in terms of shots in focus, is ridiculously high and I’m particularly impressed by the camera’s ability to obtain focus in less than ideal lighting.


Dogbytes' Blog > D850, a week on...

Posted 15 April 2019

A week on and the D850 and I are settling in nicely.

You’ll recall that I bought the camera in a lightly used condition, what I didn’t mention is that it arrived with a Fuji battery charger. A quick message to the seller elicited an apology and the prompt dispatch of the proper one - which turned out not to work! In fairness, the seller did offer to refu...

Dogbytes' Blog > Newly acquired D850 - initial impressions...

Posted 08 April 2019

So I’ve been using a Nikon D610 for the last four or five years and in that time the main focus of my photography (if you’ll excuse the pun!) has changed. I have always been a pretty spontaneous photographer, I’m one of those (irritating, to non-photographers) people who take a camera pretty much everywhere - usually, since I only have one camera if you d...