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Re: Is it worth buying a Nikon d850 for wildlife in 2022?


Chay Nick wrote:
Hi, on a daily basis I photograph wildlife, mammals such as deer, deer, wolves and all kinds of birds, but I do not do BIF. I use a hideout tent and camouflage nets for this purpose.
My equipment is Nikon d500 + Nikkor 300mm PF + tc1,4. Now I am thinking of buying a Nikon d850 + Nikkor 500mm PF for this set. I would get a very good quality of photos, the Nikon ergonomics suits me very well, but I'm worried about the shutter noise which is supposedly even greater than in the d500, which may result in even more scaring the animals.
In connection with this problem, I am also considering the Sony a9II + 200-600mm. I would have a silent camera, but the set would be heavier, which worries me because I have a problem with my knee and I count every gram of equipment. I don't like Sony's handling either.
The last option is the Canon R5 + Canon 100-500mm L. Here the handling would be less of a problem than in Sony, but the lens is too dark for me and probably a bit worse optically than the 200-600mm Sony.
All in all, if it wasn't for the shutter noise, I would definitely have bought a d850 + 500mm PF and waited for Nikon to release the Z6III / z7III / z8? and an AF similar to that of the Z9i via an adapter, I would use 500mm PF.
Is it worth pushing the Nikon d850 in 2022? I will be grateful for all suggestions.


I read and re-read your post. You photograph wildlife from a blind and *do not* photograph birds in flight.

My current go-to *is* the D850/500PF. But I shoot BIF, though not exclusively. I have been shooting the D850 almost exclusively for about 3 years now. I love the sensor. However, there are a couple of things I do not like about it.

One of those things is the loudness of the D850's mirror box. I'll state the obvious: If you're in a blind, you do not want to be detected. The D850's mirror box will alert wildlife species to your presence and cause *some* species or individuals to flee. imho, most birds are not going to care.

If I am doing a lot of wildlife photography, from inside a blind (exclusively) and my brand was Nikon, I would choose the Z9 or one of the lesser Z's.



May 09, 2022 at 09:39 AM
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Re: Is it worth buying a Nikon d850 for wildlife in 2022?


Chay Nick wrote:
Hi, on a daily basis I photograph wildlife, mammals such as deer, deer, wolves and all kinds of birds, but I do not do BIF. I use a hideout tent and camouflage nets for this purpose.
My equipment is Nikon d500 + Nikkor 300mm PF + tc1,4. Now I am thinking of buying a Nikon d850 + Nikkor 500mm PF for this set. I would get a very good quality of photos, the Nikon ergonomics suits me very well, but I'm worried about the shutter noise which is supposedly even greater than in the d500, which may result in even more scaring the animals.
In connection with this problem, I am also considering the Sony a9II + 200-600mm. I would have a silent camera, but the set would be heavier, which worries me because I have a problem with my knee and I count every gram of equipment. I don't like Sony's handling either.
The last option is the Canon R5 + Canon 100-500mm L. Here the handling would be less of a problem than in Sony, but the lens is too dark for me and probably a bit worse optically than the 200-600mm Sony.
All in all, if it wasn't for the shutter noise, I would definitely have bought a d850 + 500mm PF and waited for Nikon to release the Z6III / z7III / z8? and an AF similar to that of the Z9i via an adapter, I would use 500mm PF.
Is it worth pushing the Nikon d850 in 2022? I will be grateful for all suggestions.


I read and re-read your post. You photograph wildlife from a blind and *do not* photograph birds in flight.

My current go-to *is* the D850/500PF. But I shoot BIF, though not exclusively. I have been shooting the D850 almost exclusively for about 3 years now. I love the sensor. However, there are a couple of things I do not like about it.

One of those things is the loudness of the D850's mirror box. I'll state the obvious: If you're in a blind, you do not want to be detected. The D850's mirror box will alert some wildlife to your presence.

If I was shooting wildlife from inside a blind (exclusively) and my brand was Nikon, I would choose the Z9 or one of the lesser Z's.



May 09, 2022 at 09:32 AM
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Re: Is it worth buying a Nikon d850 for wildlife in 2022?


Chay Nick wrote:
Hi, on a daily basis I photograph wildlife, mammals such as deer, deer, wolves and all kinds of birds, but I do not do BIF. I use a hideout tent and camouflage nets for this purpose.
My equipment is Nikon d500 + Nikkor 300mm PF + tc1,4. Now I am thinking of buying a Nikon d850 + Nikkor 500mm PF for this set. I would get a very good quality of photos, the Nikon ergonomics suits me very well, but I'm worried about the shutter noise which is supposedly even greater than in the d500, which may result in even more scaring the animals.
In connection with this problem, I am also considering the Sony a9II + 200-600mm. I would have a silent camera, but the set would be heavier, which worries me because I have a problem with my knee and I count every gram of equipment. I don't like Sony's handling either.
The last option is the Canon R5 + Canon 100-500mm L. Here the handling would be less of a problem than in Sony, but the lens is too dark for me and probably a bit worse optically than the 200-600mm Sony.
All in all, if it wasn't for the shutter noise, I would definitely have bought a d850 + 500mm PF and waited for Nikon to release the Z6III / z7III / z8? and an AF similar to that of the Z9i via an adapter, I would use 500mm PF.
Is it worth pushing the Nikon d850 in 2022? I will be grateful for all suggestions.


I read and re-read your post. You photograph wildlife from a blind and *do not* photograph birds in flight.

My current go-to *is* the D850/500PF. But I shoot BIF, though not exclusively. I have been shooting the D850 almost exclusively for about 3 years now. I love the sensor. However, there are a couple of things I do not like about it.

One of those things is the loudness of the D850's mirror box. I'll state the obvious: If you're in a blind, you do not want to be detected. The D850's mirror box will alert some wildlife to your presence.

If I was shooting wildlife from inside a blind (exclusively) and my brand was Nikon, I would choose the Z9 or one of the lesser Z's.



May 09, 2022 at 08:55 AM





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