NIKON D850

First Snowfall in London This Winter

©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/500 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode

I’ve been shooting with Nikon professional range cameras for more than 10 years now, trying to upgrade at least every 2 years. I’m currently using the D810 and I’m very pleased with it, but when I heard about the release of the D850 model earlier this year, I knew this was one I must try.

This is not another review, we all now know the capabilities of the D850 and the remarkable new features of the most anticipated camera released in 2017.  Knowing the D810 is one of the best cameras in the market right now, it’s successor should be impressive. And it is.

The expectations were high and I think Nikon has created a benchmark product for its 100 year anniversary, with a monster that blurs the line even more, between DSLRs and medium format cameras, boasting a 46MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and a wide combination of features, all fitted in a body slightly thinner than the D810.

With the highest score for a camera at the moment, I’m not surprised that the first batch of D850 cameras produced were sold-out even before they reached the shops around the world. Now the waiting list to get your hands on this beauty is around 2 months with pre-orders that are keeping Nikon busy at their production plants.

I got mine since around 2 weeks ago, but it was only until last Sunday I took it out for a test. What a better way to do it than during the first snowfall of this winter in London. I know a proper first test should be under low light conditions but again, this is not a review, this is just my first day out with the camera.

All photographs were taken handheld, using a Nikkon 24-70mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8 VR 2 lenses and processed withAdobe DNG Converter® and Adobe Lightroom Classic®.

Huge thanks to Kate Oliver for posing for the portraits. The last photos in this set were taken in Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London

©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/640 sec; f/2.8; ISO 320; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 320; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II; Exposure: 1/160 sec; f/2.8; ISO 320; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II; Exposure: 1/160 sec; f/2.8; ISO 320; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II; Exposure: 1/320 sec; f/2.8; ISO 320; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/500 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/320 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/200 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/100 sec; f/2.8; ISO 800; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/20 sec; f/2.8; ISO 80; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/25 sec; f/2.8; ISO 500; manual mode
©Johnn Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/50 sec; f/2.8; ISO 1600; manual mode
©John Quintero
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm; f/2.8G ED. Exposure: 1/200 sec; f/2.8; ISO 1000; manual mode

10 Comments

  1. Andrew Wright December 19, 2017 Reply

    What a beautiful set of photographs, John. I’m sure these are the best photos of the first day (and perhaps the only one?) of snow in London this winter. Congratulations, your work is unique.
    Andrew

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      John Quintero January 7, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Andrew, I’m glad that you like them. Yes, this has been the only day of snow we have had in London so far. Hoping for another one before the end of winter.

  2. Marcus December 23, 2017 Reply

    Yes, they are fantastic photos but I would definitely test the camera in a more challenging situation, for example at night. Those last photos at night are good but I can see there’s a lot of light available, so again, no the best location to test the camera performance in low light.

    Amazing work though.

  3. DIEGO RODRIGUEZ December 24, 2017 Reply

    wao que grandioso lugar, gran camara, y gran fotografo, pa que mas!

  4. Caroline D December 26, 2017 Reply

    Season greetings from Canada. These photos are so refreshing, definitely the vision an POV of a very talented artist. I want a print of 2 of them! Will email you 🙂
    Caroline

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      John Quintero January 7, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Caroline, I hope you had a great time during the holidays season. I’m glad that you want my photos printed! I hope you received my reply with prices and examples of my work. Please check your junk folder if you can’t see it in your inbox.
      Best regards,
      John

  5. Michael Hill January 7, 2018 Reply

    Your work is inspiring, so much talent mixed with great technique. I wish I could learn from you one day. Any plans for workshops in the USA?

    • Author
      John Quintero January 7, 2018 Reply

      I’m happy to know you find my work inspiring Michael, thank you!
      Not plans for the USA yet but perhaps in the upcoming months. In the meantime, I invite you to keep an eye on my blog, I will be launching my next photographic adventures soon. Amazon is live now: http://blog.johnquintero.com/amazonas-2018

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