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In November 2017, Nikon introduced its most versatile DSLR camera to date. The Nikon D850 defied convention because it was able to go beyond the concept that people normally have of what a reliable camera is and does. In fact, many photographers found that will suit the needs of professional photographers.
Versatility in the D850
The 45.7 MP full-frame camera makes it ideal for wide-angle shots specifically landscape photography. But then, this gadget also had this “high-speed processing, blazing autofocus, and rapid burst rate” that made it adaptable to sports or action photography.
Reviews have found that the D850 suited just about every person who wanted was doing or wanted to try their hand at photography. One in particular, from Shutterbug, had this to say.
“Suffice to say, the new Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR is a sophisticated and very versatile imaging tool with the rare combination of features that make it an ideal choice for the photo enthusiast and pro looking for one camera that can do just about everything.”
Introducing the D850 Filmmaker’s Kit
Recently, Nikon introduced the D850 Filmmaker’s Kit. Its aim is to make the D850 the go-to camera for professional videographers. It has virtually everything one would need for shooting live footage in the most efficient and convenient way possible.
The kit contains the following:
- D850 DSLR camera -- lets you film 4K UHD videos in full frame.
- AF-S Nikkor f/1.8 Lenses -- comes in 20mm, 35mm, and 85mm varieties.
- ME-W1 wireless Bluetooth microphone -- captures clear audio from subjects who are 164 feet away.
- ME-1 stereo microphone -- connects to the camera’s hot shoe to make recording convenient.
- Atomos Ninja Flame 4K external recorder/display -- ideal for the D850’s 4K UHD full-frame video output via HDMI.
- Extra battery
- High-impact foam inserts
D850 Filmmaker’s Kit Price
A hard case is also available to store all these individual items on the kit but it’s sold separately.
D850 Filmmaker’s Kit is expected to strengthen the perceived weak spots of the camera itself. These include the lack of focus peaking in 4K and poor contrast -- detect autofocus for video.
The recorder should be able to support focus. Meanwhile, the FX lenses are great at enabling the videographer to manually focus the camera.
The Canon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit retails at $5,499.95