Finally together and getting acquainted
Sunday, 31st December 2017
I’ve had my new D850 for four weeks now, but surprisingly we still haven’t been out together. You’d think that upgrading from the D810 would be simple, however the D850 incorporates a number of new features and a couple of different options for setting the various function buttons and dials. I like to spend time getting acquainted with a new camera and, even if I do have to tweak something later on, getting it functioning the way I want before I take into the field. As technology advances it’s inevitable that there is more to think about, to get right, but also to get wrong or simply to make too complicated. In this post I talk through the way I’ve set my camera up, particularly in respect of the ‘custom control assignment’ options. Much of what I’ve done will be reasonably obvious, but I’d like to think that the article will contain some snippets of information that will be useful to anyone with a new D850, or even a similarly featured Nikon camera such as the D500.
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