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robert3985

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Looks like I'll be saving my nickels and dimes for the new full frame Nikon D850 body, which with 45.7Mp, will benefit me greatly for digitizing my art in one shot (no more stitching two photos together to get the resolution I need for my art prints)...AND, it's got a "focus stacking" feature that will take up to 300 exposures between two set focal points, to be combined in the focus stacking software of your choice.  That, with the high-res "tilty" screen will be ideal for my layout photography efforts, not to mention my model shoots as references for my artistic nude drawings!

Expensive at $3,299 for the body only, it's in keeping with its competition price wise, but blows them away in other non-model railroad photography related features, and since I already own a shirt-pot full o' Nikon lenses, that will cut down on the final price.

Don't hold your breathe for sample photos...it'll be a while before I get it...but...I might rent one just to see how good or bad it functions for what I need it for.

I'm not a big fan of in-camera focus stacking programming, especially with huge RAW files, so just doing the in-between focusing automatically will be ideal for me and my Helicon Focus Pro Unlimited software on my desktop.

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 08:32:13 AM »
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not to mention my model shoots as references

How does one get into *that* hobby?  :D

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 11:39:15 AM »
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How does one get into *that* hobby?  :D

You wouldn't like it, the models are too clean.  :tommann:

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 12:01:25 PM »
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You wouldn't like it, the models are too clean.  :tommann:

You can find some well-weathered "models" on Craigslist...   :scared:
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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 12:17:32 PM »
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not to mention my model shoots as references

I wanna be like Bob when I grow up   :ashat:

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 12:48:17 PM »
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Does this somehow alter the meaning of "stacking"?  :facepalm:
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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 01:13:11 PM »
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I knew this would have nothing to do with cameras  :D

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 01:41:54 PM »
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Does this somehow alter the meaning of "stacking"?  :facepalm:

 :trollface:

That would require some real FOCUS

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 02:02:42 PM »
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Haha...first off, it's not a "hobby"...it's what I do for a living, although it's certainly a lot of fun!

Here's an example of the finished art from a photo taken during a photo session:

Photo (1) - Tanesia:


Here's Tatiana...a model and friend from Vladivostok Russia...

Photo (2) - Tatiana:


Photo (3) - Valentine's card art for a line I never completed:


Photo (4) - Five minute quick sketch from live model:


Photo (5) - Karen...20 minute quick sketch from life:


Photo (6) - Got bored drawing cartoons one day and started making dots with my graphics pen:



Enjoy these in the short time they'll be up before somebody gets offended!  :)

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 04:15:28 PM »
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Haha...first off, it's not a "hobby"...it's what I do for a living, although it's certainly a lot of fun!


Enjoy these in the short time they'll be up before somebody gets offended!  :)

Cheerio!
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Enjoying your art Bob - very well done!  You excel at whatever you do.  Thumb's up!   :)
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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 07:31:37 PM »
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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 02:19:40 PM »
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You wouldn't like it, the models are too clean.  :tommann:

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 05:37:41 PM »
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Can Bob print decals? :ashat:
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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 10:23:15 AM »
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I see some Graffiti opportunities.  LOL

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Re: New Nikon D850 - Full Frame 46Mp with "focus stacking" feature...
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 05:42:07 PM »
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Those models are too clean.  Needs some weathering!