I expected to have the Nikon D850 arrive on Friday September 8, assuming it ships as expected from B&H Photo on Sept 7. But it looks like only very small quantities are being received, even by B&H Photo, and I will NOT get one out of the first batch. This situation is rare but still disappoints me, given the 4 year wait for the successor to the D810.
Update: according to Thom Hogan, dealers are mostly getting a single camera or two at most, there may be another shipment to dealers mid-month, and it might take a long time to fill all outstanding orders.
Gah! Just when my peak shooting season is starting, I don’t know when I’ll get a D850. My plans have to be rejiggered.
Summary of recent posts about the Nikon D850.
- Nikon D850: That Video Discussion About Color Rendition
- Nikon D850: Whew!
- Nikon D850: Supports USB 3.0
- Nikon D850: Heavier than D810
- Nikon D850: Turning Those Old Slides and Negatives into Digital Images
- Nikon D850: Video Features
- Nikon D850: Multiple Exposure Support Improved
- Nikon D850: Battery Life
- Nikon D850: In-Camera Raw to JPEG
- Nikon D850: Focus Stepping Feature
- Nikon D850: Pinpoint AF Mode, Focus Peaking, Electronic Rangefinder
- Nikon D850: High Resolution Tilting Rear LCD with Touchscreen
- Nikon D850: 0.75X Optical Viewfinder
- Nikon D850: Metering and Autofocus
- Nikon D850: AF Fine Tune Using Live View
- Nikon D850: Natural White Balance Option, Active D-Lighting, HDR
- Nikon D850: Silent Photography at up to 6 FPS Using Electronic Shutter
- Nikon D850: Focusing and Metering
- Nikon 8-15mm Fisheye Zoom and Sigma 14mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art — Deferring Review Until D850 arrives
- Nikon D850: Metering (I Want Auto-ETTR!)
- Nikon D850: Image Quality Across the ISO Range Improved, What About ISO 64?
- Nikon D850: How Will it Compare to Medium Format?
- Nikon D850: Illuminated Buttons and Improved Ergonomics
- Nikon D850: Time Lapse is a Breakthrough for Nikon DSLRs... First Solid 8K Support?
- Nikon D850: Evaluating Noise Properly
- Nikon D850: When Will Adobe Support D850 NEF in Adobe Camera Raw?
- Reader Question: Best Autofocus Lenses for Nikon D850
- Some Interesting Points About the Nikon D850
- XQD Card for Nikon D850
- Nikon Announces the D850, Commentary + Reader Comments
- The Logjam Breaks: Nikon Discusses the D850
Ed F writes:
Just thought I'd confirm the above. I am a NPS member. I am a longtime fanboy of B&H.
However, I thought every NPS and their brother would be lining up for D850 preorders. I went a different route and pre ordered mine thru a local dealer Aug 28 and then notified NPS w/dealer and order info. On Aug 30, I also went thru the NPS re: priority purchase confirmation activity. In the end, I was notified by my dealer on Sept 6 that D850 was shipping from his store on Sept 7. All is good.. sometimes using your local guy is a better path.
DIGLLOYD: Indeed. I don’t have a local dealer any more. But B&H Photo rarely drops the ball for me (and I cannot fault them if they only got 2 or so); this is an unusual situation.