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Nikon D850 monochrome

Panoramas in Black and White

This page demonstrates the potential for making panoramas from a high resolution monochrome camera, the Nikon D850 monochrome.

Ansel Adams would have gone bonkers over the incredible detail and dynamic range seen here, which was made with just the D850 and the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4.

Pine Creek Peaks

The Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 performs brilliantly on the Nikon D850 monochrome. It was used here at f/4.5 with the B+W Dark Red 091 filter at dusk.

The Nikon D850 monochrome delivers jaw-dropping sharpness in a single frame. What happens when ten frames (5 across, 2 high) are used to create a 281 megapixel stitched image? Very good things, as in a wall-sized image of extremely fine detail.

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f4.5 @ 6.0 sec electronic shutter stitched from 10 frames (5 X 2), ISO 31; 2019-10-03 18:36:21
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 + filter B+W Dark Red 091
ENV: Pine Creek Tungsten Mine, altitude 9000 ft / 2743 m, 50°F / 10°C
RAW: vignetting corrected, pull 1.3 stops, USM{8,50,0}

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