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Nikon D850 Monochrome

Making of “Moon rising over Pine Creek Lake” (Nikon D850 Monochrome)

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True monochrome sensor — Nikon D850 monochrome

Color camera converted to a true monochrome sensor by chemically removing the Bayer matrix. The increased sensitivity gain of nearly two stops makes the image nearly noise free, and highly suitable for photography in dim lighting.

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Moon rising over Pine Creek Lake
f5.6 @ 243.0 sec electronic shutter, ISO 31; 2019-10-10 19:11:18
NIKON D850 monochrome + Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 + filter Hoya 85 warming
ENV: Pine Lake, altitude 9900 ft / 3018 m, 29°F / -1°C
RAW: USM {15,50,0}

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