Tonight was the first time I scanned film with my D850, and was eager to check out the 'automatic' digitizer function.
To get to the digitizer mode, push on LV, push on 'i', scroll down to select the digitizer mode, then you get to choose between colour or monochrome.
I was using Ilford B&W film so MC it is.
I was scanning 35mm film and my usual mode of lighting is using an on camera flash to activate a slave unit. This was super easy with my old D750, just use the pop up flash to trigger my SB500.
No pop up on the 850, so I used the SB500 to trigger a SB 700. Still good, no? NOOOOOOO!!!! For some reason Nikon has decided to disable the ability to use flash if you use the film digitzer mode! Son of a sandy strip of land that happens to be right next to the ocean.
This means that, for me, the digitizer mode would only work if I use my copy stand and a light pad, the technique I use to when I scan 120 film. It would still be ok for that, as long as the jpeg only output is ok...
So I ended up scanning in raw, the way I always do/did, and that way I could also use my flash lighting. I'm hoping Nikon addresses this in a firmware update. As it is, I've lost a lot of convenience with the D750 in exchange for more resolution. Hmm.
D850 used in regular film scanning mode (RAW, converted in LR):
Leica M4-2 + 7Artisans 50 1.1 + Ilford Pan F 50