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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:46 am 
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MoreBravo wrote:
It is interesting that everyone keeps referring to the D600 as an enthusiast camera, as if pros or anyone that makes money from their gear will not be interested in this camera.


Thats because it is an enthusiast camera and it is because nikon says so. Also there is more to it then just a different button lay out. For example, If you Buy a D300 crop camera you get nikon pro club support and with problems with your body you get professional support and its fixed fast and probably get a replacement body or something.

A D7000 may look like better value for the money but no nikon pro membership so if something goes wrong: oke sir we gonna send it back to japan to fix it, see you in 8 weeks. I don't know the D600 membership status at this point in time but if it does not get into the pro-club then it is not a camera many pros will buy, on the other hand if you can buy two D600 bodies for the price of one D800 Camera then maybe it is worth to have a look as a pro.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:51 am 
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In Germany (and I think Europe) it's different: You can buy whatever gear you like from Nikon and you get normal service terms (which includes being serviced in Germany).
Only if you have proven to them that you earn money with Nikon gear and have the right equipment, then you can become a NPS-member (Nikon Professional Service) and get some preferential treatment - even if it's "only" a D7000.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:01 am 
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Mmm, I don't believe that any camera or lens will do for NPS acceptence. There is lists of equipment that is supported. I.e. D7000 only as a backup body not as your main body.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:48 am 
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Ok I'm a little slow, only found out this was released yesterday and wow I am still drooling. So from the reviews I've looked at so far, sample images and what not. I'm guessing this camera should actually compare more to the Canon 5D Mk III than the 6D, albeit the 5D MkIII costs even more than a D800, well for stills at least.

Now the tough choice, get rid of my DX lenses & D300 and get this D600, or wait for the D7X00 - which I'm guessing will still be DX based still (if it's going to be FX, then my question has been answered :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:30 am 
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I just got my D600 yesterday and I have been playing with it a lot over the past 24 hours.
Coming from a D7000 body the D600 feels very familiar to me but at the same time very different and exciting. One difference which stands out is that Nikon has changed the - and + buttons around, so every time you review and zoom in you find yourself zooming out instead. Upon reflection this change in layout makes more sense to me and is definitely just a quirk instead of a negative.

The images that I have shot so far have looked great and I have noticed that camera seems to focus marginally quicker than the D7K. Having said that the 39 focus points look very small on the FX sensor.
Overall, as you can probably tell, I am more than a little excited about finally getting the D600 and I am extremely happy with my purchase in hindsight.
If anyone has anything that they would like to ask or have me compare to the D7000 just let me know.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:34 am 
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Hi,

I have a D7000 which is just a great camera. Maybe in the future when the D600 drops in price I also consider buying a D600 to go full frame.

I see you have a 70-300mm lens which I also own. If you have time (and i am NOT in a hurry) i would like to know the following.
- 300mm on FX is that to short for you sometimes in nature/zoo/animal photography? (compared to DX)

Also I would like to know what would work better for portrets or general people photos what do you think is working better 85mm F1.8 or 105mm F2.8 macro. I now use Nikkor 60mm Macro lens on my D7000 and i don't think it will work out on full frame as good as on DX. So if I buy a new lens what would be the best one? what is your opinion?. I don't want to loose macro but also not the ppl shots I make with my 60mm.

I dont think you can really test with your 70-300mm since it has 1,5 meter focus distance which works quite different from my 60mm micro (as in even if you put it inside someones face it still makes a good picture).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:45 am 
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Personally I am finding that the 70-200 2.8 is enough for me in regards to zoo animals. Wild subjects could be a different matter but I am finding that cropping the d600 photos produces some great results because of the 24mp sensor.
In regards to the portrait/macro lens, i have been using my brothers 105mm 2.8 on the D600 and this focal length seems perfect. The lens also offers maco which is a bonus for you. I have not used the 85mm lens extensively so I cannot comment on it. The 105mm is a great choice though and is also cheaper.
Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:02 am 
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Hello everyone

I'm new here, and read with great interest this thread. I own a D7000, but I would like to upgrade to FX. I was very keen on the D600 when it came out last month. I still think it's a great camera. But the D800 costs only about 20-25% more, which has got a few more features. But what I don't like on the D800, is the 36MegaPixel. I think it's overkill for me.
The D600 however is a D7000 in FX. I like the ergonomics of the D800, the button arrangement, and some program features like timelaps done inside.
I will be heading down to my local dealer soon, to get my hands on one. But I think I'll wait for a smaller D800, or a little bit bigger D600.

I'll also be watching this forum for any thoughts about this topic. Interesting to see what tests & comments will come up.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:24 pm 
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But I think I'll wait for a smaller D800, or a little bit bigger D600.


Or the D7100/200?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:00 am 
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The D600 is looking more interesting all the time, as I read more. While I have mostly been considering a Canon 5D Mark III, I have felt the itch to try an FX camera as a digital counterpart to my F6, and the D600's price is certainly much friendlier to my budget. The Canon 6D will apparently not feature dual memory card slots, which certainly favors the Nikon.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:05 am 
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In my Opinion a smaller D800 is a D600, and a bigger D600 is a D800. So it's not really clear to me what you want.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:59 am 
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nikonfreak wrote:
In my Opinion a smaller D800 is a D600, and a bigger D600 is a D800. So it's not really clear to me what you want.


Sorry for not being accurate. I was thinking of a D800 with only 25Mp, or a D600 with the features of a D800. Like the shutter on the eyepiece, the faster shuter speed, and of course the focus system.
I know, the D600 is still a very good camera, and I wouldn't mind owning one, I like the little bits of extra on the D800. And 36Mp for me is just a bit over-kill, even if the price is only about CHF500.00 more.
I hope you understand now, what I mean!
In the meantime I'm also happy with my D7000, and I know, i will keep it, even if I go FX one day!

Have a nice weekend :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:14 pm 
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This is the first time I consider a full frame camera. Until now it was too big, too heavy and too expensive. The D600 with 24-85 seems like a very good combimation.
The only disadvantage seems to be the size of tele zooms, but if you crop to 10 MP 300 mm will become 450 mm.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Well I'm currently testing a D600 and D800 for a review for a local magazine. 36.3MP is pretty impressive stuff, but 200+ MB tiff files are a PITA!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:29 am 
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/you can crop all you want, 300mm will still be 300mm. There is no way in the world that a 300mm lens becomes a 450mm lens.

Hans wrote:
This is the first time I consider a full frame camera. Until now it was too big, too heavy and too expensive. The D600 with 24-85 seems like a very good combimation.
The only disadvantage seems to be the size of tele zooms, but if you crop to 10 MP 300 mm will become 450 mm.


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