Nikon D600...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Colorado CJ

    Colorado CJ Been here awhile

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    It looks like I'm going to sell off my Pentax DSLRS and pick up the D600. I've been waiting on Pentax to make their own full frame, but I am growing tired of waiting.

    I shoot with fully manual primes exclusively and never use flash, so the (slight) shortcomings of the D600 will not bother me in the slightest. That dynamic range and color bit depth though will REALLY work well for me since I shoot mostly landscapes and wildlife.

    I'll probably wait a few months to sell off my gear and move to Nikon. Hopefully in that time the price will drop a little. I'll have my new Nex 5n to help tide me over until the switch anyway.

    My ONLY concern is that I shoot with M42 glass and to mount M42 to a Nikon body I have to use an optical element in the adapter. But I've seen many reviews, tests, and pictures that show that the optical element in a good adapter does not affect IQ in the slightest.
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  2. skysailor

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    Picking up as much on this thread as I do over at Dgrin! Great thread guys.
    Lyle
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  3. Colorado CJ

    Colorado CJ Been here awhile

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    Well, it's my birthday today, so with that in mind, and a good excuse, I went ahead and ordered the D600 from B&H. I should have it in my hands Tuesday, just in time for my Yellowstone trip starting Thursday.

    I was going to wait for more reviews, but I REALLY wanted this camera for the Yellowstone trip.

    Right now I'll be using my Takumars with an adapter (I know there is a glass element in the adapter, but the Bower adapter has had excellent reviews). Once my bank account heals, I'll start saving for a couple of native Nikon mount lenses.

    I really can't wait for it to arrive. I've never shot full frame before, except on film. Shooting with an uncropped sensor is going to be a very different experience.
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  4. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    MF Nikon primes are pretty cheap, 100-250.

    Also UK and Euro prices have gone down already, maybe there's a chance for this to come close to my 1,500 mark....1,800 is enough. Man we get spoiled so fast, just a year ago the D3x would have been amazing, and now there's a camera with a sensor that's even better and the first thought is oh it's no D800.
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  5. Mav

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    I went shopping last night - I ended up going with the D7K. The hi ISO performance still seems very good but the main reasons for choosing it over the D600 are that it would require me buying new lenses and how much smaller the AF coverage is...

    Looking forward to learning all about it and working out what lenses to get with the money I didn't spend!
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  6. skysailor

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    It's just "peeking" from the bag so your wife doesn't notice it, right? My biggest problem would be where to hide the D200 body? She wouldn't know the difference if I pulled out a D7000 or a D800! LOL!

    Oh, and congratulations on your purchase....keep us posted.
    Lyle
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  7. Mav

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    Mavette is remarkably supportive of my toy shopping :wink:

    And the camera is great so far - have only spent a little time playing but it seems super fast. The first model is Chloe, our dog!

    [​IMG]

    Straight out of the camera JPG...
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  8. skysailor

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    Nice shot of your cat!
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  9. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    :lol3

    I'm thankful as hell that he posted a dog shot.....cat's are evil and 90% of D600 shots seem to be of them :ruskie
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  10. skysailor

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    Are you saying that the D600 is more suited to cat people, and the D800 is more suited to dog people?
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  11. Mav

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    You're a cheeky runt...

    And you shouldn't encourage him!

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  12. Kaanan

    Kaanan Knee deep in snow.

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    I've been saving my pennies for the D600 as well, since the price was rumored around $1,500-1,700. Like many others, I'm disappointed that the price came in at $2,099. Also disappointed that Canons equivalent has built in GPS and Wi-Fi for the same price.

    For now I'm going to hold off until it's been on the market for a few months to see some long term reviews/reliability issues.
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  13. CRP6001

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    The Nikon D600 has a metal top plate, so the antennas for GPS and WiFi have to be on the outside of the camera.
    The Canon 6D will have a plastic top plate, so these features can be built into the body. GPS being optional and
    external would not stop me from buying a Nikon D600. A plastic top plate would not stop me from buying a Canon
    6D. I feel both cameras offer good value at their price point. I went with Nikon in 1984, and own nine F-mount lenses,
    so the D600 would be my personal choice.
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  14. skysailor

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    Would WIFI on a camera enable it to send pics directly to your computer, from wherever?
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  15. CRP6001

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    Nikon's WU-1b mobile adaptor supports Android devices OS2.3 through iOS5.1.1.
    Photo files can be sent to an Android phone or tablet computer. The files sent to the
    Android phone could then be sent wherever. The device can also be used to fire the
    camera's shutter remotely.
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  16. rotten

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    Canon thought so too with the 6D Full Frame. GPS, WiFi built in, little slower fps than the Nikon but for those who already have a collection of Canon lenses its a great entry into the FX realm. AF is only 11 point compared to the Nikon 39 point.

    Until I can afford the Nikon D800, my wife will get the Canon 6D it will more than meet her needs she prefers Canon its better to get her camera 1st.
    http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-6d/
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  17. Colorado CJ

    Colorado CJ Been here awhile

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    Well, I'll have my D600 in my hands in a couple of hours, just waiting for the brown truck to arrive.

    I'll be sure to post some sample images here once I get it.
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  18. Colorado CJ

    Colorado CJ Been here awhile

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    Here's just a quick high ISO shot of my dog in a very dimly lit room. I wanted to see how high the usable ISO is so I shot this at 6400 ISO using a 50mm F1.8 G lens at F2.5

    This is just a jpeg with the high ISO NR off. I'm sure that the low noise in the raw file will be even better!

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    D600-50mm-F1.8G-Test-1-6400-ISO by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
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  19. Kaanan

    Kaanan Knee deep in snow.

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    That's amazing compared to my ancient D90. Right now I use it to take wedding photos, can't wait to upgrade to the D600 and make my life a whole lot easier!
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  20. SnowMule

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    Dang.... that is good. :uhoh

    i've got a snowmobile to pay off before I go sinking that kind of money into a camera....
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