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| p.3 #8 · D3s vs D600 for dance and gymnastics |
Molson, I am surprised that you have a D600. One of your other posts has indicated that you would not consider buying a D600 until after all of the initial production run bugs were worked out. What focus mode are you using?
I gave in to temptation and bought one... in hindsight, I wish I had waited until LightRoom was upgraded to support it; I haven't used it for anything serious due to the lack of RAW support.
I've been playing around in both one-shot and continuous modes, but in either mode the AF seems really slow in any kind of low-light situation, but what it lacks in speed it seems to make up in accuracy, so it's not all bad. Outdoors in good light, virtually any current camera will do the job, and you're usually shooting stopped down a few stops anyway which helps hide AF error. However, if you're after the ultimate in AF performance, nothing I've shot with from Nikon even comes close to the Canon 5D Mark III, and the 1Dx is reportedly even better than that.
BTW, I also bought another D800E - the first one was an unmitigated clusterf*ck as far as AF was concerned, but the new one is really superb. Too bad Nikon screwed the pooch so badly on the QC for those early production batches...