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p.2 #1 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


If the OP is fine with using D7000 then D600 would be good enough.

As a D600 and D700 owner, I'd use D700 for events, a little better AF and smaller files...and...I still have one, but that doesn't mean I'd have a problem shooting events with D600.

The White house photographer use 5DII (not sure he upgraded already or not), I *think* D600 is no worse than that.



Dec 05, 2012 at 01:50 AM
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p.2 #2 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


Can you, yes. Should you, depends on your skills in overcoming some of the d600 limitations compared to the higher end models.. You already have a backup in the d7000 so think you are ok there. If you intend this purchase to be a long term purchase, as in you do not plan to upgrade your body for a long while I would suggest a 700, 800, d3, d3s, or d4 for longer term reliability. At the going prices these days if my primary camera purchase was for wedding in the d600 price range I would get a used d3.

Just an opinion, good luck on your wedding photography pursuits.



Dec 05, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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p.2 #3 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


The 5d mark II is one of the most commonly found wedding photographer cameras I think.

The D600 had in general better focus than the 5d mark II in my experience. It had dual cards which is a huge plus. It is also cheap(ish) compared to the newer cameras. Easier to replace incase it dies or is stolen.

I think the D600 paired with good glass would be an excellent camera.
If you can get a D800 used for 2300, I think that might be a better bang for buck though.



Dec 05, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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p.2 #4 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


I suspect there might be a little equipment snobbery here in some of the answers given that Bob Crisp who shoots around the world for National Geographic (PNG Highlands for one) with the D7k which he has only recently upgraded from a D90.
Sure the more expensive bodies might be stronger but as long as you have a body for backup you would be fine and that goes for the Pro models too

Tim



Dec 05, 2012 at 02:21 AM
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p.2 #5 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


I have used the D600 for the last couple weddings and I think I may just continue using it and replace the D800.

If you have time you can check out this gallery of a D600 wedding. My wife and I shoot together and we were both using D600s. She used hers with a 24-70 and 70 - 200 VR 2 while I used mine with a 35 1.4 and 85 1.4. I believe I switched to the 28 1.8 for some of the dance photos.

The link is http://saab-weddings.smugmug.com/2012SaabWeddings/Lisa-Tim/26727847_R2pfbs#!i=2237311134&k=T8ZqXsC

The password which is case sensitive is LiTi.

It's 783 photos so you can just click around.



Dec 05, 2012 at 02:27 AM
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p.2 #6 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


Mykal wrote:
I have used the D600 for the last couple weddings and I think I may just continue using it and replace the D800.

If you have time you can check out this gallery of a D600 wedding. My wife and I shoot together and we were both using D600s. She used hers with a 24-70 and 70 - 200 VR 2 while I used mine with a 35 1.4 and 85 1.4. I believe I switched to the 28 1.8 for some of the dance photos.

The link is http://saab-weddings.smugmug.com/2012SaabWeddings/Lisa-Tim/26727847_R2pfbs#!i=2237311134&k=T8ZqXsC

The password which is case sensitive is LiTi.

It's 783 photos so you
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Such a beautiful set and addresses the OP's inquiry to the point, although I think it also has to do with the photographer(s) skills and experience, in addition of course to the great glass you were using

I enjoyed viwing the set so much, thanks for sharing!


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Dec 05, 2012 at 03:15 AM
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p.2 #7 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


Mykal wrote:
I have used the D600 for the last couple weddings and I think I may just continue using it and replace the D800.

If you have time you can check out this gallery of a D600 wedding. My wife and I shoot together and we were both using D600s. She used hers with a 24-70 and 70 - 200 VR 2 while I used mine with a 35 1.4 and 85 1.4. I believe I switched to the 28 1.8 for some of the dance photos.

The link is http://saab-weddings.smugmug.com/2012SaabWeddings/Lisa-Tim/26727847_R2pfbs#!i=2237311134&k=T8ZqXsC

The password which is case sensitive is LiTi.

It's 783 photos so you
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Fantastic work! You have serious talent.

Scott



Dec 05, 2012 at 04:04 AM
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p.2 #8 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


Just to say this. People once upon used D200's and D2x to photograph weddings that in todays terms are worse than entry level equipment.

Just about any camera is perfectly fine. There is no right and there is no wrong. It's using the tools you have at your disposal to create photographs your client will like that matter.



Dec 05, 2012 at 04:13 AM
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p.2 #9 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


I would and I do. I am using 2 d600's for weddings and all event photography. They are stellar...They handle great and I don't have any of these "low light struggle" issues that some are reporting.


Dec 05, 2012 at 04:24 AM
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p.2 #10 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


Played with a friend's D600. It's pretty decent! If I was doing weddings full-time, I'd get 2xD600, a AFS 35/1.4 and use my 85/1.4D and call it a day.



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p.2 #11 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


equestrianguy wrote:
Just to say this. People once upon used D200's and D2x to photograph weddings that in todays terms are worse than entry level equipment.

Just about any camera is perfectly fine. There is no right and there is no wrong. It's using the tools you have at your disposal to create photographs your client will like that matter.


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Dec 05, 2012 at 07:05 AM
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p.2 #12 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


I shoot weddings with a D800 and a D600 now, coming from a Canon 5D2... Both are superior to the 5D2 for low light wedding work, due in part at least to superior AF.


Dec 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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p.2 #13 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


It's about ability more than gear, a good wedding photographer can shoot a wedding with a good camera. I was a assistant back in the latte 70's and we used Mamiya TLR 's C330's and C220's, ( believe me a freakin nightmare to use). A Hasselbald would have been easier a Bronica too..A D600 should be very good as we can see form link above, if you know what you are doing


Dec 05, 2012 at 01:43 PM
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p.2 #14 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


It looks like those who have shot weddings with the D600 are happy with it and build quality and low light capabilities aren't a reason for concern, which is what I was hoping to hear. I'm thinking I'll pick one up soon and use that as my primary body. As far as the long term goes, I'll eventually move from the D7000 to either the D800 and make that my primary or I may just wait it out and see what else Nikon brings to the table. I think I'll be happy with the D600 for a long time.


Dec 05, 2012 at 02:05 PM
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p.2 #15 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


The d600 is an amazing camera. If you can't shoot a wedding with it, then you're an awful wedding photographer.


Dec 05, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.2 #16 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


mshi wrote:
I still see busy wedding pros shooting D80 and D90 for paid wedding work. It's nice to shoot D4 or D800 line professionally. However, if your clients don't and won't pay for quality, why bother?



I think you are correct that few if any clients would notice any difference at all. With that in mind, why spend the extra thousand $ over what a D7000 costs? A D600 is basically a D7000. If a D600 works for you, a D7000 should also and at half the cost.


Kent in SD



Dec 05, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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p.2 #17 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


Two23 wrote:
I think you are correct that few if any clients would notice any difference at all. With that in mind, why spend the extra thousand $ over what a D7000 costs? A D600 is basically a D7000. If a D600 works for you, a D7000 should also and at half the cost.

Kent in SD


For me, focal lengths are clumsy on DX. Some are able to make it work, but I like my fast 28/35/50's and there are no equivalents on DX, especially on the wider end.



Dec 05, 2012 at 05:22 PM
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p.2 #18 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


I was considering the D600 for wedding work a month or so ago. I borrowed one for two weeks to evaluate and returned it and opted for the D800.

Two things....the AF is not as good in low light as the 800 (best i've yet to use in low light, and no haven't tried a D4) and also the meter is heavily biased by the tonality the active AF point falls on, unlike the D800. It was a serious PITA as i tend to shoot in Aperture Priority quite a bit.



Dec 05, 2012 at 06:36 PM
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p.2 #19 · Would you employ the D600 for wedding duty?


My only issue buying the D600 is the price point is still at $2000. There are used D800's going for 2300 and refurbs for 2400-2500. It's really tough to justify the D600 when the D800 really isn't a heck of a lot more expensive.

My beef with the D600 primarily has more to do with the fact they removed the sync port and that the D800 feels more comfortable. The entire 24mp vs 36mp is a virtual non starter as I dont see many people blowing up photos that are life size.



Dec 05, 2012 at 07:04 PM
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hijazist wrote:
Mykal wrote:
I have used the D600 for the last couple weddings and I think I may just continue using it and replace the D800.

If you have time you can check out this gallery of a D600 wedding. My wife and I shoot together and we were both using D600s. She used hers with a 24-70 and 70 - 200 VR 2 while I used mine with a 35 1.4 and 85 1.4. I believe I switched to the 28 1.8 for some of the dance photos.

The link is http://saab-weddings.smugmug.com/2012SaabWeddings/Lisa-Tim/26727847_R2pfbs#!i=2237311134&k=T8ZqXsC

Wow Mykal, you guys did a great job at that wedding.
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