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I think you are going to be pleased with the D600, I moved from a 60D and the upgrade in every way is noticeable, still getting used to the lay out of buttons etc but loving the camera, plus here in the US some very nice offers due to Christmas, not sure these are showing in Germany, good luck and happy new year with your new acquisition
We've got the bodies going for around €1600 and the kit for €2100. The lens seems fine, but not worth €500 to me...so I'll be getting the body.
Oh yeah, the upgrade from even the very best APS-C camera (D300, 7D, K5) to the lowliest full-frame (5DI or A850) will still be a revelation. The sensor size really does make that big a difference...at least for me. I also know many excellent photo/videographers who are happy with Fourthirds/APS-C, so as with most things, it's largely in the eye of the beholder.
I didn't have time today to bag me the D600, but I did order some accessories online (remote kit, adaptors, extra battery, SB-28DX)...so no going back now!
On the subject of SB-28DX, anyone have experience of using this flash? I only have experience with SB's 20/25/28, which I used manually on various cameras over the years. The DX-version I believe is the first SB flash to be optimised for digital Nikons. Tho' not sure how the 'DX' flash will communicate with a FX digital SLR.
I guess I could have got a SB600/700/800/900, but the 28DX I got for less than half the price than what those go for...so let's see how I get on with it. Not a big user of flash anyway but it's nice to have a serious kit to hand when the onboard isn't quite enough.
And related to my earlier impression about how I found my 1DII's viewfinder brighter than my 5DII's, and how the D600's finder was even brighter: turns out I had the EG-S screen in my 5DII all along, haha Just as a few of you were saying earlier, that this is the screen which generally darkens when stopping down or using slow lenses. I got my 5DII used 18 months ago, and never clicked that I might have a specialist focus screen in there. Funny that.
äääänyway, will ooopdate the thread after I get my D600 on Monday. Will write up a little vs 5DII comparison then I guess we're done here. But any further feedback from anyone is still appreciated