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| p.1 #4 · Keep D600 or D700 + new lens |
I recently sold my D700 to fund a D600 as i wanted video and reduced weight (also quieter shutter is nice) but after having it for a few weeks i am starting to have second thoughts, due to the focus spread but mainly the ergonomics as it cramps my hand after a while when using heavy primes such as the Sigma 85mm 1.4, also i am not using video as much as i thought i would, its hard to follow a two year old whilst camera is on a tripod! (none of my lens are VR so shake is a problem handheld)
Now i have an opportunity to get my D700 back as the person i sold it to accidently bought two (won an ebay action as well he forgot about) and his wife would prefer a d600.. so i can swap and gain about $300 in the process.. with that $300 i can fund a new Sigma 35mm 1.4!
I am having such a hard time deciding as i really love the IQ and resolution coming out of the d600, and quieter shutter, but i wonder if a lens instead would be a better investment for now, and i can save up for a d800.
The other option is to get the battery grip, which i have read improves the ergonomics a lot..
Any thoughts that may help me in my decision making would be much appreciated
Before you do anything please get the battery grip. For $50 you can buy a good third party grip. I cannot even imagine shooting D600 without the battery grip. Battery grip is a must. I just sold my D700 for D600 and when I first saw the D600 I thought it was a joke. It looks like a toy compared to my D700. Now that I have the battery grip, I actually love it a whole lot. I never thought I will say this but I also love the weight and the ergonomics. I have big hands but getting to all the controls is a breeze. Trust me once you get the battery grip you will change your mind.
D700 has better AF for sure but D600 is not far behind.