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p.1 #1 · Getting a D600


I am looking more and more into getting a D600. After looking at pictures and seeing the dynamic range and low light capabilities this camera has, I am blown away by its capabilities. I did just pick up a D7000, but I am really not that impressed with it compared to the D90 I upgraded from.

My budget isn't really supportive of buying another body. I would have to get rid of something to pick it up. Ideally I would like to just trade my D90, D7000, their respective grips and batteries, and a Sigma 24-70 2.8 ex dg hsm. Which I actually just posted up in the buy/sell forum.

My second option, and the one I would like some input on is as follows. Should I keep the sigma 24-70, and trade my nikon 24-70 for the D600? Would I really get less desirable results with the sigma attached then the nikon? Basically I am wondering if the DR and other capabilities outweigh the better glass?

My other gear that I have is a Nikon 50 1.8G, and a Sigma 70-200 2.8 ex dg hsm II macro. I would mainly be using this combo for portraits and possibly weddings. Also just to shoot kids sports/school activities.




Feb 27, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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p.1 #2 · Getting a D600


Well honestly if you weren't impressed by the D7000 coming from the D90 then I don't believe you will be blown away with D600 coming from the D7000 except maybe the better viewfinder and the little extra ISO performance, in fact the body and controls are almost exact. On the other hand, if you are getting a D600 then the Nikon 24-70 2.8 is the perfect match for the D600, so I find it ironic that you upgrade to the D600 and sell the Nikon 24-70 at the same time.

If you set your mind on a D600 then my advice is to hold on your Nikon 24-70 as it's one of the best Nikon lenses available especially for professional work.



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · Getting a D600


Selling the nikon 24-70 is not my goal, it is simply an option. I do have a sigma 24-70 so I really wouldn't be missing out in the focal range. I definitely would prefer to keep the Nikon as I realize its sharper and focuses faster.

The D7000 is not a horrible camera by any means, but I really do not think the high iso noise is that great. I see images on this forum from the D600 above 12000 ISO that are pretty low noise. The button layout from the D90 to D7000 was an improvement to me. I did like the feel better as it is a little bigger.

I really do not need the D600, but I am looking for opinions from people that have it. Especially ones that have or had the D7000. The image quality out of the camera just really seems that much better to me from what I have seen.



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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p.1 #4 · Getting a D600


Glass is the key, not the camera. Good glass can be a lifetime investment unlike a body. You don't get rid of good glass to buy a camera body ordinarily.


Feb 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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p.1 #5 · Getting a D600


ckcarr wrote:
Glass is the key, not the camera. Good glass can be a lifetime investment unlike a body. You don't get rid of good glass to buy a camera body ordinarily.


amen



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #6 · Getting a D600


ckcarr wrote:
Glass is the key, not the camera. Good glass can be a lifetime investment unlike a body. You don't get rid of good glass to buy a camera body ordinarily.


Exactly why I don't want to go that route. Was just an option.



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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p.1 #7 · Getting a D600


myko5 wrote:
Selling the nikon 24-70 is not my goal, it is simply an option. I do have a sigma 24-70 so I really wouldn't be missing out in the focal range. I definitely would prefer to keep the Nikon as I realize its sharper and focuses faster.

The D7000 is not a horrible camera by any means, but I really do not think the high iso noise is that great. I see images on this forum from the D600 above 12000 ISO that are pretty low noise. The button layout from the D90 to D7000 was an improvement to me. I
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I am sorry I wasn't clear in my post, I gave you my opinion based on what I experienced from owning both. The ISO performance of the D600 is the best I've experienced yet but it's only one-stop above the D7000. When I got a D7000 coming from D300 (which is better than the D90) I was really impressed by the D7000's ISO performance and that's how I based my assumption that the D600 won't "amaze" you (since the D7000 didn't impress you).

Anyway, would I recommend the D600? definitely, it's a great camera. Others might comment on its build quality but I find it excellent and if you like the D7000 build then you'll like it. Here's a shot at ISO 12800 even after playing with highlights & shadows




  NIKON D600    28.0 mm f/1.8 lens    28mm    f/3.5    1/60s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Feb 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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p.1 #8 · Getting a D600


how do you feel the dynamic range of the camera's compare?


Feb 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #9 · Getting a D600


myko5 wrote:
how do you feel the dynamic range of the camera's compare?


I honestly have the impression that the D600 allows more room for adjustment than the D7000 in RAW files but I've never tested that as I rarely use any of the D600/D7000 DR potential. I think the spec sheet mention that the D7000 has more DR but I believe that's they refer to the JPEG output.



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p.1 #10 · Getting a D600


Iv'e never used a D90. I just recently upgraded to a D600 from a D7000. I thought it was a huge improvement. Even the ISO alone. But much more than that. I get alot more keepers&sharper photos. Some were sharp with the D7000. But some were soft. For the people who want to say it was my technique, it hasn't changed at all yet on the D600 I get nothing but sharp photos. Atleast 95% of the time. With the D7000 at weddings I would have to take multiple shots of the same pose just to make sure I got a sharp shot.

Skin tones are better on the D600 IMO. Color is better. AF is much better on moving objects. Use AF-C on both cameras and D600 does a better job.



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #11 · Getting a D600


agelessphotog wrote:
Iv'e never used a D90. I just recently upgraded to a D600 from a D7000. I thought it was a huge improvement. Even the ISO alone. But much more than that. I get alot more keepers&sharper photos. Some were sharp with the D7000. But some were soft. For the people who want to say it was my technique, it hasn't changed at all yet on the D600 I get nothing but sharp photos. Atleast 95% of the time. With the D7000 at weddings I would have to take multiple shots of the same pose just to make sure I got
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This matches what I've seen with the D600. Additionally I see a lot of people saying it's just like a D7000. But to me, the D600 feels much more solid than the D7000. The handgrip in particular is much more solid with no flexing or squeaks like I've experienced with the D7000.



Feb 28, 2013 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #12 · Getting a D600


With digital, the camera body (technology) is becoming more and more important. I agree that you don't want to sacrifice good glass for body, but the camera body contributes more to picture quality.

Do your homework, learn about the camera. For example, the AF area or the dust issue. Be prepared to clean the camera sensor from dust/oil. Don't complaint later. Other than that, D600 is a great camera. I sold my D7000 for D600 and I think the IQ is significantly better. I shoot mostly portraits of family, if you shoot birds, your preference may be different. I think it's great for wedding. I don't know about kids sport because your 70-200 will now become, well 70-200mm



Feb 28, 2013 at 01:29 AM
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p.1 #13 · Getting a D600


I agree about the Dust issue. It is annoying for some. I can see a few spots if I shoot a photo of a white paper at F22. At F10 I see none. So it's not an issue for me. Atleast as of right now.


Feb 28, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #14 · Getting a D600


hijazist wrote:
Well honestly if you weren't impressed by the D7000 coming from the D90 then I don't believe you will be blown away with D600 coming from the D7000 except maybe the better viewfinder and the little extra ISO performance, in fact the body and controls are almost exact. On the other hand, if you are getting a D600 then the Nikon 24-70 2.8 is the perfect match for the D600, so I find it ironic that you upgrade to the D600 and sell the Nikon 24-70 at the same time.

If you set your mind on a D600 then my advice
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Mar 01, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #15 · Getting a D600


hijazist wrote:
When I got a D7000 coming from D300 (which is better than the D90)


Didn't the D300 and the D90 have the same sensor (as well as the D5000)?

brad



Mar 01, 2013 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #16 · Getting a D600


I sold my D7000 a couple of months ago in favor of the D600. Very similar feel, and since I'm just an amateur, the build is fine for my purpose. I'm very happy with the change. The end result is many, many more keepers. High ISO performance is great. I shot some HS hockey this winter just for fun, and had no qualms about shooting anywhere from ISO 2000 and higher. The big difference for me is the ability to crop the heck out of my keepers...amazing. I keep my 70-200 VRII on it 99% of the time, though I just received an e-mail saying my Sigma 35MM 1.4 is on the way, so will be anxious to test that out soon.


Mar 01, 2013 at 04:14 PM
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p.1 #17 · Getting a D600


FWIW, I sold my D7000 (which I loved by the way) for the D600. I wanted to go FF for one main reason, the bigger viewfinder. I shoot exclusively with MF lenses and the larger viewfinder has definitely helped my keeper rate. I also enjoy having the ability to crop closer with the D600.


Mar 01, 2013 at 04:28 PM





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