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I recently retired one of my d700's and picked up a D600. So far I'm a little under impressed. I have only used it for two events now, and both times along side of my D700 or when there was not much activity. I think ultimately I need more time with it.
One of my dislikes is the absence of the AF-On button, as I am a back button focus-er..
I knew this going in, so I think I will just need time to adjust. Using the Ae-l Af-l button to focus places your thumb pretty close to your eye and it feels tight. Again, I'm used to the D700 so it just feels weird. I also think I need to try the body with a grip as the body feels (and is) smaller than the d700, and with a 24-70mm on it, it does not feel balanced.
The new Af-s Af-c button set up will take some getting used to as well. I suspect this will be the standard on Nikon's going forward...
Both times I have tried it in low light situations I had some focus failures. The first event was a very dark reception hall and the D700 was struggling a bit so it was hard to draw a conclusion there... The second time, I did not shoot the D700 along side with the D600 but I suspect the D700 would have performed better.
In good light though it performed perfectly..
At first glance at the files from it, I am impressed. No issues there. Not sure if I really want or need 24Mp though. I think the 16Mp sensor on the D4 would be perfect.
I went back and forth about buying the D600 but in the end it made sense. 36Mp's from the D800 is just too much for what I need it for. The D4 looks fantastic but a bit out of my price range. I did try a D3s for a short while but I found it hard to adjust the focus point when shooting vertical. I figured a smaller body with a grip was the way to go for me...