Upload & Sell: Off
leighton w wrote:
What to do. what to do. what to do. I think I have my D7000 w/kit lens sold. Now do I wait to get the D7100 or, go for the D600 for sale locally for $1500 with 1000 actuations or a refurbished one or one listed on the B&S?
Whoa! I can't believe I'm reading this! Ray without a DX camera? After all the glowing comments about the D7100?
You know what a big fan I am of FX cameras Ray, but the problems the D600 is having would make it a tough buy for me. Of course, Leighton could have a different opinion and his would be based on first hand experience rather than cyber chatter. I'd definitely solicit his opinion before deciding. Of course, if your camera is soon gone, you'll have a three week wait before the D7100 is available and that assumes it arrives when promised. B&H says March 21...
Good luck Ray. I've no doubt that whatever camera is in your hand you'll make fine music with it...
Ray, the one thing I do know is that it wouldn't matter WHAT camera you were using, the images would be great.
When I first got my D600 after selling my D7000 I wasn't happy with my images. I thought and still do that the D7000 metered better than the D600 right out of camera. BUT, and this is a big but, after I started working with those 24mp FX raw files I was blown away! Shooting raw lets me address any of the so-called shortcomings that I might see in the metering system. The cropping ability is so good that it almost eliminates the need for some long lenses. The other thing I noticed first off is what a BIG viewfinder it has and that focusing these good old lenses just became that much easier.
Now for the down and dirty (pun intended). Some of the D600's have an issue with dust/oil. Mine had a lot of spots after about 1000 shots so I decided to wet clean the sensor. I'm happy to say that took care of the problem, at least for now. I've read reports that it goes away after 3000 shots, but who really knows. It's just not an issue for me anymore. ALL DSLR's are going to need their sensors cleaned from time to time so the user might as well get used to doing it. It's really not hard as I'm sure you're aware. If you can tear down lenses, you can certainly wet clean a sensor.
Overall, I'm happy I made the switch mainly for two reasons. The first being that wonderfully big and bright viewfinder. And secondly, the change in focal length perspective. This might go back to my old film days, I don't know. But I like knowing that a 50mm is a 50mm and not a 75mm on a DX sensor, sounds silly doesn't it?
Having said all of that, the D7100 looks like a great camera on paper. But I'm sure people will find all of it's "problems" in due time.
Maybe you and Reagan can get together and you can try out his D600 before making a decision.
Hope this helps.
Leighton this is a tremendous help. Exactly what I was looking for. All I have to do is weigh the pros and cons of each and at least try it out before I buy either. Hell maybe I will get both