Nikon D600 Kit super bundle!
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thedruid
Registered: Dec 01, 2004
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D90? Sorry think quality better than a D3x and a body slightly bigger than D7000



LA_Sportsman
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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K6AZ wrote:
LA_Sportsman wrote:
I read the links from Ripolini as well as byThom reviews. I'm satisfied on performance of the D600. My remaining question is weather protection.

Anyone have experience with a D300 and D600 to compare? I'm just a hobbyist so not extreme conditions but I used my D70 and D300 in snow storms and misty conditions with no ill effects to the cameras. I covered cameras when not actually shooting and used homemade rain covers but not a water housing. This is a couple time per year occurrence. I guess I could also just use my D300 in those conditions. I plan to use it as a second body, not sell it.


It's not weather sealed like the D300. Think D90 with a FX sensor.



I decided for the price difference with the D800 that I'd just use my D300 on those 5-10 days per year that I'm in questionable weather.



mister_eff
Registered: Dec 05, 2011
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LA_Sportsman wrote:
I read the links from Ripolini as well as byThom reviews. I'm satisfied on performance of the D600. My remaining question is weather protection.

Anyone have experience with a D300 and D600 to compare? I'm just a hobbyist so not extreme conditions but I used my D70 and D300 in snow storms and misty conditions with no ill effects to the cameras. I covered cameras when not actually shooting and used homemade rain covers but not a water housing. This is a couple time per year occurrence. I guess I could also just use my D300 in those conditions. I plan to use it as a second body, not sell it.

K6AZ wrote:
It's not weather sealed like the D300. Think D90 with a FX sensor.


Actually, the D90 has very little weather sealing. The D7000 (and thus the D600, I'd guess) has lots of weather sealing. The D300 has more weather sealing but still isn't "fully" weather sealed

From Thom Hogan's D7000 review:
The materials, durability, ruggedness, and other build-quality aspects of the D300s are executed at a slightly higher level. If you're bouncing your camera around in the Outback all year long, the D300s is going to stand up to that better than the D7000, though the D7000 will stand up to it better than a D90 would.



Stilltime
Registered: Jan 24, 2010
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vchowdhary wrote:
Both items are backordered - thats the one I placed an order for as well


Where does it show that it is backordered? I couldn't find that on the page anywhere, and there was no notification of it being backordered when I placed the order, or in my confirmation email

How long will it be backordered for



robert829
Registered: Apr 30, 2011
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I will buy this D600 when price goes down to 1k..



vchowdhary
Registered: Jul 12, 2009
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Stilltime wrote:
vchowdhary wrote:
Both items are backordered - thats the one I placed an order for as well


Where does it show that it is backordered? I couldn't find that on the page anywhere, and there was no notification of it being backordered when I placed the order, or in my confirmation email

How long will it be backordered for



Called up Adorama, they have an automated order tracking system which says my order is backordered. On the webpage it shows pending.

The 2 items included in the kit are backordered.



Stilltime
Registered: Jan 24, 2010
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vchowdhary wrote:
Stilltime wrote:
vchowdhary wrote:
Both items are backordered - thats the one I placed an order for as well


Where does it show that it is backordered? I couldn't find that on the page anywhere, and there was no notification of it being backordered when I placed the order, or in my confirmation email

How long will it be backordered for



Called up Adorama, they have an automated order tracking system which says my order is backordered. On the webpage it shows pending.

The 2 items included in the kit are backordered.


Wow, thank you SO much for that info - never knew they had that automated tracking!

I have a shoot next weekend, and just sold my current gear.... My local best buy has this kit in-stock, I might cancel this with Adorama tomorrow and pick it up in store. Only downside is I won't get the additional kit items

Thanks again! Regardless, I will be getting this I'll just have to call Adorama and see if they have any indication of a shipment or not...



agelessphotog
Registered: Sep 05, 2012
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I just bought one from Bestbuy. Sure I don't get the extra accessories. But peace of mind goes a long way. And if the dust/oil is a big issue I can get my money back within 30 days. Is it true that if I shoot between F1.8 and F5.6 I probably won't notice any dust/oil anyways?



hijazist
Registered: Sep 14, 2012
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agelessphotog wrote:
I just bought one from Bestbuy. Sure I don't get the extra accessories. But peace of mind goes a long way. And if the dust/oil is a big issue I can get my money back within 30 days. Is it true that if I shoot between F1.8 and F5.6 I probably won't notice any dust/oil anyways?


I don't notice it until stopped down to f11, but some indicated that it shows at wider apertures...



mmurph
Registered: Apr 18, 2004
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Stilltime wrote:
I'll just have to call Adorama and see if they have any indication of a shipment or not...


I ordered a Canon T4i kit they had on special a few weeks back. When it was backordered, it shipped the next day.

They seem pretty good at getting new stock. Of course, YMMV, but I ma sure Nikon is happy to pump out product right now.



folsomwg
Registered: Sep 12, 2010
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robert829 wrote:
I will buy this D600 when price goes down to 1k..


Seconded.



playerofwar
Registered: Oct 16, 2012
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mister_eff wrote:
LA_Sportsman wrote:
I read the links from Ripolini as well as byThom reviews. I'm satisfied on performance of the D600. My remaining question is weather protection.

Anyone have experience with a D300 and D600 to compare? I'm just a hobbyist so not extreme conditions but I used my D70 and D300 in snow storms and misty conditions with no ill effects to the cameras. I covered cameras when not actually shooting and used homemade rain covers but not a water housing. This is a couple time per year occurrence. I guess I could also just use my D300 in those conditions. I plan to use it as a second body, not sell it.

K6AZ wrote:
It's not weather sealed like the D300. Think D90 with a FX sensor.


Actually, the D90 has very little weather sealing. The D7000 (and thus the D600, I'd guess) has lots of weather sealing. The D300 has more weather sealing but still isn't "fully" weather sealed

From Thom Hogan's D7000 review:
The materials, durability, ruggedness, and other build-quality aspects of the D300s are executed at a slightly higher level. If you're bouncing your camera around in the Outback all year long, the D300s is going to stand up to that better than the D7000, though the D7000 will stand up to it better than a D90 would.



D600 has the same weathersealing as the D800.



LA_Sportsman
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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agelessphotog wrote:
I just bought one from Bestbuy. Sure I don't get the extra accessories. But peace of mind goes a long way. And if the dust/oil is a big issue I can get my money back within 30 days. Is it true that if I shoot between F1.8 and F5.6 I probably won't notice any dust/oil anyways?



Surely you don't shoot all your photos wide open? I've read Roger's articles on this and the last update I read said the problem leveled out after a camera was used a while (if I remember correctly). I plan on shooting a fair amount of photos to hopefully work through it before my next Yosemite trip where I will most definitely be shooting more than f/11.

BTW, Adorama allows returns for 30 days, no questions asked.



Stilltime
Registered: Jan 24, 2010
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Well, went into Best Buy and they had the body and lens separate and gave me the kit price for them. I told them about the bundles that B&H and Adorama is doing, so he pulled it up on the computer, let me pick one out, and they gave me the rest of the stuff to match their bundle!

Ended up with the kit, a Lowepro bag, monopod, Sandisk 32gb card, and it was supposed to be a house brand extra battery but he accidentally gave me an OEM Nikon one

Canceling my order through Adorama, glad I went to check it out locally. The guys there were more than happy to do the bundle for me.

Loving the camera so far...



LA_Sportsman
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
Total Posts: 405
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Stilltime, great deal! I don't think Adorama's SD card is name brand I was tempted by the monopod but I went with Adorama because the wifi connect was same value as monopod and I can choose my monopod later.

Bestbuy is 45 minutes away or I might try to do the same. Congrats!



tloon1
Registered: Aug 11, 2008
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My best buy still has the sale price in ohio.
They even told me I was able to use my 10 percent discount code I have, so I may pick the kit up today.
Mike



Steve Beck
Registered: Sep 22, 2006
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tloon1 wrote:
My best buy still has the sale price in ohio.
They even told me I was able to use my 10 percent discount code I have, so I may pick the kit up today.
Mike


10% will cover the sales tax.



tloon1
Registered: Aug 11, 2008
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Sure will, Im just not sure yet comming from a D300 after 5 years.



Stilltime
Registered: Jan 24, 2010
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tloon1 wrote:
My best buy still has the sale price in ohio.
They even told me I was able to use my 10 percent discount code I have, so I may pick the kit up today.
Mike


As if they will bundle all the other accessories like B&H, my Best Buy did!



mister_eff
Registered: Dec 05, 2011
Total Posts: 34
Country: United States

Welp. My D600 arrived. I still have 4-5 hours of work to do though.



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