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Luke Ryan Photography
Posts: 580
Santa Monica, California, US


this camera looks very nice.  anyone have experience with it ?
Jan 28 13 06:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,215
Salem, Oregon, US


there was something about oil getting on the sensor?

i handled one in the store and thought it seemed robust. i have a 5D MK II but would like a next-generation sensor for better low-light performance. but i have so many lenses it would be hard to just switch.
Jan 28 13 06:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Imageography
Posts: 6,768
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


I have it, no oil on the shutter after 4,000 clicks (checked at F22). It's basically a D7000 with a full frame sensor.

I opted for the D600 + a D700 as backup vs a D800 because I live for backup.

I'm happy with the images, and still shoot the D700 a lot too.

150K rated for shutter exposures, but I probably will have something new by the time I shoot that out.
Jan 28 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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You Can Call Me Pierre
Posts: 738
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


I was an early adopter and I am very happy with it.  There is a good bundle running with the 70-300 VR which includes a 400$ discount.

I am very unhappy about clustering of AF points like D7000.
Get the D800 if your lenses are suitable.
Jan 28 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


luv mine ...
Jan 28 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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ELiffmann
Posts: 1,394
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


Hero Foto wrote:
luv mine ...

me too...  I've just noticed some spots but figured I would.

Jan 28 13 06:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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MRR Imaging
Posts: 5
Brampton, Ontario, Canada


Got it on special with the kit lens for $1999 and I love it!
Jan 28 13 06:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,496
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I played with one & got the D7000 instead 'cuz the D600 has a max shutter speed of 1/4000. 

And yes I know I could put a few ND filters on but that's a pain in the ass.

Just my thoughts ~ MR
Jan 28 13 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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ELiffmann
Posts: 1,394
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


Images by MR wrote:
I played with one & got the D7000 instead 'cuz the D600 has a max shutter speed of 1/4000. 

And yes I know I could put a few ND filters on but that's a pain in the ass.

Just my thoughts ~ MR

If this is important, the 600 has three low ISO settings below 100.

Jan 28 13 07:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Love the Arts
Posts: 711
Chicago, Illinois, US


The D600 is a very nice full frame still camera. The video is not as good as Canon's (that can be an issue if you are a multimedia shooter) I think that there will be even nicer deals for this camera around tax refund season.
Jan 28 13 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Luke Ryan Photography
Posts: 580
Santa Monica, California, US


I live the video on my D7000 so I figured the d600 would be better.

Is there something about the video that isn't good ?
Jan 28 13 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I own the D7000 as well ... both are great ...
Jan 28 13 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,411
Upland, California, US


Luke Ryan Photography wrote:
this camera looks very nice.  anyone have experience with it ?

Been shooting with one for a few months now... LOVE IT!... several images on this MM port captured with it... including the avatar... borat

Jan 28 13 07:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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ChanStudio - OtherSide
Posts: 5,312
Alpharetta, Georgia, US


Love the Arts wrote:
The D600 is a very nice full frame still camera. The video is not as good as Canon's (that can be an issue if you are a multimedia shooter) I think that there will be even nicer deals for this camera around tax refund season.

Which Canon Camera are you referring to for Video? 

I believe they were originally going to use Canon but it got replaced with D800.

http://www.studiodaily.com/2013/01/niko … or-dexter/

"We used the Alexa as a baseline and had the D800 recording to an outboard recorder uncompressed and to an internal memory card at H.264 compressed," says Fletcher. "We also tested a Canon C300 with a Cooke lens on it—a $40,000 setup—running alongside the $4,000 Nikon D800 setup. The Canon footage had what you might call an over-smooth look to it. But the D800 uncompressed footage blew us away."

Jan 28 13 08:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
Posts: 4,786
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


love mine.

i'm definitely accumulating crud on the sensor in the corners, but once i hit 3-4 thousand i'll have it cleaned, since that seems to be the safe zone.

tremendous dynamic range. extremely malleable files. and they have a very real look to them...it's hard to describe. and high ISO is great right up through 6400.
Jan 28 13 08:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Supreme Eye Candy
Posts: 11
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Imageography wrote:
I have it, no oil on the shutter after 4,000 clicks (checked at F22). It's basically a D7000 with a full frame sensor.

I opted for the D600 + a D700 as backup vs a D800 because I live for backup.

I'm happy with the images, and still shoot the D700 a lot too.

150K rated for shutter exposures, but I probably will have something new by the time I shoot that out.

If you do mind I'd love to hear your thoughts/comparision of the D600 vs D700 image quality wise.

Jan 28 13 09:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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edltphoto
Posts: 279
San Pedro, California, US


I love the D600 and have no qualms about the video. It's much better than my D7000 and love that I can shoot at 60fps (720p).
Jan 28 13 09:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,411
Upland, California, US


Supreme Eye Candy  wrote:

If you do mind I'd love to hear your thoughts/comparision of the D600 vs D700 image quality wise.

Former owner of a D700... sold it to purchase a D600... no regrets.  I like the duel SD card slots, additional megapixels and video... borat

Jan 28 13 09:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Leggy Mountbatten
Posts: 12,560
Kansas City, Missouri, US


twoharts wrote:
there was something about oil getting on the sensor?

i handled one in the store and thought it seemed robust. i have a 5D MK II but would like a next-generation sensor for better low-light performance. but i have so many lenses it would be hard to just switch.

The 6D would seem to be a good fit for you.

Jan 28 13 09:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,411
Upland, California, US


Hero Foto wrote:
I own the D7000 as well ... both are great ...

Great DX and FX knockout punch combination (D600 and D7000)... and super convenient since they both use the same battery... borat

Jan 28 13 10:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chuckarelei
Posts: 9,276
Seattle, Washington, US


TMEMISE wrote:
Got it on special with the kit lens for $1999 and I love it!

I am still hitting myself In the head for not jumping on that deal last month.

Jan 28 13 11:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Love the Arts
Posts: 711
Chicago, Illinois, US


Luke Ryan Photography wrote:
I live the video on my D7000 so I figured the d600 would be better.

Is there something about the video that isn't good ?

The video quality on the D600 is an improvement over d7000 the camera but Canon's  DIGIC 4 Image Processor delivers better video image quality. The D600 also does not display a full picture in live view in order to make full use of recording in the HDMI output. I also believe that the D600 still has black box issues (see link below) I haven't heard if Nikon has provided a firmware update to correct the problem.

http://vimeo.com/49952287

I love the still image quality of Nikon and I own Nikon DSLR cameras, but they need to improve on their video quality if they are looking to appeal the growing demand of users who are seeking both great still and video quality from DSLR cameras.  I thought Nikon's partnership with Sony would have made that scenario a slam dunk.
Canon still has Nikon beat with their stills video combo.

Nikon's newer DSLR's have big video improvements since the D90 but still not enough to put my Canon video away.

Jan 29 13 02:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Love the Arts
Posts: 711
Chicago, Illinois, US


ChanStudio - OtherSide wrote:
Which Canon Camera are you referring to for Video? 

I believe they were originally going to use Canon but it got replaced with D800.

http://www.studiodaily.com/2013/01/niko … or-dexter/

"We used the Alexa as a baseline and had the D800 recording to an outboard recorder uncompressed and to an internal memory card at H.264 compressed," says Fletcher. "We also tested a Canon C300 with a Cooke lens on it—a $40,000 setup—running alongside the $4,000 Nikon D800 setup. The Canon footage had what you might call an over-smooth look to it. But the D800 uncompressed footage blew us away."

Canon D5II/ D5III vs Nikon D600 (Video quality comparison only).

The D800 wasn't factored in my comparison.  I love Canon's over-smooth look when shooting video. People's skin tone and skin texture just look better to me with D5II and D5III video.

Jan 29 13 06:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Select Models wrote:

Great DX and FX knockout punch combination (D600 and D7000)... and super convenient since they both use the same battery... borat

Yup ... and SD cards too ... no more CF for me

Jan 29 13 08:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Matt Knowles
Posts: 3,556
Ferndale, California, US


I've been shooting with a D600 for a couple of months now. Have the oil spot issue like many others. Hardest thing is that Nikon reversed some of the controls from where they were on my D80 so it's hard to switch back and forth between those two cameras.

But I love having a modern full frame, as it replaced a Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n. Live view is great.

I mostly bought it because I needed a camera with better low light response, and for that it's been a big improvement over the D80, and a monstrous improvement over the Kodak.
Jan 29 13 09:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,411
Upland, California, US


Hero Foto wrote:

Yup ... and SD cards too ... no more CF for me

Fur sure... and ya got 2 card slots to play with in both cameras... yaaaaaaay... borat

Jan 29 13 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
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London Fog
Posts: 6,673
London, England, United Kingdom


Leggy Mountbatten wrote:

The 6D would seem to be a good fit for you.

Has anyone actually purchased a 6D, bad move by Canon IMO.

Jan 29 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Jacob delaRosa
Posts: 208
Birmingham, Alabama, US


My thoughts on the D600:

http://jndphotographyblog.tumblr.com/po … nikon-d600

I actually purchased a used D700 over the D600 for these reasons:

AF Spread sucks.
AF accuracy and lock chokes in low light. D700 is infinitely better.
I don't shoot video...yet smile

The dual cards slots are very nice as is the sensor but from my hands on experience with both the D700 and the D600, the D700 is, in my opinion, the better stills camera. Just my two cents.
Jan 29 13 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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redbanana
Posts: 775
Lexington, Kentucky, US


I also passed on selling my D700 to pick up the D600. I rented one and here is my feelings on the camera vs the D700.

Pros vs the D700: Shoots video, does a little better in high iso range, those large 24mp images, dual SD slots, image quality is better.

Cons vs the D700: 5.5 fps, dual SD slot, Max 1/4000 shutter, only 39 focual points, no sync port, only 1/200 sync speed with lighting.

Summary: So yes i listed the dual SD slot twice because depending on the person that could be a good or a bad thing. Personally i find it a bad thing because i've had tons of SD cards (sandisk) fail on me but maybe that is more to do with the Soney NEX-5 that my wife uses them in. The 1/4000th might not be a big issue for some people but for me I shoot sports which is why the 5.5fps is a downfall. Yes i realize the D700 does 5fps but with the grip and 8AA's or the EL4a's you get 8fps in FX mode. The lack of focual points annoys me but im sure some could get used to it and maybe they only use center weighted anyway.

Now the biggest issue is no sync port, why? I don't understand why Nikon did that nor do i understand the 1/200th for lighting. I even had issues getting it to sync at the 1/200th with an AB800 about 1 ever 20 frames had some black bar going on. For me the D600 isn't not a do everything be everything type of camera that the D700 is/was. Sure it's image quality is getting dated and lacking video and some of the other bells and whistles makes it less appealing to new FF shooters. However when put through the paces by an eclectic shooter i think it will fall on its face behind the D700.
Jan 29 13 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Leggy Mountbatten
Posts: 12,560
Kansas City, Missouri, US


Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
The 6D would seem to be a good fit for you.
London Fog wrote:
Has anyone actually purchased a 6D, bad move by Canon IMO.

It's actually been getting some good reviews. It certainly has some weaknesses vs. the competition, but it appears to have the most sensitive AF of any camera on the market, and a sensor to match it. Sounds like a great low light camera, and more evidence that Canon has put quality of AF back on the front burner.

Jan 29 13 05:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mark Harris Photography
Posts: 491
Edison, New Jersey, US


I'm glad to hear all of this. My D600 is being delivered tomorrow as a big time upgrade from the D3200 I purchased last year to get started with digital. I'm excited about the full frame sensor as well as the ability to use my old AI lenses from my film days.
Jan 29 13 06:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,215
Salem, Oregon, US


i played with one at xmas but didn't pull the trigger. the sample pictures i've seen look good, though.

i suppose i should get a 5D MK III but just didn't want to spend that much. plus it seems like a more complex A/F.

Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
The 6D would seem to be a good fit for you.

Jan 29 13 06:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,067
Alexandria, Virginia, US


I have two publications with it.  Superb high ISO.  Excellent IQ.  Medium sized body, about half way in between a D7000 and a D700 - D7000 layout - sort of "prosumer".   

Focusing is noticeably slower in low light and on moving targets than the D4 / D800

DR is nice.

Unpardonable sin:  Nikon have not included the provision to be able to lock aperture and / or shutter speed in this camera even though it has always been standard on semi-pro and pro cameras in their lineup.   it is too easy to nudge the aperture or shutter speed wheel during handling and wind up with problems when shooting in studio.   Stupid to have to use strips of duct tape on a $2K camera....

That being said, my usual approach is to use the 24-70f2.8 on the D800 and the 70-200f4 on the D600 for headshots.  There is enough light for focusing not to be a prob in this application.
Jan 29 13 06:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Leggy Mountbatten
Posts: 12,560
Kansas City, Missouri, US


twoharts wrote:
i suppose i should get a 5D MK III but just didn't want to spend that much. plus it seems like a more complex A/F.

There is definitely a learning curve.

Jan 29 13 07:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Theuns Verwoerd
Posts: 142
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand


Unless you shoot in very low light (ISO6400 wide open) or need full frame, just get the D7000.

I upgraded from the D7000 to the D600 - don't regret it, since it focuses better in the stupid dark and has much better high ISO performance - but you pay 3x the price for that privilege, and need FX lenses to go with it.
Jan 30 13 12:11 am  Link  Quote 
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ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Jan 30 13 05:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,985
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Luke Ryan Photography wrote:
this camera looks very nice.  anyone have experience with it ?

Canon/Nikon user here.

I like this better than the Canon 6D.

But that's just me and my prefs...

.

Jan 30 13 06:08 am  Link  Quote 
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L Cowles Photography
Posts: 832
Corona, California, US


I looked at both the D600 and D7000 which are basically the same camera except for the larger sensor and a few other things.  For me it made sense to go with the D7000.  I dind't want to have to upgrade my lenses to get the use of the larger sensor.  Also you loose the 1.5x advantage if you shoot birds and other distant subjects.

As for the complaint not haveing a PC syn on these cameras, this bothered me when looking at them but 95% of the time, I am using a radio trigger that slides into the hot shoe, for the few times I might want to connect to something by wire, I can use the little cube adapter.
Jan 30 13 06:19 am  Link  Quote 
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