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Old Oct 6, 2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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D600 in my hands, will be reading the fine manual and making adjustments and taking lots of practice shots with it.

Reading online elsewhere, some people reporting the same oil on the sensor problem as the D7000 . . .


After I've had some time to get used to a full-frame DSLR I'll post another shot or two here and there.


. . . and I still have the D90 and DX lenses for it.
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 8:56 PM   #12
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update: Shooting Raw? No support for the D600 yet in CS6 or the so ancient CS5 in Adobe software. Have to open raw files with included ViewNX2 software or some other 3rd party software and then convert to tiffs or jpegs.
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 10:17 PM   #13
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Since switching to digital, I have owned a D40, D90, and D7000. First the good news...resale value is great IF you sell it yourself. Got 80% on my D40 when upgraded to the D7000. Should get close to 80% when I sell my 55-200 for a 70-300. Yes, transitioning to full frame.

Since I do get paid to shoot, (ethically) I need 2 cameras and the D90 currently my back-up. Primarilly got the D7000 as I added video which is superior to th eD90 (and D300s) while stills with the D7000 are up at the D300s level. It just doesn't have the hardy build of the D300s, which I have never found to be a problem.

The D7000 is a very solid camera and has served me well. Waiting a few months, after the first of the year, and plan to upgrade to the D600, selling the D90 and the D7000 becomes the backup. Was amazed at how similar the menu structure was between both the D7000 and D600, and even the minor shortcoming of 3 brackets for HDR (vs up to 9 brackets on a single setting with the D300s and D800). But since I don't shoot that much HDR, I absolutely do not need the monster file size of the D800. Although the one thing I wish the D600 had was the ability to adjust aperture while filming video, like the D800, as opposed to presetting and fixed like the D7000 .

Overall, you can't go wrong with either.
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Old Oct 7, 2012, 11:09 PM   #14
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Shot some pics with an old 28-70 2.8 Sigma, they didn't look very sharp. So

I took some shots with a nikkor DX lens earlier today on the D600. Shooting raw I believe they were still around 14 megs, plenty of data there for most photos I'm going to shoot, and they look great. I don't think I made a wrong decision going full frame.
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Hi Frank,

I've been away for few days so am coming late to the discussion, however, I think that you're decision is the right course to take if noise is your main concern. Having had the D7000 for the last year, I can say that it is a wonderful camera. And, while the high iso performance is a significant improvement over the D90 -which it replaced, the D600 offers you much more.

I think the price and performance of the D600 is a game changer that has many DX users seriously thinking of upgrading to FX- me included.

Looking forward to seeing some sample images from your D600.

Need to make a decision before I go down to Marco Island in March.

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Hi Frank,

I've been away for few days so am coming late to the discussion, however, I think that you're decision is the right course to take if noise is your main concern. Having had the D7000 for the last year, I can say that it is a wonderful camera. And, while the high iso performance is a significant improvement over the D90 -which it replaced, the D600 offers you much more.

I think the price and performance of the D600 is a game changer that has many DX users seriously thinking of upgrading to FX- me included.

Looking forward to seeing some sample images from your D600.

Need to make a decision before I go down to Marco Island in March.

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You'll lose some reach with your tele zooms is the only drawback when you shoot birds. I'm fairly impressed with the difference in image resolution between the D90 and the D600.
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You'll lose some reach with your tele zooms is the only drawback when you shoot birds. I'm fairly impressed with the difference in image resolution between the D90 and the D600.
You make a good point. One that I've got to consider against the benefits of better low light performance. The one caveat is that most all of my bird shooting is done within 10-20 feet of the subject. So, distance is not as critical.
However, a lot of my shooting is at first light. Hi-ISO is definitely something of great interest to me.

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You make a good point. One that I've got to consider against the benefits of better low light performance. The one caveat is that most all of my bird shooting is done within 10-20 feet of the subject. So, distance is not as critical.
However, a lot of my shooting is at first light. Hi-ISO is definitely something of great interest to me.

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I've seen your bird shots with your D7000/70-200? and teleconverter - very nice shots.
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Glad to hear you got your D600,

Overall, a good decision I'm sure. For the first few sessions on mine I was not overly impressed with the few results I had attained, but, it was very overcast both times and I hadn't really played around with settings,, relying on the D300's knowledge of use. Actually I wanted mostly to compare to the D300, then I decided to play with settings and that's when it began to come into ts own. At this really early stage, I think it's fair to say that the D600 is a little sensitive on settings, at least certainly with my 24-120mm lens. The slightest change in light means changing some settings and once I get used to this, I am sure I will master some good, or should I say, even better shots...

Comparing the D600 to the D300 is not on really, because they are so different, the same but different - as in the same layout but different to use "out there"...

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update: Shooting Raw? No support for the D600 yet in CS6 or the so ancient CS5 in Adobe software. Have to open raw files with included ViewNX2 software or some other 3rd party software and then convert to tiffs or jpegs.
Can the D600 be set to shoot the RAW files as dng files vs nikons RAW format. Many cameras I have seen can shot the companies RAW format and dng format? Thats the universal format for RAW that Adobe can easily read, it can be read vy Adobe lightroom and CS4 (my local newspaper still uses CS4). Thats the format which I am shooting all of my RAW images as on my Pentax K-5

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