: ) I'm looking deep. deep into the chasm of my soul.
And I agree with and have concluded the same from your review. Really the one thing I dislike, as a previous post mentioned, is biting the bullet on a non-pro layout but knowing that you just have to.
As a researcher by trade, I didn't want to lead anyone, but am interested if anyone has suffered from odd fatigue because of the grip. And really, it isn't a deal breaker. The erg's are the erg's of the camera, and the d600 is a beast of an FX cam.
With that said, when dropping $2,100 for a piece of equipment, especially as an artist / amateur / enthusiest, you really do need to weigh all the factors — are the windows automatic, check. Are the seats leather, check. Does it have a cup holder...no cup holder! : )
Anyways, point being, the D700 feels better in my hands (albeit is heavier), has a pro layout, produces beautiful images with great high iso capabilities (granted not new tech and not as good as the d600) — but lacks video.
Commenting to another earlier post, I have FX lenses already as I've spent wisely in anticipation for an FX body. But, I don't want to spend my hard earned dolla billz and always hate one or two things about the camera — Know what I mean? — Then again, I could just accept my fate, Buy it, and be a super duper happy person because I have a really amazing instrument : )