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D600 - should I trade my DX lenses and my D300?

William Symonds

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"RE: D600 - should I trade my DX lenses and my D300?"

William Symonds Registered since 22nd Jan 2007
Sun 04-Nov-12 02:38 AM | edited Sun 04-Nov-12 01:18 PM by William Symonds

Neil

I think I will give the 28mm Ai a try. Which means I'm pretty close to doing this. The camera and lenses are in their boxes, and I have been trying my FX lenses on the F100 all evening.

The more I read about the D600 - I just went through the manual - the more impressed I become. To coin Hektor's phrase, the D600 really does seem to be the digital F100, with a perfect body size and optically just as good as as Nikon's top guns, and I cannot really see why I would want more in a camera for my purposes. In most respects is a delightful compromise between the D4 and D800 and is way cheaper than either.

I don't think I will miss much of the D300 functionality and the D600 has a bunch of new goodies to compensate. I have two concerns, but I am getting there and can live with them.

Firstly a couple more U modes would be cool, or maybe the ability quickly to change metering mode within a U mode, though I think that should be OK once I get into using the camera, and there is the regular mode too - so I'll use that for everyday stuff and set up U modes for portraits and sports.

Secondly the use of the centre button to zoom quickly to the focus point, which I shall really miss, though seems you can review faces pretty quickly, which may be adequate compensation. I got used to the lack of this on the X100 reasonably quickly.

Neil - agree that it looks like 2.5-3 stops by the way...

So I guess it's the end of DX SLRs for me....back to real focal lengths.. hooray!


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