>Which D300 menu setting are you referring to? Just curious. >I always do a half press to check which focus point is active, >but I've heard this comment before.
I mean you can do this after taking the photo. Press the centre button and zoom in on the focus point. As I no longer have a D300 or even a manual for one, I cannot tell you where this is, but presumably the playback menu?
>From what I saw of an in depth discussion here recently,with >some illustrations, I think the D600 is a bit tighter still, >but the majority of the compactness is just the way Nikon >seems to want to do this on FX.
Yes - it is a wee bit tighter but it is a generic FX issue, especially coming from the D300 or 300s.
>I do not believe that the idea of the Rule of Thirds has made >it to Japan yet
How many sensors do Leica give us?
>Probably best . I'm with you... on average I'd rather >throw my money at glass. The lenses I bought around the time >I bought my D2h are still my main lenses, where the D2h >languishes in my camera museum since the D2h charger and >batteries are worth more than the resale value of that body >and I need it for the MB-D10 .
Agree - though that may not apply, with hindsight, to pro DX glass..
>I would advise you to remove the 85 every now and then, maybe >once or twice a year, just to make sure it doesn't corrode in >place . It is truly a wonderful lens on FX. I feel your >joy!
ROFL - for someone who's never met me you know me too well! The tragic fact is that it was the 85mm drove me hard towards this - see my recent posts in the lens forum, one laying to rest a very old thread.
Cheers Neil and thanks for your advice now and a few months ago...
BTW looking at early shots I would gauge noise similar between
D200 - 1600 ASA D300 - ISO 3,200 D600 - ISO 25,600
But I cautiously expect with the D600 you really get another stop as the greater resolution allows more latitude for noise removal. Here is a random shot I just took at ISO 25,600 - not one that i will be printing but it makes the point.