Tue 11-Dec-12 03:17 AM | edited Tue 11-Dec-12 07:59 AM by mpage
>>I think taking a hard look at your needs as opposed to >>which camera is better is a more rational approach to choosing >>the right camera.
>That's certainly a valid approach. Another, possibly equally >valid, is to get the best camera you can reasonably afford as >your needs could grow over time and you don't want to be >limited by the camera.
The most valid approach would be to buy all three bodies, the D600, the D800, and the D800E. I'm not married, but if I did have a wife, I imagine she would say something like "to be safe you better buy all three cameras."
One needs to evaluate his or her requirements and choose the best option for them. Digital cameras are disposable. How long before Nikon announces the D900?
For me, the money was important, but It was not the primary issue in my choice. Now I can put the difference in the cost of the D600 towards the purchase of a 70-200mm VRII. The lens is likely to be around for much longer than the D600, given the quick pace of technology. How long will it be before the next bigger and better arrives?
Simply put, the D600 fits my needs better than the D800 bodies, and it will likely fit my needs going forward for two or three years.
Disclaimer: This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with the D800. I like the D800. Some of my best friends are D800 cameras. In fact, I think my niece is dating a D800E.