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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: D600 low light AF"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 08-Mar-13 07:52 AM

I would think that if all the settings were appropriate, and the subject was a good AF target, there is a problem with a D600 if it can't focus in lower light than almost any camera before it except a D4, D800. -1ev is pretty low light.
Last week I needed shots without flash for an event in a dark lounge/restaurant for a 269 member meeting of a young business club.
I used a D7000 which is less capable camera in low light for AF or noise, and a D800. The D800 is just a little better than a D600 AF in low light. What is low light? 1 stop underexposed required f/2.8, 1/125 and ISO 25k! I had the option of f/1.4 but most shots were of two people or more so even 2.8 was too narrow of DOF. AF failed too often with the D7000 but worked every time with the D800 so I got no usable shots with the D7000 and every one of the D800 got focus. The D600 should have gotten many of those images in focus.
So unless the OP was in even dimmer light, there is a problem.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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