Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Regret purchasing D600 vs D800

rehkram

US
3 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800"

rehkram Registered since 09th Jun 2013
Tue 25-Jun-13 03:34 AM | edited Tue 25-Jun-13 03:36 AM by rehkram

As a software guy I would like to comment that I am fairly sure that in 10 years, or even 5, the bar will be raised so much higher. I am cognizant of Moore's Law, both in terms of addressable storage and addressable fast memory. Beyond Moore's Law lay advances in image processing theory and the resulting improvements to software. Rumsfeld's Law is also in play, "...and there are things we know we don't know..."

As a result of these cogitations I have come to time my digital camera body purchases carefully and fully accept that shortly after getting it home it will be obsolete. I got the D600 after much research and love it, while fully accepting it will be a regarded as 'a good camera but a piece of junk by modern standards' by, say, 2016. The same goes for every other body on the market today. You are basically buying a computer with a superior lens mount, and we all know what happens to computers. Ergonomics are also in play.

I guess my philosophy has evolved to periodically upgrade camera bodies when I judge the time is right (price + performance), and to buy great lenses as and when they appear (they never get old unless Nikon conquers the limitations of material science).

The time was right for me to buy the D600. Like most of you probably I like to stay off the bleeding edge, with both bodies and lenses, and will wait for the bugs to be worked out and the reviews to come in. One of the advantages of age is increased patience apparently.

Anyway, that's just my perspective on the discussion, thanks for listening if you got this far. I'm new to the forum by the way, very nice to be here reading this stuff.

Mark.

This is a hot, active topic! Regret purchasing D600 vs D800 [View all] , mickeyb48 , Sat 01-Jun-13 12:45 AM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
1
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
2
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
3
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
5
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
6
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
14
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
15
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
4
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
7
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
10
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
18
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
19
               Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
20
                    Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
23
                    Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
24
                         Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
27
                              Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
28
                              Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
37
                    Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
26
                         Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
29
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
8
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
9
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
11
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
12
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
13
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
16
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
17
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
21
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
22
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
31
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
32
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
34
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
33
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
25
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
30
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
35
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
36
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
38
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
39
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
40
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
41
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
42
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
43
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
44
     Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
45
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
46
          Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
47
Reply message RE: Regret purchasing D600 vs D800
48