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Cagger Registered since 21st Sep 2012
Mon 08-Oct-12 06:03 AM

My D600 arrived.

Smaller than I expected I suppose - about the same as a D300 which I am used to.

No green shift in either the LCD or the images.

However a marked purple fringing - CA - along areas of high contrast using a good lens wide open at 1.4 but which disappeared by 2.2 - 2.8

This surprised me as I had nover noticed this on film - or shooting DX. In fact I re-visited some old D300 images taken with the same lens and there was no CA there. The D600 is meant to correct CA automatically and it certainly hasn't done here - or else without the auto correction, the CA is so extreme that it scarcely bears thinking about.
It is easily corrected in LR so it isn't a big deal I suppose but I am disappointed that it is there at all.
Could it be the camera?

I think that I'll go along to a shop with my lens and try a few shots on demo models to see if there is any difference.

What a waste to have a scene mode on a camera of this level. I'd rather a U3. A shame that scenes are not user configurable.

I also bought a 28-300 lens as well as a general walkabout lens. I normally shoot much shorter primes but I like to have something with a bit of reach for some casual fun. For years I've used an 18-200 on a DX.
What a mistake. The weight of the 28-300 is too great to keep it still - for me anyway - and I expect that I will sell it on quite quickly and look or a smaller lens.

The 28-200 G lens is very plastiky but light and so it will have to do - even if it might have to be a silver one!!
With 24mp I can easliy crop long shots with excellent results.
For the moment I have set U2 for long lens use - higher ISOs, so that I get higher S speeds to help reduce the effects of the lens waving around.

I have to say that for the last couple of years I have been shooting a lot with a Fuji X100. I've really become attached to light weight and the EVF.
I'm on the verge of selling off my DX kit. The forthcoming release of the Fuji 1-ex may be the factor which prompts that final decision.

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