Morning! Well I sold my D300 and some lenses and looking for a new FX Nikon. Really only 2 in my price range “D800 and D600” I have a 50mm 1.8---don’t we all, and a 70-300VR. Of course the D600 is at the top of my list. I starting selling my 70-300 VR lens but forgot "actually didn't know" it will work with FX cameras. Might get the D600 kit when I’m ready meaning the 24-85VR. I am in no great hurry and I have been following the forums on the D600 for info. I was thinking of a D800 1st but now the D600. I am used to the F100, D200, and the recently sold D300 build quality and am somewhat concerned about the built quality of the D600. I like a substantial feeling camera, BUT again it comes down to image quality. I usually buy extended warranties—from Nikon not the store ones, because after the manufacturer’s warranty ends it can get very expensive to fix. Any owners go from the D800 to the D600? Happy?
I wonder if closer to the holidays Nikon will drop it's prices a little, I hate buying something only to go on sale 2 weeks later. Although Crutchfiled has a 60 day return policy and I wonder if it coversd prices drops?
I went from a D70s to the D300, and now the D600 and am very happy with the upgrade in image quality. I can't comment on the D800, but just wanted to say that a D300 to D600 upgrade can, in some cases, be a great move.
I also have the 50mm f/1.8 and the 70-200mm VR. I'm pleased with the results.
Sorry for the late reply. I don't miss too much about the handling of the D300 yet, but haven't put the D600 through it's paces yet either. I'm pretty comfortable with the D600. I haven't tried to capture any action shots yet.
I walked around with it for two full days while on vacation, and with an Optech strap, it was comfortable shooting the entire day. I do not have the grip yet, but will be getting that in time.
I'm extremely impressed with the high ISO performance indoors with low light. That's also the primary reason I purchased it. That, and landscape, once things quiet down a bit.....
If I recall correctly the D300s was released in the fall. On boxing day just a few months later I purchased one for several hundred $ less than launch price.
This year I already have my own Christmas present picked out, even if I end up getting it a day later! Being patient for the D600 is trying but I've waited since the last Boxing Day sale I attended (the D700 was also on the shelf of course) so a few more weeks to save the price of a grip will be worth it.
Thanks for the info To add: I called Crutchfield and YES they do have a 60 day return policy which includes price protection. So If the price goes down soon such as on Black Friday or Xmas we are covered if we buy accordingly
I just upgraded from the (D70 ->) D300 -> D600 and have no regrets at all.
I have the grip on the D600 as well and it doesn't feel all that different to me (of course the handling of the camera is different but you'll get used to that very quick). Without the grip if feels smaller, but with grip it feels fine.
>Morning! > >So far so good with the D600 info/reviews/owners comments. >However 2 items stand out > >Oil on mirror-causes spots---True or a one time issue? >Green tint on LCD---True or a fix? > >Thanks > >Stssh I have neither issue on mine.
Was out shooting today and ran across someone with a D600 and 24-70. I have to say I was very impressed with the look and feel of the camera, even compared to my D300s. I thought if I were to get an FX camera I would go with the D800, but I need to give the D600 a closer look. What holds me back most of all with the D800 are the file sizes.