>Thom really drives home that the D600 is a consumer camera not >professional and he states that the D600 is not a qualifying >body for NPS. >
I think he sort of beat that topic into the ground. Since I am not a pro, I guess I am unaffected by such concerns, but if I was a pro, I would not let his review stop me from using the camera to make money.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof " - Carl Sagan
I don't think he was trying to be elitist - nor do I think he doesn't view the D600 as 'good enough' to be a pro camera. I read this as more of a treatise on how he perceives Nikon has organized its market hierarchy - it helps him with the predictions he makes as to forthcoming equipment.
Interesting that he says the ability to adjust aperture in movie LV is not possible as there are components missing - if that's correct then the firmware update that's been discussed a lot would seem to be a no-show?
I agreed with the review as far as my experiences go..well done.
I think people need to honestly shoot with the D600 to make an assessment, many cast judgement on reviews to where the said ndividual never used the camera, but just compare specs wise..and even then it looks great no matter how you compare it.
Some have mentioned how they don't consider this as a D700 replacement, which I disagree.
But my biggest gripe is the location of the ISO button, if they can conduct a firmware update to where they can add the ISO function to the list of options for the program button, that will be great!
>But my biggest gripe is the location of the ISO button, if >they can conduct a firmware update to where they can add the >ISO function to the list of options for the program button, >that will be great!
In P mode, I just use the easy iso and then the front dial becomes the ISO control.
I am having to unlearn my D90. The D600 exposure is more accurate so must resist the habit of cranking in a little exposure reduction as protection against blown highlights. The overall mode is much better on black surfaces (getting the overalk right) than my D90.
I know Hogan's D600 review is only a few days old, and 800+ pages, but am anxious to hear some comments on how well the ebook does in maximizing it's features. I did find his earlier D300 review a great read.
>I know Hogan's D600 review is only a few days old, and 800+ >pages, but am anxious to hear some comments on how well the >ebook does in maximizing it's features. I did find his earlier >D300 review a great read.
I'm 250 pages in reading it and so far compared to my previous D90 version I find it much better. He has got rid of the general DSLR stuff and concentrated more specifically on the camera and the settings and provides suggestions. Although he does seem to advise exercising caution on high ISOs which I have "ignored"
As I posted in a separate thread, this is a very in depth (at times tedious) analysis. In the end I was able to understand why I am doing things and why the camera behaves as it does. No details are spared from the history of the camera to color spaces and printing.
In spite of repeated references to the fact that this is not pro level camera he helps you get the most out of this tool. One of the most useful parts was discussing what type of shooter you are and how you should go about setting things up.
Would definitely recommend it even if you are just considering purchasing it and end up with something else.