Fri 14-Sep-12 12:26 AM | edited Fri 14-Sep-12 12:26 AM by RockyIII
I am also fine and rather prefer the new style connector other than the fact that it can be bothersome with an L-plate attached to the camera. I hope Really Right Stuff will make an L-plate for the D600 that is not as constricting as the one for the D7000.
I'm afraid their description is a little misleading.
They says the socket accepts the MC-DC2 release, which is true, but although they call it "10-pin", it's not what people generally mean by "standard 10-pin remote socket". Here, we want to know if the D600 accepts the same threaded remote that is used by the D4, D3, D2, D800, D700, D300, F6, F5 etc - and the answer is that it doesn't.
I'm not a devotee to the 10-pin, but I do like not having it blocked by the L-bracket.
I own one of this style cable releases but never used it once on my D7K because I can't access the port. I like the ML-L3 anyway, probably my favorite remote release and I wish they supported it on the Dx00 models.
Yes, you will have to buy new ones. But the good news is that the release is like $20 and is easy to plug in. No need to mess around with getting the round plug lined up and trying to screw it down. The wireless remote will also work, and that is like $15. I hate that old round plug.
Not quite sure if this is what you meant but it does allow GP-1 connection - just not sure how many pins that is. This info directly from Nikonusa.org info on D600. Now if they would only post the manual so I can read up on camera before it arrives next week.
The D7000 uses a micro USB connection. I like it better than the 10 pin connection except it sticks out too far so I have to position my L-bracket with more space. There is a right angle micro USB connector that would solve the problem but I have not tried it yet.
Mon 17-Sep-12 11:33 AM | edited Mon 17-Sep-12 11:36 AM by km6xz
Yes, I got a kick out of his overly dramatic angst over 1/3 stop shutter speed difference making his shots unusable. Fine, it was obviouslynot made for him but neither are the Canon 5d series either which will come as a major surprise to the tens of thousands of pro and amateur studio strobe and speed light shooters who are getting exactly what they want. It all seems like such a silly rant that I am sure he will feel embarrassed by it later. This happens so predictably every time a model comes out that changes anything that a current user of lower model has developed a habit for. The claims of "deal breaker" or "unusable" are coming fast and furious. If the only method they can use to operate the camera are those they have a habit for, why would they ever need to replace their camera they have now? The only one in the world that fits their habits totally is the very one already their hand. There would be no advances at all if manufacturers had to cater to past habits alone. There is no requirement to upgrade, they have what fits their style now, they should get a good stock or spare parts while they are still available and keep it forever. We have heard these same emotionally charge objections about moving something or using a different connector with every model release before the camera is even held. A good example was one person who claimed the D600 was unusable because it did not have the AEl/AFl button in the right place but total displacement was only 0.3 inches and proven by a scale overlay of a D300 against a D600 which showed the tiny shift in position to what most would agree was even a better location, slightly. The habits will change with a little time. Any parent of a 5 year old knows this one. Stan St Petersburg Russia
I'm no flash expert by any means. I just thought to pass along the info from someone who has a stellar reputation for and is an expert in small flash use. I'd be interested in seeing what Joe McNally has to say about this.
No matter to me as I do not plan to buy a D600. I use a D4, D800E and and a D3x as a backup which is all I need.