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  1. #31
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    If I had a 700 I'd skip a gen too, but you and I are out of sync 1 gen. I'm jumping one way or the other this week. Still leaning to the 800 because the cash isn't the deciding factor for me, but I still don't like the large files.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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  2. #32
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    It's been awhile since I've been here. When Nikon announced the D600 I thought I would drop in to see what you guy's thought about it.
    I'm getting ready to buy a new body. I was trying to decide between the d300s or the d7000. Then last week the D600 messed everything up.
    I will be upgrading from a D80. I shoot mostley landscapes and sunsets. What would the biggest benefit of an FX sensor be?
    I have 5 lenses not counting my kit lenses. 2 FX and 3 DX. The 2 I use the most is the Nikon 18-105 DX and the Nikon 70-300 FX.
    So this is not an issue if I go with the D600, I will just buy FX lenses in the future.
    Do you think my SB 800 would work on the D600?
    Are the frames in the 600 and 7000 built like the frame in the 300? Given my style of shooting and equiptment what would you reccomend.
    Your opinions on these cameras would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Nikon D600, Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G DX, AF-S Nikkor VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED DX, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D,
    AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.55.6 G ED VR DX, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Quantaray AF LD 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Tele-Macro(1:2) , Nikon SB 800, SB 600, Expodisc

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    I will be upgrading from a D80. I shoot mostley landscapes and sunsets. What would the biggest benefit of an FX sensor be?
    More details, higher dynamic range

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    I have 5 lenses not counting my kit lenses. 2 FX and 3 DX. The 2 I use the most is the Nikon 18-105 DX and the Nikon 70-300 FX.
    The Dx lenses will work fine the camera will just run in DX mode of approx 10.3 MP so you can continue to use the DX lenses you have as long as you want. The only thing to watch is that there will be a DX crop appear in the viewfinder when DX lenses are fitted so make sure you frame your images inside that crop. Don't forget that the 70-300 will appear shorter and wider on the FX body.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Do you think my SB 800 would work on the D600?
    Of course it will

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Are the frames in the 600 and 7000 built like the frame in the 300? Given my style of shooting and equiptment what would you reccomend.
    The D300/D700 have full magnesium weather sealed pro grade chassis. The D600 has a half magnesium weather sealed chassis that should would fine for all but the most extreme conditions. I suspect that this will be the chassis of the future and even pro cameras will be heading this way to save costs and weight.

    One more thing. D80 = SD cards, D600 = SD cards. D300s = CF cards. If you go to the D300s you will need additional cards AND the d300 uses a battery that has now been outlawed in many parts of the world due to it's exposed terminals so who knows how long the supply of replacement batteries will be around.

  4. #34
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    Thanks KIWI. The battery was a selling point for the 300 because it uses the same one as my D80, and I have 3 of them. So this info knocks the 300 out of the running.
    Nikon D600, Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G DX, AF-S Nikkor VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED DX, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D,
    AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.55.6 G ED VR DX, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Quantaray AF LD 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Tele-Macro(1:2) , Nikon SB 800, SB 600, Expodisc

  5. #35
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    How often does anybody shoot at 1/4000 or higher? The highest I
    I've shot is 1/1000. Might get the D600 after work today.

  6. #36
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    If you use a F2.8 lens for shallow depth of field and forget to drop your iso from 400 to the cams base of 200 then you'll be over 1/4000s on any Australian summers day.

    The D600 and d800 are however base iso 100 so perhaps it's not as much as a problem as I've previously found.

    The same goes for using fill flash, I'll require better technique to compensate for slower sync speeds on the new cams.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  7. #37
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    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    Yeah, you looking at the same thing as me Rooz, the same DR. 2 damn fine cameras to choose from.

    But don't forget your Strobist
    http://strobist.blogspot.com.au/2012...-you-jump.html
    Last edited by Dread Pirate Roberts; 09-20-2012 at 07:19 AM.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Jcon, I thought you had the left focusing issue on your D800 and got rid of it?
    No, that was another forum member. Mine was fixed by Nikon.
    Jason

    "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."-2Pac


    A bunch of Nikon stuff!

  10. #40
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    Yeh the sync speed we already highlighted as a drawback as is the shutter speed. I don't care about the missing port. I only ever use cybersyncs.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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