Dive into the D600

Taking the deep dive into the D600 or not ?

As most of you will know I have been shooting with a D200 and was eagerly awaiting the new D400 in the year I turned fourdotzero …

But Nikon decided otherwise …

No D400 yet, and a full frame released called D600 on Photokina  which was one of the best kept rumours. Some of you told me at midsummer on the fourdotzero party I should wait for this full frame and have a look at it.

Which I did (thanks Gert)

So, what is in the package ?!?

The very first consumer FX body of Nikon, and what a package it is …

If you are what Ken calls a measurbator don’t read on, as this is not about the numbers, but about the gut feelings …

My View

My view is not about comparing the D800 with the D600, or the latest Canon body (which is for sure great) with Nikon, my view is all about upgrading your piece from a Dxxx to a D600.

I purchased a D50, got tricked in a D200 and enjoyed shooting the last 4 (or 5) years with it …

Now, how does it feel to upgrade ?

The reviews …

Well, do read on all the reviews out-there, including DP Review which is the best side to get the full picture, and Kens view if you are willing to jump ship …

Just type D600 in Google if you want the full picture, but most of them never get any further as DP and Ken …

So .. the points of the Jury ?

Well, if you have a D200 and have been waiting like me, I would jump (and I don’t have a glass bowl) as I still like my jump …

Some good stuff …

The Body. It is not too small. I was really afraid going from the D200 the body would feel to small, but hey, I already completely forgot it is a few mm smaller at each side. If you have a D200 … the body size is not what you should worry about.

The Silly Slider. Well, we got some consumer stuff in the left slider at the top. Read Kens review if you are like me wondering about this one. I actually switched more between P/S/M in the last day then I ever played on my D200 with it … (but the ISO button sucks …)

All the other stuff … 
I luv the flash in commandar mode to no longer fire. I no longer need my SG-3IR
I luv the FX …
I luv the Focus Points (whatever the dudes say)
I luv … the viewfinder …
I luv the LCD at the back (even the live view of pictures when laying on the ground shooting Lego), I luv the …
I luv the liveview for my street ME2 shots

This body is a serious upgrade if you come from something like a D200 like me, and I like every moment of the ride …

Some bad stuff

These are things I don’t like … (yet)

No ISO indication at the top LCD. Well, I was so used to check it there …

The ISO and Quality button … aaargh. I keep on changing the quality level from RAW+JPEG/Fine to something else because the ISO button is at the back and I select the wrong one …
I am sure I can change it but it is a very dangerous thing to have it there …

No Lightroom integration yet (Nikon and Adobe, you fail here epic)

And some stuff to come in the days to come …

For now, I ignored the signs and took the deep dive … into Nikon D600

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