D600 or not? Decision time!
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lbfritts
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Posted: 12/20/2012 10:14:47 AM
All these deals on the D600! Savings include a 24-85 lens, spare battery and remote..... really been thinking of upgrading my D90 this year.....

Oh, what to do - merry christmas to me or hold off??????


LEANNE



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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:40:44 PM
Oh, by all means... just do it! You won't regret it!

Just call me "The Enabler"
Rhonda



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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:35:06 AM
Would you please just go ahead and do it and then let me know what you think of it?

I'm very seriously thinking about selling my D7000 and going with the D600. I still have my D90, which I think I like better than the 7000.


Kerry
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lbfritts
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Posted: 12/21/2012 3:18:49 PM
I'm still on the fence - thinking about a major website overhaul and that will suck the cash out of my business this new year......

I am giving myself till year end to decide...

Kerry - go for it.
Rhonda - you are an enabler!

Thanks ladies!!



Pix2day

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Posted: 12/21/2012 4:09:37 PM
LeAnne, usually there are tons of rumors floating around before new Nikon releases. I have one D700 and a D300 for backup. I shoot weddings, so backup is critical. Well, when Nikon released the D800, I really didn't care for the specs on it and opted instead to buy a lighly used second D700. I would have waited if I'd had any idea that the D600 was coming.

Once you start using full frame, you'll wonder what took you so long! It would be a major upgrade to your D90.

Rhonda



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Posted: 12/22/2012 7:10:26 AM
Rhonda

One thing holding me back is the weight - and the D600 is the lightest of the full frames. I used my dad's d700 with the 24-70 and that baby was pretty heavy for my poor aching back!

Since I sell mainly 4x6 prints, the full frame is not a huge issue for me with my business. I've been waiting for a D300 replacement but I think the 600 is probably it!

Cheers!



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Posted: 12/22/2012 10:19:16 AM
The size of the print isn't so much the thing for me -- there's just almost a magical quality to the D709 images! Just amazing. You can get used to the weight. Also, the low-light performance is amazing. I routinely shoot at ISO 2500 with no noIse. If I go higher than that I can run it through noiseware for a very usable image.

Rhonda



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Posted: 12/22/2012 2:22:52 PM
Yes, that high ISO is one thing I am looking for - D90 very limited with it. And most of my lenses, will work. Just not the 12-24 wide angle....

Thanks Rhonda!!


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