D600 Auto Focus Points - Who Thought That Would Be A Good Idea?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
paulski66
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Re: D600 Auto Focus Points - Who Thought That Would Be A Good Idea?
In reply to David Rosser, Mar 29, 2013

David Rosser wrote:

It's not unique to D600 all the full frame Nikons are the same.  It's a design constraint of the location of the focus sensor and the secondary mirror.

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Although I think that the problem is more pronounced on the d600.

For the record, I think the d600 is a great camera. This limitation has never really bothered me much, though of course I would appreciate more overall coverage by the AF array.

It sounds like for your type of shooting, this is a deal-breaker. Which is too bad. On the plus side, a refurbed d700 can be had for less than a d600. You'll lose some pixels, it's probably about a wash in terms of low-light shooting, it's a sturdier camera and you'll gain greater coverage from the AF array. And I think you'll gain about 1.5 fps, too, if that's important to you.

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