D600 price drop soon. Also to be replaced by new D600S model

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
ultimitsu
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Re: D600 price drop soon. Also to be replaced by new D600S model
In reply to alx357, Apr 18, 2013

alx357 wrote:

IF you ever used a flash outdoors at any considerable distance, like lighting a large group at an outdoor wedding, you would then understand the difference a third-stop makes, either in flash range, or depth of field, or shutter speed, however you are pressed.   1/250 is pressing the lower limits already, and I have found that the Nikons that are listed at 1/250 actually sync at 1/320, ( not with the bogus fast-sync feature ) but with a NON-DEDICATED flash, plugged into the Prontor-Compur connection of an AS-15 on the hot-shoe.  And for usable fill-flash with daylight ambient, you can use 1/400 sec, since the "shutter shadow" will only occur at a small strip at the top of the frame, not on the subjects, and be lit by the ambient daylight anyway.

Notwithstanding Ken's judgement that 1/3 stop is insignificant, real-world usage shows it is important.   It is the one flaw in the D600, and the D90, that keep these cameras in a lower category.

1/250 is the best cmos sensors do. plenty of high end cameras dont do that.

5D2's is also 1/200, 6D is either 1/180 or 1/200.

leica s2, a 27000 USD camera, has sync speed of 1/125s. (and it is not even a CMOS camera)

So 1/200 for D600 is not a flaw, it is a mid-level spec-ed feature.

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