Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

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jbancroft1957 Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Hoping I've bagged a bargain!
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I just couldn't resist at £1079 for a D600 + 24-85mm VR from John Lewis.

I say 'hope' because I'm nervous about my camera having the notorious oil splatter problem but at that price I thought it was worth the risk, plus it's a UK spec so covered by Nikon UK.

Arrives tomorrow

John

Nikon D600
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WIMorrison Senior Member • Posts: 1,463
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

Don't worry, just enjoy the camera and tAke lots of pictures
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chrisd107 Contributing Member • Posts: 511
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

John Lewis is a good store, I think you have a good deal! Enjoy your your camera.

Chrisp
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Penny123 Regular Member • Posts: 355
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

I had been contemplating a new camera from my D90 and have been doing a bit of research.  I hadn't really thought of going full frame but thought I'd have a look in this section of the forum and seen the offer you got (I am also in the UK)  It does seem a good price considering the camera alone is selling for more than £1,300 on amazon.co.uk.  Decision time for me!

mais51
mais51 Senior Member • Posts: 1,694
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

Penny123 wrote:

I had been contemplating a new camera from my D90 and have been doing a bit of research. I hadn't really thought of going full frame but thought I'd have a look in this section of the forum and seen the offer you got (I am also in the UK) It does seem a good price considering the camera alone is selling for more than £1,300 on amazon.co.uk. Decision time for me!

Go for the 610, don't really want to live with hope and pray all the time, D600 - not worth the risk - may be OK for now but who knows what would happen in a few years time - unless you are not planning to keep the camera for more than a couple of years.  Resale value will surely suffer regardless

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ah001 Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

It's a bargain, but it's a low quality kit.  Don't worry about oil spots, they are easily cleaned with cotton tip and gentle moist blow...worry about the camera performance and lens distortions.  IMHO, only ISO performance works fine in that kit.

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MrPicky Regular Member • Posts: 120
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

Dont go looking for spots and youll be fine.

eths
eths Contributing Member • Posts: 775
Re: Hoping I've bagged a bargain!

My D600 has been immune to the splatter syndrome, so I, personally, wouldn't be too worried. It's a great body, so enjoy!

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JF69 Contributing Member • Posts: 754
Good luck & enjoy John!

Keep us posted, & please be sure to share some of your pics too.

Enjoy!

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jbancroft1957 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Thanks everyone - it's arrived! (nt)

John

frank-in-toronto Senior Member • Posts: 1,028
Re: Thanks everyone - it's arrived! (nt)

well, this is the first thread where someone has said it's a low-quality kit. amazing the comments people make.  it's entry level full frame. no question.  the af spread is not as wide as some folks need.  if u get the oil/dust issue (i sure did), get the copper hill cleaning kit and check/clean as needed. u'll get good at it.  for the price, it's a great body.

jkjond
jkjond Veteran Member • Posts: 7,824
Re: Thanks everyone - it's arrived! (nt)

jbancroft1957 wrote:

John

Stunning deal, you can't go wrong at that price. I'm sure I've read somewhere (no doubt on here) that people are taking the oil prob back to nikon who now have a permanent cure.

Here you go: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52906732

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