First Time FF User - 5DM3 or D600?

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
drxcm Regular Member • Posts: 111
I went through the same process recently..

Never had FF DSLR - have had a bunch of cameras over the years (incl. Nikon and Canon SLRs) but not invested in any system until now.

Really liked the Canon 5D III ergonomics

Really liked the Nikon D600 sensor attributes

AF on each camera exceeds my requirements which are People and Landscape (same as yours).

In the end it came down to the lens lineup, and for my purposes the Nikon system seemed a better option.  Not to mention the cheaper D600 body let me get my hands on more glass.

I went with:


14-24mm f2.8G

28mm f1.8G

50mm f1.8G

85mm f1.4G

SB-700 flash

I will probably end up with the 70-200 VR II at some stage, and a general purpose VR zoom for video (maybe the 24-120 f4 VR).  And probably the grip...

I couldn't be happier and have no regrets.

I still prefer the ergonomics of the Canon, but the Nikon is a GREAT camera with a GREAT lineup of lenses that has really improved over the last few years.  You can nitpick the cameras to bits, but ultimately both are great.  I got my hands on more glass this way, so it seemed like a no-brainer.

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