I'm ready to move to the Nikon FX line. Is the D4 image more nuanced and lively than the D800?

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Questions thread
KnightPhoto2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,976
Re: I'm ready to move to the Nikon FX line. Is the D4 image more nuanced and lively than the D800?

FTH wrote:

jps999 wrote:

Ah, thank you FTH to visiting my site and seeing what I'm trying to accomplish with a camera purchase. I've rented the D800 and used it on a wedding job and the files are just too large to efficiently get through the 2,000 images I normally shoot. So, that puts me in the market for a D600 or D4. Having worked for UPI with the top of the line Nikon film cameras I really appreciate the sturdiness and ergonomics of the top of the line. However, $6K is a lot of money for a D4 so before I pull the trigger on two new cameras I want to know if the images produced by the D4 are really worth the cash. It seems from the responses to my question the answer is no.

I'm thinking that buying a D700 on eBay may be the way to go. Thoughts?

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John Santoro
San Francisco photographer

Hi john, If you are interested in a second hand D700, then I would definitively give the D600 a try.

With grip, it just feels like a Nikon D4 (just lacking a few things and AF-ON button). You might also get the D600 to shoot video footage during your weddings. I have shot a few weddings with DSLR cameras and they came out like 16mm kodachrome film

I also agree with this, D600 should be in your mix under consideration.  All good cameras BTW (D3, D700, D3X, D3S, D4, D800/E, and D600).

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