Part II: Nikon wasting time & resources on a BS retro camera

Started Oct 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
TacticDesigns Veteran Member • Posts: 5,373
Re: Part II: Nikon wasting time & resources on a BS retro camera

DezM wrote:

dacrema wrote:

I purchased a D600 a few months ago. I love the camera (it does have some dust and oil issues but I can clean the camera's sensor). It is not the replacement for a D300 though.

The sensor when cropped to DX is about the size of a D200 and the dynamic range is great. You could do wonders with either in full frame or DX. My issue is shooting birds and things in the distance. I get more keepers with the D300. I also like the controls on the D300 better. Things like changing between spot, matrix and center weighted metering, picture modes, and the like. I was better able to accomplish those type of changes on the fly with the D300. There also more shutter lag when some settings are active as compared to the same settings with a D300. I've had the D600 long enough that I do not feel it is a user issue as much as a layout issue. These are tools a more advanced photographer work with.

I noticed the controls are different and some settings require an extra step or two. Like changing the AF points from Auto to Single on the rear control. That's gone. On the D610, it requires pressing the AF/M button on the lower left side near lens mount and than rotating the dials on the upper right of body near grip.

That AF/M button is also on the D4. (And D7000 and D7100 . . . ) So "if" a D400 comes out, I suspect it will have the same AF/M switch . . .

For me those issues are not a deal breaker, as I said - I love the camera. Also I purchased the D600 more for low light, work that would allow a more narrow DOF and some other things full frame does slightly better. If/when a D400 comes out I may make the jump. Though I may wind up with a 7100 now that I do not do as much outdoor sports.

I find it frustrating that there has been the a D700, two D800s, 600, 610 and now Df in full frame without a real change in the D300. The 300s is really the same camera.

I have issues with that too. You didn't mention the D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200 and D5300.

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