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#1 Leaviathan

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

The 600 is on my short list for upgrades from the 3300, but I don't see much talk about them on here. How do they perform overall? 


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

I have the D610 which is the D600 with the oil-spot-on-the-sensor problem solved and a slightly faster frame rate.  I like this camera.  My only beef with it is that the rear LCD sometimes looks more washed out than the actual shot, and I'm experimenting with settings to fix that.  My wife has a D3200 and the rear LCD on her camera is definitely better.  However, this is something I'm used to and it's not a big problem.  I got the 28-300mm Nikkor to go with this camera, and the combo is pretty heavy, but there are lighter alternatives like the Tamron 28-300 and others.

 

I think you can get this camera for under a grand now.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:23 PM

Lea I have a D600 but I won't be able to post until tomorrow I'm working late. But I'll give you my full opinion tomorrow.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:32 PM

I like 'em so much I have 3 of them.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:46 PM

Ok I'm home lets get the bad out of the way.
 
The original D600 had major issues with dust and oil on the sensors. Nikon Japan stated it was due to bad shutter assemblies so they did a major recall for anyone who owned a D600. The bad part is it took months maybe a year for Nikon to do this and even then some D600's went back to Nikon multiple times, namely mine was one of them. So the resale on the D600 is next to n nothing because you never really know if you got one that was fixed unless the owner kept his paperwork. I am not sure Nikon would still honor this since it has been a few years now. 
 
The good the IQ is fantastic on the D600 the 24mp FX sensor is very good and the high ISO performance is still by todays standards very good. The build is nice and it is weather sealed and made of metal and carbon fiber it is a nice camera and it has duel SD card slots. The AF is snappy and the viewfinder is also top notch all in all the D600 is an excellent camera.
 
All that said due to the issues I would opt for the D610 if you can it does not come with the same baggage as the D600 and it did improve a few minor things over the D600. Of coarse if you see a D600 deal that is to good to pass up and the owner can assure you it had the shutter replacement then I could see it still being a good deal.
 
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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:38 AM

Thanks, any idea what the shutter procedure would cost if someone other then Nikon did the work?


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:40 AM

$300-400.  IF 'someone other than Nikon' can procure a shutter mechanism. Nikon keeps a short leash on parts.


Edited by 480sparky, 11 May 2017 - 07:41 AM.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

If the right 600 comes along I'll jump on it, but I'd prefer one that was already recalled and repaired.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:43 PM

Der 605..love mine...still using it. Spent my money on glass. Thinking about my next one...Camera that is..


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