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06-15-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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Anyone considering the Nikon Fx D600 if price is right?

i dont mind getting one to complement pentax system and then a 24-70 with 50mm for lowlight and some portraiture work.

anyone else?

06-15-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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It's bigger, heavier and more expensive than my K-5 and 16-50 + FA 50, so nah. Plus I'm poor.

That and the fact that it doesn't really do anything I wish my K-5 could do. Flying springs to mind as an example.
06-15-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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Nikon ? Nope, happy with Ptax and Nikon wont run on 4 AA's.
06-15-2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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I was considering it, but I'd at least like to see performance results first...

But after the k-30 came out, it satisfied my WR needs. FF needs are secondary.

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Nope. I'm waiting for Pentax's coming FF. It'll be superior to Nikon.
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No, but I hope one of my friends get one. I would love to play with it.
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For me, PRICE IS RIGHT means US$200. My breath is not held.
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Well I'm not in a rush, so I can wait for Pentax to bring the same sensor in a Full Frame camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
For me, PRICE IS RIGHT means US$200. My breath is not held.
$200? Cheap!!!

/i know what you meant
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Just the lens thing means any FF decision waits until after Pentax brings one out. My 50, 35 and 90 will all work FF. That's over 1k in lenses right there. And as was pointed out above. Functionally FF mean nothing to me. You have to be interested in a certain type of shot to be interested in FF. You have to be interested in emulating a style that was popular in the 60's. IN the 60's with tri-x and 1.4-1.8 lenses a style of photography that incorporated narrow depth of field was common. My own, and I could show you dozens of pictures like that, were images stretched for maximum depth of field, on every image. I just find it amusing that people look at those images and think the narrow depth of field was a desired outcome. I used to start with 400 tri-x, to try and control grain, then push it to 1600 maximize what little depth of field I had, plus bump the contrast a bit. We thought we were pushing the limits of the medium and achieving max depth of field in low light. Little did we know, we were creating a "style" people now try to emulate and associate it with FF.

Actually that would be an awesome photo exercise kind of thing. Shoot at your highest possible ISO in the darkest possible conditions shoot everything wide open, , under-expose one stop, "push your film" to produce heavy noise and high contrast and weird artifacts in the shadows. Shoot in extremely low light with your histogram falling right off the left edge. I bet someone could invent a filter for that. We could call it "the full frame "look" on APS-c. It would actually be closer to the old school FF narrow DoF look than a modern FF would produce, because the modern FFs don't do all the cool stuff. They don't "push" the film, they don't under-expose, they don't make the grain or "noise" part of the effect.

I remember working with negatives that were so thin they looked like positives... some of the results were impressive, but, it's all so old now. New technology, new challenges. For some the challenge is to emulate the old challenges. Not to push the new technology but to create with the new technology pictures that were once cutting edge with the old technology. Life is strange.
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For me, the gain in speed is worth the price alone - I am currently thinking about mortgaging the house for a D3S though...
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Nah, I like what my K5 does. It suits my needs quite well.
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I am the one that do not care FF
If I really have that extra money, I would buy second k-5 and some other great lens.
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Not unless they make it smaller than I suspect it will be, and throw in a whole new set of free (and equally small) lenses as well. Why would I want to spend thousands of dollars replacing a system that already works fine is almost certainly a lot smaller and lighter than the Nikon?
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Nope. If Nikon had had a compact body with matching lenses I might have bought that. But they don't. So I didn't.

Can a big FF system offer me things the K-5 can't? Certainly! Would it make my pictures any better? I seriously doubt it would. In my case, the abilities of the system by far exceed the abilities of the togger...

And there's always room for a K-5 and a couple of pancakes

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