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04-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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For current/prospective D600 Owners

Thom Hogan gives his lens suggestions for the D600:

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"So, D600 owners should be thankful. They've got a wide variety of lenses, both legacy and current, that work very well on the camera. Indeed, D600 users are sitting nearly perfectly in the FX sweet spot, as there are very few poor options, and all of those are legacy lenses. The D600 is so nicely in the sweet spot, it's going to lure a few folk who would have otherwise opted for a D7100, and it's that lens choice that is the bait. Perhaps that's been Nikon's strategy all along, but if it is, it's not a great strategy long term. Why? Because the D600 plus the simple lens set might very well be your Last Camera, plus smart consumers are not going to be all that inclined to be lured higher for more money again after being stretched so far once."

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That was an interesting read, thanks for posting. Of course the term 'smart consumers' and 'camera/lens nuts' who make up his readership are not consistent. Rather, we tend to convince ourselves that we are 'smart consumers' after spending hours and hours poring over technical details and opinions, as justification for the latest purchase. That Last Camera or Lens is only temporarily so And there's no harm in that, as long as we don't hide from the fact that researching and opining about equipment is a very large piece of our hobby.
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And there's no harm in that, as long as we don't hide from the fact that researching and opining about equipment is a very large piece of our hobby.
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Most of us are not professional photographers. I personally work at a desk job and in front of a computer. I would love to spend the time I have to at work outdoors taking pictures. Sadly, i have neither the talent nor the inclination to become a professional. Therefore, I waste time at work reading message boards and researching lenses and cameras.
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One consideration in favor of the D7100 is that you can get sharper lenses at less expense, weight and bulk. The new 70-200mm f4, for example, is really sharp on a crop sensor but not as sharp across the frame on a FF D600. Similarly with the newer kit 24-85mm lens. Those pro zooms are big, heavy and expensive.

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