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    Thumbs up Nikon D600

    A 24MP low priced FF camera on the horizon from Nikon!

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    They seem to be on a roll nowadays!

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    Re: Nikon D600

    Very interesting, particularly if it comes in a D7000 sized body.
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    Re: Nikon D600

    It would be interesting to see the high ISO performance of this compared to the D800.

    One would expect it to be better.

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    Re: Nikon D600

    No internal AF motor it says -- which would be stupid and make it a non-starter for me. Assuming it has an internal AF motor and better high ISO than the D800, it becomes a GREAT 2nd body option
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    Nikon D600


    Sounds like the entry level FX camera I was waiting for, the D700 successor.

    How silly they never reveal at least a short term road map ...

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    Re: Nikon D600

    Interesting camera,

    maybe my backup and real low light alternative to the D800E

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    Re: Nikon D600

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    No internal AF motor it says -- which would be stupid and make it a non-starter for me. Assuming it has an internal AF motor and better high ISO than the D800, it becomes a GREAT 2nd body option
    It is time that Nikon obsoleted the screw focus lenses. What a better way to do it than come up with a cheap FF camera!

    With new lenses (28/1.8 AFS, for example) being released, it does not seem to be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    It is time that Nikon obsoleted the screw focus lenses. What a better way to do it than come up with a cheap FF camera!

    With new lenses (28/1.8 AFS, for example) being released, it does not seem to be a problem.
    +1

    should have happened long time ago!

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    Re: Nikon D600

    If it's relatively compact, it will be a fantastic travel camera with the 28, 50, 85mm f/1.8 AF-S trio. Part of the low price would probably also be using an existing sensor as basis, which would mean the one from the D3X, maybe even a simplified version (lower frame rate, the A850 version?).

    Steen, not having a road map seems to have been very successful, at least for Nikon. They did get your money for the D800, didn't they

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    >No internal AF motor it says -- which would be stupid and make it a non-starter for me.

    What lenses do you want to use that have AF but are not AF-S?
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    Re: Nikon D600

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >No internal AF motor it says -- which would be stupid and make it a non-starter for me.

    What lenses do you want to use that have AF but are not AF-S?
    If I look at myself, I would have to replace the 50 and 85mm f/1.8. Although that's not a fortune, it would cover part of the distance up to the D800. For those with more expensive AF and AF D lenses, it may soon become rather costly, and some lenses (105, 135 and 180) don't even have an AF-S equivalent.

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    Re: Nikon D600

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >No internal AF motor it says -- which would be stupid and make it a non-starter for me.

    What lenses do you want to use that have AF but are not AF-S?
    My 105DC for one ---

    But the point is valid -- for the "savings" I could buy an 85G...
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    Re: Nikon D600

    I'm probably in the minority here and of course eliminating the ability of using screw driven lenses helps in keeping costs down in this body....but I personally would desire that they don't eliminate this feature. As Jack mentioned, the DC lenses couldn't be used in their AF mode and if one actually uses the DC feature along with AF, the AF 85mm lenses are not a substitute, except for being a moderate focal length telephoto. Obviously image characteristics of both are different. Additionally many interesting legacy or "near legacy" and older lenses, including some 3rd party ones which don't have AF-S equivalents could only be used in MF. Admittedly, some of these lenses are not the most common or often used lenses but many are used and/or cherished by their users. Although manual focus could be employed, the convenience of using AF is certainly desireable. Except for the possible cost increase, having screw driven drive ability kept in a body, certainly doesn't reduce the capability of the body in any way. In other words, something to be gained and absolutely nothing lost in the camera body feature set.

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    Re: Nikon D600

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    My 105DC for one ---

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    Have you been shooting your 105DC on D800 ? any picture here if you have ? and if, how does it perform - thanks..

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    Re: Nikon D600

    The 105 and the 135DC are, though namesake AF, need manual adjustments for the blur effect. They might as well could be manual focus lenses just like the PC/PC-E Nikkors.

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    Re: Nikon D600

    Quote Originally Posted by BSEH View Post
    Have you been shooting your 105DC on D800 ? any picture here if you have ? and if, how does it perform - thanks..
    Yes, posted two with the 105DC earlier in the D800 glass thread, one showing bokeh, the other showing zeroed (sharp) performance.

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    Vivek, I use AF on my DC all the time, even with two clicks of right soft dialed in -- the focus point itself does not change except at very close distances (like under 1 m). Set up that way, it works great on the D800. So yes, I'd prefer NOT losing that feature.

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    Dave, well said. But I understand Nikon's perspective.
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    Re: Nikon D600

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Yes, posted two with the 105DC earlier in the D800 glass thread, one showing bokeh, the other showing zeroed (sharp) performance.

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    Vivek, I use AF on my DC all the time, even with two clicks of right soft dialed in -- the focus point itself does not change except at very close distances (like under 1 m). Set up that way, it works great on the D800. So yes, I'd prefer NOT losing that feature.

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    Dave, well said. But I understand Nikon's perspective.
    I will take a look at the samples you posted. Thanks.

    Interesting way to use the DC Nikkor, Jack.

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