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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #451
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preliminary support for d600 added to LR4.2

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #452
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preliminary support for d600 added to LR4.2

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/10/03/ad...nRumors.com%29
Nice of them to do that, hopefully no real difference when they release finalized support
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #453
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Ok I have a few questions. I am in the market for a new camera bag. I have an older Apollo Bag thats great as a camera bag, but that's about it. Its starting to fall apart on me. It can hold everything I need camera wise but its pretty large and is very uncomfortable when fully loaded. Im looking for a bag with the following features:
YES-Can hold 17 in laptop
YES, easily-Can hold DSLR body, 75-300mm , 50mm, kit lens, flash, spare batteries, charger, cleaning kit, filters and misc accessories.
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YES on both-Sternum strap, waist strap optional
YES-compartment for clothes and other random things
Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW is what you need. This is what I use. It's huge and very well-built. It's pretty sweet, and the "fastpack" style is excellent for travel. The top compartment also comes with a smallish sized bag to hold your phone and other stuff, and there's an inner zippered compartment which is handy for your passport etc.



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Old 10-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #454
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D600 is finally in, time to play

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #455
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My own comparison shots to the D700 body


PA051743 by KayOne73, on Flickr


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Old 10-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #456
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here are some sample shots with the d600 of my favorite test subject.


ISO1600
f/2.8
1/60
50mm


ISO6400
f/2.8
1/10
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my initial batch of shots was with noise reduction set to normal. i have since turned it off and will do noise reduction in post processing, but ISO6400 on NR set to normal is fantastic. i used to have to do a lot of tweaking to my images with the d7000, but about 80-90% of my shots with the d600 so far have been perfect (at least to my liking) right out of the camera. the two pics above have had nothing done in pp outside of resize and watermark.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #457
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How's the autofocus? OK for sports you think?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #458
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How's the autofocus? OK for sports you think?
fast. i think it would great for sports, but i have not done any with it yet. maybe ill try it out tomorrow.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #459
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fast. i think it would great for sports, but i have not done any with it yet. maybe ill try it out tomorrow.
I'm planning to assist in shooting a wedding and will also shoot a zombie mudrun later this month w the D600, we'll see how well and quick the AF tracks
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #460
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I'm considering both the 5dmk3 if it goes to $2700 again and the d600. My concern with the 600 is the center grouped af points. That said with the mp available the photos can probably be cropped significantly and still print to 8x10 etc just fine
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #461
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I'm considering both the 5dmk3 if it goes to $2700 again and the d600. My concern with the 600 is the center grouped af points. That said with the mp available the photos can probably be cropped significantly and still print to 8x10 etc just fine
What dSLR system are you using now? can you use any of your current lenses on a FF body?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #462
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Canon t2i with a few cheaper efs lenses, a nifty fifty and a 430ex flash...not too invested IMO to switch.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #463
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Canon t2i with a few cheaper efs lenses, a nifty fifty and a 430ex flash...not too invested IMO to switch.
Ok then, yeah, totally up to you which way you want to go, 5DMkIII is an incredible camera and If I was a Canon shooter, it would be the one I want, screw that 6D if those specs are accurate. The D600 is definitely a compromise in some aspects, but it'll always come back to the price point advantage. 20-24 MP in a D800 body would have been my ideal camera, but since such a thing doesn't exist, I'll see how the D600 works.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:03 AM   #464
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Did a little ISO range comparison test between my D700 & D600. Both shot in identical lighting conditions, same object, background, mounted on tripod. Both cameras shot in Fine JPG, all NR OFF.

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #465
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And the same range shot with the D600

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Old 10-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #466
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Here are some random samples I shot w the D600 in the real world, with my 50mm f1.8 G. All shot in RAW, with minimal post processing on most shots

Just after I bought my battery grip in the camera store (not where I bought the actual camera itself)

DSC_0031 by KayOne73, on Flickr


AMG SLS by KayOne73, on Flickr


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Old 10-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #467
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #468
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Looks like a nice strap, if the thin cords aren't prone to twisting themselves up.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:34 AM   #469
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Flash question. On my D5100, when I use the built-in flash (which I don't do much), it slows down the whole picture-taking process. It feels like there's about a second lag between depressing the shutter button. Is it going to be the same way with a better flash unit?

Edit: disregard. Red eye reduction.

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #470
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Flash question. On my D5100, when I use the built-in flash (which I don't do much), it slows down the whole picture-taking process. It feels like there's about a second lag between depressing the shutter button. Is it going to be the same way with a better flash unit?

Edit: disregard. Red eye reduction.
you beat me to it that happened to me one event when i accidentally put my flash to red eye reduction... took me a while to figure it out and I almost freaked out.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #471
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Adorama = as good as store it may be online, they are some lazy mother f***ers. First of all being closed on Saturdays normally, and now taking Columbus Day weekend and making it a FIVE DAY HOLIDAY. This is not x-mas you a**holes.
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OK so for replacing my 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens with the 17-55mm f2.8 lens goes...should I go with the Nikon lens or get the cheaper Sigma or Tamron 17-50mm variants?
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OK so for replacing my 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens with the 17-55mm f2.8 lens goes...should I go with the Nikon lens or get the cheaper Sigma or Tamron 17-50mm variants?
My thoughts on the 17-55 f2.8 Nikkor, and my opinions will probably differ from most people.

1. Overpriced
2. Overheavy & overlarge
3. Quality = good but not for that price.

I felt like for the build and price, you're paying full frame zoom lens prices for a DX lens. And I rented one from a camera store and shot an event with it on my D7000, I was quite underwhelmed by the results.

Seriously save your money and get the Tamron 17-50mm instead. Still good image quality, hell of a lot cheaper and way more compact.
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The main thing I read about the Tamron version that I don't care for is that lots of people seem to agree that it's slow to autofocus. Do you know much about the Sigma version? Or even the Tokina 16-50mm?
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Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW is what you need. This is what I use. It's huge and very well-built. It's pretty sweet, and the "fastpack" style is excellent for travel. The top compartment also comes with a smallish sized bag to hold your phone and other stuff, and there's an inner zippered compartment which is handy for your passport etc.



Thanks for the recommendation! I was looking for a large Lowepro but i guess i was only looking at the "photo" bags. That bag looks like it would fiit the bill with all of my requirements, the only thing i'm a little weary of is the minimalist exterior. I like bags that have alot of easy access exterior pockets and straps so you can add on little gear bags or anything else.

I have been looking at this bag from eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/40L-Water-re...&forceRpt=true

The only thing i'm worried about with that one is the china grade quality.
I have a fairly heavy tripod and would be a little hesitant about mounting it on the side.

These are all nitpicks really...I will most likely end up with the Lowepro...

I have a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod and 488RCO Ball head that im looking to trade if anyone is interested. This tripod is huge and is a little more than I would need. I would like a smaller maybe aluminum that has all the same features just in a smaller package.
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