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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Proper tool for the proper job....

    Granted a good photographer can produce good shots with any camera, but when the push comes to shove, to deliver the shots they need, to capture that one single moment they were paid to, they need the right tools for the job.
    Yes and its hardly unusual for freelancing hobbyist to turn up for occasional jobs with 'better' and surely more expensive gear than fulltime pros..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by saberlancer View Post
    Yes and its hardly unusual for freelancing hobbyist to turn up for occasional jobs with 'better' and surely more expensive gear than fulltime pros..lol
    That is the nature of gear owners here. Hobbyists are mostly a lot more well equipped than true professionals, because professionals are the ones who has to think of ROI and P&L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    That is the nature of gear owners here. Hobbyists are mostly a lot more well equipped than true professionals, because professionals are the ones who has to think of ROI and P&L.
    Ain't that a fact... anybody did the maths for ROI for a D4? Including a back up...that's 2 D4s...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    That is the nature of gear owners here. Hobbyists are mostly a lot more well equipped than true professionals, because professionals are the ones who has to think of ROI and P&L.
    Agree with that. Hobbyists (me included) are the ones who spend a lot of time scutinising the camera specs and get paranoid when issues with the camera start surfacing. Typical working professional photographers dont care about the durability or aesthetics of their workhorse camera, so long as their camera suits their work style and doesnt impede their photos, they r fine with any camera. It is funny to see professional photographer wannabes cry out for the D4/D800/D610/D700 and cry foul when Nikon doesnt seem to live up to consumer expectations when I see professional wedding photographers like Brian Ho produce their signature photography masterpieces using purely film SLRs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberlancer View Post
    If you shoot church weddings much, dont you think a D700 is so loud its almost a distraction to proceedings?

    Another reason I feel valid is that these newer cams have dual SD you can set to backup mode. Very unlikely both card will fail together. For this reason I always feel that D700 is no longer suitable for Pro/critical work as you are more open to card failure, which though rare does happens.

    Just personal opinions.
    I use a D600 with D4 as back up when shooting in church. Mostly nobody cares about the shutter except the videographer...

    I have on occasions use the D4 solely in church for super lowlight shooting (high ISO 12,800), nobody's really quite bothered by it.

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    What 3rd party grip are people using/recommending? I'm leaning towards this one from B&H http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._grip_for.html Seems to get lots of good reviews.

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    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013...ust-assessment

    Looks worse than my cameras but apparently it's a great result.

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    I finally bit the bullet, closed my eyes marched down to the camera shop and got myself a new D610 and also bought a 70-200mm F4 VR. I do not think I can hold the any camera with the 70-200mm F2.8 VR up to my face to shoot anything. Too damn heavy la! So this is the lens that I got.

    I played it with for a week and then took it on holiday. I had it set on P, auto ISO, and AF-area mode on auto 39 points. Don't judge!! It handled most things quite well, better than I had hoped. I have turned into a lazy ass and if I can do this on P or with any of the scene modes, I will do it. I can set all this stuff up myself, but I really like that I don't need to. Paid a lot for this baby and these modes better work.

    It is smart, responsive and fast enough for my purposes as I do not shoot sports. The highest speed at which I have taken a photo is 1/2000 and that was just once, so I do not not mind at all that the fastest shutter speed is 1/4000. The auto WB works quite well as does ISO in low light. I do not see how I can effectively use quiet mode on this camera. I like everything about this camera including the onboard flash.

    I decorated it with some surgical tape on the left side of the camera where the little flaps for attachments are before going on holiday. Many people asked what happened to the camera. Neat little trick! It gave the impression that that there is something wrong with the camera, and would be camera snatchers would think twice about snatching one that is damaged.

    Now to figure out how to post photos on this forum so that I can show you some photos taken on lazy mode.

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    well doesn't matter what mode you shot in as long if it gets you the desired effect/shot u want.
    i heard the d610 has a slightly warmer auto WB than the d600.
    my d600 is alittle on the green hue so i had to manual adjust it.
    did u compare your d610 auto wb to d600 auto wb?

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    Here is a photo shot on lazy mode.



    Opps! Its not working. I have to go figure this out.
    Last edited by FoxyBrown; 9th November 2013 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulboh87 View Post
    well doesn't matter what mode you shot in as long if it gets you the desired effect/shot u want.
    i heard the d610 has a slightly warmer auto WB than the d600.
    my d600 is alittle on the green hue so i had to manual adjust it.
    did u compare your d610 auto wb to d600 auto wb?
    Did you try the Auto White Balance A2 (keep warm lighting colors) on the D600?

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    Too Green? I had a quickie look at some photos with foiliage. The green is very green. And it is improved with a bit of colour correction for magenta. I am assuming that the sensor is exactly the same as a D600.

    And as for the auto wb comparison between D600 & D610, I do not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    Did you try the Auto White Balance A2 (keep warm lighting colors) on the D600?
    yes i did, but recall i find it abit too warm when using it indoor.

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    So agree....

    In the end, it is proper tools for the proper job.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Wolf View Post
    So agree....

    In the end, it is proper tools for the proper job.
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    nothing post cant fix. also in the camera just shift to m1 b1 and it works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyBrown View Post
    I finally bit the bullet, closed my eyes marched down to the camera shop and got myself a new D610 and also bought a 70-200mm F4 VR. I do not think I can hold the any camera with the 70-200mm F2.8 VR up to my face to shoot anything. Too damn heavy la! So this is the lens that I got.
    Waiting for your photos. I'm also thinking of buying the 70-200 f4, but there r also other options out there, like the Tokina 70-200 f4 and the better Tamron 70-200 f2.8. Waiting to see the performance of the lens on this camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulboh87 View Post

    yes i did, but recall i find it abit too warm when using it indoor.
    I see, well I never really care about WB because the camera screen isn't color calibrated anyway, especially if someone should shoot Adobe RGB. Anyway, the color space isn't backed into the RAW and the same applies to the WB. Usually I do the white balance at the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    I see, well I never really care about WB because the camera screen isn't color calibrated anyway, especially if someone should shoot Adobe RGB. Anyway, the color space isn't backed into the RAW and the same applies to the WB. Usually I do the white balance at the desktop.
    Agreed. I normally just set white balance to auto. Shoot in raw + jpeg fine. Then edit white balance on the pc with raw file. So it doesn't bother me at all what white balance is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyBrown View Post
    Agreed. I normally just set white balance to auto. Shoot in raw + jpeg fine. Then edit white balance on the pc with raw file. So it doesn't bother me at all what white balance is doing.
    .. Agreed!
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    Never ever go on holiday with a brand new untested camera is one of those rules I find myself breaking. Exposure looks ok, the camera tends to select for bigger appertures than I like to compensate for low light. The problem with these shots is AF-auto area mode. I would rather shoot in AF-S Area mode. But I am going to see if its any better with AF-On and AF-C. The result the focus in the photos is not where I want it to be.

    Finally figured out how to post photos. These are the shots with "new camera on holiday".







    Most of these are shot with Tamron 28-75F2.8 - light and inexpensive lens. I have not figured out how good or sharp this lens is.

    Weight issue
    For me the choice between the 70-210mmF2.8VRII and the 70-210mmF4VR was simple. Buy the lens that I can hold up with ease to take photos. I stared long and hard at the more expensive 70-210mmF2.8VRII, but at 1.530kg and the weight of the camera at 0.85kg, it would mean that I am holding up 2.38kg to my face. Just not doable if you want to walk around with this lens for me. Also I understand the bokeh reduction from F2.8-4.0 is not significant. I can live slightly less bokeh and 1 stop less. I would rather have a lens that my arms can manage and will actually use, rather have one that I only use when mounted on a tripod at home. I have to take more photos with it before I figure out if I really like it. As for all the technical stuff about how sharp and all that, I do not know. As long as it focuses fast enough, not too heavy, looks sharp in photoshop if I don't mess up the focus point - I am happy, I am not really into the technical comparison of sharpness, IQ and all that.
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