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    Fun with a new camera

    Hey all,

    Just bought a new camera and lens, nikon d600 and a nikkor 50mm 1.4, which I have been loving. What an upgrade from my d90 a kit lens. the 50mm is my first prime lens and is taking some getting used to. Shooting with out a zoom lens is definately more of a challenge.

    Anyway heres one from today

    Fun with a new camera

    Let me know what you guys think

    -Jason
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    ISO6400 is very liberating after a D90, isn't it! That's something I noticed straight away, moving from D90 to D700.

    How's the autofocus on the D600 in low light? Is the 50mm hunting for focus much?

    I don't think you needed ISO6400 here though, with a shutter speed of 1/1250th. I tend to set Auto ISO on when I'm shooting street photography in varying light, with a minimum shutter of 1/100th or so and a max ISO of 6400. You'd have had around ISO400 with this image, but obviously without the very natural looking ISO6400 grain.

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    Congrats on the new Nikon gear. You'll get used to that prime lense in no time at all.

    I like photo; good use of the natural light.
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    Re: Fun with a new camera

    Nice image, a cool customer... Congrats on your new stuff!

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    Re: Fun with a new camera

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    ISO6400 is very liberating after a D90, isn't it! That's something I noticed straight away, moving from D90 to D700.

    How's the autofocus on the D600 in low light? Is the 50mm hunting for focus much?

    I don't think you needed ISO6400 here though, with a shutter speed of 1/1250th. I tend to set Auto ISO on when I'm shooting street photography in varying light, with a minimum shutter of 1/100th or so and a max ISO of 6400. You'd have had around ISO400 with this image, but obviously without the very natural looking ISO6400 grain.
    Hey Phil,
    Yes having a high iso is very liberating. Ive been having a blast with my new toy. The d600 is great in low light although I only have the d90 with the kit lens to compare against. The 50mm hunts around a in very dark conditions. I have the af illuminator turned off because I like to use af for street photography and blasting people with that searchlight isnt exactaly stealthy. Your right about the iso though, I wish I had it set lower because the grain wasn't exactally what i was going for.

    How do you like the 24-70? I have been drooling over that lens for some time now and will be my next purchase.


    Thanks everyone

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    Jason, nice picture. You definitely captured something inside him.

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    Re: Fun with a new camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoads238 View Post
    Hey Phil,
    Yes having a high iso is very liberating. Ive been having a blast with my new toy. The d600 is great in low light although I only have the d90 with the kit lens to compare against. The 50mm hunts around a in very dark conditions. I have the af illuminator turned off because I like to use af for street photography and blasting people with that searchlight isnt exactaly stealthy. Your right about the iso though, I wish I had it set lower because the grain wasn't exactally what i was going for.

    How do you like the 24-70? I have been drooling over that lens for some time now and will be my next purchase.


    Thanks everyone
    The 24-70 is very good. It's a go to lens for an event, group photoshoot etc. It's not a sexy focal range, but it does it well.

    I'd look at a vertical grip for your D600 is you're thinking of mountgin one though - the 24-70's not a huge lens, but balances better when your camera's gripped. I should know, I used my 24-70 first on a D90.

    But then again, my hands are gorilla like...

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