My New Nikon D600

Hi guys! Just wanted to give everyone an update. Christmas came early for me this year!

I’ve just purchased a brand new Nikon D600! By “just” I mean yesterday, and I have been taking pics non stop since I got home. This camera is amazing!

I already knew that I wanted a Nikon for my next DSLR and as I was doing my research, price shopping, comparing all the different models out there and even thinking about buying a Canon instead, I’ve stumbled upon a flyer from a local camera store. The deal was 20 percent off that particular model! I’m just a regular guy who happened to love photography more than anything, so as you can imagine, I’m not a Richie rich. The camera isn’t the top of the class or the newest model, in fact it has been out for a couple of years now, however, you can look up the stats on Wiki and compare it to some other products on the market to see how competitive it is in terms of it’s features and of course the price. D600 is a poor man’s jewel if you ask me.

How did I come to decide that I want this particular model you might be wondering…

After all the extensive research I’ve done on all kinds of professional cameras out there, D600 caught my eye when I checked out the review section on one of the seller’s sites. Everyone who has actually purchased the D600 model and wasn’t just complaining about the staff, the hours or prices seemed to have a ton of great things to say about it. People were thoroughly impressed with the battery life, the amazing quality of pictures even though it’s only a 24.3 MPX versus some 34 to 36 MPX giants out there which seem to only be taking up the space on both your computer and the memory card which the D600 has two slots for.

More isn’t always better…

When I was looking at the side by side comparison of the D600 to the D800 model, it became obvious that the only advantage of the D800 was the amount of mega pixels. More pixels equal better picture quality some newbies might say. That’s why they are newbies. The experience is what draws that line in between.

Let me give you a very simple example… Smartphones these days have pretty decent cameras compared to the one’s from 5 years ago, right? It sure is, but what dictates how good they are? The pixels of course most would say. Phone cameras are slim, therefore, all the is to advertise in the camera is indeed the amount of pixels, which most people think is all you need. For Instagram? Sure! But not professional Wedding and Nature Photography, which is why all really beautiful photos, are taken with a huge camera. All the accessories aren’t just there for show…

Never again!

Something I’ve decided not to do anymore is going for a trip or even a ride without my camera, because you never know what you’ll see on you way. Literally, two days ago I rode out to the Shenandoah Valley in my Jeep, top down and everything. Decided to pull over for a bit and feed my love for the mountainous scenery.

The looks were a beauty. This wasn’t my first time driving through the valley. I go there every once in a while because it’s just so close to home. As I was breathing in the fresh mountain air, I hear a noise coming from below the cliff and guess what… It was a freaking bear! How often do you see a brown bear in the valley?! Of course I took my time to watch the bear, but I wish I had my DSLR with me. Still kicking myself a bit and will never make the same mistake again. Also recommend the same to you.

As of right now, I’m stuck with the stock lens, but will be purchasing at least three more in the coming weeks. I will be doing some wedding photography tomorrow with the new Nikon and will let you know how it goes. Stay tuned and have an awesome weekend!


P.S. Here’s a sample of what I’m working with. Is it fantastic? I couldn’t add the full resolution, but i hope you get an idea.