The Nikon D610 Excellent
The Nikon D610 Excellent
I bought the camera in July of 2014 and love it, it so good fast and built well. I can only say I really love my D610 it brings me back to the good old days of 35 mm film my F801s, FE, FM2, FA and N2020 to name some of my Cameras. Also I had to say a D70s and a D7000.
My D7000 I traded it in for something else. I want to by another D610 or may look at the D750 but to say I like the BM-14 LCD Cover for the D610 and maybe there is no Cover for the D750 so I will see what I buy. I like to have less moving parts like the LCD on my D610 but have to think and talk to the store to make up my mind.
I am looking to have two (2) FX cameras to use. I am also thinking of the D800 – D810 for a Second or main Body Camera.
To say I hope the next camera that replaces the D610 has a LCD cover I find it to be a good add on to protect the LCD. I have my camera bouncing on my chest and so on.
I would recommend to any one the D610.
September 13, 2014
This is one of the best SLRs ever made. Strong, reliable, accurate and with incredible image quality.
July 3, 2014
Was quite surprised with it's performance. Works very well in low light, creating crisp sharp images. The body is light weight and well balanced. With controls that you can still use in AUTO mode, or program your own settings.
I have used the D800, and in comparing them. I have discovered unless you are a professional photographer and need the very best. The D610 will suit all of your needs, and more.
I truly enjoy working with it.
November 22, 2013
Great camera for Semi-pro photographer
I recently photographed a friend's wedding with this camera and got great results. The ability to make the shutter very quiet and in low light meant being able to get shots without the individuals knowing or without interrupting the ceremony. Also used my D90 during the reception, but the audible click frequently made people look.
My usual photos are landscapes, lighthouses, covered bridges so the full frame over the D90's DX sensor is also wonderful.
July 17, 2014
A Possible Reason for a Few Reviewers Poor Image Quality with D610
First, let me say that I mean no disrespect to the few people who left negative reviews about the D610. My purpose in posting is to suggest a reason as to why you may be getting poor image quality. Is it possible that when you get poor image quality out of the D610 that you're shooting shooting wide open on your primes? I recently bought the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 because I shoot a lot of video interviews and I was tired of my entire scenes being in total, precise focus. Naturally, when I got the 85/1.8 I lighted my interviews in such a way as to be able to crank that beautiful lens all the way open and throw my background out of focus. And, it worked. However, in my excitement, I forgot one of the first things I was taught in my photography classes in college. Yes, opening up to 1.8 will give you a beautiful, fuzzy background but it also leaves you with an incredibly shallow depth of field. I've come to learn that when you shoot a video interview wide open, you better make sure your subject stays perfectly still in his chair--an absolute impossability unless you use restraints. The first 3 interviews I shot with my D610 and the 85mm 1.8 go in and out of focus throughout the session. At 1.8, all a subject has to do is lean forward slightly and some part of his face is going to go soft. I've since learned to stop down a little and back off slightly from my interview subjects (I like to get really close when I do an interview). I'm still getting a lovely, out of focus background and my subjects are sharp as a tack. I'm sure you guys know all of this and I'm certainly not trying to insult you're photographic expertise but I thought I throw out my 2 cents. I've always thought that auto focus on a Nikon (I still have an old D80 that I love) was the hardest thing to master. It latterly took me years of practice to begin to master the AF on the D80 and I had to start all over again with the D610. But, through trial and error and a lot of unusable interview footage, I'm finally getting back in the groove.
On an unrelated note, I also have a D600. No signs of the dreaded spots yet but I thought i read on this forum that Nikon is replacing the shutter or whatever it is causing the spots for free now. Is this true?
July 17, 2014