Just this past weekend, I had the chance to play with our newest body the Nikon D600 here at IEPR. I was a bit hesitant originally because I felt the camera would be a very weak entry into the full frame market. All the great aspects of the D700/D800 would be non-existent and I would feel wanting more… however that was not the case.
I have to say that I really enjoy the size and weight of the Nikon D600. It feels definitely like a slightly smaller D800 and a much lighter D700. (I still prefer the size of the D700 but not to the point where I find myself complaining about it). As much as I love the D700 (and many of you guys know how much I do, especially for weddings) I didn’t catch myself thinking about it much. The camera is solid.
Since I do not shoot a whole lot of Nikon, I did however feel a bit foreign to the whole process. Changing up the AF system is still challenging for a Canon guy. I will need to spend more time in this department if I want to feel fast and comfortable changing from one point to multiple points. The other issue that I still have with Nikon is the in-camera review screen. The images tend to look fuzzy unless you zoom in and then you can see all that beautiful crazy samurai katana sharpness! Paired with the Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 G, the images are stunning right out of the camera.
My wife and I took a trip down to a place my sister has been talking about for some time. Leoness Cellars is a restaurant and vineyard found deep in the hills of Temecula amongst a whole other host of vineyards. What a gorgeous place to wine and dine. If you planned like us, you could have planned a photoshoot while we waited for our table. Please make a trip out here, ambiance is great and so is their food! (hint: cajun shrimp was AMAZING). The skies were extra crisp and clouds were hovering over on a lazy Sunday just after a wet rainy week. The colors were just magnificent and the light was magical. The kids were vivacious and we were able to capture some great moments. Here are some photos of our trip.