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After trying hard to go forward with Leica (M9), my 65 years old eyes got the better of it.
So, back to a Nikon DSLR it is.
After checking out the current models on the market, I went for a simple, but good quality set up:
D600, 24-70 2.8 AF-S and a 70-200 2.8 AF-S VR II.

Full frame is a must for me and I did not want to go back to a big Pro DSLR (my last nikon was a D3x). That pretty much left the D800 and the D600.
After the first few days I am very pleased with the results.
 
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After trying hard to go forward with Leica (M9), my 65 years old eyes got the better of it.
So, back to a Nikon DSLR it is.
After checking out the current models on the market, I went for a simple, but good quality set up:
D600, 24-70 2.8 AF-S and a 70-200 2.8 AF-S VR II.

Full frame is a must for me and I did not want to go back to a big Pro DSLR (my last nikon was a D3x). That pretty much left the D800 and the D600.
After the first few days I am very pleased with the results.


Sad to hear you had to let the M9 go... But the D600 is an amazing camera too... Awesome sensor and specs.
I'd get a lightweight 50 1.8G too... just to keep the weight down and IQ high ;).
 

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Welcome back! And you were never really gone! LOL!
 
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Welcome back! And you were never really gone! LOL!
Thanks Karen :smile:.
Right you are, although I was definitely drifting away with no more Nikon gear at all.
It sure was easy on the wallet shopping for my 2 very good Nikon lenses after paying Leica prices (try $ 4,000 or so for a 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH - and that is definitely not the most expensive 50mm by a long shot :eek:). But I must add that the Leica glass is unique - I know will miss it.
 
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Hey Frits! I'm curious as to your thoughts on the D600 after you've had some time to soak it in.
 
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Welcome back, Frits! I'm having both systems now and i would say a mirrorless camera never can replace a DSLR, particular a FX camera, regardless it's a $6000 Leica or $3000 Sony RX1.
However, your hands' muscles now work harder with those excellent lenses ;-)
 
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That is a great setup, Frits! But, coming from prime's I wonder if you will not miss them after a while...
 

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