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Some Nikon D600 DSLRs Not Closing to the Apertures They’re Supposed To (warranty issue)
PETAPIXEL ^ | December 06, 2012 | PETAPIXEL

Posted on 12/06/2012 6:31:08 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

The photograph above shows two D600 DSLRs. The one on the right is defective, while the one on the left isn’t. Both cameras have their aperture setting set to f/8.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aperture; cameras; d600; dslr; nikon; photography
I seem to recall a Freeper reporting that they recently bought a D600. This is a warranty problem, or should be.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 6:31:19 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 12/06/2012 6:33:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I just picked up a Sony A100 DSLR body, used for $225.
Works like a champ.
I am so happy!


3 posted on 12/06/2012 6:38:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Just looking at those lenses I would have guessed the one on the left was at f/11 or even f/16. The one on the right looks more like f/5.6.

That is a serious flaw tho.

I can remember back in the 70s I had a really good camera repairman. He once told me that very few camera shutters actually produced 1/1000th of a second when set on that. Typically it was more like 1/700th.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 6:42:47 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: mylife

Get moving, we are waiting for some pictures!


5 posted on 12/06/2012 6:47:02 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That may be a while.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 6:49:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

One of my favorite subjects

http://www.galloimagesonline.com/p926934852


7 posted on 12/06/2012 6:52:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: yarddog

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-135.html


8 posted on 12/06/2012 6:53:19 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mylife

That is a beautiful gallery. Everything around here is cluttered with signs and wires unless you get out in the boonies.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 6:55:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I wonder if that work’s with flat screen LCDs?


10 posted on 12/06/2012 6:56:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The guy went crazy with effects, but it is a great subject in autumn and winter.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 6:58:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That is interesting.

My repairman had a shutter speed tester. The screen on it looked sort of like a radar screen but was green.

It would test all kinds of shutters but it worked the same way described in your post. You took off the lens and held it up to the screen and it would give a readout as to the exact shutter speed.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 6:59:50 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Why does the title say some when it is only one camera with the defect?


13 posted on 12/06/2012 7:03:40 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I just bought a new P7100 Nikon . Blows away the Fujifilm crapola camera I had before .


14 posted on 12/06/2012 7:45:57 PM PST by sushiman
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To: yarddog

Anything over 250th are done electronically. The CCD controls the amount of light absorbed. The mechanism doesn’t have to move any faster now, and the times are digitally managed so they are consistent.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 8:18:16 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I noticed after electronically controlled shutters came out they went from fairly inaccurate to dead on at all speeds except the fastest.

That was because they could electronically determine exactly when a certain speed occurred and set it there. The fastest setting would often simply not get to the correct speed so it would not be accurate, but still be close enough.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 8:37:11 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

For some reason, that picture reminds me of a girl I dated once.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 9:07:45 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Kirkwood

I didn’t write the article.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 10:35:00 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Kirkwood
Why does the title say some when it is only one camera with the defect?

They couldn't fit all the defective ones in the frame.

19 posted on 12/07/2012 2:20:34 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: yarddog

“He once told me that very few camera shutters actually produced 1/1000th of a second when set on that. Typically it was more like 1/700th.”

He was right. Which is why some of us used tests to determine how the camera actually worked using spotmeters and machines which would read the density of the exposure on different films. Working with film was a blast, endlessly entertaining.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 6:15:46 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Not me :-) Happy with my 'obsolete' D3000.
[the D600 has had a lot of problems, unusual for Nikon but me thinks it's a lemon model]
21 posted on 12/07/2012 10:17:20 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeah, I have a D600...and a D800, and a D7000. No problems with the D600 so far, the D800 seems to have the left focus sensor issue. The D7000 has been flawless except now there is a white circle appearing in the same location in some pics. I may have burned a hole in something shooting the eclipse in June.


22 posted on 12/07/2012 3:42:07 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: mylife

Beautiful images. A little heavy on the post-processing for my taste, at least on some, but a great eye for composition.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 3:46:53 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: moonhawk

The guy was way heavy on post processing.
I like that stuff sometimes.
Watercolors or oil, for classic compositions such as lantermans mill, but that guy went over board on most of them.

black velvet painting is not a good look for classic composition LOL


24 posted on 12/07/2012 4:00:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonhawk

I did like this long exposure with slight post processing.

http://www.galloimagesonline.com/p926934852/h72d4800#h72d4800


25 posted on 12/07/2012 4:02:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonhawk

One thing I like about the one in post #25 is that it it still has an eye for classic BW composition.
Note the bare trees in the back ground.
I would have toned down the warm effect in the foreground a bit


26 posted on 12/07/2012 4:06:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonhawk

This one was nice.

http://www.galloimagesonline.com/p926934852/h72d4800#hacf9709


27 posted on 12/07/2012 4:08:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moonhawk

It is hard to beat natural Autumn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagesbyaj/4040490727/

But that fellow was onto something with the warm in winter even if he took it too far.

http://www.galloimagesonline.com/p926934852/haa830d0#haa830d0


28 posted on 12/07/2012 4:13:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Condor51; SWAMPSNIPER; moonhawk

I just bought a Nikon D5100 and am waiting for it to arrive... I’ve never seen it in person! I am upgrading from my D40 which I love (I have taken some drop-dead gorgeous pics with it) but it frankly doesn’t AF fast enough and seems to get confused from time to time. Rather than take it to shops etc I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to a body that’ll do video as well for some projects I’m working on. In any case, I sure am hoping the D5100 is all it’s cracked up to be... I found it with 2 VR lenses as part of a refurb kit for about $700. Evidently D5100s are a good buy right now because Nikon has introduced the D600... In any case I am grateful to you FRiends for comments, guidance, and tidbits of advice.


29 posted on 12/08/2012 12:30:23 AM PST by golux
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To: Condor51; SWAMPSNIPER; moonhawk

I just bought a Nikon D5100 and am waiting for it to arrive... I’ve never seen it in person! I am upgrading from my D40 which I love (I have taken some drop-dead gorgeous pics with it) but it frankly doesn’t AF fast enough and seems to get confused from time to time. Rather than take it to shops etc I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to a body that’ll do video as well for some projects I’m working on. In any case, I sure am hoping the D5100 is all it’s cracked up to be... I found it with 2 VR lenses as part of a refurb kit for about $700. Evidently D5100s are a good buy right now because Nikon has introduced the D600... In any case I am grateful to you FRiends for comments, guidance, and tidbits of advice.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 12:32:56 AM PST by golux
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To: golux
The D5100 is good excellent. That is a 'Nikon'. But personally I wouldn't get one, for the same reason I passed on the D3100(1) -- the video function.

As many pros say (or said): If you want to take photographs buy a camera. If you want to take videos, buy a camcorder. I like my cameras 'minimalistic', where I still have a lot fair amount of control. It took me a long time to switch from my Nikon FE to digital [I'm a bit of a Luddite].

(1) And going to a full frame digital was out of the question, couldn't justify the cost. I need money for Fender Guitars too ;-)

31 posted on 12/08/2012 4:54:31 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51

Your living room must look like mine! Listen: I stayed away from DSLRs until the very last minute. I was an OM4 FE / F3 guy ‘til the very end. Problem was, I had a baby, and the “end” came fast! I am really excited about this machine and for me it is a major investment. Your thumbs-up means a lot to me. Thanks - and - you’re right. Sincerely, a G&L ‘Tele’ aficionado.


32 posted on 12/08/2012 6:03:43 AM PST by golux
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To: mylife

I like all of those. I’m sure there’s some HDR going on there.

I need to find a good way to post some of my stuff to FR. I wish you could just link to the path on your computer. I don’t like having to post them to some online storage sites. I hate the thought of them being ripped off.

Any suggestions? It would be nice to have a monthly photo thread or something around here. Politics is too depressing lately. :-)


33 posted on 12/08/2012 3:22:08 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: sushiman

I’m looking to get the P7700. It has had great reviews.


34 posted on 12/09/2012 2:02:34 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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