I finally got myself a Full Frame camera!
After thinking, doing research and more thinking, and asking other photographers I made the decision to invest in a full frame camera. It will work great with in low light situations aka weddings and events. It's weather sealed to handle better in inclement weather and has superb optics.
But enough about the reasons lets see how it did in the first couple hours I've had it.
Things I noticed compared to my D7000.:
Heavier than my D7000.
Feels more solid than my D7000.
Uses the same battery as my D7000 which is great.
Many of the same controls with the ISO button moved down one spot. D610 picked a better spot.
Larger display on top and back. The back display seems more contrasty if that's a word.
Just amazing! Its larger and actually shows me 100% of what I'm taking photos of.
My first concern was that I would not be happy with the shorter "appeared" focal length to what I was used to, but.....
I love that I have more room in the frame to work with! Standing at the similar distance I was used left me with more room around my subjects which is awesome! It gives me the flexibility of cropping more if I need to in post production. I like to get in close to my subject, but I felt like I was being rewarded by an extra inch of space in my shots.
I specifically waited until the sun was a little lower to push the iso slightly. I know the camera would be stunning at iso 200 so I went to 600. Wow is the autofocus fast! It was able to keep up with my dog who was just sniffing everything in sight.
Click-clack. Such a nice sound! And I've read about the quiet shutter mode. I'll have to try that soon.
Depth of field:
Wow, it looks like depth has been cut in half. I took a couple photos at 1.8 and I was able to see how shallow it was. I'm going to have to remember that when doing portraits as you can really isolate subjects in similar planes.
So far its been truly awesome and I can't wait to continue using it and exploring what it can do.
If you shoot Nikon and are starting to consider a full frame camera this is a fantastic value, great product and definitely worth a look.