Late last year, I talked about how I rented a lens from my friends at LensProToGo.com. Not only do they rent lenses, but they also rent out all sorts of camera gear. This week, I decided to start experimenting with different cameras. I chose to rent a Nikon D600 camera body this week. So far, it's measured up to be a real workhorse. I really like it. The menus and functionality are a little different from my Nikon D5000, but I like it!
It's a full frame camera, with 39 different focus points to choose from. I like the ability to choose where I want my focus to be. As you shoot, you can choose from any of the 39 focus brackets within frame, just by touching the control pad on the back of the camera.
The other reason I like it is its ability to produce a photo that's lower in noise when you're shooting in low light with a high ISO. Have you ever noticed when taking pictures in low light or in the dark, that most cameras add a lot of noise? iPhones are notorious for doing this. It automatically adds something called ISO. It's basically like adding fake light into a photo. On DSLR cameras, you can adjust that manually, or leave it on Auto and let the camera decide how much ISO to add in. When you can't use a flash, ISO may be your only hope for getting a decent exposure. But there are downsides. When you add ISO, you add noise. Below are two shots taken with both cameras with EXACTLY the same settings/lens. My dog kindly posed for me in these shots.