I have had my D610 for a few months now.. and its really an awesome camera !
Having had a D200 clone the S5pro I really enjoyed the layout and feel of the pro level cameras. The colours of the S5pro also really spoiled me and I just could not enjoy the images/colours out of the Cmos sensors (D90 onwards). I had the D70 before that and I enjoyed the colours from the CCD sensors (D200 D70 d40). Even the D7000 that I have seems a bit off.. and the Handling of the D7000 was such a painful downgrade from my D200 layout and response. Why am i telling you this? its bec the D610 makes all my irks go away !
1) Handling even though its so similar to the D7000 which I don't love, the D610 manages to streamline everything that little undefinable bit to make it not distracting at all.. 2) The colours from the D610 are exquisite.. I still really like and miss the Fuji colours (S5pro) but the colours from the D610 although different, are really nice. I couldn’t bear to upgrade my D70 because everything before the D7000 just irked me even the D7000 gave me a niggly itch in my subconscious. However, I really fell in love with the colours of the D4 and the D800 (although they are really quite different). The colours of the D610 is somewhere in between the D4 and D800 probably closer to the D800 than the D4. I almost chose the Df instead of the D610 bec of the colours. But I use the CLS Commander flash a lot, the D610 won out.
3) The 39 AF system gave me pause bec I had the D7000 with the same 39 AF system specified. however in use the D610 vs the D7000 the Af seems much more sure and quick on the D610 compared to the D7000.
For me the D610 seems to have disappeared ! even more so than my S5pro/D200 clone. What I mean is it just gets out of the way. Its become automatic to use just like driving a car you just get in and then end up wherever you wanted to go to.
Another thing .. On this forum there are so many comments that the D610 is the "basic" version of the FX range. There is even a negative connotation associated with it probably due to the D600 fiasco. All that gives me a feeling of dissonance because in my experience with a dozen cameras or so the D610 is the best camera I have had and its very far from being "Basic" !
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Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome! Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.