D610 or D750

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  1. PersistentNomad

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    I'm going to be upgrading my gear set soon, and I'm torn between the D610 and the D750. I was basically sold on the 610 until I started reading reviews about the oil spot dilemma. Is this still a problem with them, does anyone know? Really, all of the things that make the 750 better than the 610 aren't things I use that much or they don't make enough of a difference to justify. But, if the 750 has a better track record for not having problems than the 610, I'd make the splurge.
    Advice, please?


     
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    the D610 does not have any oil spot issue.

    You were reading about the D600. that was like 2012.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Actually it was the D600 that experienced the issue, not the D610 - and not all of them had the problem. Nikon offered and still offers a free shutter replacement if your D600 has this issue. The one I purchased used had already had the shutter replaced by Nikon, it's never had any problems whatsoever.

    So if your only reason for purchasing the D750 is the concern over the oil spot issue, you needed worry. The D610 doesn't have that problem, and even if you were to get a D600 just look for one that the shutter has already been replaced.
     
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    i think the D610 fixed the oil spot issue.
    the D610 is a great camera. I had 2 D600's and loved them.
    if you have looked at the spec differences between the 610 and 750, and you dont care about the 750's upgrades, then dont spend the extra money on it.
    picture quality wise there wont be any real difference.
    what you get in the 750 is better build, more focus points and cross type points, flip our screen, faster frame rate for video....
    if you need or want those things, go with the 750. if not, get the 610. same sensor.
     
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    PersistentNomad No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks guys! The 610 oil spot reviews I was reading were directly on Nikon's site for the 610 product, but there were only a few and they were old, so I was hoping to find some more updated feedback.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I have both a d600 and a d750. What's stated above is spot on (oil spot or not).

    fyi, the D750 did have it's own teething problems when released.
     
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    Are you predominatly a wildlife gal, or more generalized?
     
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    If you don't mind buying used, I think there are a few of us on here that have bought a used D600 for cheap, and gotten the free upgrade to the D610 through the service advisory. I'm getting ready to make that phone call this week, and hopefully will have a new D610 as a result. Not bad after paying $750 for a used body...

    Also, since two of your three lenses are for DX cameras, it would save you some cash to buy some FX lenses for the new camera.
     
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    I've seen sporadeous reports from users that their D610 showed the same issue.

    I would like to point out that the D750 wasnt completely avoiding issues either, though not this one. It had one flare issue (some cameras had incorrect parts for the AF system, causing light being reflected on the sensor) and an issue with high speed sync (some cameras wouldnt correctly flash above flash sync speed). Theres also a random oddity with the D750 that would need reset after the first picture after powerup would be at 1/4000 sec (the fastest possible shutter speed on the D750).

    All in all I hope the successor to the D600/D610/D750 line wont have issues. Fourth time is the charm - no ?
     
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    750 shooter here. Great camera. For me the flip out screen is essentially useless but the highlight priority metering is extremely helpful in some situations. Shooting in really bright daylight or shooting spot lit performers on a dark stage are the two scenarios that come to mind. The 610 does not have highlight priority metering. I've never shot a 610 so I can't speak to the autofocus on that camera but the 750 autofocus is outstanding.
     
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    And a wide-spread problem with getting an "err" message after powering up and taking the first shot at any shutter speed. No one knows why, some people are affected worse than others.

    I would still go with a D750 over a D610... but if it was a $500 price difference, I would strongly consider the D610. The D750 can focus in lower light, has a better overall focusing system, and the flip screen does help with landscape shots.
     
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    Mostly wildlife, but I hope to make this (expensive) hobby start paying for itself. For my personal work with wildlife and macro, I want to upgrade; but I need to upgrade if I'm going to start doing second shooter gigs and such to help pay for the nicer gear. It's a vicious circle, no?
     

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