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Refurbished Nikon D600 cameras for $1,300 available again

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Refurbished Nikon D600 cameras are available again on eBay for $1,300 with free shipping and 180 days warranty from a reputable reseller.

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  • benji2505

    Would be interesting to know if they replaced the mechanism/part that was responsible for the dirt shave-off that landed on the sensor. In that case it was a pretty decent deal.

    • http://kyleclements.com/ Kyle Clements

      With the time-lapse mode, you can blow through 20,000 actuations really quickly, and easily and have it cleaned a few times for free before the warranty expires.

      20,000 shots and 2 cleanings later, my D600 is perfect.

    • Mansgame

      For many people, even if the shutter was replaced, there is no promise that the issues go away. Of course Nikon never admitted whether it was the shutter to begin with.

  • http://www.omarbarcenas.com/ Omar Barcenas

    If they can afford to sell it this low, they can afford to lower that insane D(600)f to about $2000 or even less.

    • Josh

      Yeah because the price of a refurbished D600, a model plagued with bad press about dust/oil on the sensor and which has been replaced with new mode to fix the problem, is an accurate indicator of how much Nikon needs the charge to make a profit on a camera that has a little better build quality and is not expectef to sell in in anywhere near the volume of either the D600 or D610 or even the D800 for that matter.

      • Michiel953

        What’s wrong with the build quality of the D800? I just dropped mine off a bar stool, should I be worried?

        • Josh

          Norhing. In fact I didnt’ say antyihg about the D800s build quality at all. I said the Df has a little better build quality than the D600/D610 and in not expected to sell in the volume of the D600/D610 or even the D800 is.

          • Michiel953

            I know, I know… ;-) I really did drop the thing off that bar stool, at least if fell out when the bag dropped upside down. No damage. Of course. Wooden floor.

    • David Drufke

      I’m pretty sure they aren’t making a profit. I’m guessing Robert’s takes a loss to drive traffic to their auction, then raises the price. Kind of like a door buster. I would also guess a mass produced D600 sensor made my Sony is quite a bit cheaper than a Nikon designed and made sensor.

  • Jon Ingram

    This is a great deal! …. Now here come all the comments about how if anyone buys this they will have to clean their sensor every week and ultimately their lives will be ruined. Mansgame will share his story, others will say it’s not so bad as long as you know what you are getting into. Ad hominem attacks will begin. Then everyone will start talking about the evils of Nikon cooperate and how they don’t care about us anymore (which is basically true). Oh yeah, almost forgot… Someone will mention the D400 even though this post has nothing at all to do with it. There, I’ve just saved the new-comers the hassle of reading through these comments.

    • js200022

      It seems that you have been here before.

    • AM

      You forgot about the Df fanboys talking about how the D600 doesn’t have the retro style and the low light capabilities of the Df.

      • Johnny Nitz

        You also forgot about the Df haters who will use every opportunity to berate a camera that they don’t want to own and aren’t obligated to buy.

        • ronin

          And said jackasses further feel compelled to raise the topic of the Df in the middle of discussions that have absolutely nothing to do with it.

          • Johnny Nitz

            I wasn’t the one that brought up the Df. AM is the jackass that brought it up.

        • AM

          And then the Df fanboys will call hater anybody who thinks that a D600/610 is a better buy, and the discussion will turn into arguments calling each other names and so on.
          What a nice family is the NR forum, isn’t it?

          • Johnny Nitz

            And the knob ends like you who think that anyone who doesn’t say anything bad about the Df must be a “fanboy”.

        • Marc Beckerman

          What kind of silliness is this? Folks certainly have the right to know, and should know, of the problems with a model camera. Why joke about this?

    • seen it

      she was wearing D400 thongs!

    • Mansgame

      Facts are facts. Would you rather people not know about potential pitfalls?

      • Jon Ingram

        I have no problem with you sharing your experience

        • mikeswitz

          Twice, maybe three times, but incessantly on every post?

  • Spy Black

    I love it. The only question would be the seller, what kind of rep they have.

    • CSIROC

      It is Roberts, which is where I picked up both my refurb D600 and refurb 70-300 VR. Both have been flawless. Can’t say anything about how they would handle issues though since I haven’t had any.

    • Dirty Bill

      I’ve been to their brick and mortar store a few times while on assignment in Indy. It’s a good operation. Great friendly sales people. Not an overly large place like B&H. I’d recommend them.

    • Dirty Bill

      I’ve been to their brick and mortar store a few times while on assignment in Indy. It’s a good operation. Great friendly sales people. Not an overly large place like B&H. I’d recommend them.

  • broxibear

    Talking about Nikon’s with shutter problems, anyone with a DF coming across this ?…
    http://photographylife.com/nikon-df-shutter-issue

    • AM

      Great! This means that the Df replacement is coming. It will be called the Df1 and will have the 0.5 more fps, quiet continuous mode, and improved auto WB that the current Df owners are asking for.
      What about the shutter issues?
      (crickets chirping)

    • NoMeJodas

      Hmm.. Unfortunately you can’t call this an issue because he was using the Df outside of its operating environment specs (0 – 40 degrees C./ 32 – 104F). Of course, everyone knows that you could use Nikon DSLRs outside of these official specs. I myself used the D600 and D7000, which have similar operating env. specs, in temperatures down to -10/-12C with the only issues being the fast draining battery and my frozen fingers. So I really hope this is individual to Nasim’s Df and not a general decision by Nikon to tighten up the tolerances outside the official specs in their efforts to lower overall production costs.

      • broxibear

        Hi NoMeJodas,
        I think Nasim had the issue in different situations, only one was in the cold…I’m just highlighting it and asking the same question he is, are you a DF owner who has seen the same thing happening.
        I don’t own a DF so I can’t test it.

        • NoMeJodas

          Hi broxibear,
          In the link you posted I thought he was talking clearly about the issue showing up at temps below freezing point (at about -20F/-6C). He even stated in an update that he thinks it has to do with some freezing lubricants. But I didn’t read the comments so sorry if I missed something.

          Cheers

          • broxibear

            Hi NoMeJodas,
            No need to apologize, it’s just a discussion.

          • NoMeJodas

            20F not -20F. I’m used to Celsius system not Fahrenheit ;-)

            • JP

              Thanks to God that no -20 Kelvin =D

    • Mansgame

      Nikon used to be a quality company.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      I talked to Nasim, this could be a mistake. Stay tuned for an update.

      • broxibear

        Indeed, DF owners breath again lol…
        “UPDATE: I stand corrected. Big thanks to Bjørn Rørslett and others
        for pointing out the reason for severe darkening of the frame, which is
        A/C phase cycles. I have seen fluorescent light issues before, but they
        never resulted in such darkening, which is why I thought that it was
        related to the shutter freezing under below freezing temperatures. It
        turns out that the variations can be huge (per Bjørn), so the first
        image being very dark is most likely due to the flicker caused by
        artificial light. Please accept my sincerest apologies for posting this
        without fully understanding the source of the issue.”

        • http://photographylife.com/ Nasim Mansurov

          Broxibear, I went back and changed the title and information in the article to reflect the above information. Hopefully the article will be useful for others that encounter a similar problem in the future. Thanks again for understanding, I really appreciate it!

          • broxibear

            Hi Nasim,
            Honestly, don’t worry about it.
            I was just posting it here to find out if others had experienced the same thing.
            You’ve got some great articles on you site, don’t be put off by some any negative posts, or plain rudeness.
            Take care.

    • craig john

      There are D3s cameras that share this same problem (or something similar) with certain lens – most notably the 70-200.

      If you press the shutter half way to activate the VR, then wait (anticipating a “perfect moment”) to press it all the way to down to capture the shot, you can get a weird “black” frame, and you hear a “CLUNK” or “CRUNCH” from the shutter at that time you press the shutter. It’s gnarly.

      If you bring the blacked-out RAW file into a raw processor, and over expose it by 3-5 stops, you can see the sensor actually caught something of an image, as some highlights will show up, but the rest of the image is just black.

      So no. This type of crap doesn’t plague the “cheap cameras”, or the “new camera bodies”. …Sadly.

      • broxibear

        Hi craig,
        I’ve not heard of that issue ? For once I have the equipment you’re talking about D3 and 70mm-200mm f/2.8 G VRII (I added a snap just taken on my mobile to show I do have that equipment, for the non believers, lol)…I just tried what you said to double check and I had no problems at all.
        I’m not saying you made it up or anything, I just haven’t experienced it or it doesn’t happen with my gear…I don’t know.
        Is it the VRI not the VRII, or maybe the D3s and not the D3, although those two bodies are identical apart from video ?

        It’s actually one of the reasons many wanted a stripped down digital FM2 (which the DF absolutely is not), less electronics inside so there’s less to go wrong.

  • broxibear

    I’m not a D600 owner so I never really paid much attention to all the issues people were having with that body, beyond the fact that it was a Nikon product and I’m a Nikon user.
    Came across a video in which this guy details all the problems he had with his D600 and with Nikon when returning it, well worth a watch…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnRH5JrrpdY

    • Dave

      OMG! 33min of whining. Worse than my 4yr old.

      • Mansgame

        Did your 4 year old spend $2100 of his hard earned money on something only for it to be a piece of junk? Did he?

        • Spy Black

          Indefinite whining…

        • mikeswitz

          How do you know his money was hard earned. Maybe he is Asian and we all know how you feel about how they earn their money.

          • Mansgame

            Software Development?

  • BobsYourUncle

    (Not looking for a fight here, just reporting my experience.) I ordered a refurb D600 at discount in late December (from Cameta, excellent service BTW), hoping like others that it would have had the shutter replaced or at least been well cleaned. It had so many dust spots right out of the box, first frame at least 25 spots easily visible at normal view in Lightroom, I returned it. The customer service rep at Cameta wasn’t at ALL surprised I was returning it for sensor spots, “we’ve had a lot of those” she said. My experience makes me doubt Nikon is doing anything with the shutters in these refurbs, and possibly not even cleaning the sensors. Maybe I’m wrong, but since Nikon rarely tells us anything, we’ll have to keep wondering. The ever-lower prices may make the issue worth it for some users. I bit the bullet for a D610, and am really enjoying it. No dust issues so far.

  • Glambike

    In late November I bought a Nikon D600 refurbished from Adorama. I’m over 1000 shots and there is no oil or dust. Shutter count was zero right out of the box. Me thinks it was refurbed into a D610. Stop whining and trolling.

    • Imperious Images

      Lucky you. That’s def not the norm.

    • Mansgame

      Many people also survive hurricanes but they don’t go bragging about how those who lost their house should stop whining.

    • http://www.adorama.com/ Helen Oster

      Good to hear – thanks for the feedback!

      Helen Oster
      Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador
      Helen@adorama.com

  • Chris Bilodeau

    The D600 is the best camera for $1300 and people need to stop complaining and clean their sensors! I use my D600 more than my D3. The sensor on my D3 is horrid. When it gets annoying enough to show up in images at f/16, I just clean it.

    • Dave

      Useless camera for older fast mf lenses unless you have perfect eyesight. I sent mine back months ago for another brand with evf & magnified live-view. Not everyone has perfect eyesight and all-af lenses.

      • CSIROC

        Please do explain this as I am really curious. I am far from an expert in all brands’ cameras, but where did you find a $1300 camera with EVF, magnified live view, and that fits F-mount lenses?

  • Johnleckie

    I just bought one for 1100$ (809€) on ebay (france). It’s a refurbished body from nikon, and they do delivered in the all world if you asked them. http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=111257760287&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#shId

  • Johnleckie

    *ask them, sorry for my english

  • lorenzo

    Currently $1,599

  • http://photographylife.com/ Nasim Mansurov

    Ouch, that’s a little harsh :) Thank you for your feedback though, I appreciate it. I have seen flicker issues before, but the severe darkening of the frame is the reason why I decided to write about it. Either way, I did change the article to reflect this and apologized. So if you read the original article, please accept my apologies as well. I am a human just like you are and I am prone to making mistakes.

    In regards to the D4 and Df comparison, I provided images from both later on and showed that the image output was very similar. I also clearly said in the original comparison that the images were indeed from the D4, not Df. I never lied to anyone about this – please go back and re-read those articles and you will find that what I am saying is true.

    Lastly, could you please provide proof of me pulling bad information from other sites? Some sample links would be really appreciated. Thank you so much!

  • broxibear

    Hi Sailor Sinclair,
    C’mon mate…do we really need comments like “Nasim Mansurovs is a clown”.
    You may not agree with his views or respect his knowledge, and that’s your choice…but I come to nikonrumors to hear the thoughts of others and share my thoughts without personal insults.

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

    I edited this post, everyone can give their own opinion here without name calling. Let’s be civilized please. The only reason I did not delete it is because there are several comments under it.

  • William

    Price is back to $1,599

  • EverSpinningWheel

    I guess this is the last lot of D600 refurbs coming around again after being sent back…………..

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