Nikon has a permit for a still photography shooting in Miami

The website lists Nikon as the permit holder of a still photography shooting currently in production in Miami. The photographer is Tom Bol who has worked for Nikon before. Could this be the marketing campaign for the upcoming Nikon D600 camera?

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  • Dan


    • LeGO

      D400 and/or D600!

      • Bernard

        D400, D600, and/or V2 ??? 🙂

  • jorg

    the timing seems right

  • DontGet

    What I dont get, is why would one need a “permit for still photography”? Could someone explain that to those of us who live in other countries?

    • @Dontget – a commonly recurring theme in Las Vegas is that we’re told we need a permit to shoot *anywhere* – public parks, recreational areas that are open to the public, lakes, dry lakebeds, mountains, etc.

      • There are 3 primary reasons for the requirement of permits:

        1) Most permits require that you carry liability insurance for your commercial shoot – that way if someone is hurt on public property during your shoot, your insurance covers it, not the government’s (and hence the taxpayers’)

        2) Since you are utilizing public property (and if you have a lot of equipment or would block heavily trafficked areas) and preventing other who normally have rights to walk in or use that public property, you are essentially asking the city to make that area “non-public” for the designated period of time on the permit. Making it easier for you to get your shoot done, and keeping the public safe from work hazards.

        3) Sometimes (but not always) cities will require a permit fee to cover the processing of the permit, and to provide you assistance or law-enforcement personnel to route traffic, etc.

        The rules on permits varies from city to city, and location to location within those cities. But usually they are very reasonable, and a permit is almost never needed to shoot in public as long as you are not putting down stands, tripods or equipment, or are blocking traffic.

        Technically in NYC, you have to have a permit to put down a tripod – and in times square they will often enforce this (because of the sheer volume of traffic), but they usually won’t bother you for a permit in Central park or non-busy areas in public. If you start setting up light stands, etc. that can be a different matter.

        Miami is pretty reasonable about when they require permits, and for the fee, they do provide law enforcement support.

        • SwissGerman

          Thank you!

    • Jabs

      @DontGet – In America, you need a permit for a lot of things including shooting at certain venues or places. Privacy issues plus Cities looking for money are some of the reasons. Taking pictures in National Parks or even of certain buildings often all require permits.
      The Nikon shoot could be a very elaborate shoot involving lots of different scenes or issues/places/models and street closing plus Police monitored blockades, so hence permits required.
      Reminds me of the now famous D800 video shoot in Chicago that shut down certain areas for that motorcycle and crew to go at those insane speeds. Often it is from Public safety issues and costs to cities from use of their Police and/or Emergency Crews. The shoot probably involves Video as well as stills???

      Hope this helps.

    • Stanley77

      I have been asked by NewYork City Police to show my tripod permit. Many cities control activities that may impede circulation. In Seattle I have to get a sidewalk permit to block a sidewalk with construction equipment.

      • DontGet

        I get the need for a permit if you have lots of stuff that blocks traffic, or even sidewalks for more than a few minutes. But not just to take photos (stills!!) as you walk.

        Who is the freest country in the world…?! (sorry, just had to say that)

        • Calibrator

          > Who is the freest country in the world…?! (sorry, just had to say that)

          Why the sarcasm?
          The cities are free to demand a permit (that costs money, of course)!

          • DontGet

            Thats exactly the point. If the cities and states are free to do as they please, are the people really free? Do you feel free as a photographer? I have a feeling this permit thing came in after 9/11, in which case, the terrorists won.

            What is next.. “do you have a permit for that frisbee sir?”

            • Iris Chrome

              I lived in Miami for 14 years and I’ve taken my camera and tripod out to many venues in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties and never needed a permit nor was I once bothered by any city officials or police. I even went out with a group of 5-7 photographers to SoBe at night setting up tripods and taking photos on busy Ocean Dr.

              Like others commented before, the permit is required because there will most likely be some road closures and/or police presence.

              Different individual cities can and will enact their own rules in certain matters. If you’ve ever been to NYC, you’ll understand why a tripod permit is required by the city. Sidewalks in NYC are probably just as important as roads and the metro system for people to get around. If tourists were free to setup their tripods anywhere in NYC, it would cause a real problem for pedestrians and hence the permit.

              But before you go trashing other countries maybe you can tell us what country YOU live in… 😉


              Who Needs a Permit:
              Film Permits are generally required throughout Miami-Dade County and each of its municipalities for commercial film, video or still photo shoots that are conducted on public property; that is, on roads and streets, sidewalks, or in parks, beaches or public buildings.

              Additionally, some municipalities – Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Miami-Beach – may require a filming permit for shoots that are conducted on residential property within their jurisdictions.

              A Film Permit is not required for individuals filming or video taping only for their own personal or private use, for employees of print or electronic news media when filming on-going news events.

            • Boomerang

              My friends and I got kicked out of a (huge and empty) park for playing with an 8″ $10 boomerang because it was considered a weapon.

      • bert

        In the USA many sidewalks are private property. The city has nothing to say over it.

        • Sorry, incorrect.

          Sidewalks along public streets are public property. Most municipalities have written into their charter an easement, extending from the center line of any street to around 25 feet on either side of that street.

          The walkway that connects to the public sidewalk leading up to your home is private, but not the sidewalk put in by the city.

          Ironically, you are liable for general upkeep of that sidewalk (shoveling snow, etc. and can actually be fined if you do not keep it maintained. – however fines are very rare).

          If your sidewalk is damaged by flooding, etc. the city will fix it for you (if they have the funds for fixing roads, etc.)

          This is why you can stand on a sidewalk and legally take photos of anything, you are on public property.

    • He may be testing the new 800mm f/5.6. You would need a permit for that as it may be mistaken for a bazooka.

      • Daniel

        This made me chuckle. 🙂

  • Chris Gaffka

    Tom Bol’s website’s upcoming events section states “July 13-15, comprehensive workshop, Center for Fine Art Fort Collins” The Miami permit site states that the permit is “Currently in Production” Interesting..

  • David

    Or a new Coolpix! LOL

    • Steffen Hokland

      In limited edition hot pink!

  • Craig

    I would suggest the permit is because they are planning to close a public street or something similar.

  • amien

    “permit for still photography” => this is needed in EVERY country if you need to shoot for commercial use.

    • nobody

      That is pure nonsense!

      • SomeBody

        @Nobody, how does SomeBody measure the level of nonsense to determine that it has reached the level of purity?

        Btw this is from the mentioned by Admin:
        Who Needs a Permit
        Film Permits are generally required throughout Miami-Dade County and each of its municipalities for commercial film, video or still photo shoots that are conducted on public property; that is, on roads and streets, sidewalks, or in parks, beaches or public buildings.
        A Film Permit is not required for individuals filming or video taping only for their own personal or private use, for employees of print or electronic news media when filming on-going news events.

        • Boomerang

          “@Nobody, how does SomeBody measure the level of nonsense to determine that it has reached the level of purity?”

          Lawl best comment I ever read. Thanks! 🙂

    • not true that all commercial shoots, but all such big productions yes.

    • Murat Sahan


      Im not a 100 % sure but I don’t think its needed in Sweden. At least none of the photographers I have worked with, or even talked with, has ever mentioned it.

      • JD

        Yes. In the Nordic, you can shoot as much as you want in public places. You only need special permit if you need to block a street or so.

        • Similar in the UK. Shooting in public is not covered by explicit legislation and heavy-handed police usage of terror legislation was repealed but you could be had for obstruction if you’re blocking a public thoroughfare so, akin to what’s cited above, I assume you need a permit. I don’t believe it’s a public liability issue as it seems to be in the US, though.

  • lorenzo

    Uhmm… was that permit document photographed with a D800E? 🙁

    • Christobella


  • Merco

    ok miami people listen up. get your eyes working and give us a sneak peek on what’s going on. just look for a bunch of people with some gear

    • nuno santacana


    • +1 it has been a while since someone posted a pic of an prototype in the streets

  • Jabs

    Here is his Blog:

    Maybe we watch it to get a hint of what’s going on (lol) and then we crash the website out of our own curiosity!

    • yes, I checked it but all the images so far were taken with a D800

  • Kim

    I wish someone could give some assurance on the coming of the D600!!! :-O
    I’m totally sick in deciding if i’m going to buy the D800 or wait for the much more promising camera (for me), the D600!
    Small and light, but FX-sensor is more important to me than 24 or 36 MP and a few crop-modes.

    • Calibrator

      Well, apparently you already have made your decision yourself.
      Where’s the problem?

    • Andrew

      The D600 is coming because the Admin is certain it is coming. It will likely be announced in September 2012. The price will likely be $1599, but we are not certain it will include lens for this price.


  • Chuck N.

    I hope it’s for the new 18-105 DX lens

  • nobody

    Could it be that in the USA you need a permission for shooting with a camera while you’re free shooting with a gun? Just saying…

    • somebody

      I don’t own a gun but actually in the US we can’t even shoot with an air gun or a sling shot without a permit… I know you were joking.

      • nobody

        That’s good to know! Thanks a lot 🙂

      • Rob

        That’s a state law, not a federal law. That is NOT true in any state when I’ve lived there.

      • Somebody Else in AZ

        Well, here in AZ, we can go shooting firearms anywhere that’s not restricted (>1/4 mile away from dwellings, not over a road, not from a moving vehicle, outside of city limits, etc.) and I don’t need no stinkin’ permit! Certain Draconian states like Illinois and Cali come to mind that may impose “permits to shoot” (just guessing–do they do that? I wouldn’t be surprised.)

    • 103David

      Always nice to hear from someone still living in 1962.

      • Pablo Ricasso

        Pardon me sir,
        Did you obtain a permit before you made that post?

        • is someone shootin’ their mouth off again – oops! need a permit!

  • John

    Is it worth to wait for the D600 or should I buy a D700 now. At the momment I use a D90 / F100 and FX lenses.
    Thanks a lot.

    • well grab D700 while you can. because D600 will have worse sensor (as showed by the D4 / D800 combo) in worse housing and after announcing D700 will disappear over night.

      • Phill

        What do you mean? The D4 and D800 has two of the most highly rated sensors on the market before you hit medium format… and are only slightly behind the D700 in noise performance and the images are still pretty clean up to 6400 and even still usable for a lot of people shooting in raw and using noise reduction at 12800…

      • Aldo #2

        Some people get too comfortable with their old tools and are afraid of change. I assure you most people will go after the features of the d600 which can only result on a price decline of the d700 (especially if the rumored price is true) . I can sit down with a customer and attempt to explain for hours why their professional pictures only have 12mp… even less resolution than their powershot, or I can just buy a d600. I’m enjoying my d800 and I’m quickly adapting to its new features. My lenses now offer multiple focal lengths just my switching to dx mode and im still at what 20mp or something? Don’t like 36mp? well you can turn down the resolution np. Want to record the occasional video? np. Are you an iso freak? np shoot raw use noise reduction and/or post processing tools. Build quality ? are you afraid your camera is made in Taiwan? np get a warranty. I can keep going on and on. My best advice would be not to take any advice as providence. Go to a camera story (before they become extinct with the growing online buying) and get a feel for these cameras… see what YOU like most and make the decision for yourself.

      • Harold, surely you jest. I see a lot of nonsense on this site, but this comment can’t slide. Have you even used a D800 or D4? To say that their sensor is a step back from a D700, is laughable. Don’t get me wrong, I love(d) my D700, but my D800 now wipes the floor with it. The leap in dynamic range alone is staggering, forgetting the resolution.
        The D600 will likely walk over the D700 sensor wise. Handling and body, probably not.

    • CajunCC

      Which camera of yours do you like to shoot more? If you like the F100, pick up a D700. The D700 is basically a digital F100. The handling, size, and operation of the two are nearly identical.

      If, on the other hand, you prefer you D90, then maybe you’d be better served waiting for the D600, which (from what i understand) is supposed to be more of a D90/D7000-sized and -featured body.

      Personally, I’ve got an F100 and a D700 and they’re both perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing about either one.

    • Funduro

      I bought a new D700 5 weeks ago. Looked at the D600’s specs and rumored MSRP and decided that I did not want to buy a severely de-content FX DSLR, even one that might have twice the pixels. ISO performance was my key reason for getting the D700. If you have FX lenses already you’re half way there, keep the D90 for the crop factor/ FX lens sweet-spot/second body. I’m not selling my D300s because of it’s the crop factor. I’m a hobby photog btw. Hope this helps a bit.

      • Aldo #2

        a 3 megapixel camera was worth thousands of dollars years ago. So why did you buy the de-content 12 mp sensor lol? just because something is cheaper doesn’t mean its worse. It’s called technological advancement. How can you even assume the d700 has better quality than the d600 when there has been no tests?

    • Jabs

      @John – Everything might depend on how quick you need a camera and how hard you are going to use it. Basically a D700 is a Pro body and the D600 will probably not be a Pro body plus as tough.
      D700 = bird in the hand and available now.
      D600 = bird in our ‘dreams’ and not available now.
      When the D600 is eventually released, it might be 3 to 6 months before we get it due to an overwhelming demand and backlog, so you might be stuck waiting for one until 2013 unless it being made in Thailand reportedly makes it easier for Nikon to make larger quantities. Your choice then.

      • Calibrator

        > When the D600 is eventually released, it might be 3 to 6 months before we get it due to an overwhelming demand and backlog, so you might be stuck waiting for one until 2013 unless it being made in Thailand reportedly makes it easier for Nikon to make larger quantities.

        Add to this the likely probability of roblems like in most recent prosumer bodies (D7000, D800) that may need firmware updates or even a visit to the service center.
        Of course: If you like to betatest something then do a pre-order to be first in line…

      • Aldo #2

        To me the smaller the d600 the better. I always regret not taking my d800 on trips, but its just too big. I’m also afraid to lose it or damage it. So I rather just use it for weddings or work. If the d600 its small enough, I’ll just put a small cheap lens and take it everywhere with me. It would be awesome.

    • ericnl

      D600 will have newer technology and video.
      chances are that with the lower pixel count than the D800 the noise ratio will be better than both the D700 and the D800…

  • D600 or D800

    There is probably not much difference: you order your D800 now (at an authorized Nikon dealer) and wait for months or wait the same time until the D600 is announced.

    But what if the D600 and D400 are a mith? Several D700 are available today.

  • 103David

    I’d love to have seen what would have happened in 1967 when they filmed that pre-CGI car chase sequence from “Bullet” without without street closures and permits. “Hey guys, it’s a free country , what say we just do it. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?”
    They’d still be paying off the lawsuits and property damage settlements…once everyone got out of “Q” for the slam-dunk felony endangerment and motor-vehicle homocide convictions. It’s been over 40 years…they’d all be getting out about now.
    First point being to please remember, fan boys, “freedom” carries a heavy load of responsibility in the mix. It is unwise to forget that in a society willing to not only sue (and win) the bejabbers out of you over a spilled cup of coffee, but happily place your sorry butt in slam for an extended period over a misunderstood concept of “freedom.”
    Second point being, of course, of having to spend part of my precious Sunday afternoon lecturing the ignorant and/or the uninformed on what you should have learned in junior high instead of sleeping through Social Studies II.
    And I find it particularly annoying to find myself in position of hypocrite in front of a bunch of fan boys for point three, which is a reminder that, “Hey! It’s a site about Nikon stuff, particularly the (so far fictional) D600, and may we please kept to subject here?

    • BartyL

      Quite a few of us reading this site don’t live in countries where you can be sued over a cup of spilled coffee.

      It follows that we didn’t attend your junior high or undertake your Social Studies II classes.

      I wouldn’t have to point this out to you if you’d paid attention in Geography – assuming of course that your Geography & History classes didn’t consist of some fundamentalist retard regurgitating ark myths and other discredited bronze-age rubbish. (How’s that for wandering off-topic?)

      • John

        Why some people feel compelled to use a photography blog comment to slam people with different political and/or religious groups, I’ll never know. And to many, the term “retard” is offensive.

      • 103david

        Last I looked, the subject of the blog was Miami, which for the geographic-impaired, remains part of the United States. Miami most certainly does have both junior high schools as well as Social Studies classes. I should further hope that wherever your (unstated) nation may be, they bother to teach freedom carries responsibilities as well.
        And by the way, dump a cup hot coffee in the wrong lap and I’ll guarantee something very bad will happen, no matter where you live. Especially if it’s on their brand new D600/D800/
        (See, I told you I could bring it back to something pertinent to the Nikon rumors site 🙂

    • Jabs

      WOW!!! – You actually believed that classic car chase scene between the black Charger (maybe a Hemi or a 440) and the green 390GT Mustang was filmed without permits?

      They crashed and died in the Charger while putting everyone in harms way – yeah right. Sorry but permits are required for public chase scenes on city streets EVEN in the old days. Most of the scenery was probably made up of rented cars or they used footage filmed on city streets and then edited to look like it was now part of the movie.

      Sorry, but reality is not the same as a movie chase scene.

      • 103David

        Just curious, perhaps you were responding to someone else. If so I apologize, but was my commentary entirely misunderstood?

        • NotCurious

          @103David no need to be curious but your comment is hard to even midly misunderstand especially when without is repeated in “without without street closures and permits.”

          • 103david

            I’m again sorry, but what does the word “midly” mean?

        • Calibrator

          I think I understood your comment quite right – but your first sentence is indeed not very clear as the second half isn’t well constructed.
          The biggest problem is the “when” instead of the “if” – it leads many native English speakers on a wrong track and the rest of the comment may then get “in the wrong throat”.
          There is more problematic stuff but I’m no grammar teacher. However, as a movie buff it’s my duty to inform you that the movie is called “Bullitt”. 😉

          • 103david

            Alas, you got me on that one. All too true, it was indeed “Bullitt” 🙂
            But of course the decades long fanboy debate has always been…(wait for it)…was McQueen’s shalom a Diamondback or a Python?
            That ought to heat up the debate a bit. And if he’d been able, would McQueen have opted for a D600 or waited for the D900? 🙂

            • Calibrator

              I can’t say what exact car he drove but I’m pretty sure that McQueen wouldn’t have waited at all! 😉

  • Spock

    Well some firm news/reviews sure would help many out that are sitting on the fence for there next purchase 600/800/400. I know I am.

    If the 600 falls too short of the 800 then the 800 is my choice, however if the 600 is better in low light with 24mp it will be very tempting for me.

    Live well and prosper….

    • preston

      I find it kind of depressing that only 1 year ago everyone drooled over the 24mp images from the D3X, and countless pros ponied up 8 grand for it as proof (it was rarely in stock despite the exorbitant price). Now after the release of the D800 people wonder if 24mp is good enough! They may be putting the sensor from the $8,000 camera into the body of a $1,500 camera and people go “meh”.

      • It will not be the same sensor that went into the D3x, but it might be the Sony sensor that it was based on.

      • Calibrator

        Nikon did advertise the D7000 on their website with the slogan (roughly cited) “the second highest megapixel number of all Nikon DSLRs” or something like that.
        As if 16 MP of the D7000 are better than 12 MP of the D3s…

        But what are 16 MP today? When practically every compact, mirrorless and DSLR are having at least 16 MP?

        • Pablo Ricasso

          My advice is to cheer on the MP while quietly buying the best glass you can find and afford and that you want. And if you’re looking just for detail/resolution, I think the newer cheaper 16 is a little better, at least at low ISO. If you’re looking for subject isolation or a big viewfinder so that you can really see what your shooting and fast auto focus performance, you might want the full frame. Unless your selling images, buy your MP later when they don’t cost near as much. The glass will still be expensive at that point.

          • Calibrator

            > The glass will still be expensive at that point.

            It will likely cost even more.
            Electronics get cheaper with time but (opto)mechanics don’t.

      • PeterO

        “They may be putting the sensor from the $8,000 camera into the body of a $1,500 camera and people go “meh”.”

        I was at Nikon Canada service yesterday (I’m having an intermittent AF problem on my 70-200 2.8). The gentleman next to me was bringing in his D3X for a problem. We chatted a little and then the rep handed me a D800 to try my lens on.

        The irony of the D3X ($8K) vs the D800 ($3K) wasn’t lost on me.

        As for all the complaining we do on these forums, I’m sure it falls on deaf ears. The receptionist with the happy voice and the service rep don’t care about about your left AF issues. Send it in and they’ll try to fix it. It’s just a job and a camera to them. As for the higher-ups, they just care about profits. Just an observation.

  • AM

    The free world isn’t actually free, you need a permit and pay fees indeed.

  • Rupert

    Hey guys, I’m a photographer living in Miami and I can tell you from many experiences that you will almost always need a permit for commercial photo shoots. If it’s just one-on-one with your subject and no lights or lighstands / tripods around, it’s usually no big deal. If you’re going to have a whole crew there, then you definitely will need a permit.

    I’ll keep an eye out for any Nikon shoots in the area 🙂

    • Phill

      Keep us posted if you see anything!

  • Hard to say, but it could easily be Coolpix, Nikon 1 or one of the consumer DX bodies. If the D600 comes in at $1500, I think it is all over for high end DX and the D400. The only appeal that such a body will have is to birders. We will see a D7000 replacement with a 24mp sensor first.

    • Pablo Ricasso

      Hey Ron, I just tried to view your site and it showed me every photo except the one I clicked on. Then it wouldn’t let me out. So I had to go to a blank screen and start over. I think lots of people will want the D400 to shoot people flying through the air on motorcycles and such, no matter how cheap the full frame gets. The low end market will eventually get edged out by those newfangled said mirrorless systems and the middle market will evaporate as the price of a plastic full frame falls, but some people will always want the multiplier effect of the cropped sensor. I’d give it ten years.

  • UncleDusty

    Great! Another Dr. Crotchrocket video.

  • Big J

    As a native of Miami, you’d have to keep your eyes peeled for popular areas for photoshoots. South Beach, Miami Beach, Vizcaya, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Cocoplum, The Grove, etc. Those may seem obvious, but it’s popular. Plus the city life at night on Ocean Drive might prove to be photoworthy to test stuff out like new camera gear like noise performance or other stuff.

  • Big J

    Also forgot to add that the “distorted” text isn’t THAT hard to look past. I can read easily 50%+ of what is written under it. Why was is done in the first place?

    • America is a weird place, you shoot guns all the time, but shooting pictures require a permit…

      • Aldo #2

        agreed the US is a weird place… we need a permit to take pictures but we don’t require a permit to park an aircraft carrier outside your country…

      • oJoe

        Well, sorry that your impression is that we “shoot guns all the time” as in most places (if not all) in the US require a permit to even own a firearm. Commit a certain crime in the past or have a history of certain mental health issues? – No permit

        FWIW, if you are over the age of 12 you need a permit to catch dinner out of many bodies of water (at least in the state where I live).

        Want to cut hair as a profession? – You need a state issued certificate (and to qualify for that you need to show proof of various things like education/hrs of practice – etc).

        Taken a step (or perhaps a whole staircase) further:

        On the other side of the coin however, if someone is planning on using public property to do a commercial shoot it makes excellent sense to ensure that the shooter (or the company doing the shoot) has all the necessary things in place I.E.: Liability Insurance, Safety issues, etc.

        Freedom has a price and most times we can do whatever we want so as long as it’s in a lawful manner.

        Law is order, and good law is good order.

    • Iris Chrome

      Admin probably did it to highlight the Nikon shoot. Go to the Miami-Dade website above and you’ll see the rest of the text.

    • because the rest of the text is not relevant to us

  • Morg

    hurrry up Nikon god your blood slow another summer is gone by and Im still waiting to buy a new camera.I want to see a D400,600 or D7100.I will be heading out for a month into the mountains with my old D200 the batteries run down so fast now if a new D5200 came out I would buy that Im so tired of waiting.Maybe next year I will buy a new camera!

  • Morg

    Canon’s Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]

    July 16, 2012
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    Fall 2012
    Once again, we hear about a new “entry level” full frame camera being added to the Canon lineup in the fall. The specs for the camera have been quite broad, which is normal when there are various prototypes out and about. Below are the most talked about specifications, and probably the closest to the actual camera.

    ■22mp (Same sensor as 5D3)
    ■19 AF Points
    ■ISO 100-51200
    ■3″ LCD
    ■Smaller than the 5D Mark II
    ■More Plastic than metal in the construction
    ■Pop-Up Flash (On at least one prototype)
    ■$1999 USD at launch
    ■Launched with a new non-L full frame kit lens (Undisclosed what the lens is)
    ■Compatible with full frame STM lenses

    • Aldo #2

      Last Saturday I saw a photographer shooting a wedding with a d200 as he came up to me to ask about my camera (d800). A lot of photographers are reluctant to invest their earnings in new equipment and when they do, they don’t want to pay a lot for it. I think nikon is also gonna beat canon on sales with their d600 ( I even plan to buy one as a back up camera). The d600 will rival even with the mark 3 in terms of features and the rumored price seems to be a dream come true for most if not everyone. Get ready to see more nikons, now more than ever.

    • Dave

      I’ve just seen the rumoured Canon entry level full frame specs too and while the D600 so far exceeds Canon’s specs I am still dissapointed by potentially opting for 24mp and ISO 6400 (25560), I would rather a smaller 16/18mp sensor and at least an extra stop on ISO performance and smaller file size giving faster burst speed and buffer performance. I know for most this isn’t an issue but most of the things I shoot are at low light events with no flash.

      • Aldo #2

        Problem is that mp is more of a selling point right now. The average user still thinks the higher the mp count the better.

  • jason

    I bought a D5100 a few months back when my D60 died on me, I was hoping to get a D7000 at the time but I needed a camera and didn’t have enough for the D7000. I shops landscape and nightclub, so if the 600 packs quite a punch, I’d love to run it through its paces

  • Ooh, should I buy something like D5100, awaiting D600?
    Sold my D90 with first rumors of D600, pretty rash decision 🙂

  • Davidr

    Permits are required for commercial shoots in Miami-Dade county (Where Miami is located). No permits are required for non-commercial shoots, classes, art projects, etc. There is a fee the county film office collects to do commercial shoots. I believe the City of Miami and Miami Beach will issue permits for commercial work at no cost.

    They want commercial shoots, but also want to minimize impact for the residents and collect data to show the shoots are have a measurable positive economic impact.

    Some film/TV and even still photos shoots can be very complicated and require a lot of resources or special access.

  • Pablo Ricasso

    My take on this (no pun) is that if you can go out on public property with a rig simple enough that you don’t look like your filming a major motion picture or whatnot then nobody will give a *. And then when the image shows up somewhere later nobody will remember that you didn’t have a permit. And if somebody raises a stinky fit about it you should then tell them to sue you about it.
    But if you want to be running power cords across a sidewalk, coming in with a mobile crane, setting up lights or a backdrop, and such, I would think then you would want some sort of official permission.
    I find it interesting that the news media is exempted from this requirement. That’s probably because the media at one point probably DID tell someone to sue them and because media organizations have enough money to defend their actions in court.

    • Davidr

      Pablo Ricasso,

      Generally, I agree with you that if is is a small production nobody will notice, nobody will care and there will be no issues. I don’t know that news media have any special exception, would that be considered commercial use, or editorial? If it isn’t commercial, then no permit required.

      I was in a workshop with 60+ people all over South Beach and had no problems at all. The organizers checked ahead of time and were told since it was not commercial, no permit required. I was shooting a non-commercial project Sunday with 15+ people (They were also shooting video) with no issues.

      The permitting system is in place for commercial shoots, which is why this rumor is interesting because they went though the trouble of going through the permitting system.

  • bekafi

    Well I own an old Nikon D40x at the moment and was thinking about getting a bigger one now. First, I thought I would go for a D7000, but after using the D700 of a friend for one evening I realized that maybe the D600 would be the better choice, because of FX and so on. I already got the 70-300mm 4,5-5,6 lens and a 35mm 1,8 lens, so I would also require a new standard zoom lens. Has anybody got some suggestions for a lens (or maybe also for another camera) ? I though about the 24-70mm 2,8G ED , but its quite heavy if you take it on a longer walk…
    thanks for your help from Germany 🙂

    • Pablo Ricasso

      Get whatever 50 mm lens you can afford if you buy your stuff new. If you buy old stuff like I do, then I have some other suggestions…

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