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Old 11-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Nikon has announced the Df, which combines the design and controls from its classic film cameras with the modern technology of a digital SLR. The Df's body resembles that of Nikon's F-series 35mm cameras, complete with dials for shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation. Inside, the Df borrows the full-frame CMOS sensor from the D4 and the autofocus system from the D610. One thing you won't find on the Df is a movie mode.

The Df will be available in your choice of silver/black or black starting in late November, for a price of $2749 (body only) or $2999 / 2749 (with 50mm F1.8 lens).
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Like the manual dials for aperture, shutter speed etc, and could care less that it doesn't have video. Kinda surprised that they went with the d600 auto focus system though...
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:35 AM   #4
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Is there an aperture dial and I'm just missing it? Or would aperture need to be set with the thumbwheel?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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There is a sub command dial in the front.



Go to this page and click on Camera in the top right hand corner. On the 3rd page you can scroll through photos of the camera specs with labels.

http://nikondf.nikonusa.com/df.html


more info here too
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/df/features01.htm
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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Ok, thats like my D80, except it's the thumbwheel on the back that does aperture.

My initial reaction is that I'd rather have an apeture mechanical dial on the top instead of an exposure comp one. But maybe with the aperture ring on the lens so handy, they decided to do an exposure comp dial instead.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #7
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10/10 would def buy. It reminds me of my Canon AE-1 Program. I love shooting with it but the cost of 35mm Ektar 100 and development is too much to make it a regular habit. The Nikon Df is perfect in this regard - I get a solid, metal-bodied SLR with knobs and dials for everything with a 35mm FF sensor and the convenience of digital SLR. The price is definitely respectable too - I won't be able to afford one for a while but it's exactly what one would expect a camera like this to cost today.

I was a little bemused as to why video was not included, but that is far, far from being a deal breaker.

The worst thing going for this camera, really, is that many people might avoid it because they will regard the Df as a "hipster accessory". Let's face it - hipsters love sh*t like this - vintage appeal but with levels of convenience that rival Starbucks.

Irregardless of its possible "hipster status", I'd like to own one of these in black with a 50mm f/1.2 AiS
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #8
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #9
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Video is not a selling point for me. Besides it was never in a SLR anyway. I can see a lot of photographers who use to own a Nikon F?? getting their hands on one.
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I think it looks awesome. I really like the retro/old school look it has to it. But then again I own several older film cameras and shoot film. This whole "hipster" thing that goes along with this look is silly. I mean look at the Fuji x100s...it has the retro look and people rave about how good of a camera it is...because its just that..a good camera. Who the hell cares what it looks like..should be more concerned with how well it can capture an image. It has the sensor from Nikon's flagship pro body dslr I dont really thing you can go wrong there.
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Visually appealing, however not worth it (price wise) in comparison to other current nikon models.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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This preview came up while I was on youtube. He shows more features in real time

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Visually appealing, however not worth it (price wise) in comparison to other current nikon models.
How so? You get the same sensor in the D4, for less than half the price. For guys who have no interest in video, and want a smaller FF camera, with access to all of Nikon's lens catalogue, this thing is great.
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D800 is $250 more. D610 $700 less. D600 used $1200 less D4 $3k more.. All these cameras including the D7100/D7000 have access to all the Nikkor lenses, if you can find a clean one to put on your camera.

You can get the D800 which is almost identical to the D4 too. Faster shutter. more megapixels. Onboard Flash (vs Df). Two card slots. It now becomes a price war. lol I'm wondering if there is a replacement for the d800 D4 and D300s coming soon.

I have the D90 and honestly I rarely use video. It wasn't a selling feature for me. But it does come in handy when you need to make a note or something. Notes feature is available in the D4.

Sorry this question was to neil1138. Would love to hear your take on this.
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For $2800, I would much rather have a D800. This thing is a D610 with a D4 sensor, ISO dial and a hipster tax added on. Nikon dropped the ball and pulled a Leica on this one. Leica's look cool and yes, they do take great photos but there is no rational basis for buying such a camera at that price.

What are you gaining over the cost of a D610? If your justification is to buy the Df on the basis of the D4 sensor, for better low light performance or w/e, you are just fooling yourself. Modern sensors have such exceptional ISO performance that it just doesn't matter anymore. For the money, I would much rather have a D800.

However, I'm happy with my D600. It's more camera than I will ever need.
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For $2800, I would much rather have a D800. This thing is a D610 with a D4 sensor, ISO dial and a hipster tax added on. Nikon dropped the ball and pulled a Leica on this one. Leica's look cool and yes, they do take great photos but there is no rational basis for buying such a camera at that price.

What are you gaining over the cost of a D610? If your justification is to buy the Df on the basis of the D4 sensor, for better low light performance or w/e, you are just fooling yourself. Modern sensors have such exceptional ISO performance that it just doesn't matter anymore. For the money, I would much rather have a D800.

However, I'm happy with my D600. It's more camera than I will ever need.
It's not just ISO performance, but a near perfect combination of ISO performance, dynamic range, and file size. I really don't want 36MP files, and Nikon doesn't offer mRAW and sRAW options like Canon does.
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Would love it if you guys kept talking about this. I'm looking into upgrading
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Looks like a cool camera. I'd love to try one. Unfortunately, while I thought about it, I just love the L series lenses on Canon's so much. And for my landscape stuff, I think I have my rig setup pretty good. Someone buy one. Post pics.
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