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Old 01-21-2014, 11:31 PM   #21
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sorry I posted a link and decided to remove it.

I've seen several reviews of the DF come out this week and they are mixed. Chase Jarvis said its too plastic. Vs others saying it's well built. lol
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I'm planning to run out and check one out later today. I love the look, specs, and the whole idea of it. I find I use my 5DII and 1DIV and bag full of L lenses as really expensive point and shoots, and rarely carry anything around any more. This looks like something you could carry around on a vacation without it being much of a hassle.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:51 PM   #24
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Would love it if you guys kept talking about this. I'm looking into upgrading
If one were to upgrade from an entry level (You shoot a D5200, correct? Saw the F/S thread) to a prosumer camera, I think you're better off upgrading to a D7xxx, D6xx, or D800 (as stated before by others). The Df is too expensive for the kind of functionality* it gives you. Nikon markets the camera as being a camera for "slowing you down" and "taking time with the shot". In other words, it's for a wealthy - but serious - amateur/hobbyist looking for a high quality camera that reminds him/her of the good ol' days when cameras had metal knobby bits and weighed a ton. The Df is as much of a camera as it is a fashion statement, sadly. For the price a Df body you can get a D600 and a fast prime or zoom. It's just not worth it.

In fact, any prosumer camera made since 2008, Nikon or Canon, is by far a better buy than a Df. Most all DSLRs since then have excellent image quality - its the pixel-peeping and low-light abilities that sets them apart really. Hell, go grab a used D700 and some expensive glass, I guarantee you that in terms of at-a-glance image quality and day-to-day usability you are at little disadvantage to someone with a newer DSLR.

Granted, if the food you put on the table every night depends on your camera-clicking, a shiny new D4 is the best way to go. At least it fits the job description better than a Df does
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TL;DR - Df is as much a camera as it is a fashion statement. Most all DSLRs (esp. full-frame) made after 2008 are better buys than a Df as they are more cost-effective and leave room for expensive, more capable glass.

*EDIT: What I mean by "functionality" is how the camera is used - controls, knobs, buttons, etc. From what I've seen it quite different from standard DSLR (obviously) yet also not the same as most traditional film cameras in that you can digitally override the manual knobs. It would take some time getting used to for sure. Nothing difficult, just different.
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I played with one last night. It's not as small as I was expecting- it's about the same size as a D600/D610, with a slightly smaller hand grip. It's cool, but it's not $2,999 cool. If it had the AF system from the D4/D800, it would be fantastic and worth what they're asking- but it doesn't, and it's not.
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Price is a little high. Definitely for someone who buying for looks.


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