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Nikon Df DSLR: New Camera Gets Retro Feel

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SaffronBlaze

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They call it high end but with the exception of the D4 sensor the rest is all borrowed from consumer grade cameras. Cool concept but the price is hardly warranted.
 

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I just came...


To stop by and say that this new Nikon Df is a beautiful piece of engineering. I am a Canon man, but love the whole idea of this camera.

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Wild Biker Bill

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What a lot of people will like is a straightforward pro full frame DSLR that isn't a physically huge monster. You can easily tell that just from the relative size of the lens to the camera body.

But at that price level Nikon will <sob> have to find someone other than me to buy it.
 

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To the guys looking for video in this product , even though is not fair that they disabled that function, this camera is clearly a product only for real photographers who don`t give a shit about video functions, i don`t see videographers buying such a product if it had video.
 

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If you want video you buy a Canon... I've got a D800 and other than playing around with the capability I've never actually used it. For a pro photographer this will be a very interesting package - I'm not a big retro fan but seeing all those big easy to use dials makes me want one. The D4 is a $5k camera, I'd say getting the D4 sensor for a couple grand less is not such a bad deal.
 

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I love the idea of all the controls being dials(instantly see all your settings) on that camera. Not that others with the push a button turn the dial does not work.

This is ART too.
 

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16MP? The price is ~$1200 too high. They also need to fix the issue where it doesn't allow you to use the aperture ring on AF-D lenses with an aperture ring. Instead it makes you lock he ring into the highest setting and use the funky dial on the front. WT_Heck? I like having an actual optical viewfinder but they also need to let us have something like a split-image option.

Close but no cigar. Maybe they just needed to pay off the D4 sensor production line and this is designed to help that.
 

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Loving the retro styling. If Canon were to come out with something like this that had the features of say a 5D III or a 6D I'd jump on it. Maybe they should make a 6D II with this kind of retro styling. I also wish if they redesigned the mount or changed the flange distance they could offer a screw in adapter for old style FD glass. Though with that said the best MF glass is M42 or Contax if you have the adapters.
 

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@D_kuhn :
The D4 is a $6000 camera, just the body. ($5,996.95 still equals $6k hehehe)

@nukemaster :
The point of the dials is not what you can see, but what the person can feel. Since the 90s, Nikon has made two types of camera bodies - Old style and modern. When they went digital with the D1 ($4000+), they only went with the modern type. Which I like because you can hold the camera sideways and it comes with a 2nd set of shutter controls.

So, with some settings (with my modern cameras) I know by touch - but some cannot be done that way, without looking at the screen and using the D-Pad type controls for the menu. This is fine for me... but again, each their own.

@ethanoson
?! This is NOT built for the consumer market, nor is it mass-produced as the D3 or D800/600s. The 16MP sensor on top end cameras are not the same as those used on $1000, $500, $300 much less $100 cameras. The D4 is a $6000 tool, this Df is sold at a fair price as it lacks some functions of the D4. And there are lots of older lens for which it will work with perfectly - which I have. They work with mine, but not perfectly.

$2800 / $6000 is nothing to a pro who makes their living with photography. Its nothing compared to $4000~6000 lens. Top end telephoto lens start at $6000 and go up to $18,000! Way above my pay-grade or needs. :)

 
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