Hands-on with the Nikon Df
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Hands-on with the Nikon Df

We've had a chance to spend some time with Nikon's retro Df digital SLR. This full-frame camera, which is designed to resemble Nikon's classic manual focus film SLRs, is loaded with dials for virtually every function imaginable, and is backward compatible with nearly every Nikon F-mount lens ever made. You've seen the press release and read our preview - now, here are some hands-on photos we took at a recent Nikon event in the UK.

The Df is a rather handsome camera, especially in silver, and absolutely festooned in buttons and dials. Nikon has made a matching version of the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G, with a silver band round the lens barrel and 'retro' focus ring grip, which complements it rather nicely. It's a long time since we've seen a 50mm f/1.8 sold as a kit lens.