Is the Df a dud? Friend wants to buy.

Started 8 months ago | Discussions thread
ultimitsu
Veteran MemberPosts: 5,521
Like?
Re: Is the Df a dud? Friend wants to buy.
In reply to Len_Gee, 8 months ago

Len_Gee wrote:

Is Nikon grasping for straws with the Df?

A non-geek friend who is a fashion designer is enamored with the retro styling , and Nikon imaging reputation.

She wants to upgrade from a Canon S95 P&S. Her choices are Nikon Df or possibly looking at Fuji X100s.

X100s is a great camera for hobbyist, but would be a poor camera for a newcomer, if for no other reason than 35mm is a hard FOV to use correctly. In the hands of novice it could lead to all sorts of undesirable composition for portraits.

She will use for travel vacations , and social type photos.

The reason I ask is because she researched a couple of online photo review sites that said the Df is a dud:

Reason:

Too expensive@ $2800+. Poor value for money spent.

Poor ergonomics. Better to go with conventional Nikon DSLR (But she does not like the styling too much.)

Thanks for any advice I can recommend to her.

I wouldn't call Df a dud, but these two reasons are fairly commonly accepted, albeit not universally.

People buy Df for its styling, extra 1/3 for stylez isnt really too much if you make a living in the fashion industry.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow