Is the Df a dud? Friend wants to buy.

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JWReagan
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Re: Is the Df a dud? Friend wants to buy.
In reply to Len_Gee, 7 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.

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.

You should show her some Olympus cameras as well. Smaller size with the 4/3 system and E-M5 has a very retro look to it. You can get pretty small with the E-M5 and a pancake lens and the image quality, speed and expandability are excellent. A camera that she can stow away in a purse might be a requirement for use.

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