Help deciding whether to get the Nikon Df

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In reply to tkelly11, 7 months ago

The Df is one of the most expensive FF (full-frame) cameras.  It's a good camera, but you are spending more on the body than I think one should.

The real expense will be the lenses in the end.  FF lenses generally get expensive unless you are willing to trade cost for quality.

I might suggest you look at a low mileage D700 as an alternative.  It will be bigger and heavier than the Df, but much less expensive.

The resale on the D700 will probably be about the same as what you pay for it, so if you decide you want to upgrade or if FF is not what you had hoped, you can recover more of your investment.

The Df is more of an emotional purchase than most cameras, so you really need to think about your photograph goals and see if spending that much helps or hinders your objectives.

Then again, if money is no object, go ahead and buy one of everything.  

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