Poll re Nikon Df

Started 8 months ago | Polls thread
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Re: Poll re Nikon Df
In reply to bikinchris, 8 months ago

It would be cheaper to buy a used Leica M8 or even a used M9.

While the concept is very appealing, Nikon sells more D800s in one month than Leica sells in rangefinders in one year.

With such a small marketplace it simply doesn't make sense for a giant like Nikon to build a specialty camera for such a small market segment.  Bigger fish to fry.

Rangefinders are not simple to make due to their mechanical nature and the need for a specialized sensor (microlenses to support acute ray angles).  So I would expect the cost to be about the same as a Leica M-E.

That being said, a specialized Nikon D4 sensor, its processor, in an M body would be a killer camera.

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