Nikon Df Review Bombs...Kinda

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Patrick McMahon
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Re: The thing about the Df is
In reply to Josh152, 7 months ago

Josh152 wrote:

it only appeals to a very specific niche of people, well maybe two niches. One is those who like the cosmetic design and/or old school dials so much they are willing to pay a premium over the D610 to get them and the other is people who want the absolutely best sensor for high ISO shooting but can't or don't want to pay for a D4 and/or don't want to have to to lug such a large camera around. To those who dont' fall into those categories the Df is just an overpriced D610 with less features and a new set of clothes. In other words, pointless. To the people that do, especially the ones in the first category, it is the best Nikon camera ever. With such divergent, completely opposite, and emotionally charged opinions and no one really being able to see from or accept the other sides point of view it is no wonder there is so much angst surrounding the camera.

Josh- I don't completely agree with some of  your descriptions- but pretty good. Factor into that people who believe the retro could have been better implemented and the knowledge that their is a finite number of Dslr's introduced every cycle... Pretty volatile. I think if the white elephant D710 was introns at the same time there would be a lot more acceptance of the Df.

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