Df or D610 and lenses

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FujLiver
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Df or D610 and lenses
6 months ago

I am traditionally a user of expensive compact camera systems for many years, using a few high quality lenses. Recently, and for some things coming up, I have a need for a much wider range of lenses.

i am only looking for FF. I almost thought of APS-C but with the D7100 is so close in weight and size to the D610 it didn't seem worth it. Weight and size are important to me.

i haven't looked at the DSLR market for many years and I am amazed how much it has changed. Mainly the sheer amount of good value high quality lenses (at least when stopped down a bit). Such as the 18-35mm, 28mm f2.8, 24-85mm f2.8-4, 85mm f1.8G, even third party such as the Tamron 70-300mm Vi, 24-70mm f2.8 and of course the Sigma art series. I really think I can build up a great range for a fairly small amount of money.

the cost of the body doesn't bother me so much, as long as it's quality made and will last for many years.

The D610 vs Df is a difficult one. The spec. of the D610 is better, apart from low light, but the things that appeal to me about the Df are lower weight, smidgen smaller, less threatening and more subtle look. Unique look, which is quirky but I quite like. The only thing I don't like about the Df is the lack of video. Although I am not a videographer, it's nice to be able to shoot some occasional shorts without having to carry a video camera (although a TX40 is fairly minimal).

Curious if anyone else made this decision and other thoughts from folk. It's seems silly to say I like the Df as it's looks are more appealing and it's lighter but that is me being honest. On the other hand the D610 is not bad looking and 24mp and video seem a great idea.

Thoughts and comments greatly accepted ...

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Nikon Coolpix P300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Leica M Typ 240 Sony Alpha 7S Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH +2 more
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