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My personal Df review

Started Apr 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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sgoldswo
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Re: My personal Df review
In reply to Huckles, Apr 3, 2014

Huckles wrote:

Hi guys,

this camera body has caused quite a stir. I was very hesitant to make the purchase, especially considering I wanted to put it into play into my Wedding work (alongside the D4 and D800's and Leica M).

Here is my thoughts on it.

http://vandang.com.au/photographer/?page_id=6108

My fb photography page is here as well:

https://www.facebook.com/VanDangPhotographer

No camera is perfect.. that is for sure.

Van.

I'm probably a lot more positive with the handling and build (never had an issue with the body feeling cheap or with the strap lugs for example). I think that turns on how often you use (and hold) other cameras (or to put it more succinctly, cameras other than DSLRs). Like you I also use a Leica M (though I use a half case with a small grip), but I also shoot (or have shot) a host of mirrorless systems - I think that makes me much more relaxed about the handling - for example, for me the X-T1 is (handling wise) a poor clone of the Df that doesn't quite match it in usability (straps on helmet...).

Nevertheless, a review based on personal experience is to be encouraged and it is accompanied by some lovely pictures (particular like the B&W work). Totally agree that the 58mm on the Df is a fine pairing, but I'm also very happy (now) with the Sigma 35 or even the 24 F1.4 (which produces just beautiful results on that sensor).

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