Why all the Df hate?

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sgoldswo
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In reply to G1Houston, 6 months ago

G1Houston wrote:

Are you looking to buy a FF camera? If so, we can answer your question in a more practical way by first knowing your reasoning for buying a Df over D610 for $1,000 more?

To me and to some, we don't hate the Df, but are frustrated by this Nikon's offering in the face of the competition (and our expectation of the next big thing from Nikon).

So what is it you are looking for from Nikon?

The award of retro done right, both in looks and in functionality, will go to Olympus for the EM5 and EM1

The E-M5 was a great little camera, but it's not competition for a FF DSLR. The E-M1 is a technically more capable camera but less fun to use than an E-M5. Either is a good camera, but neither is going to compete with the image quality of a FF DSLR at any ISO (its either giving up noise performance or DR).

and to Fuji's X100 and XT-1.

The X100 was great fun too, but the XT1 is a serious disappointment to me. As I've said before, it feels like an inferior copy of the Df. I was using it this lunchtime and the placement of the buttons was driving me crazy, as was the lack of ISO 100 in RAW.

For a lighter, smaller FF camera that is inexpensive and can take all MF lenses (from all manufacturers), the award goes to SONY.

True, but there's a real paucity of lens options and not everyone wants to use adapted lenses.

What photographic problems is the Df designed to solve?

Offering traditional controls, with a top of the range sensor in a lighter, smaller body? I've said it before, but if the body had "FujiFilm" written on it, people would think it was the best thing since sliced bread.

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