Why all the Df hate?

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G1Houston
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In reply to sgoldswo, 3 months ago

sgoldswo wrote:

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).

Don't confuse sensor size with their overall excellent execution of a design idea.

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.

There are many discussions, including those from Thom Hagan, to detail the confusing controls that Nikon added to the Df. You should write to him to complain. By contrast, the manual controls in Fuji and Olympus are well thought out. If the goal is to make a smaller FF camera, A7 is far smaller AND lighter. The "top range sensor" is mostly useful for people who typically shoot at very low light — will most people not be happy enough with D610?

Funny that you think the word "Fuji Film" can say it all. Since when Fuji Film has become the leader in camera design with such wide recognition by users and reviewers? Could it just be that they earn it b/c they have come up with some very nice cameras with innovative features?

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