I`m not a Nikon user but!!!

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Dave Chilvers
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I`m not a Nikon user but!!!
10 months ago

Those Df sample images on here sure look decent to me on my netbook

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So they should at that price!

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I'm impressed with the samples at ISO 9000

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X2.  I'm still struggling with Df temptation, even though I've used Canon for years and would have to buy all new Nikon glass.  The analog controls that I so love in the Fuji, plus a full frame D4 sensor vs. major expense.  Oh well, there's no reason I can't cogitate on the matter for day, weeks or years - that doesn't cost anything.

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57LowRider wrote:

So they should at that price!

Well, as we know cost is no guarantee of IQ, I paid more than that for my 5d3 body only:-(

It almost makes me feel like charging the batteries of my 1ds although I don`t think I could stand the waiting time between raw shots:-)

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Birddogman wrote:

X2. I'm still struggling with Df temptation, even though I've used Canon for years and would have to buy all new Nikon glass. The analog controls that I so love in the Fuji, plus a full frame D4 sensor vs. major expense. Oh well, there's no reason I can't cogitate on the matter for day, weeks or years - that doesn't cost anything.

What I do at times like this is to have a lie down in a dark room till the feeling goes away:-) but like you it would take me back to my early days using the FM/2, FE etc They were good days, rushing home to develop the days rolls of film and spending hrs in the darkroom. Like my 1ds, there is something about a FF camera with relatively low pixel count. If I ever won the lottery I would buy a camera shop and never open the doors to the public:-)

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Dave Chilvers wrote:

Those Df sample images on here sure look decent to me on my netbook

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Not to make it worse but after using it for a week or so now I can attest that it really is as good as the samples suggest. At high ISO it has almost no equal. Dxomark scores agree.

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+1. I have had my Df for two weeks. Try manual shutter/aperture with auto ISO. All the controls fall right into place. Dial for max ISO, dial for shutter, aperture ring for aperture, dial for exposure comp. Menus are for suckers.
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Kent J wrote:

+1. I have had my Df for two weeks. Try manual shutter/aperture with auto ISO. All the controls fall right into place. Dial for max ISO, dial for shutter, aperture ring for aperture, dial for exposure comp. Menus are for suckers.

Sounds just right. But the tariff is high. If only I had been a better exploiter of the proletariat.

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Yeah, until you actually handle the camera and find the grip on the body is way too small to be useful and unconfortable for such a large camera.

At least thats what I thought of it.

Might buy my wife one, she likes the look of it.

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Leonard Migliore wrote:

Kent J wrote:

+1. I have had my Df for two weeks. Try manual shutter/aperture with auto ISO. All the controls fall right into place. Dial for max ISO, dial for shutter, aperture ring for aperture, dial for exposure comp. Menus are for suckers.

Sounds just right. But the tariff is high. If only I had been a better exploiter of the proletariat.

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My company gave end-of-year bonuses in the form of fairly sizable Amazon gift cards, which I took as a sign.

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In reply to Dave Chilvers, 10 months ago

The problem for me (and i suspect others) is I want a "normal range" zoom lens be it a 24-70 on a FF or an 18-55 on an APS-C camera. Now this is where he Df loses all appeal to me, because adding a 24-70 2.8G makes the overall package massive, especially against my current X-E1 & 18-55 2.8-4.

I gave up my D700 along with 24-70 as my walkaround camera because it was just too big and the significantly smaller size of the Fuji is much more appealing than the extra low light ability of the Df.

If Nikon could make a 24-70 f/2.8-4 at around half the size and weight of the 24-70 2.8, then the Df would become an attractive proposition.

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In reply to RhysM, 10 months ago

If you can find one, a good lighter weight alternative to the 24-70 (31oz) is the 35-70 f2.8 (23oz). The 35-70 was Nikon's flagship midrange zoom in the 90s. I kept it and still use it. It fits with the retro look of the DF.

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