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On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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precognito: A body that works well with legacy lenses and lends itself to old school two control shooting is interesting but the Df's execution doesn't work for me. I would have used the elegantly clean plain prism Fs and F2s as models rather than the FMs. I'm sure the Df is a fine camera, but I would be more impressed if the concept was even more retro. Why not go all the way and drop jpegs along with the movie mode. Make the Df a RAW only camera that emphasizes post processing over a confusion of in-camera settings. That way the body could be more streamlined by limiting the number of external controls and the shooting experience more film-like (pure?).

I commend Nikon for giving nostalgia a go. I still have the first F I bought in 1964 an miss the intuitive relationship I had with that series and the F2s and with the bags of Nikon lenses. They really were a pinnacle of photography's machine age.

Agreed. Of course RAW + JPEG is more realistic, but I suspect few DSLRS users even bother to set white balance much less divert from default settings for saturation, sharpness and noise reduction. Sure, a good JPEG engine will provide good results and, like Kodachrome, leaves exposure and control over lighting to the skill of the photographer. I just think the Df looks cluttered. A tilt and flip LCD screen, like on my Panasonic FZ200 would preserve the look and the surface of the screen.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 20:00 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

A body that works well with legacy lenses and lends itself to old school two control shooting is interesting but the Df's execution doesn't work for me. I would have used the elegantly clean plain prism Fs and F2s as models rather than the FMs. I'm sure the Df is a fine camera, but I would be more impressed if the concept was even more retro. Why not go all the way and drop jpegs along with the movie mode. Make the Df a RAW only camera that emphasizes post processing over a confusion of in-camera settings. That way the body could be more streamlined by limiting the number of external controls and the shooting experience more film-like (pure?).

I commend Nikon for giving nostalgia a go. I still have the first F I bought in 1964 an miss the intuitive relationship I had with that series and the F2s and with the bags of Nikon lenses. They really were a pinnacle of photography's machine age.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

I actually like the functional look. Back in my film days I depended upon standard prism Fs and F2s and thought them to be ruggedly handsome, unlike the clunky Photomic finders. I will be interested to see how well the sensor performs but even so, this probably isn't the camera for me. For a carry-around, I don't want another bag of lenses and the additional investment another system entails --I already have Canon 7 and 5Ds and L lenses for premeditated work. I'll settle for less resolution and the Panasonic FZ200's versatile lens for grabs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 137th comment
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