DP, is it true that the Df has a plastic mount?
Looking at last years winner (very nice by the way), I could not help thinking of the Gulag being reborn. Poor Russia.
Krich13: I don't get it. According to the dprevirew test (performed by DXO?) $500 Sigma 50/1.4 (which has GREAT bokeh!) tested on the same camera (D800) is better than this 58/1.4 at f/1.4, about the same at f/2.8 (a bit lower in the center (which is not a meaningful point anyway for both are beyond Nyquist frequency) and a bit better at the edges), data for F2 is missing for Sigma for whatever reason. What is the point of this lens again?
Even lowly Nikon 50/1.8 tested on D3X (not on D800!) matches the 58/1.4 in resolution at f/2...
The 800 would show weaknesses even more so than the D3X.
With the new beta, they will be testing the new malware the Russian mafia supplied them. Please can we see your Credit Card LOL.
justmeMN: "White is the most commonly used color in Korea. Koreans were sometimes referred to as "the white clad people"... The color white symbolizes purity, innocence, peace and patriotism", according to an eHow article.
It's probably just an existing camera model, such as the 100D, in the color white, with no additional changes or upgrades.
White is also the color for mourning.
Putin will be on the next rocket (shirtless) to bring back the torch.
I see a gold, no problem. With this much interest from the Nikon AARP crowd, it can't be anything less.
I wonder if it is going to have backs and cards to do things like dating the file and different looks (scenic modes)?
The d70 has been reborn,,,only can be killed by a stake
Looks like a copy of the Sony A900
catches up to the silver sony 77 and gets a gold award?
olypan: Read this from a pro. - Ming Thein. He thinks it's direct competitor is the D4. Pro enough for you.
Thein is an Oly salesman
Nikon is releasing a nostalgia camera to compete with a low resolution sensor.
steelhead3: You didn't think this was important in the original review, please don't let Amazon dictate another favorable review.
Thanks for your comments RB, I know you try your best doing reviews, but your past snarky comments of Sony cameras that were not deserved and so now you must reap credibility gaps of your reviews.
You didn't think this was important in the original review, please don't let Amazon dictate another favorable review.
Does DPreview have the resources to get Andy these expensive 50mm that are coming out? Sony has 2 new ones (one $1500), Nikon with this, and of course the $4,000 one from Zeiss. Would love to see a match up.
Nice, Nikon is really pushing the envelope.
Lucas_: I wonder why DPR is taking all this trouble in explaining how to use the Canon 70D AF effectively... I don't remember them doing this when the Sony SLTs ( which have continuous LV AF on both LCD and VF ) came out!Talk about bias...
The a99 uses sensors on chip to help its AF module with certain and expanding lenses.
Neodp: Two separate issue here:
1. Let us not complain, about any improved model; that is actually improved, (and maybe this one isn't enough). Because, we are already seeing, a far to slow progression, in new, and *combined* benefits, total systems.
2. How a manufacture handles major issues. I believe a D610 could be a Nikon positive, if they allow D600 users a free trade for it.
I respect the D600 (the good benefits); but I do not own one. It will not make you a better photographer; but the camera is never insignificant.
It's a damn tool. Why not make better tools? It's not happening; because we will not wait. In fact, mediocre, is wholly accepted. It's "We must limit this, or that". I have a huge problem, with that, and it is not a perfection problem. It is not a manufacturing, cost, problem. It is a lack of excellence, problem. Delayed gratification is lost.
Thus, the disposable generation of, craptastic, camera systems. One step forward; two steps back.
Wait a few days and Sony will have a Small Full Frame for you.
I like to look at the positive side of this, Nikon has spawned a whole generation of photographers who can clean their own sensor.
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