OldZorki: Not enough dials to justify the price. :)
Kidding aside, a great looking camera. People will have an ability to get D4 image quality at half the price, while using any Nikon lenses from any era. What not to like? For people without collection of Nikon FF lens it is probably a hard (but not impossible) sale.
Well, Canon has the market cornered on that
Saffron_Blaze: Seriously, you get most of a D600 for nearly the price of D800! That's pure robbery.
Moreover, putting the D4 sensor in retro D600 package is like putting a Ferrari engine in VW Van. The hipsters might think its great but the rest of the real photographers think it is silly.
Why would you want to make a VW van less reliable?
eozdural: I don't understand how it has the same megapixels as the D4 and the same processor as the D4, but half the shots per second (5.5 vs 9 to 11).
And the worst thing in my opinion is that it is so expensive. Surely a camera for artists should be dirt cheap?
Why should it be "Dirt Cheap"? Is Nikon supposed to subsidize your activities?
You don't need this camera to be an artist.
RedFox88: What is the point of this camera? Dials for old people and looks like an old camera with a slim handgrip like a P&S. And just 16 MP? nikon must be banking that people think fewer pixels is better which isn't the case when the image sensor is as large as the 35mm sensor is. And no video? If they really wanted to make it vintage, they would have removed the rear LCD screen. This may appeal to some old people, and then they'll probably get tired of the cumbersome controls and go back to their d800 or d600/610.
Why make cameras for the young, They're so rude.
peevee1: DPR wrote: "Nikon has announced the Df, which combines the design and controls from its classic film cameras with the modern technology"
There is nothing "modern technology" about a 16 mpix camera able to do just 5 fps with 1/4000 maximum shutter - and without video. Any video. It resembles cameras like 5D from 2005.
But proper controls are great!
So use your phone.
I've got a 5D, and you'd be hard pressed to confuse the two.
I can count the times I've needed 1/8000 and more than 5 FPS on my fingers.
At least it doesn't have a miserably slow flash sync.
ChrisKramer1: This is the sort of camera that makes me love mobile photography.
The D800 is a great camera, I just don't need all it's res all the time, so I Ieave it at the studio, take the D700 or the D600 for a beating (or the 5DIII).
mike kobal: The Df hasn't even made the top 100 Amazon best seller list as of this writing,there is hope, V1 price slash is just around the corner ;)
It's a Pre-Order item at this point, I'll wait till I can see one in person.
How many $3000 items are in the top 100?
Saffron_Blaze: NR is reporting that sales of the Df are very underwhelming and is attributing this to price.
Sales? Can you buy them already? I've never been able to buy anything the day Nikon announces it.
marike6: Nikon Df Sample Images
You may need an eye exam.
ArunasS: In a way it's a nice camera, however D600/610 is not worse for a lot less. It's all about feeling and looks. OK, I could be possibly interested, if the size and weight is somewhere like my old lovely FM3a.
They oughta put the winding lever back on, connect it to a small generator, and store the energy in a carbon nano-tube capacitor, then we can stop this slavish dependence on batteries.
VirtualB: Aesthetically disappointing. Nowhere near the beauty and high quality look of an F3 or F2. Stamped metal look similar to the lower range FM and FE. Then there is the schizophrenic combination of a retro-design top with a modern-DSLR back...I very much doubt that a sophisticated industrial design house was involved with this abortion. Very disappointed as I was looking forward to this camera...
I think you're right, I don't remember my old F being this cluttered, still I want to see one in person before making up my mind.
Jake64: This camera is for a middle aged,wealthy,Anglo-Saxon males as visible in the marketing. If it was for "old guys" it would show an older man who is reminiscing over the film days of yore.
Yeah, you kids should try to figure out what middle-aged is.
Raymond Cho: would not a die hard fan just shoot film film and lab services are readily available in cities plus b/w processing is easy, got my first one done without issues just a few months back. it's like getting a mustang and put in a electric engine with builtin satnav and complaining that it doesn't have auto wipers or it may well have that too .. that may be $3,000 per product cycle into film and lab cost.
Try processing Kodachrome.
nofumble: Nikon just want to send you a message, wait don't sell your Nikon gears and buy the Sony A7 just yet.
Sony? Didn't they used to make Walkmans?
Joel Mar: The top plate reminds me of FA
I love my FA, still have it.
bossnas: Pure photography? LOL! Digital photography more like.
Pure photography is using light sensitive materials that you can hold in your hand, cameras that don't need batteries to function. That's taking things back to the root of the invention of photography, pure photography. Making images without the need of a computer, making prints without the need of a printer or inks. That's pure photography!
Lots of SLRs could get by without batteries, all you need is the sunny sixteen rule and you're good to go. Meters are for posers.
Boerseuntjie: Look a D610 with retarded shell and no Video....LOL is it just me or does it look like a Sony A900http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/09/sony-a900-is-of.html
Guess I'm just lucky my D600 & D800 don't have an oil issue.
NCB: I've long been hankering for a digital camera like this. In shape it closely resembles my Yashica FX3 Super 2000, a beautifully made, compact and light, basic metered-manual SLR which, partnered with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 lens, is probably my favourite camera. Although I used my pretty good Nikon F601 more, because Nikon 's lenses were more affordable than Zeiss.
So I have the lenses. Critical things will be size, weight and price. But most of all, it has to deliver top image quality. To live up to these videos, it has to deliver that quality straight out of the camera, and you have to have the confidence that it will deliver that. "Pure photography" isn't about playing around in Photoshop.
"Fix it in post" is the mantra of the incompetent.
Why can't the NSA fix this stuff?
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