Hasselblad lost my interest when they started rebadging Sony cameras and closed their system.
There are better alternatives from more focused companies whose employees are themselves photo enthusiasts. Hasselblad is now run by venture capitalists and accountants whose only interest is higher share value at any cost.
These people are crooks. Photographer should get at least 50% but 60% would be ideal!
D1N0: nr 7 is a bit pornographic. (or is that just me?)
Charlie boots: I use a D700 and would like to upgrade and add a second camera. The D800 has too large files for my use. I used F2 and F3's and have many legacy lenses, and the Df, with the excellent d4 sensor would be ideal. Reading the various reviews I am very disappointed as it seems that Nikon has short changed us for the price. Focus module, live view focusing, card in battery compartment, non pro connectors, max shutter speed (even my d700 does 1/8000sec). For the same price as a d800 I would expect to see a camera with similar or even better specs in these areas as technology has moved on since the D800 launch. We are seeing apsC sensors with equal capability. I will thus not buy at present. Sorry Nikon, a disappointed customer.
It is not that I want 1/8000 or even use it, it is a matter of perceived value compared to Nikon's other offerings. I like the Df and it would suite my purposes well. I just feel that Nikon has overpriced the Df by limiting some specs for the price they are charging. Around Rrsp $2500 would seem to be a fair price if they want more they need to improve the specs. For exactly the same street price it does not appear to provide the same value as the D800.
I have no doubt that the focusing system is better than the D700 and more than adequate for my needs. Again here it is a preception of value for money and a feeling that I am being overcharged.
The "f" cameras were Nikon's premium line and one would expect a camera that Nikon presents as representing the "f" lineage to be also the best in its product class.
marike6: In case you missed, Steve Huff reviewed the Nikon Df and he absolutely loves it. So much so that he bought one.
He talks about all the things this review didn't care to mention: the fact that the Df has dethroned legendary D3s on DxOMark as the low-light king, the quiet shutter compared to the A7's somewhat loud shutter sound, the outstanding battery life and body as the lightest FF DSLRs on the market.
Knowing that almost ALL cameras get awards on this website, with all those positives and class leading low-light performance going for it, the fact that the Df received a high score of 81 but no award was an uncalled for insult to Nikon users and readers of this website.
Huff, like most of the reviewers here, is a mirrorless and rangefinder fan, but he gave nothing but raves for the Df. And the quality of the images he made with the Df speak for themselves.
I thought only people from the east worried about face.
I use a D700 and would like to upgrade and add a second camera. The D800 has too large files for my use. I used F2 and F3's and have many legacy lenses, and the Df, with the excellent d4 sensor would be ideal. Reading the various reviews I am very disappointed as it seems that Nikon has short changed us for the price. Focus module, live view focusing, card in battery compartment, non pro connectors, max shutter speed (even my d700 does 1/8000sec). For the same price as a d800 I would expect to see a camera with similar or even better specs in these areas as technology has moved on since the D800 launch. We are seeing apsC sensors with equal capability. I will thus not buy at present. Sorry Nikon, a disappointed customer.
I use a D700 and D300 and want to trade the D300. 16mp is just right, D4 too expensive, D800 too large files, Df looks ideal and I really like the manual controls for the major functions. Would immediately buy one but feel Nikon have short changed us with the focusing system as the price is now more or equal to the D800 in the USA.
Will for the present I will keep what I have.
It seems a good price for both and I will now subscribe as it will be cheaper than an upgrade for both, but I already have CS5 and LR5 to fall back on.
A) 20gb storage in the cloud is not too bad but not advisable to use it to store your files as if you stop paying you cannot access your files.
B) A very big negative is what will be the price after 12 months? They have the ability to ask whatever they like and if you dont pay you loose access to everything.
C) eventually improvements will probably make CS5 or 6 obsolete and one will have to upgrade to stay current.
D) this whole issue has eroded my trust in Adobe as they keep changing their terms. The last promotion of this type excluded owners of any creative suite but included owners of photoshop only. Bizarre logic.
We have millions starving on the planet. There is a huge typhoon hitting the phillipines which will devastate the lives of thousands and we spend millions sending the olympic torch to the space station and back instead of helping these people. What a farce and a shame on us all.
All so greedy corporate intersts can milk the consumer for even more.
I use a D700 and D300. This seems like the ideal upgrade from my D700 so will sell the D300 and add this one, but first wait for a full review and to see if there are any bugs.
Don't like that it is missing a 10 pin connector as I use a gps and remote release that have these connections.
No programmable time lapse exposure.
No flash, I use the internal flash to trigger my other flash units.
Would have preferred around 20mp as 16 is not much of an upgrade from the 12 that I have.
Easy to criticize and hindsight is always 20/20 but overall I really like this camera and the manual controls.
Apple charges $100 for 32Gb for the new Iphone 5s and that is on the high side although I do not know how fast it is. Based on this pricing this card should cost no more than $800.00.
Obviously way overpriced. Why? Because they can!
Gesture: I remember when a 20MB external hard drive was a big deal!
And cost $1000.00. I bought a LaCie one for a 512k Mac at that price and it weighed a couple of kg.
I have just read the FAQ's and only owners of a single photoshop program from CS3 onwards qualify. if you own one of the creative suites you do not qualify!
What a crock. These people seem to go out of their way to antagonize their customers. So I own CS4 creative suite pro and CS5.5 creative suite standard. Plus every version of Lightroom since the beginning total cost of all fo this was almost $3k and if I now decide to only use photoshop and Lightroom I do not qualify.
This is even more annoying and an insult than the original proposal to license everything!
If they make this camera with interchangeable lenses and an adaptor to fit my nikkor F lenses I will be happy as a clam and not buy the Fuji xPro system.
Adobe has an almost monopoly at present but this subscription model is not very comforting should adobe falter. Look at blackberry,Nokia, nortel, Microsoft, Polaroid, Kodak, Motorola, All failed or starting to falter. Adobe is profitable and has high market share thus the only way isDown. Competitors will be already working hard to nibble away at this.
Just look at what has recently come to market from dxo and others If adobe does not get this right they may have problems in the future.
Look at what Japan has done to the car industry. Just wait till china or India decide to seriously go into this business.
As already mentioned here, photoshop ect are mature and it would beDifficult to continue to generate sales through only incremental upgradesSo a subscription model may be the only choice for the moment .
This does not alter the fact that if you don't pay you cannot use the Software at all and thus cannot easily access your images.
If you buy it you are better off.
I will upgrade from cs5 to cs6 before year end and continue to upgrade lightroom. Cs6 is already more than I need and good enough for all of my needs. By upgrading lightroom i will continue to receive updated raw convertors for all new cameras.
Disgusting title. I would never buy this book. A terrible example to young photographers on expressing themselves.
Come on Google and Apple,
You have been handed opportunity on a plate.
If apple comes through with great software their mac sales will skyrocket.
rrr_hhh: I would grant one thing to Adobe :
1) Their software is mature, they don't have a lot to add;2) However they have continual adjustments to achieve in order to keep up with the new new cameras, hardwares and OS issued.This less visible work has to be financed too. Until now Adobe relied on the upgrades to get cash, but with a mature PS, customers are skipping them. A monthly fee takes care of that.
But Adobe blundered the introduction of the new model :1) They ask an unfair price from photographers, dissuading not only the occasional hobbyist, which Adobe didn't target, but also a lot of freelancers whose financial situation is often worse. 2) They are introducing the new system brutally without leaving choice : instead of convincing users that the new model is better by attractive and flexible offerings, they are alienating the consumers who fill trapped and thus rebell. 3) Confidence in Adobe products is shaken : could we loose access to our files if we stop paying the fee ?
You are absolutely correct.
Take google as an excellent example in their handling of the purchase of NIK. Price reduced to $149 from several hundred. Free complete package to all existing registered owners and refund of difference paid if purchased within a specific time period.
Adobe should allow upgrades to CS6 according to their previous policy for everyone below CS5.5, Give free upgrades to CS6 for all registered users of CS5.5 and maintain ACR for CS6 for 10 years. And then they can introduce their CC model and see who wants it.
This would have created obviously some comments but an overall positive response, in my view. As it now stands they have a huge PR disaster on their hands. At DPR there are almost 6,000 responses which is unprecedented, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Their marketing people should be fired, what unbelievable arrogance. They have totally lost my trust and my opinion of this company is extremely negative. Great HBR example of how not to do it.