Der Steppenwolf: Great sensor, poor camera with it's artificial 1/4000s shutter limit and wheels from 1970s. And those who still own those "legacy lenses" should really be shopping for caskets instead of new camera.
I just loved (and made a lot of money with) Nikon F4S. What a perfect film camera. So easy to use. Everything at hand. That was a perfect camera. And it just worked and worked. What could you trust if not that camera?
Very good @ ISO 3200 compared to the other cameras.
I love the knobs, because, like ISO value, you just set it to the value you wish and forget about it, as long as you don't need to pump it up. Or can't pump it down. It's good that it is a separate thing on the top which makes you calm when you can easily see where it is set at. Same goes to shutter speed. You just let your camera lay there on the table, calm and in no hurry, one glance and you know everything is all right right there for the next spectacular shot you are going to make take. You sip your coffee slowly, don't have to keep the power on. You just look at your trustworthy camera and feel good. Then you look at your woman in the eyes and feel even better and take the picture when she smiles, with a happy grin on your face, cause you know what you are doing, always, it's love at first sight, for the both of them. Of course :)
snegron2: Awesome camera! I love Nikon's attention to details on the Df. Even the older style font they used is outstanding! Thank you Nikon!
Shame Al, what is rotten about the insides of this camera? Please inform us, will you.
Rage Joe: Thinking about it a while, I think this camera will sell pretty good :)
These over 2000 comments tell the story, people are extraordinarily interested in this camera :)! I might buy one too, I just wish they produced a second version Dfs ( that is Dfv - with video ) and then I would just shoot away beautiful movies with it :)
GlynHop: As a very satisfied D800 owner, I have to query why someone would buy the Df in preference to its yes, older, but much higher spec'd sibling at a not dissimilar price tag. It could only be for its "retro" look and not, in my view, a bona fide photography reason. That said, yer' pays yer' money etc...
"At high ISOs the Leica M (Type 240) is staggeringly better than the D800 or D600."
If you say so. But it ain't true :)
Thinking about it a while, I think this camera will sell pretty good :)
Ranford Stealth: And still it goes on. Seeing as how the Sony fanboys/trolls/naysayers have REALLY rattled their sabres here and taken things up to Defcon 5, I can only assume this is gonna be a great camera. The last time I saw such vitriol from these guys was when the Fuji X100S was released, which like the DF, was misguided, overpriced (aren't they all? Bar Sony of course) and couldn't possibly be any good. Save your 3 grand for the RX1, now there's money well spent apparently. Look just don't buy the damn DF and be content with what you've got. Or design your own dslr and submit it to Sony or Olympus, because those Nikon swine won't listen to you. I can't imagine why not. And while we're at it can we see some pictures shot at 1/8000th sec? I want to see all the stuff I'm missing out on. Thanks
I don'teven remember when I took a picture using 1/8000, but 1/8 I "have to" use every day.
Tom Caldwell: Why is it always necessary to decry the lack of good video, and of course completely choke up over "no video" there are still just a few photographers who get by with stills only and who find that video buttons and other components just get in the way.
Heavens - someone motionless with an amazing retro (d)slr with a flip lcd out the side video making the kids concert. There are already plenty of camera admirably suited for this work. Why buy this sort of camera to "do video"?
But I guess something has to be found to criticise - there seems little else.
I think it's very good that the knobs are lockable. Very good.That works, at least for me . Exposure compensation- that could be permanently locked to zero, since 99% of the pictures I take are taken in manual mode.
Most of the time I take a lot of pictures in the same lighting, so it's good to be sure that the set values are locked. I've had enough of cameras where the knobs just turn too easily when you take the camera out of your bag etc. and that's really annoying.
Rage Joe: This gives us something to think about camera design in general. At least I like the idea of The Holy Trinity of Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO value to be easily seen, even when the power has been turned off. Just shoot RAW and that's about all you need to know about the settings, in case you use manual focus. Once you gain some experience the exposure values to use you just know, pretty close.
After all we know that on a normal bright day you just set - 100 ISO - F5.6 - and 1/125 - and you'll do just fine. Just start to shoot :) and if it is not exactly right then just make some minor adjustments. But the first ones are all right too in RAW. Photography is easy. Children's play.
But they should've kept the video.
I mean this camera is designed to be used with all the old manual focus lenses too, and they woud be just marvelous to use shooting video. Buttery and smooth focus. Like that. And a sensitive sensor. Would've been suberb for video.
InTheMist: Is this some sort of record?
Most of the comments seem negative though. I don't even remember Adobe CC getting this much hate.
You are wrong. No one likes Adobe, after their CC - Criminal Cloud, but there are a lot of people who appreciate this mahcine with enough of knobs.
No I mean 5.6.
Now when I checked the pictures of the camera a little closer I don't even think there are too many knobs. They all make sense.
Soome: Guys I need you opinion. I am looking forward to buy the Nikon DF for my husband on his bday, he has been using Nikon D3100 for almost 3 years and keep dreaming to upgrade his.I was checking here about the specs http://www.pricepanda.com.ph/nikon-df-pid1529296/ and i found that is pretty interesting. Do you think it is pretty worthed to replace the old one? Thank youuuuuu
Well Soome, what you need to think about is that D3100 has a DX-sensor which is smaller than Df with a FX-sensor. So if your husband has a lot of lenses made for the smaller size sensor he could be better of with a Nikon D7100 ( with also a DX-size sensor).So if you are planning on to buy him a FX ("full"frame) camera you.. or he needs to buy FX lenses too, if doesn't have them already.
But, if you buy say this FX-camera, it will be a huge upgrade to D3100. HUGE.
This gives us something to think about camera design in general. At least I like the idea of The Holy Trinity of Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO value to be easily seen, even when the power has been turned off. Just shoot RAW and that's about all you need to know about the settings, in case you use manual focus. Once you gain some experience the exposure values to use you just know, pretty close.
Kind of weird feeling. I don't know how to respond to this. The "classic" look seems like it was the most important aspect to this desing. Form before function?
mb65: I never liked this photo. The expression of the girl is simply exaggerated in an unnatural way. But given the results and positive comments I am obviously wrong.Best regardsMattia
The greatness of that photo lies in the truthfulness of that girl. In many ways she can be concidered the creator of the image. Not to say she wasn't a brilliant choice of the photographer and the editor in chief.
CarVac: The real deal would have a titanium finish to go with the Stellar.
Also, whoever did this didn't account for the forward leaning part of the "prism" when writing Hasselblad on the surface; the letters are as if printed vertically.
What would it be called? Black Hole-ar?
Ass El Blad
Hasselblad Joke. Just wait and see, this hoax will become The Real Hasselblad Experience. They have already made these Hasselblad jokes a true tradition. For only the ones who appreciate the finer things in life.
I'm gonna take a photo of everyone I will see carrying these jokes, then I'm gonna make a nice joke-gallery out of them.