mholdef

mholdef

Lives in France Paris, France
Has a website at www.fotomark.fr
Joined on Sep 27, 2005
About me:

Current Equipment List:
Nikon D800E
Nikon Df
Nikkor 14-24
Nikkor 24-120/4
Nikkor 70-200/4G
Nikkor 20/2.8 AFD
Nikkor 35/2.0 AFD
Nikkor 50/1.8G
Nikkor 85/1.4G
Nikkor 45/2.8 PCE
Tokina 100/2.8 macro
SB-700
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Flash System

Comments

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On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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mholdef: I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.

I have been using the Df the past two weeks (which by the way is officially my wife's as I own a D800E) and I can tell you the camera is a joy to use and produces beautiful images.

Which leads me to believe once again that The "Dpreview experience" as they would prefer it is much more aimed at the techy / gear freak than the photographer.

As everyone is entitled to their opinion including Dpreview that is my opinion as I frankly don't understand all the negativity around the Df...except maybe that some people felt alienated by the Nikon marketing campaign as not being photographers for all these years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 08:57 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 09:38 UTC as 75th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

I own this camera and it is GREAT ! Don't listen to these silly speculative comments from people who just look at spec sheets and who haven't handled the camera.

Indeed it isn't cheap but you get an incredible camera that handles well and is very light, a real charm with some small primes. Back to the basics.

Mark

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

So essentially Dpreview is saying this camera is outstanding (81% rating) just overpriced from a technology standpoint ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

Crazy all the emotional comments here about my camera being better than your camera...unbelievable. I also think that Dpreview is a bit hard on the camera with this review which deserves a better rating.

I own a D800E and my wife bought a Df which I personally love, it is lightweight, looks great, handles very well (except one beef I have is would have been nicer to have AF spread out more) and delivers outstanding images.

At the end of the day I think you need to try the camera yourself and see how you like it and how image quality meets expectations. Most people I know who have handled the camera like the camera more once they've had the opportunity to handle it.

Mark

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 08:51 UTC as 148th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: It seems that Dpreview completely missed the philosophy of the Nikon Df, and to who it is aimed.

Anyway well done Nikon.

DP has missed the boat here...maybe a generation thing ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Have owned the Df for a couple weeks and it is a true joy to shoot with small primes (I'd say anything up to 500g is OK, but longer lenses tend to be a bit off balanced), with amazing image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 56th comment
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery news story (224 comments in total)

I am just baffled about the wildly negative reactions about this camera

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 19:35 UTC as 24th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Just got the Df this week, very nice, light, rather small and compact body, well made and works beautifully with primes.

Takes a tiny bit of time to get used to controls. Great viewfinder and most of amm great images, the first I had to shoot were between ISO 2500 and 12800 and that is where this camera shines.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 75th comment

In RAW, images look exceptionally good at ISO 1600 and above against anything out there (D800, Sony A7, 5D Mk III...)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 13:48 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Great camera. Pricy but very cool.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 885th comment
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology news story (313 comments in total)

Beautiful camera, looking forward to this one. Paying a bit more for esthetics but aren't we already used to this with other products ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:49 UTC as 135th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)
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Higuel: $3,000 for body only for a camera that does less then the others?!? o_O

A7 body is less money, but as DPReview points out, the Sony 55/1.8 is an extra $1000..., whereas the Nikon may come at $3000 with a 50/1.8 included

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 20:30 UTC
On Another Hasselblad Rebadge or Photoshopped Hoax? news story (187 comments in total)

If true...How devaluing can you get ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 18:47 UTC as 144th comment
On Humpback Whales in SE Alaska in the Whales challenge (8 comments in total)

Wow, great shot. What are they doing, mating ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 04:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Nice image :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 16:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor news story (757 comments in total)

Disgusting, really

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 192nd comment
On Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 news story (281 comments in total)

I went to the link and only find Lightroom 4...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 04:52 UTC as 81st comment
On Saguaro Cactus at Night in the Cactus/Cacti challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice shot...taken on my birthday :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 20:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (582 comments in total)

I don't understand why the Fuji X10 didn't make the list...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 16:41 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
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