Henry M. Hertz: i say that´s a disappointment.
this camera does not not beat the "old" 1D X.or do you really think ISO 400k is usable for anything than 100 pixel facebook images? LOL
but it´s good to see that nikon now has gigabit ethernet.studio shooter will love it.
overall sure a nice camera but nothing impressing on this update.it´s like a new rebel from canon. marginal improvements......
ps: the smallish viewfinder (compared to the 1DX) is something i would hate.VF can´t be big enough.
Me shooting at 102,400 doesn't make it any better or worse. The point is that by pushing the envelope, camera manufacturers made it possible to take good photo's in bad conditions.
Today, 409,600 might seem silly, but it does add another step in the direction of better sensitivity.
(i use a D800 by the way, before that a Sony R1. Advancements in sensor tech are astonishing with such an upgrade)
Iso 1600 used to be hardly usable, but 800 was okay.
Then 3200 came and people complained about it not being any good, but happily used 1600.
Now with 409,600 (did i just type 409,600?!), iso 102,400 becomes a realistic setting all of a sudden...
In the high end market advancements are incremental, and maybe the D4s is no reason to dump the D4. But it is an advance none the less...
sebastian huvenaars: This opens a window for amazing applications!
This opens a window for scary applications!
Based on experience, they'll probably market the first and execute the latter...
You are interacting with me now, nice to meet you ;)
The powers that be.
Wow awesome thanks!
That collections deserves a dedicated museum...
This opens a window for amazing applications!
First reaction: What the?!
But truth to be told, i'm quite digging the design!
Thumbs up from the Netherlands :)
(very curious about the actual ergonomics though)
pfzt: Wow, so many strong opinions but only three to five people here actually own or shoot with MF. Very interesting…
I'm not one of those five.. But still, i'm interested in photography and therefor know Hasselblad and the products they made in the past.
It was saddening to see this company produce the stuff like Lunar.
Good thing Hasselblad and mister CEO decided to split.
mpgxsvcd: Serious Question. How many of you shoot Medium Format or would switch to Medium Format if the right camera body was produced?
Me not, but i'm interested in photography and therefor know Hasselblad and the products they made in the past.
sebastian huvenaars: Imagine the new CEO of Ferrari opting to buy up some Toyota's, fit them with seat made of cherry wood and a ferrari badge and sell them for lunar amounts of money...
This is what happened to Hassy passed period lol, it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.
Ah well, no more of that :)
haha no way :P Didn't know that...
Imagine the new CEO of Ferrari opting to buy up some Toyota's, fit them with seat made of cherry wood and a ferrari badge and sell them for lunar amounts of money...
TheDman: I'm not sure how a ball head improves my experience. Why would I not want the control of my pan/tilt that came with the tripod?
Try one :)
Lol yes, The Internet...
A bit lower to the right of that yellow part you see a little white disk, underneath it is www.kenrockwell.com. What an opportunity you guys had ;)
mholdef: I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.
Oh no I wasn't trying to promote the Fuji cams, just wanted to give an example about how function can lead to a certain form factor without looking superficial. But then my conversational partner's posts disappeared all of a sudden...
Quiet shutters are a good thing by the way.
Have a good christmas :)
Well, i agree with you about which viewfinder is nicer, but thats another topic.
Df is the smallest but not small. I was looking forward to this camera, not to buy, just out of curiosity, the concept of pure photography is appealing! I was generally disappointed when i got my hands on one, disappointed in Nikon, i tend like their products a lot.
*huh haha? Where did you go?
The only thing not silly about the Df would be that customers are given access to D4's sensor at a lower price, like HowaboutRAW said.
For everything else, it's an ordinary premium priced dslr. The big knobs do exactly what scroll wheels do but without falling directly under your fingers. The boxy styling makes it less nice to carry and leads to the use plasticky parts between material transitions.
Fuji x camera's are much smaller, have hybrid focussing and lack a mirror. Their form factor is a result of all this, the subtile hints to a bygone era look quite nice even.
Awards can therefor be seen as a way for DPR to express their personal feelings without compromising objectivity and professionality in a review.
The Df is capable of producing beautiful images = 81%
DPR doesn't seem to like the camera as a tool, or the path Nikon chose with this product = no award.
Or at least, this is how i interpret these scorings...