ecube: Will this gold plated edition improve the performance and picture quality over the standard edition? I doubt very much it will. If you could afford to buy this edition, how ofter will you use it? I am guessing the owner of this toy will have it boxed in an air sealed glass for viewing. I assume half of the buyers of this toy might consider this an investment, which would make sense if the gold content is at least 18karat and substantial, however, a mere 5 grams at the current open market price of $1,195 / ounce of 24karat would amount to $210, assuming the gold plating is 24k. This is not for me for any purpose. I am highly satisfied with my D800 and D5100 with my collection of Prime Nikkors.
Good luck to those "collectors"
IMHO ~~ The Df neither perform well or looks good and it's not practical - that's the point !
lightandday: Gold --- what for ? The Df has a "Great sensor "but it is perhaps the clumsiest Nikon ever !FUJIFILM's XT-1 (a FM2 mirrorless ) is what the Df should have been - a bit larger to house the larger sensor -- what a waste of engineering time ! WAKE UP NIKON !
I went to the launch of this camera very excited at it's potential ! It took one 5 minute trial to convince me that it was an engineering disaster not the NIKON DFM1 that I and many other Nikon users were looking for ! I wanted a camera to compliment my 5x Ais manual focus lenses!
A standard Nikon takes photos very efficiently and can be called a camera - this is NOT !
To add insult to this they now add Gold to it and think they are creating a desirable camera ! Cameras are for taking photos and NIKON are capable of MORE that this ! WAKE UP NIKON !
Well said - cameras are for taking photos just in case some of the posters have forgotten ! You are certainly aware of this hence your choice of equipment !
One with Swarovski crystal down the sides and alligator skin should take great photos - sorry I almost forgot a sensor ( the one from D 50 would suffice )!Ds would have at least meant something (DOOR STOP )
How would you know what I know about NIKON ?
Gold --- what for ? The Df has a "Great sensor "but it is perhaps the clumsiest Nikon ever !FUJIFILM's XT-1 (a FM2 mirrorless ) is what the Df should have been - a bit larger to house the larger sensor -- what a waste of engineering time ! WAKE UP NIKON !
Marc Rogoff: Wow! Fantastic update...I can now use all my old 4/3 glass again. Probably as fast as it ever was... Very happy indeed...
The value of the $500 50-200 SWD I bought has just gone UP !THANK YOU OLYMPUS !
Digitall: Don't forget the new Update fix 1.5, to repair a problem found in 1.4.
NOT FOR EM-1 OR EM-10 !
N. B. Fix V1.5 is NOT for the above but the EP-5
schawo: Any tests of the new FW with legacy 4/3 lenses like the 50-200 SWD?
Just had a quick test with a 50- 200 SWD -- MUCH BETTER --FAST AND SEEMS TO LOCK ON TO DIFFICULT SUBJECTS EASIER ! VERY IMPRESSESD !
lap777: Now every D600 has un unlimited time shutter warranty. Who's gonna cry now?
Hi AR,I still wish I had never bought a FUJIFILM X10 Orb machine -- it took ages for the company to admit the fault and a lifetime for me to wait for the " FUN" to return to using the camera !
Julian: A shame its only open to "professional photographers".
It's a shame it only open to " the young "
Thank you for the post !
Thank you - I've just phoned all known PERTH -Australia OLYMPUS fans to let them know of this post !
Airless: Bullet holes image is horribly underexposed. Has the guy never heard of photoshop or at least high ISO?
Like your humor ! - Looks like you have been taken seriously ?
If Nikon has offened you - make a donation to Conservation Education and " Don't shoot to kill leave your RIFLE at home and shoot with a CANON !! "
Fantastic portrait !
NIKON YOU NEED TO OPEN A CONSERVATION FOUNDATION TO PUT LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY BACK INTO NATURE !!
SOONER RATHER THAN LATER--- LIKE NOW !!
Anfy: As an animal rights advocate and Nikon user I feel very bad for this news. I am seriously considering complete switch to another brand, mainly Olympus and Panasonic which, as to my knowledge, do not sell hunting devices. Or am I wrong?
PLEASE Don't change ask Nikon to consider a "LARGE " donation to Elephant, Gorilla, Tiger ,Rhino,Cheeta,Lateral thinkers -----etc. conservation !
rallyfan: This makes me much less interested in μ4/3 bodies. I'd like to see a comparison between this and the OMD, but for a change I'd like to see SPORTS SHOTS rather than a bridge in the samples.
If this is quicker to focus and keeps subjects tracked well, I want one. The lenses aren't an issue, I've got them. I want a small body that can track a moving object. I don't care about scenery shots and buildings etc. Moving objects, focus tracking -- that's it.
Will this beat the μ4/3 bodies at sports shots? If so, I'm in.
Small camera + Huge lens = !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xxbluejay21: What a horrible camera. Canon really are getting desperate.
Not only desperate ! but stupid marketing .
In another form it was sugested that it would make a good campanion to a 5D so that EF lenses could be shared - perhaps if they had a 35mm but as a 5D owner I wouldn't Buy ! This camera will only be bought as a "ONLY CAMERA "with a packaged zoom and I suspect that most Camera salespersons would offer a FUJI X /Sony NEX or a real camera like a D7100 as an alternative ( even a greater cost )!