Daniel Bliss: To DPReview . . . have you had a chance to evaluate the viewfinder yet? I've seen one or two comments around the net that it is unusually easy to manually focus on, which would be an attraction for sure. The other question is, did Nikon give any reason for why they locked the exposure mode dial? It seems like just a bizarre encumbrance to me, in view of the fact that exposure mode dials from the FA to the F4 to the V2 are not locked and the whole idea behind the Df was to make it more fluid to use.
The 1/3 setting is the only place the shutter dial locks.
Pakio: What? No ISO 50? Why in the hell they make sensors up to ISO 12000, who needs that? I want to shoot at F1.4 in daylight!
Base is 100
sandy b: Saw a post on Miranda about having to press the release every time you change the shutter speed, " Apparently dpreview got this wrong - the lock is only to change the shutter dial out of 1/3 stop (command dial) mode."
Thanks Andy. It will be interesting to see how auto iso is implemented in the camera, is easy ISO available?
I think it adresses one of the main complaints. I don't even know if the Fred Miranda post is true. I do think most of the dial stuff can be controlled by the two wheels, just like any DSLR. Not enough hard feature data out on this camera yet. C'mon Nikon.
effstawp: In the grand scheme of things, I highly doubt Nikon's DF can take away Fuji's thunder. Even the upcoming XE-2 is a more compelling option for most; body+lens being cheaper.
Tounge in cheek Andy. Keep hearing in threads and reviews how much better Fuji is. Have talked to several users who admit AF is down right poor compared to Nikon. Sorry, very silly of me.
The Nikon can actually focus. I know its a small point, but still.
Edmond Leung: The sample photos are absolutely fantastic. Now, FF for less than $3,000.... Why stay on the low quality 4/3 and APSC? No Way!Some people said this camera is overpriced. If you even cannot afford $3,000, go to the 4/3 web. Poor guys, don't stay here.
Its a big fat dslr that will smoke the images from a m4/3
thx1138: The Nikon Df makes a compelling case, unfortunately it's for the Sony A7/A7R.
I know which one I'll be getting for Xmas.
Don't forget the adapters.
dprmja: No split screen for manual focusing!!
My Nikon FM, thanks to split screen, was way more comfortable to adjust focus than any DSLR I had.
I was waiting for a Digital FM, and ready to pay the price for that.But this is one of the key features that is missing here!
I don't know, like an iPad without multitouch!This makes absolutely no sense.
I have the D600, viewfinder is plenty bright for MF. This one will be even better. Bjorn say its way better than the D800 for MF
Saw a post on Miranda about having to press the release every time you change the shutter speed, " Apparently dpreview got this wrong - the lock is only to change the shutter dial out of 1/3 stop (command dial) mode."
Ralf B: Sony,
reactivate your a900 production line and put the A7r sensor in. It beats the D4 sensor according to DXO. Leave out video like you did when first releasing the a900 back in late 2008 - according to Nikon you will have an OVF winner now!
Or bring it out with the old MD mount so that legacy Minolta manual focus lenses can be mounted directly - as the a900 caters for an interchangeable focus screen it is easier to adapt it to MF than this current Nikon release...
Yeah, because it would sell sooo much better than it did 5 years ago.
Ralf B: To the owners of "50 year-old non-Ai lenses":Buy a Sony a7 or a7r and the corresponding adapter for a touch of retro design with a lot better MF support (focus peaking etc...) and better IQ according to DXO - just in case you are interested in getting out the best of your legacy glass independent from how you and your cam look while using the resulting image capture kit.
Yup. Just as long as you don't want to use AF. Of course, even with Sony lens the thing won't focus worth a damn. How many lens does that thing have without an adapter anyway?
Percival Merriwether: I shoot with an Fm2/n on a regular basis. I like the size and the way it handles. I have a Lumix G5 for digital shooting, and love its size and handling also. I can't understand why Nikon can't come out with a full frame mirrorless/prismless DSLR (like Sony). What is the point of putting a mirror and pentaprism on an electronic camera?
Try focusing on a moving target with the Sony and you will understand.
Dave Luttmann: This ain't no FE2 or F3 in size. Clunky, fat, darn shame. Glad I moved to Fuji
Call us when they get an AF.
Richard Murdey: Holy locking dials, Batman! Just when Pentax and Olympus are relaxing the dogma and giving us de-lockable dials, Nikon comes along and gives Fort Knox with a viewfinder!
I have to unlock to change mode, ISO, EV comp, and - are they serious - shutter speed??
It would drive me absolutely bonkers...
Shutter and ISO can be changed with the control wheels as well as the dials.
JackM: I'm afraid they've blown it. Too many buttons.
You can use the command wheels to control this, like any Nikon DSLR, you dont have to use the sepaerate control dials.
johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: Don't get me wrong i like the retro look of this cam.. If my D800 has this retro look, i will be in camera heaven! But... The only selling point of this camera is the nice retro look.. If it had video and built in flash with CLS capability.. I would want it, this camera as much i really like how it looks.. This can't do anything my D800 can't do...if and when the Df2.. In the future will have video and built in flash and preserving the retro look.. I will be first in line ... Although maybe if this cam's MSRP is $1500 i will be the first in line to buy just because.. :-) (my credit card will be crying but... ). :-)
No Henry, you prefer to stay hidden in the comment section of DPR. Kinda like a ghost ship lost forever, sniping Nikon.
Jeff Morris: I myself sold all of my DSLR equipment. I like many other hobbyist enthusiasts have gotten tired of the large amount of equipment and the difficulty transporting it. It does not mean we do not appreciate what a great DSLR and lenses can provide the professional and advanced amateur. It simply means many people are looking for an alternative.
A year ago I purchased a Fuji X-E1. I absolutely love the camera. I plan on making a kit of a wide, normal and tele zooms. I should be very satisfied. If someday I decide to go back to DSLR's then so be it. But more and more we are seeing advanced amateurs and pro's embracing mirrorless for it's excellent performance, lite weight and compact form factor.
Lets face it, we needed a penta-prism back in the day, however today is a different story.
Calking, Rereading hs post I agree with you. But read the last line of his post. I want a pentaprism, It is still the best. I don't need people telling me don't. I know mirrorless will one day be a majority of the market, and i am fine with that as long as I can get what I want. But it won't be in two years. Mirrorless tracking AF is poor at best, and they stink to hang heavy glass on.
Look, if your willing to settle, fine. But there is no reason everyone has to. Geez, maybe everyone should stop making SUV's and pickups so we can all drive a Corolla. I choose to carry great, heavier equipment. Whats it to you?
Maddrew: I don't mind carrying a bulky (D)SLR system, and truth be told, I love the image quality of large-sensor cameras, and having as many physical controls as I can possibly gain instant access to using my thumbs and fingers, but, I question the logic in assembling (D)SLR bodies and lenses that weight more than concrete blocks. Photographers come in all shapes and sizes, and most of us are not built like Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson. While I'm sure the DF series will attract alot of interest and buyers, I'm more interested in what Nikon is willing to do in the future to make their (D)SLR bodies and lenses lighter.
Giftcard to a gym?