HUGE Df Apology!

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: yours is a cowardly cheap shot, not an apology

Nikonfan99 wrote:

I am not doubting your photography skills even if you are doubting mine. I like your photos. Argument is not over photography style or CC. I am questioning your point that your d800 has failed to live up to your standard for a travel camera and that a DF is nothing beyond an impulse emotional purchase.

I have NEVER stated that the D800 failed to meet my expectations. It has exceeded them in almost every way, INCLUDING low light performance.

But last summer I shot a baby shower and my friend came along with his D4. We have a very similar skill level. We both got very nice shots and when we sat down at our Macbooks to do some quick PP there was no doubt that he had a better time. My files above ISO 3200 needed more work to look as clean. When the mother was blessed in very subdued lighting we both shot at 6400. I could get my shot close to his with downsizing and PP, but his was still better right down to colors and highlights.

95% of the time we had results so close that no one would care about the differences. Some of the time he loved the added resolution of the D800. At other times I could not believe the latitude the D4 had at high ISO settings that I would usually only use as a last resort. We both wanted the other camera's 5%. He has since added a D800 to his kit. Adding a 2nd D4 would make as much sense as me adding a 2nd D800!

I was thinking of buying a D4, but don't need a lot of the spec. I just wanted the sensor in a more sensible body for my needs. I shoot a LOT of portraits and candids for myself.

I fail to see what any of this has to do with "vanity."

I already showed you PER NIKON SPECS the DF is similar in size to the D800 and that a lot of cameras fit into travel category and dont cost $2700. What you pay for in a DF is nostalgia and vanity. I would hope you could see why people are turned off by how a product can be released based on looks and vanity and said product is a turn off to some of us. Just say "I can afford it and I want it because it looks cool". Nothing wrong with that. People buy things everyday based on looks and not function. You wont win an argument based upon price and value. You can win on looks and vanity. Surely a travel camera can be had for much less but wont look as cool right?

And I already proved via someone who HELD both that the size difference is a factor. The ONLY thing I like about the D600 is the smaller size and the Df is even a bit smaller. Why deny this?

The Df is a very capable cameras. IMHO it is you who has been blinded by it's looks and it has impacted your ability to recognize it's strengths.

I'm ALL about function. That's why I'm not ordering now. I'll wait for bugs to be settled and a bit more info before pulling the trigger.


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