let's face it..the DF is a bust...

Started Dec 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
reginalddwight Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Sometimes less is more

I won't go so far and call the Df a bust, but to some this camera is a disappointment.

Today, I had a chance to test the Df in person for the first time. The grip is a non-starter for me. I have average size hands but the lack of a hearty grip such as found on the D800 and D4 is immediately noticeable. I can't imagine what it would be like to mount one of the Holy Trinity lenses on the Df. As I imagined, the Df is optimally coupled with small primes. The camera also feels a bit chunky and surprisingly hollow, rather than the muscular camera bodies such as the FM2 and F3 I have shot with in the past. Those film cameras felt exceedingly solid and built to last. I am not sure I can say the same for the Df.

I found the dials on the top panel, particularly the ISO dial, a bit awkward to use. The subcommand dial felt odd and not as comfortable to use as those on modern Nikon DSLRs.

For a while, I can say that I was a fence-sitter. But I think I'm gonna regrettably take a pass on the Df.

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