Is the Df a dud? Friend wants to buy.

Started Dec 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
HSway Veteran Member • Posts: 3,155
Re: Is the Df a dud? Friend wants to buy.

Len_Gee wrote:

Is Nikon grasping for straws with the Df?

A non-geek friend who is a fashion designer is enamored with the retro styling , and Nikon imaging reputation.

She wants to upgrade from a Canon S95 P&S. Her choices are Nikon Df or possibly looking at Fuji X100s.

She will use for travel vacations , and social type photos.

The reason I ask is because she researched a couple of online photo review sites that said the Df is a dud:

I think the camera could be a little better for what it costs or could cost a little less.

But it’s a unique design, and so the costs is hard to reason for everyone in that respect especially.

There are no duds among the new cameras. Duds are among us who use them.


Too expensive@ $2800+. Poor value for money spent.

Poor ergonomics. Better to go with conventional Nikon DSLR (But she does not like the styling too much.)

It may well be the best camera she will ever have. It may well be the best camera line ever for her. It may well be one of her best friends in life. It may open doors for her she never knew about.

Go back then to her and ask about 'poor value' you read on the web; she may give you a long strange look.

and she may as well make a bad experience with it.

Thanks for any advice I can recommend to her.

I'd say let her see them in flesh or at least some comparisons

One is smaller, less expensive, with 35mm equiv. lens, a fantastic tool; the other is a whole Nikon system, fantastic tool.

Ask her what she likes more.

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