For those who thought the Df flopped...

Started Feb 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: The unflagging groundswell...

sgoldswo wrote:

Stephan K wrote:

If Nikon had used similar clean design cues for the Df as the Fuji XT-1 or the Olympus E-M1 or E-M5

They did, or maybe I'm missing something here? The Df is beautiful, particularly so compared to the E-M1 which I also own.

Regardless - I've rarely seen a camera so consistently generate interest (both positive and negative).

Indeed. But within the circle of pros that I know, the Df is a hit. Of course none of us add up features vs. cost. The camera either suits or it doesn't.

The Df was intended for a niche that it has clearly hit squarely. It's not for gear heads or arm-chair shooters or folks who wrestled with saving up for a D600 and a few lenses. As I said before, it's a bit of a indulgence. That it happens to deliver incredible IQ, well that's the payoff for those who got beyond appearances and figured out where it sat in the lineup.

That doesn't mean everyone who passed on it made a poor decision. To most people I'd suggest a D800 or D4 or 5DIII over all the rest. The Df is best for people who know what it is and know how to make use of it's strengths and have fun!

ISO 8000 right out of camera...


 Shotcents's gear list:Shotcents's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon D800 Nikon D5200 Nikon D5300 Nikon Df +11 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow