Disapointed in my Df.

Started Apr 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
GadgetBoy Regular Member • Posts: 345
Re: Disapointed in my Df.

brianric wrote:

I was shooting a Relay for Life last night to 6 AM this morning at a local college and decided to use my Df. I had it set up for flash, AF-C single point, center point, focus priority. The Df struggled to lock focus in what I would consider in light, while low, not all that bad. I had to switch to AF-S, and the red AF-assist illuminator in order to lock focus. When I had a small break in the action I replaced the Df with my D800. With the same initial setup the D800 nailed the focus instantaneously 100% of the time.

I have been thrilled with the low light performance of the Df, both in image quality and focusing. I have had some hunting with extreme low light, but also found it a function of what lens I'm using.

OP, can you inform what lens you used on the Df and the D800?  I assume you used the same lens on the camera to camera comparison?

It's not surprising that the D800 has a stronger AF system than the D800.  They are different cameras for different uses. Do I wish I had the D800 AF system? sure.  Do I wish I had the D800? no. If i did i would have bought it.  The Df was the right camera for me, but not for everybody.



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