Nikon Df

Announced Nov 5, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
DelNikonGuy

Photography can be a nice hobby. For me, from the moment I first used my very first camera, a Nikon FM in 1980, it was, is, and has always been a huge passion in my life. In the past 37 years, I have owned 18 Nikons. But through the N8008- N90- F4 years, I always had a soft spot for the FM series, culminating with my FM3a, a real honey. I love the Df because its look and feel help me recapture the love-and-passion I felt for photography in the very beginning. It does everything I want it to ...

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The Df has been my only FF body since December 2013. I have two regrets: 1. I chose silver; should have chosen black... Need both?.... ;-) 2. I VERY stupidly changed the focusing screen to accomodate aftermarket K3 split screen, and in the process damaged the original clear screen and introduced impossible to clean dust blobs between the focusing screen and the prism system, permanently reminding me of my stupidity when I take pictures. By the way, that K3 screen is just a waste of money - ...

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I am in the process of simplifying my photography workflow to make it as light, fun and easy as possible, still keeping great result. The full-frame image coming from a Nikon Df is breath taking, so the first step is ok and so far so good. I could simply shoot jpeg, but I love the flexibility NEF shooting gives, for cases where I make mistakes. I've recently found that the Df has brilliant in-camera editing functions (Retouch menu), which can be accessed with a single button (i button in ...

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I've been using a black Nikon Df for a while now. I've bought nearly every accessories possible, and I even made a video with the Nikon Df. I have Douglas Klostermann's Nikon Df Experience on my Samsung Note Edge always with me. When I have a new camera, I do my best to learn and experiment with it as much as possible in order to be able use it the most efficient way to my style. I use the Df basically in one "exposure mode": aperture priority with two "submodes": automatic shutter speed (A) ...

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I love shooting from the hip, low angle or from the ground level. It is quite straightforward with mirrorless cameras, but not so with the Nikon Df. Even if it had a tilting LCD, Nikon's implementation of AF in live view is quite slow. The Nikon DR-5 Screw-in Right Angle Viewfinder is quite expensive accessory, but it is the only way to use fast AF right-angle. The DR-5 is that it has 2x magnification. The DR-5 can be used together with the Matin LCD view-finder, too. The DR-5 has to be ...

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Ray Sachs: "I've lost all gear lust since I got this camera". Me too. I am on a business trip in Mougins near Cannes. Incredible image quality, especially low-light. Excellent auto-focus. All photos taken with the Nikkor 50mm/f1.8D. I love that I can set the aperture on the lens. I have a 50mm/f1.4G lens too, but I think the D lens is more appropriate on the Nikon Df. I simply cannot put the camera down. I shoot in A mode, I haven't touched the shutter speed dial but I love the exposure ...

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Shotcents
 

Now that most of the noise has died down and the Df has found a stabile audience, perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the Df as it now faces competition from newer models. IQ - This camera has the best IQ over the widest possible ISO range of ANY Nikon DSLR made and achieves this in a small and quiet body. Only the D4s is of this caliber, and I wouldn't buy that over the Df because the huge size is a deal breaker for me (and many others). D750 vs. Df - The d750 is my "new" favorite, but it does ...

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fraccione
 

elegant, simple, brilliant. i dont need enter to the menu for change the speed, asa, aperture, is too simple. I use the Zeiss lens and the pictures are perfects. I want more MP, 16 MP is too low. Buy it!

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Likes: Great sensor. Nice in the hand, surfaces feel lux, viewfinder is wonderful, lcd is nice, handles fast, controls are fun to use, and once you get the handle on them - are quick and intuitive.  Sturdy feeling. Dislikes: Handle is a bit less comfortable in my large hands.  My wife doesn't complain about this. Af is plus/minus in darker light - hunts a bit more than cam3500's.  Just go outside with it. Camera and Accessories (official case, strap etc,) a bit on the expensive side I guess, ...

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BROKEN in 3 months. I am pro photographer shooting for galleries. I have sold my nikon 7d to buy Nikon DF. I like the feeling of the camera but there was a list of complains regarding it`s software. I didn't have such a slow camera for ages. Reviewing the photos is at least twice slower than anything previously I have owned. The problem came today. The shutter blinds got folded up!! How can Nikon ask 2000€ for a camera that gets broken after 3 months. Very disappointed. other issues are: 1- ...

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