Nikon Df…..great camera
I have two Df's and all I can say it is lighter, quieter, great in low light and yes I can focus on the ground glass with fast lenses and check with the dot…I use 28mm and 105 AIS lenses as well as the 50mm that came with the camera….small camera, small lenses…body is built like a F3….feels great…..42 years of shooting with Nikon and other cameras…to many people who write reviews have never handled the camera, all they do is look at the photo, you have to use it to love it…....this is a great camera..thank you Nikon
February 21, 2014
The Df is a winner!
I have been a long time Nikon user, I have owned everything from the FM2, F100 right up to professional and consumer DSLR's. I currently have the D800 as well. I have now been using my Df for a week, and after one week all I can say is that I am in love!
Don't always believe what you read on-line - many reviews are written by folks that don't get it. You need to spend time with this camera to get to know it, and it will feel like old is new again! The camera is a fresh approach to photography. All of the modern advances in image making, incorporated into a camera that makes you think before clicking the shutter. I have always been a full manual user - even with my advanced D800. I like complete control of the image, thus the Df was no stranger to me.
This camera lends itself very well to using the f/1.8 primes ... it is a bit front heavy with heavier zooms, but no matter which lens you choose, you will capture great images! Have fun, create, and enjoy the images produced with the Nikon Df.
January 15, 2014
Its Perfect for my Passion
The little camera that was born into so much negativity made me want to try it even more and once I finally did it was like it we were the perfect fit. I've owned a D2H, D2X, D200 and the D90 and D70. I still shoot with an old F2 and F100 and the Df is now in my bag with them as the perfect sibling. This camera is so easy to use, the dials are like second nature and I can work through my settings effortlessly. The image quality and prints are beautiful with colors that burst on their own. The old manual lenses are a dream to use and the quality of images is simply impeccable. I didn't think I could love a camera as much as I love the Df. Its not too big, not too small, in fact it fits perfectly in my hands and for what I do which is create photos through my passion and love of photography I dont thin I could ask for more. I believe anyone could use this camera for any type of photography. It may not be designed for the professional since Nikon has set it in the enthusiast category but it is capable of doing great things in the right hands and with the right eyes behind it!
June 29, 2014
Designed for the soul
What took you so long, Nikon? This is the camera I have wanted for years. I just didn't know it. After reading tons of reviews, many disparaging, I still did not know. I finally got one in my hands, and in one day I realized what was wrong with so many of those reviews. They are trying to compare the Df to other cameras. THERE IS NONE THAT COMPARES. This camera is unique in so many ways, it is futile to make comparisons or to approach it as if it is just another DSLR. The Df invites you in, but it is its own creation, and it must be taken as a whole for what it is. The image quality is stunning, but getting there is even better. It is simply inspirational. The Df frees you to enjoy your photography any way you wish. It provides multiple ways get where you want to go, almost like a myriad of roadways with different scenery and different people along the way. There's the shortcut, and there's the long way home. I like the long way. If you want to get every ounce out of it, do yourself a favor and get some manual focus lenses. You'll find the Df focus indicator to be highly accurate. Watch the viewfinder as you manipulate the controls shooting manually, and it is almost like going back in time. The dials are so precise and crisp that you can't get enough of them. I have heard so many remarks about the aperture wheel, imagine my surprise when I found I like it better than all the others, and I have owned a lot of them, still do. But if I didn't like it, the Df allows me to reassign the rear command dial or even use the aperture ring on the lens, if it has one. This is just one example of how the Df allows you to take any road you like. I have other Nikon cameras, but they are going to gather cobwebs because I have found the magic. Its name is Df. Don't take my word, or anyone else's, not reviewers and not internet forums. Get one in your hands. If you can remember the craftsmanship in Nikon cameras of the film era you will be reminded of that when you hold the Df. Don't try to force it. Just use your imagination and take what it gives you. And that's a lot.
May 11, 2014
This is the gem we've been waiting for.
Finally loyalty of Nikon proven to its professional fans. Nikon Df provides the sexiest feel a camera can give to a real photographer. This is like the blue sky to a bird.This is reviving the history, a fusion of today's digital with yesterday's film. Design, Built and image quality are spectacular. Nikon is standing up now to beat Leica.
During decades Nikon has produced unique manual focus jewels and now its time to use those lenses again.
I highly recommend this camera. 16MP is not as high as other competitors but image quality beats all of them.
Pros: Beyond excellent image quality, superb high ISO performance, solid built, low body weight, Retro design. Price half of D4s. Weather seal. JPEG images out of the camera don't need much of editing.
- Could be smaller to feel more like reto film cameras.
- It would be much nicer to have a split focusing screen, making MF lens use easier however third party screens are available.
- Remote control only with WiFi adapter
- Mode dial is not easy to turn, also ISO dial lock is annoying.
- Built-in Flash? I'm surprised this is even asked. You want to use camera's flash !?1? what an amateur! Does D4 have a flash? Maybe you need a point and shoot rather than a Df. This camera doesn't even need a flash with its superb high ISO performance.
- Video? give me a break for God's sake. you're not a photographer.
April 7, 2014