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Nov 04, 2013 22:54 |  #1

Looks pretty interesting, retro FF

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Nov 04, 2013 23:14 |  #2

I dunno. For a mirrorless camera, DF is still pretty big.
It's still about the size of EOS 100D. Heck even Sony A7 is smaller than EOS 100D.

I might as well just stick with D610 or D800 if I had one.


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Nov 04, 2013 23:21 |  #3

virsago_mk2 wrote in post #16425213 (external link)
I dunno. For a mirrorless camera, DF is still pretty big.

It's not a mirrorless camera.


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Nov 04, 2013 23:23 |  #4

Kinda meh announcement. I wished it actually came with a proper manual focus viewfinder.


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Nov 04, 2013 23:27 |  #5

kamuishirou1999 wrote in post #16425224 (external link)
It's not a mirrorless camera.

Then I stand corrected & applaud Nikon for releasing the smallest FF DSLR in the world.


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Nov 04, 2013 23:34 |  #6

Very interesting... Tho at that price you're near the cost of a D800.. Wonder why they went with the 16mp D4 sensor over the 36mp D800 one or the 24mp one from the D600 however... Maybe to be unique i suppose (I imagine if they had given it the 24mp D600 sensor people would cry that its a D600 in a pretty suit)

I like it, dont get me wrong, just the price is kind of steep, But I know theres a market and appeal for it, the fact it has the metering prong and such will be of interest to a lot of the old Nikon film holdouts for instance...


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Nov 04, 2013 23:59 |  #7

Too much money. Cool camera, but no way I would shell out almost $3k for one.


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Nov 05, 2013 07:30 |  #8

KenjiS wrote in post #16425251 (external link)
Very interesting... Tho at that price you're near the cost of a D800.. Wonder why they went with the 16mp D4 sensor over the 36mp D800 one or the 24mp one from the D600 however... Maybe to be unique i suppose (I imagine if they had given it the 24mp D600 sensor people would cry that its a D600 in a pretty suit)

I like it, dont get me wrong, just the price is kind of steep, But I know theres a market and appeal for it, the fact it has the metering prong and such will be of interest to a lot of the old Nikon film holdouts for instance...

Well, this camera was designed to be compatible with all of Nikon's older lenses, and I'm willing to bet that most of those can't resolve enough detail for a 24MP sensor.


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Nov 05, 2013 07:55 |  #9

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Nov 05, 2013 07:58 |  #10

It looks cool and compatible with all Nikon lenses but I cant see the point of using it with huge 24-70 zoom. If someone will be happy with only small primes it looks like a wonderful gadget.




  
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Nov 05, 2013 08:06 |  #11

I have two minds on this camera. On the one it reminds me of the older Nikons I used and enjoyed, and I still have my FM so it looks like it would be really fun to use.

On the other I'd rather get the D800 for not much more money because it has Nikon's best all around sensor and more capability on the whole. Plus... I'm curious how the weather sealing compares with all those knobs and switches (although not that concerned about it). And as cool as it all is, there's no proper aperture control ring on modern Nikon lenses. If they could have worked it in around the lens mount somehow then we'd be talking.


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Nov 05, 2013 08:12 as a reply to  @ onurrus's post |  #12

I shot Nikon FM's and FE's (and Contax) back in my film days and they were great cameras. That said, I am conflicted on my feelings about this camera. I love the look of it. I love the idea of it. I can certainly see a market for it in street and travel photography. It would in no way fit into my style of shooting these days. I think it will sell very well and likely be on perpetual backorder. It is a D4 in sheep's clothing at half the price.

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Nov 05, 2013 08:58 |  #13

I think in terms of price, it's definitely outclassed by some of the other options out there on the market today. But I would be lying if I said that I didn't think a FF camera in a retro-styled body like that wasn't so gosh darned aesthetically apppealing! :p


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Nov 05, 2013 08:58 |  #14

Hot Bob wrote in post #16425934 (external link)
I shot Nikon FM's and FE's (and Contax) back in my film days and they were great cameras. That said, I am conflicted on my feelings about this camera. I love the look of it. I love the idea of it. I can certainly see a market for it in street and travel photography. It would in no way fit into my style of shooting these days. I think it will sell very well and likely be on perpetual backorder. It is a D4 in sheep's clothing at half the price.

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It's nothing like a D4 - the only thing in common is the sensor. No-one ever bought the D4 for its sensor - compared with Nikon's other full-frame offerings, it's sub-par in most respects.

The main reason people buy the D4 is for the AF and frame rate. The DF has the D600's AF, shoots slower and is about the same size, and the sensor is of lower resolution, with less dynamic range and no better high-ISO performance (everything above 12800 is pushed, not hardware). And it costs $600 more!




  
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Nov 05, 2013 09:16 |  #15

I'm a sucker for the retro look. But it's not enough to make me sell of all my gear and embrace the dark side. Plus, I'd have to get rid of the Canon EOS tattoo... :lol:


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