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  1. #31
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    Re: Not much action in here

    I have no issues using the DF for street / documentary work which is why I got it. I would not use it for sport but as a general walk around camera it is stunning and really does deliver. Setting the shutter speed dial to 1/3 stops and using the rear command dial does allow you to set intermediate shutter speeds rather than full stops and to date I have not experienced issues with the AF.

    I suspect that many of those who criticize the camera have not actually used one for any length of time and not given it a chance but based their opinion on specs and looks.

    There are some of my DF photos on my Flikr account - https://www.flickr.com/photos/149388693@N08/


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  2. #32
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    Re: Not much action in here

    Quote Originally Posted by Iansky View Post
    I suspect that many of those who criticize the camera have not actually used one for any length of time and not given it a chance but based their opinion on specs and looks.
    That happens so much with cameras now a days, people read the specs online, read the price online and 'make up their opinion' as if they have extensively used it for months... while actually they've never even touched it. Or maybe once in a store for half a minute.

    I remember when the Leica S (Typ 006) was announced/released, oooh what a shit that camera got for not having more than one focussing point...

    It's still my go to camera which makes me money, so many people claimed all sorts of things about the camera without them ever even having touched one... all based on opinions of others (who possibly also haven't even touched it) and specs they read online.
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    For fun:
    Nikon Df | AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 G SE | Nikkor 50mm 1:1.2 Ai-S | Nikkor 28mm 1:2.8 Ai-S

    For work:
    Leica S (Typ 006) | Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/35mm | Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/45mm | Leica Summarit-S 2.5/70mm | Zeiss Apo-Makro-Planar T* 4/120 | Zeiss Sonnar T* 2,8/140 | Zeiss Sonnar T* 4/210

  3. #33
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    Re: Not much action in here

    A friend of mine coined a great phrase: "Wake up and smell the bathwater". Enjoy your DFs and your beliefs about others.
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 1 J5, 200-500 f/5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3, 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018


  4. #34
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    Re: Not much action in here

    Quote Originally Posted by lokatz View Post
    A friend of mine coined a great phrase: "Wake up and smell the bathwater". Enjoy your DFs and your beliefs about others.
    I was not talking about you, but just about people having opinions in general now a days based on specs and not real world usage.
    For fun:
    Nikon Df | AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 G SE | Nikkor 50mm 1:1.2 Ai-S | Nikkor 28mm 1:2.8 Ai-S

    For work:
    Leica S (Typ 006) | Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/35mm | Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/45mm | Leica Summarit-S 2.5/70mm | Zeiss Apo-Makro-Planar T* 4/120 | Zeiss Sonnar T* 2,8/140 | Zeiss Sonnar T* 4/210

  5. #35
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    Re: Not much action in here

    Not taking offense here, Jip, so please don't worry. However, your underlying belief could not be farther from mine: to me, looking at specs is vital to determine whether I am even remotely interested in a body. The Df lacks aspects I find crucial for my photography, so that was an easy conclusion for me - looking at its specs was ALL I needed. When posting spec info about that body, I aim to help others in their decisions - nothing less, nothing more. If they don't care about aspects that matter to me, great! But why get defensive?

    As far as the 'not having touched it' argument goes, I am struggling to get the point. I have owned around 10 different Nikons so far, so looking at a pic of a new one tells me pretty much what I need in terms of handling. Using it for any length of time is very unlikely to change my take on the DF.

    Lastly, I am glad you are happy with the image quality, but in my experience, IQ has so much more to do with what is IN FRONT OF and what is BEHIND the body - you can get great shots with almost any of them. If large prints were a criterion for me, I would wait for a D850 or buy a used 810. Both outclass the Df in that department.
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 1 J5, 200-500 f/5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3, 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018


  6. #36
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    Re: Not much action in here

    DF is still sat at Fixation waiting for Nikon to pull their finger out and send the replacement parts.

    Why are they so bad at supporting 3rd party repair centres - it will discourage people from buying used Nikon equipment that could be liable for repair / service!
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    Iansky
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  7. #37
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    Re: Not much action in here

    Quote Originally Posted by Iansky View Post
    .......... - it will discourage people from buying used Nikon equipment that could be liable for repair / service!
    .....maybe they want everyone to buy new Nikons
    Brad


    Every Day might not be a good Day,
    ​ but there is something good in every Day.

  8. #38
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    Re: Not much action in here

    That's why they are in a poor state and in need of someone putting money into the company, last rumour was Fuji buying a share of Nikon.........interesting.

    Nikon part supplies in UK is terrible.
    Iansky
    571Photography.blogspot.co.uk

  9. #39
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    Re: Not much action in here

    From..... QC perspective, I get it, its like Ferrari or Maclaren, but otherwise I definitely agree that parts should be available and maybe some certs to qualify repair centers and so on.
    skvoraltdphoto
    Df silver, D600, D5100, X-Pro1 ||| Sigma 12-24 f/3.5-5.6 v1 | Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G | Sigma 24mm Super-wide II f/2.8 | Nikkor 45mm AI-P f/2.8 Silver | Nikkor-H 50mm f/2 | Nikkor-S 55mm f/1.2 | Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR | Tamron 90mm SP AF f/2.8 Macro (E72) | Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR I | Fuji 18mm f/2 XF R | Fuji 27mm f/2.8


  10. #40
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    Re: Not much action in here

    I contacted the UK MD of NIkon and his PA got back to me immediately apologising and saying she would get someone to contact me - I got a call from "David" who I believe is the Head of Customer Services, he informed me there had been some confusion over the part that has been clarified and they have the part coming from Europe.
    I have been informed the camera should be repaired and back with me this week (fingers crossed after 6 weeks)!
    Iansky
    571Photography.blogspot.co.uk





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