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    Price drop on the DF.

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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    Quote Originally Posted by AC016 View Post

    it should sell at $2000. underspeced and overpriced. A d610 with no video and dials.
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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    Doesn't it have the same low-light capabilities as the D4s?

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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    Quote Originally Posted by carguy View Post
    I always assumed the DF was the D4s in a more nostalgic format and the F could be read as Four. I noticed the low light performance when I was checking some stats about Nikon cams and it is quite impressive.
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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    Ripoff camera of the year. Either charge less or up the features. They teased people for so long with those videos of the idiot walking around being a "photographer". They could have captalized on it. But their greed ruined it for them.

    people got ao excited and said ok if it sells like the d600 ill take it because it was stripped of features. How ironic of them to put a low light capable sensor inside with an af module that can hardly work well in abundant light. No video as well. Kai was spot on in the digitalrev video.

    The d750 can do the same as the df for much less money. I wouldnt even buy it if it was 2k because the d750 makes it irelevant today. When it was selling alongside the d610 then it was a tough choice. The yen is weaker against the dollar and its time they lower The prices. The other ripoff product is the 58 1.4.
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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    How is it a ripoff? Nobody is required to buy it

    It's more about the retro syling and high quality images. It's a niche product.

    Personally, I'd love to have one in my bag.
    Joe

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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    I think @rocketman122 might be a bit exaggerating when he mentions "ripoff". I got the Df when someone on Kijiji (our Canadian Craig's list) put an ad to exchange a D600 for a Df. For me, this was a way to get some money back for the D600 before it got too low.
    At first, I was a bit deceived because it held so differently than the D600 and I wasn't used to the controls, but after a while, I can say that I really like it. The files are a bit smaller to work with and this doesn't bother me as I seldom print larger than 20x24. What I do like is the character of the sensor. I don't know what it is, but I find it has a different visual effect than my other cameras. Though I have to agree about the not so great focusing in low light, I love the low light quality it gets me.

    Now, if the D750 had been out when I did this swap, I probably would have gone with the 750. But, now that I have it and I'm used to the different handling and button configuration, it's a sure keeper for me.

    As much as Nikon is trying hard to sell their new models, I can say that I'm more than happy with my D700, D7000 and Df combination. I don't see why I should spend another penny for a different body. But I'm an amateur and if I was earning my living with a camera, I'd certainly be using a D810.

    Now as far as the price drop goes, I'm not certain this still applies since the original post was made in december 2014. The price might have come down a bit, but I don't think it will drop any more. One thing I like about this model is that it's made in Japan where the 600, 610 and I think 750 are made somewhere else.
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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    Quote Originally Posted by carguy View Post
    How is it a ripoff? Nobody is required to buy it

    It's more about the retro syling and high quality images. It's a niche product.

    Personally, I'd love to have one in my bag.
    that statemrnt is like those "picture of it didnt happen". Cmon with that dont buy it then comment. They want us to buy it and i would have bought two. I would have accepted the bad af module but no video was a huge mistake for them where they couldve had another ff camera to those who already left nikon to canon/sony/panasonic for wedding video. Nikon just woke with d750/810.

    for what it gives as a camera its overpriced. I like worth. Meaning, for me it has to offer sonething for its worth tgat is useful. 1 is the d4 sensor (the d750 does just as well which makes the camera as an option even less relevant to a buyer as a smart option) and the stylibg, which isnt a plus or minus depending who u ask. but its different. The other thing is the ability to use older lenses. Those are its highlights. Thats not worth for $2800. Slow af. No video. They could have made a fortune if they sold it at $2200 when it released, considering the yen is so weak. Im not a zombie and just buy anything.

    Im not the only one who thinks so. Nasim at photographylife feels the same. Kai feels the same. I dont have any loyalty to nikon. Not everything they make is great

    that new selfie stick and black rapid strap..yea, those are just wonderful

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    Re: Price drop on the DF.

    Again, it's a niche product ;-)
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