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Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 12:36:20 »
The Df concept is about much more than just focusing manually ...

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2017, 13:02:47 »
The Df concept is about much more than just focusing manually ...

Focus manually, set time, aperture and ISO more consciously, cater to "slow photography", a concept many feel to have lost with digital photography and even auto everything in film days.

I feel very much reminded of the old days when I use my X100T which is roughly the same size and a little less weight than the Nikon FG. The FM-2 is bigger, see photo

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2017, 13:50:14 »
The Df concept is about much more than just focusing manually ...

Yes, and reciprocally there are features that you would expect from a MF camera that the Df does not have.
It is nonetheless my favorite, in conjunction with old Nikkors and new Zeiss.
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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2017, 16:57:21 »
And reciprocally reciprocally, The Df is a MF camera that has some features I 'd prefer it not to have. I measure all cameras against my F2SB.

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2017, 22:22:31 »
Yup......Got one bouncing on my car seat.

I got my hands on a G1 X, and shoot it with the lid closed. (It even has a "Smells like leather, NeverReady" case.)

Us bottom feeders like to improvise.

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2017, 09:40:29 »
Thank you Richard for the article. I forgot to mention that I hated the "plastic" - lack of cold metal - feeling. I only learned later that the Df was nearly all metal. But, in my mind, the damage was done.
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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2017, 11:11:49 »
yes, plasticky  :o :o :o

and expensive ::)
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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2017, 11:23:23 »
Indeed. Then again, I have been lugging that camera around for three years. It went for repair in August, I missed it a lot. There must be a reason.
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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2017, 12:24:51 »
many people also buy used so this is also contributing to the "poor sales". ::)
it includes me  :o :o :o

That must mean many buy the Nikon Df and then want a different camera. They sell or trade their Df in and others buy it used.

Richard, to make the Df market healthy you need to buy another Df but this time new from an authorized Nikon dealer. Then since you don't need two Df(s) you would send the first one to me! :)

The benefit to you is you would soon buy a used Nikon Df2 and the cycle would continue. :D

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2017, 21:42:02 »
I hoped for a "digital FM3a" for many years. I had ended buying the D600 before the Df appeared, but I probably wouldn't have bought the Df anyway - it was much too expensive, I preferred the 24MP sensor of the D600, and the Df overall design wasn't right for me - bulky compared the FM3a and an odd hybrid of manual controls on the top deck, but looks like a normal digital camera from behind. The low-end D600 AF module wasn't a big deal for me but I'm sure that put off some buyers too.

I'm sure Nikon could make the camera less bulky today and overall specifications would be much better, but even when it was released 4 years ago I think they could have done better, the price and specifications meant they missed a large segment of the potential market. So it is cheeky for them say we need to buy Df cameras before they consider making another... :o

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2017, 06:08:54 »
http://richardhaw.com/2017/09/22/retrospect-nikon-df-after-4-years/

found some old pictures from the Df launch almost 4 years ago  :o :o :o
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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2017, 16:52:43 »
Two important thoughts come to mind when I read all this negative/positive stuff on the most controversial camera Nikon have ever produced: First, I'm glad Nikon produced it, and second, that I bought one.

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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2017, 10:58:32 »
... so am I. Adding a chapter to "lovers vs. spouses", this one falls into the spouse category.
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Re: Any signs of a Df-like camera?
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2017, 13:21:01 »
The Df brought back pleasure and enjoyment in my photography. As with anything you love, there are downsides, but these you learn to live with. No difference to a spouse in that respect.