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Old 08-18-2015   #121
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Well, Df #2 arrived yesterday... one black, one silver now.
I am wondering how you plan to use two Df bodies? I use various primes and find that I change lenses often and two bodies would be nice, but a lot of weight.

I'd like to sell my entire m43 kit and get another Df body myself.
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I am wondering how you plan to use two Df bodies? I use various primes and find that I change lenses often and two bodies would be nice, but a lot of weight.
I've gotten over the size / weight thing and tend to use small(ish) primes only. I bought a bigger camera bag. I'm not a huge fan of changing lenses while out there photographing.
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Sand Lake Sunset, Nikon Df with Nikkor 24mm/f2.8 processed in Lightroom


Bald Eagle, Nikon Df with Nikkor 300mm/f4.5 (cropped) processed in Lightroom
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Did I mention that I really like this camera...

Nikon Df with Nikkor-O 35mm/f2 processed in Lightroom

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Old 08-18-2015   #125
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With my recent step backward into the world of my old F2SB with the purchase of my Df body, I have taken a huge step forward from my never to be used again, now to be sold still confusing Fuji XE-1. I picked up the Df, popped on a 50mm 1.2 and was transported to 1978 when i bought my F2SB. Love at first feel. Nikon, don't dump the buttons, just dump the menus if you must change anything. A photographic rebirth for me; Thanks, Nikon.
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I was in at Harvey Norman picking up a new computer keyboard and spotted a black DF in their cabinet ... first time I've seen one in the flesh.

A bit plasticky looking IMO ... I was kind of disappointed!
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It appeals to me the way it is, but if they put it into an exact replica (exact, looks and materials and weight ) of an F2 body, I would find it irresistable.
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I was in at Harvey Norman picking up a new computer keyboard and spotted a black DF in their cabinet ... first time I've seen one in the flesh.

A bit plasticky looking IMO ... I was kind of disappointed!
Watch your mouth sir!
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Wow, what a great collection of glass. I'm envious.
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Watch your mouth sir!

It just made me realise that if I ever decided to get one it would have to be silver! I liked the looks of the camera a lot ... just not the finish in black.
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Are there any rumours out there about Nikon updating the DF ... new model etc?
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It just made me realise that if I ever decided to get one it would have to be silver! I liked the looks of the camera a lot ... just not the finish in black.
It's funny because I feel that the Silver is the one that looks and feels way more plastic.
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Are there any rumours out there about Nikon updating the DF ... new model etc?
2017 for the 100th anniversary of Nikon supposedly...

http://nikonrumors.com/2015/12/23/ne...-in-2017.aspx/
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It's funny because I feel that the Silver is the one that looks and feels way more plastic.
+1 on that
It reminds me of the 1980s silver colored plastic (so does the X100 from Fuji)
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Did I mention that I really like this camera...

Nikon Df with Nikkor-O 35mm/f2 processed in Lightroom

Hi David, I love this picture and I'm wondering, is your Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 still a non-AI lens or did you have an AI conversion done to it? I have the OC version of that lens, non-AI, and love how it renders on my Nikon F. I also have a non-AI 50 S-Auto that I'd love to use on a digital body, but was wondering how well the non-AI lenses work on the Df without the aperture indexing?

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Hi David, I love this picture and I'm wondering, is your Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 still a non-AI lens or did you have an AI conversion done to it? I have the OC version of that lens, non-AI, and love how it renders on my Nikon F. I also have a non-AI 50 S-Auto that I'd love to use on a digital body, but was wondering how well the non-AI lenses work on the Df without the aperture indexing?

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Before I bought my Df, I had the 35/f2, 55/f3.5 Micro and 85/f1.8. I immediately sent in 55 and the 85 to John White to be converted. I spent very little time using the non-AI converted 35, so cannot really comment - but it was a bit fiddly. It is much better using AI converted lenses since all you need to do is make a quick select to set the correct lens from the list of 9 possible lenses (that you enter based on the lenses you have).

I also created a script that uses exiftool to set a few additional metadata lens parameters in the NEF files before I import into Lightroom. This allows you to more easily use lens profiles in Lightroom.
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Thank you David, that is the information I am looking for.

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This thread tortured me for too long - I picked up a black Df on the way home today. I'll be using it (initially, anyways) with my Ai-S 50/1.2 and Ai-S 105/2.5, and also with the Ai-S 35/2 I have inbound.
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Congratulations. It is a much better camera than the internet chatter might have you believe. Add to that the relatively low cost and high quality Ai/Ais lenses available and what's not to like. Enjoy.
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Df and 35mm Nikkor-OC (non-AI) lens.

The Df does pretty well with the non-AI glass.

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Nikon Df with 28/3.5 Nikkor-H



Nikon Df with 35/2.0 Nikkor-O



Nikon Df with 24/2.8 Nikkor-NC



All of the above converted to B+W in Photoshop
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Old 06-01-2016   #145
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Df 35mm pre ai and ai @100 iso f2.8 look quite similar?
Can you spot the difference?
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A few weeks now with the Df (still not got M9 back) as much as enjoy the older Nikkors and decided to try a 35mm 1.8g quite impressed.
800iso 35mm [email protected]
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Been using the 50mm 1.8G SE on my DF... and I have to say that I really enjoy it!
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Old 06-15-2016   #148
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See also http://rogerandfrances.eu/la-france-...ange-and-decay taken (with a couple of exceptions) with a Df and manual focus lenses, 14mm and 55mm.

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It's funny because I feel that the Silver is the one that looks and feels way more plastic.
I agree. I have and love the black one.
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picked up a 55mm f3.5 on the big auction site non ai version but after the scalloped version sold as not working for £9! after a bit of a strip (comes apart very easily) and a quick ai conversion I'm very impressed.
All wide open a few test pics cropped to 11in 300dpi long side.
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Informal portraits of artists

These were shot during a guided tour at the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art. All of the portraits are of Puerto Rican artists who's work is part of the Museum's collection, and each of which spoke about his or her particular piece in the exhibition.

Zilia Sánchez


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Rafael Trelles


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Elsa María Meléndez


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Museum Director Marianne Ramírez Aponte


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Marxz Rosado Ríos


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Néstor Millán


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All on the Df and 85mm 1.8 D series Nikkor.

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Pls Nikon put the d----d thing on sale.
They sell for like 50% of new on the used market.
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Thanks rocket, I seldom see them for sale and I have sworn off ebay for big ticket items.
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They sell for like 50% of new on the used market.
I only paid £1100 for a good as new one with very low shutter count from a dealer, I went for the black one and think it's great especially if you have a load of old nikkors. Cheaper than a secondhand 35mm summicron!
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Nikkor lenses (most of them Ai or Ais) are by far the most represented brand in my cabinet. In fact I use them all on my D610 already. Sounds like you got a great camera Fraser and I hope it serves you well!
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Nikon Df 50mm lens test, got all my 50s together all shot wide open.
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Df and 15mm 2.8 Zeiss Distagon ZF.2. At the Salternes, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

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You're all testing the D4 sensor, so it cannot be bad.
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