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    Default Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on



    The Nikon DF, a D4 sensor in a retro styled body and EXPEED 4



    the retro styling is based on the knobs and dials you see above, some love it and some hate it
    another thing to note is that it uses the EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery which is the same size as the EN-EL14 used in the D3000 and D5000 series of camera




    the battery and SD card is kept under a weather sealed door on the bottom of the camera

    I brought this camera to Finland to see what it can do, at first i was worried the under the sub zero temperatures the smaller battery would not last long
    but it seems that Nikon did some magic and showed me otherwise, I even managed to do a 700 image time lapse.
    I hope that this efficient use of power carries forward to future products. I would also like to see a batteries having a standard charging contact,
    so that i do not have to carry so many chargers when i travel.



    will post more images later
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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    1st off some high ISO noise tests




    ISO100


    ISO200


    ISO400


    ISO800

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on


    ISO1600


    ISO3200


    ISO6400


    ISO12800

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on




    ISO100


    ISO200


    ISO400


    ISO800

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on


    ISO1600


    ISO3200


    ISO6400


    ISO12800

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    Coming from a D800, I am used to the digital buttons and at first, did not like the retro dials that slowed me down,
    having brought the camera to cold cold finland, I had to shoot with gloves and I must say that the dials actually made it
    easier to change settings and also forced me to slow down even more while shooting, the D800 made me slow down
    and refine my shooting techniques. The DF with its retro dials also made me slow down even more and think about the exposure.

    This is probably what they mean by "PURE PHOTOGRAPHY"
    I enjoyed shooting with the DF, I would say that it made me rediscover photography all over again.
    The retro styling did turn some heads, if it was a little slimmer it would be better.

    OK enough talk, lets see what this camera can do.

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    True test of low light capability







    shot with the help of a SB400 ceiling bounce
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    exposure is still good with all the white, shadow details are still preserved, let me find my shot of a black dog
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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    the tones and dynamic range that you get with this camera is great

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    Great shots...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post

    True test of low light capability




    shot with the help of a SB400 ceiling bounce
    Love this !
    Looks like a painting.
    Taken with what lens?
    Can sell to Hallmark to make into a Christmas card.
    Last edited by tomcat; 1st April 2014 at 01:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Love this !
    Looks like a painting.
    Taken with what lens?
    Can sell to Hallmark to make into a Christmas card.
    thanks, this was taken with the humble Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    Quote Originally Posted by ronniegogs View Post
    Great shots...
    thanks, I'm glad you liked them

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    did u do alot of post processing?
    I need to shoot more!

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    Quote Originally Posted by titus1984 View Post
    did u do alot of post processing?
    nope, not alot, just some minor tonal adjustments and cropping for composition

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    The DR is WOW!
    I need to shoot more!

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    Quote Originally Posted by titus1984 View Post
    The DR is WOW!
    especially the highlight and shadow details on the snow images right

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    The dynamic range really tops Canon's 5DIII. Noise is very well controlled. Lovely photos btw.
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    Another Flickr account.

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    Default Re: Nikon DF - Hands on, actually gloves on

    Quote Originally Posted by mardellion View Post
    The dynamic range really tops Canon's 5DIII. Noise is very well controlled. Lovely photos btw.
    thank you, I too am impressed with the image quality, since I am using a D800 myself

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