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The more I look at the df the more it grows on me. First impressions were 'damn thats ugly'. The Sony A7 by contrast is clean, tidy and looks great. But the more I look at the df the more I think I get it.
Sadly, I realise that my reasoning for wanting this camera is purely an emotional response due to it's retro style. It wont do anything for me that my D4, D800 or X100s doesn't do right now, in fact the D4 trumps it completely of course. However, if the df and D4 are sitting on my coffee table and I'm heading out, I already know which one I'd pick up, every time without fail.
So, regardless of the reason for lusting after a new camera like the df, or A7, or whatever, if it appeals to the heart and makes you want to take pictures with it, then surely thats a good enough reason.
Damn, I've even considered trading the D4 and buying the df. I don't really need 10 fps and they share the same sensor so I already know and love the IQ that will come from the df. I'd even have a shed load of cash left over too which would be nice, and the df would get used a lot more than the D4 does. Or, trade the D800 and X100s and keep the D4 for serious bits and have the df as the everyday shooter or D4 backup on assignment. Hmmmm, decisions decisions.
In summary, isn't it amazing how something can have such an emotive reaction in us. A good friend gave me some interesting advice today.... 'if your heart says you want something that badly you should just go and buy it, even if you don't need it, otherwise you wont be happy'. I like that advice, now to find £2750.