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| p.18 #6 · Official: Nikon Df DSLR Camera Announced |
I'm quite surprised at the amount of people ordering this camera, given its price. Its not really saying to Nikon its too much money when people are putting in orders. Have people got more money than sense? I don't know. I guess as I am a professional photographer rather than a hobbyist I look at things differently, and to me, as a photographic tool its way overpriced. As a 'nice thing to have' I guess people will buy it. It doesn't do anything that a much cheaper body will do - in fact it does less.
For me, it is in one way a great value. For over a year, I covered a lot of high school, natural low light events during my son's senior year with a D4. And while we can discuss 20 scenarios with 20 cameras talking about cutting the resolution on one to equal 16mp, setting up lights in the rafters for this shot, doing this or that to get a shot, the truth is IMO that my D4 or a 1Dx where the no muss, no fuss tools for the job. I won't know till I shoot it for a while, but I think I will be able to do most of these same things with a D4 sensor in the Df. I get asked to do some newborn shots in the hospital rooms from time to time. They want you in and out of that room as quick as possible. Many parents are tired and want only the light from the window. The do not want you bringing in an assistant with light aids. I don't know which " much cheaper body " will do a better job than the Df in this extreme low natural light environment? I guess to throw it back in your court, which much cheaper body will handle natural, low light subjects much better than the D4 sensor does? IMO, the D4 and 1Dx are currently the best for this kind of work.... Low light you are not allowed to alter. Until body is in hand and it proves me otherwise, I am thinking the Df should also prove trustworthy and proficient in many of the environments I often shoot in. In a couple of weeks we will see how that pudding taste lol.