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| p.3 #2 · Nikon's Problem Isn't the Cameras ... |
Nikon sometimes has surprise moves, FM3A, 45mm/2.8 in AF era, F6 as last professional film body in digital age, Df is just another move. Df is not intended for lots of people, otherwise Nikon would place the production line in Thailand but they didn't.
Maybe Df will do fine in Nikon's view.
I see FX as clinging to the past. There is very, very little need for the expense of it. Ever since the invention of film (and enlargement printing rather than contacts) cameras and formats have been getting ever smaller. I shoot a number of different formats, from DX to 8x10. There's absolutely nothing "special" about 35mm/FX. I very much want a smaller camera, one that's easy to carry and has smaller lenses. I love my Leica IIIC! Leica got it right in 1942. The new APS-C cameras from Fuji etc. are the direction I'm heading. Kent in SD
I see FX as yesterdays' medium format. Back in the D2X/D200 days I have accepted that DX is better than 35mm film, and now M43 is even smaller and quality is very good too.
PS. I have FX, DX, and M43 bodies, and 1" compact too. Nothing really special with each but there are differences in quality (arguably every one of them delivers good enough photos).
I have a quick question. Does yours work in Aperture preferred with the newest lenses? My works ok in P mode and I can shift the aperture that way, but it will not let me control the aperture in A mode, which is strange, imho.
I have a F90X (N90) too, my first camera... (18th bd gift from parents, F100 was already in market too but much more expensive). I think if you use G lens with N90, you have to work in P mode, the dial still allows you to change aperture (the display would change to P*), probably not as freely as in A mode. (but then I haven't used the camera for long)