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Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Awesome shot's Jeff and Ray



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Leighton, I'm not certain the Df fits either my budget OR my hand, so I've no idea what will happen. As I said to Philippe who also appeared on one of the Df threads, that the price leads me to feel that even if I did buy the camera, it would be a year or two from now when they begin appearing used on the Buy and Sell board. I don't require the "new car smell" and am happy to let others work out any kinks that might arise.

I'll likely also check out the D610 to see how it feels. I wasn't impressed when I held the D600 but needless to say I've been very impressed by what you and Ray have done with the camera. That 24 megapixel sensor is very appealing, though I know I'd be content with the D4 sensor IF the Df fits my hand. I was quite surprised when I used Don's D800, which he subsequently sold. I hated the way the grip felt in my hand. My fingers kept cramping all because Nikon narrowed the front grip. Now the Df has a diminutive grip much like the FA I loaned to Matt some months ago. I'm not certain I'd find that tiny grip comfortable. One of the reviewers commented on that and pondered the question of whether his fingers might cramp. Decisions, decisions… Fortunately, my D700 still makes me very happy so I don't need to change for change sake. It will have to make sense on every level.


If the D600 didn't fit the bill, neither will the 610, same body. If the D700 makes you happy, no need to change.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Thank you Eric and Ray,

Jeff, beautiful shot as always.

Ray, very nice, looks like you're out in the middle of the wilderness.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Thank you Ronny
Thank you Leighton. You would never know that it's right in the middle of Disney's Magic Kingdom



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Ronny
Thank you Leighton. You would never know that it's right in the middle of Disney's Magic Kingdom


I knew immediately because the only hill I've ever seen in Florida was a garbage dump…

But it is a beautiful photo and a testament to the creativity and deep pockets of Disney. That couldn't have been easy too achieve. Nice work with the D600. I don't know why Nikon doesn't just drop that sensor in a D700 body and send it to me…



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

There's a lot of those dumps around
Thanks Curtis. It truly is an amazing place to visit. Maybe you can plan a trip next time you down this way. I think you would really enjoy EPCOT. Lots of architecture, food and spirits from around the globe. Bonus is that they are served by people that are actually from those many countries.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

One more from today's walk.


Eavers' Cattle/50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Jeff that shot is fine as it is. Landsacpe with saturated color looks like ugly postcard -)


+1



Weasel_Loader
Registered: Jan 22, 2012
Total Posts: 1275
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Ronny
Thank you Leighton. You would never know that it's right in the middle of Disney's Magic Kingdom


I knew immediately because the only hill I've ever seen in Florida was a garbage dump…

But it is a beautiful photo and a testament to the creativity and deep pockets of Disney. That couldn't have been easy too achieve. Nice work with the D600. I don't know why Nikon doesn't just drop that sensor in a D700 body and send it to me…


I share your thoughts. Loved, loved that D600 sensor, but I just couldn't take that dirty sensor issue anymore and went back to the D700. Easy ISO was the only other thing I loved about the body on the D600. I have to admit, I'm still very happy with the D700. I still think its the best digital Nikon has made so far.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

I really like that one Leighton. Great B&W



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Weasel_Loader wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Ronny
Thank you Leighton. You would never know that it's right in the middle of Disney's Magic Kingdom


I knew immediately because the only hill I've ever seen in Florida was a garbage dump…

But it is a beautiful photo and a testament to the creativity and deep pockets of Disney. That couldn't have been easy too achieve. Nice work with the D600. I don't know why Nikon doesn't just drop that sensor in a D700 body and send it to me…


I share your thoughts. Loved, loved that D600 sensor, but I just couldn't take that dirty sensor issue anymore and went back to the D700. Easy ISO was the only other thing I loved about the body on the D600. I have to admit, I'm still very happy with the D700. I still think its the best digital Nikon has made so far.


Should have sent it to Nikon Dan. I sent mine in under warranty and they replaced the shutter mechanism, no more problems.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
I really like that one Leighton. Great B&W


Thanks!



Weasel_Loader
Registered: Jan 22, 2012
Total Posts: 1275
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Weasel_Loader wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Ronny
Thank you Leighton. You would never know that it's right in the middle of Disney's Magic Kingdom


I knew immediately because the only hill I've ever seen in Florida was a garbage dump…

But it is a beautiful photo and a testament to the creativity and deep pockets of Disney. That couldn't have been easy too achieve. Nice work with the D600. I don't know why Nikon doesn't just drop that sensor in a D700 body and send it to me…


I share your thoughts. Loved, loved that D600 sensor, but I just couldn't take that dirty sensor issue anymore and went back to the D700. Easy ISO was the only other thing I loved about the body on the D600. I have to admit, I'm still very happy with the D700. I still think its the best digital Nikon has made so far.


Should have sent it to Nikon Dan. I sent mine in under warranty and they replaced the shutter mechanism, no more problems.


I would have, but l bought it used. At the time, most were reporting that Nikon was only cleaning and not replacing the shutter mech. The weight and handling was nice, but I still preferred the controls on the D700. Nikon sure makes it difficult to find "the perfect camera".



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Weasel_Loader wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Weasel_Loader wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Ronny
Thank you Leighton. You would never know that it's right in the middle of Disney's Magic Kingdom


I knew immediately because the only hill I've ever seen in Florida was a garbage dump…

But it is a beautiful photo and a testament to the creativity and deep pockets of Disney. That couldn't have been easy too achieve. Nice work with the D600. I don't know why Nikon doesn't just drop that sensor in a D700 body and send it to me…


I share your thoughts. Loved, loved that D600 sensor, but I just couldn't take that dirty sensor issue anymore and went back to the D700. Easy ISO was the only other thing I loved about the body on the D600. I have to admit, I'm still very happy with the D700. I still think its the best digital Nikon has made so far.


Should have sent it to Nikon Dan. I sent mine in under warranty and they replaced the shutter mechanism, no more problems.


I would have, but l bought it used. At the time, most were reporting that Nikon was only cleaning and not replacing the shutter mech. The weight and handling was nice, but I still preferred the controls on the D700. Nikon sure makes it difficult to find "the perfect camera".


If the D600 was in a body like the D700, it would be a killer camera!



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

James, I prefer the B&W version of the church.
Andy, love the variety of flowers and description. Definitely new types to me. The red flowering tree looks awesome.
Chin, the boats are hilarious at first glance, almost like a bumper car arcade.
Samy, leftover flowers is a very cool shot! Super concept.



lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

lucdeschepper wrote:
Hello all, I haven't posted comments or images on this forum for quite a while due to voluntary and non-voluntary focusing (sic) on other topics and issues. Anyway, I have decided to sell my D700 and not buy a Dslr replacement. Like many others the weight and size of modern full frame dslr's plus lenses have become too much of a burden for me. I'll also sell most of my AF lenses and for the time being keep my MF lenses and my 105mm f2 DC.

I posted the above text about three months ago. Since then my original plan to not buy a Dslr again has changed. I'm now the owner of a Nikon Df. The lower weight and compact size of the Df did it for me. So, I'm back in the Nikon manual focus zone ...

Df + 105mm f2.5 @ f2.5







lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

As I sold my D700 some time ago I had to lend a D7000 for a recent shoot at the Louwman car museum in Holland. Quite a change, from FX to DX. Beautiful Dusenberg car in this image.

D7000 + Nikkor 50mm f1.2 (1/50sec handheld, f2.8, iso 2.200)







Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
There's a lot of those dumps around
Thanks Curtis. It truly is an amazing place to visit. Maybe you can plan a trip next time you down this way. I think you would really enjoy EPCOT. Lots of architecture, food and spirits from around the globe. Bonus is that they are served by people that are actually from those many countries.


PLUS, I'd have a friendly tour guide…

We've talked about a visit next Thanksgiving and if you're around we can see if a visit to Tampa makes sense. Of course, you'll be a married man by then, right? If so you'll have to clear everything with Melody…



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Nice to see you back Luc and even happier that we'll now begin seeing more work from the Df. Keep em coming!



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