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Nikon Df DSLR

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Review Date: Oct 9, 2020 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Many
Cons:
Few

As with any camera, it's not what it says on paper, it's how it works in your hands. A very controversial camera, does it blaze like my D500 - no, but do I enjoy it more -yes
they both do different things in different ways.. The D4
senor rendering is very unique, file size is quick to process
I really believe this was a one time "exercise" for Nikon and will become a future collectable. I think Nikon will continue the move toward mirrorless, there will never be a DF2 or retro camera again from Nikon


 
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Jun 1, 2019 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros:
Cons:

Not a DX lens

 
Nikon Df DSLR

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Review Date: Jan 16, 2019 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros:
Cons:

Reading various long term reviews, it seemed the you either love it, or hate it...

Personal needs dictate either or


 
Nikon D7200

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Review Date: Jan 13, 2019 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $649.00

 
Pros:
Cons:

Rectangular eyepiece to round conversion;
NEPS1 (square to round)
DK-17 (plain glass)
DK-17A (anti fog glass)
DK -17F (fluorine coating)
DK-17M (magnified)
DK-17c (Near sighted correction)

This conversion works for many Nikons, as a benefit your nose isn't smasher against the screen) as they eyepiece sits back 1/4 of a inch


 
Nikon 85mm AF-S NIKKOR f/1.8G

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Review Date: Sep 7, 2018 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Beets the 1.4 in everything but build quality, great color & contrast. The only category the 1.4 beets it in is having a 1.4 aperture.
Cons:

Great portrait lens...

 
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II AF-S DX Nikkor

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Review Date: Sep 6, 2018 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $74.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light, VR, Inexpensive, Covers a wide range of focal lengths, Sharp - overlooked lens on DX - barrel does NOT rotate
Cons:
build quality, plastic mount, dark view...

Great for daily or vacation Photos, I was surprised by this lens as it's optical performance is much better than it's reputation. Dark view needs +1 EV.
This is the smallest, lightest, best model... Covers a lot of focal ranges and has VR to boot. For the price used this lens can't be beat, you can buy one in the $75 range...


 
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Jan 15, 2018 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros:
Cons:

Let's get this straight, this IS the FX lens

 
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S

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Review Date: Jun 2, 2017 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros:
Cons:

Any Alternate hoods for this Lens?

 
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

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Review Date: Jun 20, 2016 Recommend? no | Price paid: $625.00

 
Pros: Convenient to use a zoom lens
Cons:
heavy weight lens weight and the hood size is just plain huge

When people speak negatively of the weight on a long trek, I agree. Putting a vertical/battery grip on my D500 has done little good (it tips forward). Don't let anyone convince you otherwise, it's just plain nose heavy at 26.6 oz. not balanced! I sold this lens as take a photo walk and you pay the price this lens nose heavy lack of balance...
The weight of a lens of this the length is what really makes it feel unbalanced


 
Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor

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Review Date: Feb 25, 2016 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $625.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Bokeh, build quality, reliability, bokeh, 1.4 ability...
Cons:
very little

The Nikon 1.4D is a very nice lens, when it hits critical focus it is sublime. Lack of weather sealing is not necessary for a portrait lens.

 
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Feb 25, 2016 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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Now owning a 85 1.4G and prior owning the 1.8G & 1.4D I'm a covert. The 1.4G is a superior lens in all ways, it has skin tones the 1.8g will never have... Jay968 says it all very eloquently...Viewing at 100%, this lens is tack sharp by 2.2

 
Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T*

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Review Date: Sep 13, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: unique color rendition
Cons:

Owning and using the Zeiss 35/2 ZF, I have to say I find it to have vivid color, very nice skin tones for close up subjects. B&W has very nice contrast variations. The short
throw makes manual focusing a breeze. Sharp at f2, at 2.8 and above it is a razor


 
Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor

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Review Date: Jul 31, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $232.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros:
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A all around great lens, good bokeh, very sharp stopped down the 2.2