New Nikon Df … and London …

Thanks to the efforts of Nikon Australia and ECS Sydney I now have a nice spanking new piece of kit – the Nikon Df – to play with during the current trip back in the UK.

First impressions of the new retro style full frame Nikon Df DSLR is that it fits nicely in the hand, is light enough to carry around all day … and produces great images. It’s amazin’ how easily and quickly you fall back into using the old fashioned dials to adjust settings rather than the newer fangled buttons and windows. Must be in my blood … ! (Must say I prefer the look of the black body Df … the chrome version looks a little too ‘busy’ and a little overstated to me. But that’s just me … ).

The Df uses the innards of Nikon’s D4 so the low light results are truly spectacular. I’ve attached below a quick frame shot at night on the wet cold streets of London – deliberately shot under exposed for pictorial effect.

Image © Brian Cassey



1 thought on “New Nikon Df … and London …”

  1. Many thanks – I have ordered my DF. It comes next week with 4 primes including g the sigma 35 1.4 which allegedly outstrips the Nikon by 3 trips to London. But I’ve been nervous about the purchase – and you along with others are reassuring me that it is the right choice.
    I can buy the kit and 4 ed fx lenses for just over the price of my new Leica 50 summicron which is magnificent but hard to focus in low light.
    I reckon your exposure above is spot on – much more and you’d be blowing the specular jewels to RGB 255. Thanks again for your observations !


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