Nikon Df “Review” and Sample Images

I wanted this camera since Nikon announced it back in late 2013.  Its high price and quirky ergonomics was definitely polarizing amongst internet photographers back then.  For me though, I shoot so many camera brands, makes, and models, that at the end of the day I see every tool as having some value or strength.  I put the word “Review” in quotes because that is normally a type of web posting that would help inform someone on if they should spend their hard earned money on something.  This is different because I think I’m just going to focus on showing the pictures that I knew this could produce when immediately inserted into my rotating gear loadouts.  Sometimes you buy things in the photographic world to address a need or solve a problem, other times you just buy something for yourself.

I think most real photographers out there in 2018 would agree with me, that “old” digital cameras like a D800/D600 or a 5D mk II can still do great work on almost every type of current job or situation out there.  I say that, because I’m one that still uses all those ones mentioned. 🙂 You might could even go back farther to the 2003 cameras for simple portraits with friends.  It all depends on how you see the world, the light and subject matter, and the timing and recognition of a worthy scene or moment.  That and lenses of course, another addiction, but that’s another topic for another day.

All these pictures are not straight out of camera, they’ve been edited in my “style” with Nikon Capture NX2.  I believe this Nikon Df’s RAW files are the last .NEF’s that are supported.  

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Nikon Df + 50mm 1.2

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Nikon Df + 35mm 1.8

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Left: Nikon Df + 70-200mm 2.8 Right: Nikon Df + 35mm 1.8

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Nikon Df + 85mm 1.4D

Nikon Df + 35mm 1.8

 

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