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« on: November 02, 2013, 18:39 »
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<a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16pvap_fjfjjj-is-the-queen-of-nr_tech" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16pvap_fjfjjj-is-the-queen-of-nr_tech</a>


http://nikonrumors.com/2013/11/01/one-more-pure-photography-video-left.aspx/


« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 19:02 »
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It seems curious that the video is concentrating on clicking a wheel on the top right, where the shutter-speed dial traditionally is on film cameras, but it also seems to have a wheel on top right. Or maybe it's not curious, maybe it's just a retro-look feature.

« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 19:07 »
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NR link has a few info on the dials, buttons etc

yep it looks like it will be a retro model!

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 19:47 »
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 20:06 »
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Looks cool, there are so many cameras I want now and none of them are Canon's.  Maybe it's time to start thinking about selling some of it off?

Perfectly happy with my Canon which I've had for nearly 6 years now and about 250k shutter operations. Not to mention 400k sales.

It's not the arrows Son __ it's the Indian.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 20:31 »
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2013, 23:54 »
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Every day I see something that's better than my 5DII and 60D bodies, but I don't jump. Why? Because the day after I buy something new, there will be something even better that I'll want.  ;D

I'm trying REALLY hard to be thankful for what I have, which is much more than so many others.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 00:10 »
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I've been shooting the D800 for a couple of years now and I don't see this new one as an improvement so I'm out.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 01:18 »
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They want to make a retro style camera. It is the new trend, right?
Something similar (in appearance) to the FM.

Finally somebody has understood that old is better!
It is very fashion to be old today (I am) :)

It will be bigger and more expensive (I have heard about 3000 )

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2013, 06:49 »
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yeah I have seen that parody yesterday ;D

« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2013, 08:11 »
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I would be nice if Nikon simply concentrated on building a camera that works right out of the box.  I dumped my D800's, D600's and have had my D7100 (all three of them) in to Nikon Hollywood up to four times for focus issues. I just bought another D7100 from a different camera store than B&H in hopes of getting one that focused edge to edge with a prime lens.  No luck.  Took it in to Nikon and the mirror was +20 off from the sensor, making the edges out of focus but the middle sharp.  And because I am shooting underwater, I have to change housings each time I change bodies, which is another $3500 to $5000.  I can speak for Canon but Nikon in my opinion has made a business decision to coddle the consumer market and put the Professional market on the bottom of its list of priorities.  After all, most images look good at web resolution and can produce prints that hide the flaws that you see when zoomed in at 100%.  For pros, whose customers expect high resolution, end to end quality, I've been really disappointed.  However, even my D600's couldn't be used for web or prints because the amount of oil that was found its way onto the sensor made the images virtually unusable.  So what does Nikon do FINALLY? Admit they had a problem, come out with the D610 (new shutter box design).  Same exact body, just different internal design.

« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2013, 08:30 »
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I am looking to purchase a D800 "soon", hope I won't have any issues!

« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2013, 08:45 »
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I am looking to purchase a D800 "soon", hope I won't have any issues!

If you have any problem with the D800 it will be the left spot focus issue.  Google it. Hopefully they have fixed that issue and you get a newer serial number.

« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2013, 08:47 »
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still saving so by the time I get one might be a D810 or D900 instead ;D

« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2013, 08:48 »
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still saving so by the time I get one might be a D810 or D900 instead ;D

Probably!!

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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2013, 21:12 »
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I think Nikon jumped on the retro bandwagon when the buzz is already fizzling out a bit.

Neither Nikon or Canon are pushing the envelope. They seem content with incremental updates to milk their existing lineup and trying to copy other brands' hot niche products. Sony is innovating. Canon and Nikon are lost at how to respond.

I have a 5DMII and a D800. Like them both. But I absolutely love my NEX-7 so the new 7R is pretty tempting.

« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 12:37 »
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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2013, 13:54 »
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 14:42 »
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2013, 01:39 »
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I'm SO fed up with the "lets make everything look retro" phase that the design world is going through! I like my modern toys tools to look modern.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 02:20 »
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I'm SO fed up with the "lets make everything look retro" phase that the design world is going through! I like my modern toys tools to look modern.

I agree.
They are only toys for rich jaded

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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2013, 04:21 »
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I'm SO fed up with the "lets make everything look retro" phase that the design world is going through! I like my modern toys tools to look modern.
ditto, but there's not much you can do about it. the hipsters are at the wheel and we must all jump aboard. 

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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2013, 07:06 »
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A D7100 is around $1,000 and has mostly better specs than this.

Comparable Fuji and Olympus cameras are around $1,000.

So this camera is over $2,700 because... ???


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2013, 07:34 »
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I'm SO fed up with the "lets make everything look retro" phase that the design world is going through! I like my modern toys tools to look modern.
ditto, but there's not much you can do about it. the hipsters are at the wheel and we must all jump aboard.

"Must" ?

« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2013, 08:07 »
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A D7100 is around $1,000 and has mostly better specs than this.

Comparable Fuji and Olympus cameras are around $1,000.

So this camera is over $2,700 because... ???

Because they only made 10 of them :D :D :D :D

« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2013, 08:17 »
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A D7100 is around $1,000 and has mostly better specs than this.

Comparable Fuji and Olympus cameras are around $1,000.

So this camera is over $2,700 because... ???

I don't agree with the price as well, I wish it was 500$, anyway comparing a D7100 with this Df doesn't make any sense, its a FX camera not a DX like 7100

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2013, 08:45 »
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Well, I cannot say that I dont like the aspect of this camera, I find it nice, I like the taste of retro, I would like to take it in my hands to understand if it can give me the same sensations I had with my first cameras.
But I dont see any reason (for me), today, to buy such a toy: no flash, no video (not that I need it, but for the price it could stay), little battery, heavy weight.
I understand that it is only an operation of marketing, a trend

2750 $ in the name of god marketing?
No thanks!

My opinion is that a good vintage digital camera should be no more than a vintage digital camera, so a vintage camera like a Nikkormat, a Nikon FM or a Minolta SRT 101, with a sensor instead of the film, plus a card writer/reader, a counter (okay for LCD).
No more. No menus, no settings, no automatisms, no programs, no autofocus,
Not even the monitor on the back!
I would like to see the diaphragm control on the lens, a stigmometer in the viewfinder

It should be a camera You take your time and you know what you are doing
Not a camera Fire and you will adjust anything then in Lightroom

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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2013, 09:05 »
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A D7100 is around $1,000 and has mostly better specs than this.

Comparable Fuji and Olympus cameras are around $1,000.

So this camera is over $2,700 because... ???

I don't agree with the price as well, I wish it was 500$, anyway comparing a D7100 with this Df doesn't make any sense, its a FX camera not a DX like 7100

I don't think FX vs DX is important as it used to be. FX may help with high MP cameras like a D800 but at up to 24MP I don't think there's much of an advantage anymore.

I picked up an NEX-7 for travel thinking that the quality wouldn't come close to my FX 5DMII. When I took the same shots and compared images at full size I couldn't tell a difference. In some cases I've found the NEX-7 to be better. I rarely use my 5DMII anymore. And the only reason I use the D800 is the 36MP. For what I shoot the new A7R could probably replace all three cameras.

So on paper FX sounds superior. In reality I can't see any advantage. So is FX worth $1,700 extra over a 16MP Fuji or Olympus? To a Nikon fanatic maybe. Anybody else probably not. And when the comparison tests come out I doubt there will be a huge difference in quality.

« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2013, 09:12 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2013, 09:26 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2013, 10:18 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Generally the prices from USA are without VAT, and the prices for Europe are VAT included.
No?

But even like this you can book a flight :D

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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2013, 10:22 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

FX will probably offer an advantage at higher ISOs but who's shooting stock at ISO 6400 or 12800?  When I need to go over ISO400 I get out a tripod. I had a D80 and the high ISOs weren't all that great either.

« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2013, 10:25 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Generally the prices from USA are without VAT, and the prices for Europe are VAT included.
No?

But even like this you can book a flight :D

both include VAT

« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2013, 10:27 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

FX will probably offer an advantage at higher ISOs but who's shooting stock at ISO 6400 or 12800?  When I need to go over ISO400 I get out a tripod. I had a D80 and the high ISOs weren't all that great either.

I do but its not the "usual" stock, talking about live music

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2013, 10:39 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Generally the prices from USA are without VAT, and the prices for Europe are VAT included.
No?

But even like this you can book a flight :D

both include VAT


 :o

« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2013, 10:42 »
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actually it doesn't, sorry!

« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2013, 11:38 »
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So this camera is over $2,700 because... ???

... because people will buy it. Assuming it does not turn out to be problematic like the D600 which was their first mistake in years. And then after a while it will come down in price.

And it's got a lot going for it: It's 16 MP which is more than enough for a camera with a 35mm sized sensor. And being full frame it will work nicely in terms of (not too much) depth of field where you don't want it. It's fully compatible with all old and current f-mount lenses (a split screen would be nice for manual focus but the Nikon electronic rangefinder system is proven). Dials are a great way of adjusting settings. And this is not a camera for people who want a built in flash.

It's good that Nikon have decided against going with an EVF. An EVF is never going to give the same sense of what you are looking at compared with a prism or an optical rangefinder. Looking through an EVF is like watching things on TV. And they suck up power pointlessly.

Certainly the D610 looks like tremendous value for money by comparison. But not everyone buys on price. Some people will buy it just because they appreciate and like it. Which is a good reason to buy a thing. Me - I might buy one used in a few years time. Assuming it turns out to be a reliable camera.

« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2013, 11:57 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Generally the prices from USA are without VAT, and the prices for Europe are VAT included.
No?

But even like this you can book a flight :D

both include VAT

Uh, no,  First, there's no such thing as VAT in the US.  What we have are sales taxes, which vary from state to state and even by county in California and elsewhere.  And unlike VAT, sales taxes are not included in the list price; they are calculated at the time of purchase and added to the list price.  So a US price is before taxes, where a UK price will include them.

« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2013, 12:05 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Generally the prices from USA are without VAT, and the prices for Europe are VAT included.
No?

But even like this you can book a flight :D

both include VAT

Uh, no,  First, there's no such thing as VAT in the US.  What we have are sales taxes, which vary from state to state and even by county in California and elsewhere.  And unlike VAT, sales taxes are not included in the list price; they are calculated at the time of purchase and added to the list price.  So a US price is before taxes, where a UK price will include them.

sure! semantics ;D

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2013, 12:14 »
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USA - 2,997$
UK - 2,749 or 4,411$

better to book a flight ;D

Generally the prices from USA are without VAT, and the prices for Europe are VAT included.
No?

But even like this you can book a flight :D

both include VAT

Uh, no,  First, there's no such thing as VAT in the US.  What we have are sales taxes, which vary from state to state and even by county in California and elsewhere.  And unlike VAT, sales taxes are not included in the list price; they are calculated at the time of purchase and added to the list price.  So a US price is before taxes, where a UK price will include them.

Well said!

« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2013, 12:21 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

I would think that your high-ISO issues stem more from the age of the sensor rather than the size of it. The D90 is ancient in tech years!  ;D

« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2013, 12:23 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

I would think that your high-ISO issues stem more from the age of the sensor rather than the size of it. The D90 is ancient in tech years!  ;D

no doubt there, I do accept donations ;D

« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2013, 12:35 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

Luis

I jumped from the D80 to the D7100 in August and am loving the difference.  There was a big jump concerning Noise between the D80 and D90 so you wouldn't be as impressed as I was, but certainly the D7100 is an improvement over that D90 of yours.  With 24mp it allows a lot of cropping possibilities for the MS market.

« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2013, 12:38 »
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I see, perhaps I am quite tired of my DX (D90) and the terrible quality at higher ISO so I want desperately a FX, might look into a D7100 before jumping into a D800, for now will continue dreaming :D

thanks for sharing your experience!

Luis

I jumped from the D80 to the D7100 in August and am loving the difference.  There was a big jump concerning Noise between the D80 and D90 so you wouldn't be as impressed as I was, but certainly the D7100 is an improvement over that D90 of yours.  With 24mp it allows a lot of cropping possibilities for the MS market.

yep I believe I would, I have been checking ISO samples and D7100 does look much better, I guess I will continuing saving and get the D800 or "D900" :D


 

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