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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 07:13:22 AM »
But I have to say, I'm surprised that so many people ACTUALLY liked it.

Could be editing.  Interview 100 people, 90 don't like it, the other 10 make it into the final cut.  ;)
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 07:13:22 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 07:17:03 AM »
But I have to say, I'm surprised that so many people ACTUALLY liked it.

Could be editing.  Interview 100 people, 90 don't like it, the other 10 make it into the final cut.  ;)

There would be no point in doing so in a review meant to ridicule the camera ;)

I still think that Nikon didn't have a bad idea with a retro-looking camera, they just aimed at the wrong market segment.

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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 07:23:00 AM »
Fake aperture ring?  It think that says it all...
When is Canon going to do something innovative like retro fake aperture rings?  ;D
Fake aperture ring WTF........
Yup, a fake aperture ring sure is offensive, clearly just a styling cue for fake hipsters.
 
BUT!!
I cannot find any such thing.
I've looked around nikonusa.com , found nothing. Also looked at dpreview.com's review and B&H Photo's review, found more nothing.
 
In the Df manual, I found this......
 

 
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On nikonusa.com I found this.......

 
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I don't know anything about this f-stoppers guy, the video above is the first anything I've seen from him.
From the above video, I do allow him no credibility whatsoever.
At least Kai doesn't resort to outright lies when reviewing a product he dislikes.
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Can anyone find a real photo or video of this alleged, fake aperture ring?
If not, I'm calling "Internet Myth" and f-stoppers guy a liar.
 
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Neuro, dtaylor, Heavyweight67, no offense intended to you guys, I was suckered in by the video above, same as you.
 
 
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 07:33:11 AM »
There would be no point in doing so in a review meant to ridicule the camera ;)

"I like that one because it looks cool and shiny."  Yeah, that sounds real flattering.   ::)

I still think that Nikon didn't have a bad idea with a retro-looking camera, they just aimed at the wrong market segment.

I agree.  It needs to cost $600-700, and have built-in Facebook connectivity and an Instagram filter, it'd be a hit.
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2014, 07:47:11 AM »
There would be no point in doing so in a review meant to ridicule the camera ;)

"I like that one because it looks cool and shiny."  Yeah, that sounds real flattering.   ::)



Exactly my point...?   ???

The whole point of the review is that the Df doesn't appeal people who like cameras but people who are after cool and fashionable things.

Sorry if I'm missing some hidden meaning of this  ::) smilie, but it does look sarcastic.

My other comment remarked the fact that pros and enthusiasts don't spend 2800€ on a fashion accessory, and random people looking for a cool camera don't usually have that budget to invest in a camera. If it was much cheaper, like an entry level DSLR, then it would be more in line with the needs/desires of the target market segment.


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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2014, 08:13:18 AM »
The point is that Nikon marketed a camera for "Pure Photography," and it appeals to people who know nothing about photography but like shiny stuff, whereas actual photographers seem to find it laughable, or at best visually appealing but an ergonomic disaster. 

I can see a team of Nikon marketing execs sitting in a board room a couple of years ago plotting the Df, rubbing their hands together as they discuss the untapped market for a retro-styled D600, how Canon hasn't even thought of it, and how successful it will be.  I wonder if that team has changed their dark suits and laptops for white jumpsuits and mops?   ;)
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2014, 08:37:06 AM »
Very funny, a pleasure to watch.  :)  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2014, 09:09:57 AM »

BUT!!
I cannot find any such thing.

"Type G and E lenses are not quipped with an aperture ring."

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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2014, 09:23:47 AM »

BUT!!
I cannot find any such thing.

"Type G and E lenses are not quipped with an aperture ring."
Right.
So, where's the fake aperture ring claimed by f-stoppers dude?
I posted a pic above of a G lens, there's no aperture ring, real or fake.
 
 
 
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2014, 09:38:39 AM »
Let's just see how long the retro-look lasts before quietly sliding off the current Nikon model inventory. Bonus points to the girl in the video at 11mins who wondered why he wasn't testing the Df by taking shots with it.

Anyone got a "Die hipster, die." t-shirt?

Disclaimer: That last comment is German for "The hipster, the". Cough cough, that should placate the lawyers...

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2014, 09:50:05 AM »

BUT!!
I cannot find any such thing.

"Type G and E lenses are not quipped with an aperture ring."
Right.
So, where's the fake aperture ring claimed by f-stoppers dude?
I posted a pic above of a G lens, there's no aperture ring, real or fake.
 
 
 
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I think the "fake aperture" ring comment comes from the lens having the styling of an Ai-s lens with that silver band. But on this lens, it is just all styling!

It's crazy, if they kitted this camera with a metal 50mm Ai-s lens (I think they actually still make some), and some type of split screen (or at least peaking!) people would have gone nuts over this camera. In a good way!

That would have been "pure photography".

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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2014, 10:08:45 AM »
Also, guys, this "review" is obviously a parody and is supposed to be absurd.
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2014, 10:51:31 AM »
That video made my day :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2014, 12:19:37 PM »
Also, guys, this "review" is obviously a parody and is supposed to be absurd.

The best jokes wouldn't be funny if they didn't have a hint of truth to them.
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Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2014, 12:55:23 PM »
But I have to say, I'm surprised that so many people ACTUALLY liked it.

Could be editing.  Interview 100 people, 90 don't like it, the other 10 make it into the final cut.  ;)

There would be no point in doing so in a review meant to ridicule the camera ;)

I still think that Nikon didn't have a bad idea with a retro-looking camera, they just aimed at the wrong market segment.

I agree, a good idea gone bad.
Retro looking is OK, but its grossly overpriced for one with so many crippled features.  I'm surprised they put a rear LCD on it.  I am thinking that the D4 was selling so poorly that it was a attempt to use up some of their overstock of sensors, they probably had to order a lot of them originally.
 
When that didn't work, they stuck a D4s on the D4, hoping that would fool buyers into going for it.  Nikon's options are pretty limited, they are bleeding money and probably can't justify the investment to release a all new pro body, so they use gimmicks to boost sales. 

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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2014, 12:55:23 PM »