Well, it has been a while that I divested myself from Nikon, selling my D800 and many of my lenses to busier (and probably better) photographers who would give them more than a “shelf life”. In the past few months I have been shooting my Olympus OM-D E-M5, and more recently an E-M1, which covered 90% of what I do and are compact enough to be brought along almost anywhere. For full frame imaging, I used a Leica M, with its excellent optics. However I kept my favorite Nikkor lenses, namely the 85 mm AF-S f1.4, 45 mm PC-E and few other primes (105 f2.5 Ai-S and Micro 105 AF-S), as well as a 17-35mm AF-S, the latter to be used with my Full Spectrum converted D7000 for IR-landscapes.
Recently Nikon annouced the Df (Digital fusion, which I think is a misnomer- I think F-D, as in digital F, would have been ore fitting). If you are reading this you probably know already, but the Nikon Df is a “retro styled” full frame camera (FX in Nikon speak). Retro in this case means the top of the camera is reminiscent of the FE and F3 of yonder, with dedicated dials for shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO, as well as a shutter button that accepts – nice but useless tough IMO – a mechanical shutter release cable. The back, and – more important – the innards – of the camera are pretty modern DSLR material built around the excellent 16 MP sensor of Nikon’s flagship D4, which is the best low light sensor available in any camera today (I am not alone in this opinion).
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