Over the past couple of days there’s been a new camera announcement that’s really been getting a lot of attention. The Nikon Df is new, but looks retro. This kind of thing really appeals to a lot of photographers (including myself). There’s something cool about that look that comes from the history of photography.
It’s not only the looks that I really like about cameras like this new Nikon and Fuji’s X100. I really love the dedicated external dials for all your major exposure settings: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, exposure compensation, etc… It makes it easy to adjust any of these settings without taking your eye away from the viewfinder. Less menu-driven.
Anyway, this is no gear review by any means. I just love seeing another major player create something that has the retro feel and look of camera’s from decades ago!
BTW, if it were a gear review, here’s a brief breakdown of my initial impression…
- Awesome Retro Look
- Full Frame Sensor (same one used in the D4)
- Interchangeable Lenses
- Cost!!! (about the same as a D800)
- No Video (really!?!?)
Here’s a video from Joe McNalley about his experience with this new body from Nikon. He’s also written a good informative post about it here.