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Nikon Df

Examples: Pescadero Creek

These examples shot in dim late dusk lighting.

The 16-megapixel sensor with its large photosites holds out some promise of “shooting in the dark”, so to speak. So I shot at late dusk, a favorite time of mine to shoot. Unfortunately, the Df has nothing extra to offer in very low light in terms of better Live View—even at f/1.4 the focusing in Live View was difficult under these conditions. Less grainy, but no better ability to focus than the D800, e.g., no practical Live View advantage versus a D800 that I could see.

The Df metal controls are a useless curiosity for my field use:

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f/2.8 @ 30 seconds, ISO 100
Nikon Df + Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

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