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Style is style—for example, the Sigma DP Merrill has no style unless a squared off plain black box is to be considered a style (or homely style). But the DP Merrill makes superbly sharp images that can print very large with a three-dimensional look and it’s innocuous as a camera—a plus in its own right.
The Nikon Df has tons of style. Whether it appeals or not is a personal reaction (it looks attractive in its own way to me), but it clearly succeeds in the retro look at least until a lens is attached. And yes, I generally like the look of it.
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