GEAR ALERT (old school edition): The Nikon Df is Here

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Classic Nikon on the outside; digital Nikon on the inside

Do you miss the classic elements, control and styling of classic Nikon film cameras like the F, F3 and FM/FE? Wish you could have some of those elements in a new DSLR? Enter the Nikon Df – a new FX-format D-SLR with a unique mechanical operation system and classic styling merged with Nikon’s digital camera technology. The Nikon Df brings you a more personal shooting style that merges classic photography elements with modern, an innovation unto itself.

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A New Take on Image Quality, Versatility and Reliability

Nikon designed the Df to be their thinnest, lightest FX-format D-SLR, merging high reliability, advanced functions and elegant camera control. The Nikon Df features dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode to capture sharp, detailed images with rich, faithful colors – even in low light. Nikon has also announced the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition kit lens, which provides the performance of NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technology. Its manual focusing ring features the knurling/hatching of classic manual lenses for precise focus adjustments.

 

 

 

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Like the old stalwart D4, the Nikon Df’s 16.2MP FX-format image sensor is paired with EXPEED 3 image processing for an optimal balance of resolution, image quality and shooting speed. Its wide ISO range (100–12,800 expandable down to 50 and up to 204,800) lets you capture sharp low-light subjects with crisp edges, shadow areas that reflect proper, natural tonal gradation and highlights with rich, smooth gradation.

 

 

 

 

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Powerful, Advanced Nikon technologies

The Nikon Df incorporates Nikon’s trademark, 39-point autofocus system with 9 highly accurate cross-type sensors that work all the way down to f/8. Achieve sharp focus no matter where you subject is within the frame at up to 5.5 frames per second. Quickly adjust white balance with our Spot White Balance feature. Create photos with dazzling dynamic range with built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting. Its rugged magnesium alloy body will withstand harsh conditions, and its 3.2-inch 921K-dot LCD display provides beautiful high-definition views of your shots.

 

 

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Compatibility Beyond Compare

For over 80 years, NIKKOR lenses have been regarded as some of the finest optics available. In fact, photographers are still using NIKKOR lenses 30 or more years old! The Nikon Df wouldn’t be a true classic camera if it couldn’t work with those lenses, so we developed a mount system that works with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses. Additionally, a metering coupling lever makes it possible to use both AI (Aperture Index) or non-AI lenses. Use i-TTL compatible Speedlights, the AR-3 threaded cable release, Nikon’s new WR Remote System and even Nikon’s exciting WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for instant Wi-Fi photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet!
We’ll have availability, pricing and much more info soon. Stay tuned!

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