Though the Nikon Df came out nearly a decade ago, we felt that there was enough reason to need to go back and update our review for modern readers. We reviewed the camera back in 2014, and since then, we’ve written about it several times. We truly hope that whatever Nikon comes out with next will address lots of the concerns about the Nikon Df and give photographers exactly what they want.
Don’t get me wrong at all, we’re not going to go back to reviewing DSLRs. In many ways, we find them silly. And in even more ways, we think that the industry needs to diversify instead of copying one another so much. So why did we update this camera? Well, if you look around the web, it’s the only one that’s truly spoken of with such lasting love. The only other one would be the Canon 5D Mk II. But that doesn’t elicit anywhere as much adoration as the Nikon Df does.
Today, there are photographers that would still consider buying the Nikon Df. No matter where you look, it still commands a very high price point because of the hype. Truly, you can’t find one under $1,000 that’s in great condition. So is it worth buying? We think so, but you’d have to do a few modifications to it.
You can head over to our Nikon Df review to see exactly what we’re talking about.
- We’ve removed all links to B&H Photo due to the Phoblographer’s ethical stances. All links now point to your choice of mom-and-pop shop selling on Amazon.
- Grammatical updates across the board.
- Added insights into what to do if you have bad autofocus issues with the camera.
- Added insights that help photographers out who want to buy and use the camera today.
- Added new lens recommendations for the camera
- Provided insights into switching out the focusing screen for a split prism and using it in a manual focus only fashion.