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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    I can't remember that far...


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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Would you like a DW2 for that?

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    Looks lovely.
    Just two more days to wait for all to be revealed.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Looks lovely.
    Just two more days to wait for all to be revealed.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    This might be the real thing:

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Looks like real images of the DF have been leaked:


    This is the Nikon Df camera | Nikon Rumors

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Looks like real images of the DF have been leaked:


    This is the Nikon Df camera | Nikon Rumors
    Not a monochrome camera!

    It has a WB button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Not a monochrome camera!

    It has a WB button.
    I am sure it will have a monochrome picture style
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I am sure it will have a monochrome picture style
    There goes the "pure photography" ...

    This camera has more buttons than anything else out there.
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Add a couple of analog meters and the Nikon 28/35ti design team has another winner.

    Personally wonder just how reliable all the bling dials will be compared to menu settings with a more robust single dial....

    So...I cancel yet another pre-order.:face smack:


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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Just think how simple the menus will be! Every major control is a knob!
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Looks cool but for the money I'm out. I can spend 3k somewhere else. But I admit cameras are not a fashion statement for me. So having said that it will sell pretty well I bet. Sony A7r still on the radar screen
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    Looks cool - but very complicated!

    The simplicity of the FM2/F3 is somehow lost in translation....

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    Pure marketing BS...
    I love dials and all, but functionally there is nothing wrong with the modern dslrs. This camera doesn't speak simplicity/pure at all. It looks clunky and cluttered.

    Am I the only hoping for a much smaller more compact FF camera?
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    No I was hoping for a Sony clone here. In bad english this ain't it
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    If u find the rumor site inaccessible, try this..

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    As expected:

    - 16MP sensor
    - ISO to 204,800
    - Mechanical dials and buttons for all major functions
    - All dials seem to have locks
    - Same size and weight as an F3; taller, but also narrower and they have managed to slim the grip side down
    - Looks cool, but more buttons than an F4
    - I could do without lots of the stuff on the back, but I suppose they try to please as many as possible here, and this is 2013, not 1980

    The remaining question now is the viewfinder. I like it so far

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    the angled top down view is not flattering.

    I like the idea of buttons and dials, no worries there.

    Yes, how good is the viewfinder?

    And how much?

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Looks cool but for the money I'm out. I can spend 3k somewhere else. But I admit cameras are not a fashion statement for me. So having said that it will sell pretty well I bet. Sony A7r still on the radar screen
    I am pretty sure if the build quality is outstanding, the 3k will be more than reasonable. And I am lusting for a "small" FF DSLR, and I could use all my Nikon glass - this is the argument for me so far .....

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    It makes zero sense at 3k, IMHO.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    It makes zero sense at 3k, IMHO.
    The D700 was 3k also, and it sold very well, didn't it? That 5 year old camera still sells for $1,400 at the auction site. Sony A99 is $2,800, Canon 5D III $3,400. I think this will sell.
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    Well, if it is cheaper than 3k, it is even better.

    But end of the day I would prefer a slightly more expensive camera, if it is close to build quality of a Leica, compared to just cheap build!

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    I think it will sell too, it just doesn't make sense…to me.

    The A7 is nearly half that price and 50% more pixels. OK, so it doesn't have a 50/1.8.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    I think it will sell too, it just doesn't make sense…to me.

    The A7 is nearly half that price and 50% more pixels. OK, so it doesn't have a 50/1.8.
    ... and the Sony doesn't have access to a zillion native mount lenses from the last 6 decades.

    This is one body that might not generate a lot of lens sales for Nikon, so making a profit on the body is probably of great importance to them.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Nikons 50 1.8g lens today is 219.00 dollars so its not a lot.
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Nikons 50 1.8g lens today is 219.00 dollars so its not a lot.
    I wonder if this is the same optical formula or a new, even better lens.

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    Well, the number of lenses available is debatable. It could easily be argued there are far more lenses that will work on the Sony.

    Curious how many legacy Nikon lens owners Nikon thinks are out there, that have not already moved to AF, that will spend this kind of money to use their $50 Nikkors.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the concept. I hope they sell a ton!

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Slap a wooden handle on it and call it a Hasselblad!
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    I think it will sell too, it just doesn't make sense…to me.

    The A7 is nearly half that price and 50% more pixels. OK, so it doesn't have a 50/1.8.
    I hear you!

    But same time I am skeptical about using the A7 or A7r in combination with adapters - just because I do not like adapters. As cheap alternative to a Leica M yes, but it will always be just the alternative to the original RF experience. So I am not quite sold on the Sony, but I am on the Nikon Df.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Slap a wooden handle on it and call it a Hasselblad!
    This would be a good one - and sell it for 15k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Slap a wooden handle on it and call it a Hasselblad!
    Gold plated wooden handle. LOL
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Anyone interested in the remainder of my Nikkors?*

    It includes a 80/2.8 AF and a 200/3.5 AF. Would look swell on the new DF!

    *Still holding onto my UV-Nikkor 105/4.5. This would see a lot of action soon on the A7s.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    Well, the number of lenses available is debatable. It could easily be argued there are far more lenses that will work on the Sony.

    Curious how many legacy Nikon lens owners Nikon thinks are out there, that have not already moved to AF, that will spend this kind of money to use their $50 Nikkors.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the concept. I hope they sell a ton!
    I believe there are still 7 AIS lenses available new from Nikon, so they probably have some kind of idea. One cool side to this camera is that it can be seen either as a pro camera or as an enthusiast camera or even as a retro fashion accessory, competing with the likes of Lunar but at a considerably lower price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Gold plated wooden handle. LOL
    $10k retail!
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    I'll buy one. I still have my D700 and I can use ( focus ) my AIS lenses on it, but I'm hoping there is some sort of EVF with a split image focus "screen". I like it

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    you all talk like if the price had been leaked

    is that the case ...

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    you all talk like if the price had been leaked

    is that the case ...
    There's a rumoured price, $3,000 without and 3,300 with the lens, but so far, it's just a rumour.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Price? Who cares about price!!!

    Seriously, my guess is Nikon is going after an elite market with this one, a-la Leica. What will be cool is if we see the lenses we all know Nikon can make if they forget the cost justifications and just build em great…
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    If they'd made the iso dial recessed, given an aperture dial and not added all those other switches and buttons belonging to a modern DSLR that would be used for sports and who knows what else, then it might have been far nicer. As it is it's a fully modern DSLR with even more dials and switches oh and a retro pentaprism. Sorry but as 'pure photography' it's a cluttered mess. I was thinking of something more like my beloved Canon A1, had both shutter and aperture priority with exposure compensation and ISO on the top dials but it's so much better done than this control mad monster.
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    So far, I'm still lusting after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Sorry but as 'pure photography' it's a cluttered mess.
    +1

    It's a parody of the genuine article. Instead of cobbling together this Frankensteinian contraption, they should have defined the concept as "digital F3" and let Giugiaro have at it again.

    Functionally, a lot rides on the viewfinder. If it doesn't come with a focusing screen tuned for manual focus of fast-aperture lenses, or interchangeable screens with a properly-tuned MF screen as an option, then all the blather about being able to use all the old lenses is just a nasty tease.
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    Also, gotta say, reading all the messages which are some variety of "If I had done this camera, I would have blah and blort..." is intensely educating and fun. It's part of what makes this community wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white.elephant View Post
    "If I had done this camera, I would have blah and blort..."
    No no no, blort is completely dysfunctional, anyone who wants blort clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. It has to be bleb!


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    Well someone needs to buy the damn thing and report to the community. I'm not volunteering this go round. LOL
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    Aesthetically, it's a mess. A prime example of "the buggers want this, throw it in" engineering. The chrome model particularly, the black isn't too horrid but it's still bad. It looks fat and bloated, festooned with doo-dads. The simple elegance of the F, F2, F3, FE series and FM series is missing. It looks like one of the modern Chevy Camaro or Ford Mustang retros ... they have the overall line reminiscent of their antecedents, but they are fat and bloated with consumer desires and regulatory requirements.

    Ergonomically, I'll take a breather and wait to see one before judging that.

    It's unlikely I'll go for one. It would be nice ... a DF next to my F ... but frankly the E-M1 does what I want without the need to relate to something I loved in the past and the Leica M9 is my "modern retro" of the M4-2. I still have my F, I finally have my Leicaflex SL.

    ... and the gods know I have FAR more equipment than I need already. :-)

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    Digital Nikon FM2


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post

    (...) Seriously, my guess is Nikon is going after an elite market with this one, a-la Leica. What will be cool is if we see the lenses we all know Nikon can make if they forget the cost justifications and just build em great…

    So far a lot of the rumoured specifications seem to indicate a somewhat more calmly balanced 'low-end' FX product rather than a high-end product, imho.


    NB, let's not forget that so far all these specs are only rumours:

    the same low-end FX AF point layout as in the D610 with 39 points, instead of the more wide-spread 51 AF point layout

    only one SD memory card slot, instead of dual slots

    only 2016-pixel RGB image sensor, instead of the high-end 91000-pixel RGB sensor

    the good 'old' Expeed 3 processor, instead of the new Expeed 4 processor from e.g. D5300

    the weaker EN-EL14 battery from e.g. D3200, instead of the more powerful EN-EL15 that even finds room in the tiny V1

    only 1/4000 max shutter speed, instead of 1/8000 like in e.g. D7100 at base ISO 100

    no built-in flash costs

    no video costs


    Logically all these choices ought to indicate a somewhat modest FX price point.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    size comparo: D600, Df, A7R, Leica M
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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    ... and the gods know I have FAR more equipment than I need already. :-)

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    Godfrey, I'd wager everyone posting on this thread does as well.

    I certainly do.

    But, for me, right now, who doesn't own a digital Nikon (only film Nikons) and, who DOES shoot digital (Fuji's), I want one.

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    Re: Digital Nikon FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    Logically all these choices ought to indicate a somewhat modest FX price point.
    If this is remotely accurate, I'm done for!

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