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    Nikon Df at Ballet

    Shot Nutcracker with the Nikon Df and three lenses: 58/1.4g, 70-200 and 200-400. Normally I shoot with a D3s but this year I tried the Df instead. Much I like, a little I did not. Will add some thoughts later, but decided to share a few photos for now.













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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Love the 11 Ladies Leaping!
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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    I like the color too -- no acidic yellows there!
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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Very nicely done Joe! 11 Leaping ladies is my favorite too! A large percentage of my shooting these days is the major performing arts. I too will be incorporating the Df into the workflow along side the usual other suspects (D3s, MFD and some others).

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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Thanks Dave, Jack and Brad. I'm getting use to the camera. I wish I could go all in with dials, but full stop shutter speeds is a bit limiting and the iso lock release slows me down. Getting use to the smaller grip and needing to apply more pressure on the af-on button. These are quibbles not deal breakers. Feels a little odd pushing 200-400 glass with this relatively small Nikon body.
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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    The iq is excellent, so wonder on the iso in these shots?Flash no flash?
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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Quote Originally Posted by Fons Baerken View Post
    The iq is excellent, so wonder on the iso in these shots?Flash no flash?
    The Rats at iso 6400. All others between 1600 and 3200. No flash.
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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Spectacular work and a wonderful exemplar for the Df. All the photographs are excellent but I agree that the stop motion of the 'Ladies Leaping' is particularly impressive photography. On that shot I thought perhaps I had dirt on my screen, then I realised it was detail on the dancers costumes. Amazing resolution!

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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Very nice work, Joe - and I'd like to echo the kudos' for the leaping ladies - wonderful image!


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    Re: Nikon Df at Ballet

    Excellent work.. lets make a performer thread here some place

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