Kelby Media Reviews the Nikon Df DSLR Camera at BH Photo

Larry Becker of Kelby Media reviews the Nikon Df DSLR; he explores the camera’s fusion of high-performance digital capabilities, retro form factor, and control dials. The video also showcases the unique features of the Df, and provides a few insights into how to get the most out of this wonderful new camera.

New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

New B&H Video review of Nikon Df DSLR camera.

In the following YouTube video, Larry Becker of Kelby Media, reviews the Nikon Df DSLR. He explores the camera’s fusion of high-performance digital capabilities, retro form factor, and control dials. The video also showcases the unique features of the Nikon Df, and provides a few insights into how to get the most out of this wonderful new camera.

Ever since the first announcement, the new Nikon Df has caused a stir of nostalgic excitement among photographers because of how much its looks are reminiscent of the classic Nikon FE film camera. But Larry is really happy to report that, in spite of the aesthetic tribute to popular cameras of the past, the Df beautifully fuses the past with the present. Maybe that’s what the Df stands for... Digital Fusion.

When one looks around on the streets these days, one will see cars with styling cues from past decades, and on the sidewalks one will see photographers carrying camera gear with looks from the 60’s or 70’s. The Nikon Df may look like something from days gone by, but make no mistake, under the hood there's a very modern, powerful feature set, and the Df DSLR camera fits beautifully in the Nikon lineup. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013093-REG/nikon_1528_df_dslr_camera_with.html

Obviously, though, there are a number of reasons it's not just a D4 in a different body. The Nikon Df focusing system has 39 phase-detection AutoFocus points, the burst shooting rate is 5.5 frames per second, and there is no video recording with the Df. Just stills. And here's an interesting feature of the Df... on the lens mount ring it has a Metering Coupling Lever that flips back. That means that this camera is compatible with even more lenses, like older, non-AI lenses. And while you can connect an MC-DC2 remote release cord to the Accessory Terminal, the shutter button is center threaded to accept the old school remote release cables as well.

In the Nikon Df video review, Larry has a look around the camera. Holding the Df in shooting position, the dial stack on the left consists of the Exposure Compensation dial on top and the ISO dial below. Larry is pleased that even the extended-range ISO values are right there on the ISO dial. The quality look and feel of these dials, as well as the separate locks for each dial, are just classy. And Nikon realizes that Japanese-built cameras and lenses have a great reputation for build quality, so Nikon even printed "Made In Japan" on the top of the camera, as well as the bottom. On the right side is a dial for shutter speed that has good natural stopping detents, all the way from the Bulb mode position up to 1/4000th of a second. But in the T (for extended time exposures), X (for Flash Sync) or 1/3rd Step positions, it locks, and one needs to hold down the lock release to turn the dial away from one of these positions. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013094-REG/nikon_1527_df_dslr_camera_with.html

All Nikon Df cameras are currently in stock at B&H Photo, which includes the black and silver camera bodies, and camera kits with 50mm F1.8 lens.

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