Df Goes to Firefly 2017!

All, Photography
Story really begins last year when I decided to make the best of 2 free tickets to Firefly by getting a harmless looking, mirrorless setup to take where "no professional cameras are allowed" and capture me some real memories without even trying to suffer using my D5100 in anything but bright sunny 16 lighting because there would be absolutely no way the security would clear my D600. Thus I scoured all forums and ebay and found the X-Pro 1 and the 27/2.8 lens and successfully tested it out last year. Not my ideal setup due to an ancient LCD that makes checking accuracy of focus impossible and rather bad auto-focus, with manual focus being abysmally digital and useless when shooting blind. My ideal setup for something like this? Naturally the…
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D to the f – Nikon Df

D to the f – Nikon Df

All, Gear Reviews, Photography
Never would I ever dream of getting a 55/1.2 from 1867, but even more so never would I ever imagine getting a silver Df with as little as 620 clicks straight from Japan! Incidentally it may even appear like I got it solely to match my 45/2.8 AI-P and it would not be a wrong assumption, but in reality - the full tactile controls and the inconspicuous appearance that house a powerful D4 sensor at the fraction of the price are absolutely the deal-breaker here. Everything feels solid, as expected of a simplified top-shelf camera, and the next biggest surprise is that it does squeeze semi-pro amount of shots off of a mere EN-EL14/a battery found in the beginner bodies. With 55/1.2? Stellar! With 70-200/2.8 VRI + Kenko 2x DGX…
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The VERY Last PBR

The VERY Last PBR

All, Photography
Never mind drinking Greenhouse Tavern of their PBR dry once, but this time was for good as they cut the distributor contract since only one or two more people ever ordered it besides myself (and clearly not in the same quantities). Incidentally it was my Df's first night out, so the ISO was tested and passed with flying colors using but a 2.8 lens! And that 2 month old display can still tasted all the same. Go aluminum and not letting light in! Otherwise everything came out very crisp for 12800 ISO, D4 sensor seriously kings, and Df's styling, especially in silver, is a perfect attention grabber.
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