Nikon Df vs D800

blandbland Posts: 811Member
edited March 2014 in Df
One of our members asked me the difference between the Df and D800 in the following condition. I happened to have two pictures to show this and thought you'd all enjoy seeing it.

Both shots were taken in the exact same light and white balance, just different lenes.

Df
KC 2

D800
D800 comparison

Comments

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    The question is which two lenses? Different lenses, or brands can have different colour casts.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • blandbland Posts: 811Member
    The question is which two lenses? Different lenses, or brands can have different colour casts.
    Df ~ NIKKOR 24-70 2.8
    D800 ~ NIKKOR 70-200 2.8


  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    Awww that is just ISO 1800 and 1400 - that's nothing for either of those ;) Great shots though! Quite amazing those were shot at 1/500th in that light!
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • blandbland Posts: 811Member
    Awww that is just ISO 1800 and 1400 - that's nothing for either of those ;) Great shots though! Quite amazing those were shot at 1/500th in that light!
    This was the first time I had shot with the new LED stage lighting, wish all concert halls had it.

  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    I have been seeing quite a few venues adding LED stage lighting and have been wondering how cameras would react to it since it generally has a much harsher fall off and a stronger center beam than any other previous types. It looks quite good!
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • blandbland Posts: 811Member
    I have been seeing quite a few venues adding LED stage lighting and have been wondering how cameras would react to it since it generally has a much harsher fall off and a stronger center beam than any other previous types. It looks quite good!
    It's a very clean light to shoot in. No color flares, distortions or fades, just really clean pure lighting.
    My cameras focus much better with the LED lighting and the noise level is much lower.
    I've got a shoot Saturday night and if they give me three songs to shoot in I'm going to try some f4 in the 3rd song. I really think the f4 will shoot great in the LED lighting.

  • michael66michael66 Posts: 231Member
    edited April 2014
    I wasn't sure where to post this, but the Df made Yahoo top banner stories;

    https://shopping.yahoo.com/news/nikon-df--new-shooter-blends-retro-charm-and-modern-superpowers-210235310.html

    And I was not aware of this, but it might make me break down and b..b... gulp... buy one. It takes pre-AI lenses???

    And in looking at some older posts on the Df, can you really change lenses so easily without fear of fouling the sensor?
    Post edited by michael66 on
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    Yes, it accepts non-AI lenses, if you flip up the metering tab for AI lenses. Not sure what you mean by not fouling up the sensor? It is no more or less susceptible to dust than any other DSLR.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • michael66michael66 Posts: 231Member
    Yes, it accepts non-AI lenses, if you flip up the metering tab for AI lenses. Not sure what you mean by not fouling up the sensor? It is no more or less susceptible to dust than any other DSLR.
    Ah, too bad about the unimproved susceptibility to dust. I'd heard a few folks suggesting that it was better. I didn't question it, figuring that Nikon learned their lesson after the brouhaha over the D600. I still have a LONG way to go with learning to use the D7100 properly, so an FX body is a ways off.

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    It's better than the D600, but just about all bodies Nikon's made before and sense are...
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    Yes, it accepts non-AI lenses, if you flip up the metering tab for AI lenses. Not sure what you mean by not fouling up the sensor? It is no more or less susceptible to dust than any other DSLR.
    Ah, too bad about the unimproved susceptibility to dust. I'd heard a few folks suggesting that it was better. I didn't question it, figuring that Nikon learned their lesson after the brouhaha over the D600. I still have a LONG way to go with learning to use the D7100 properly, so an FX body is a ways off.

    I think you are misunderstanding the "Dust Issue" the D600 had an issue with oil spilling on to the sensor from the shutter. no other Nikon camera has this fault. Furthermore all the new cameras including the DF has ultrasonic sensor cleaning built in.
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • michael66michael66 Posts: 231Member
    @heartyfisher and @PB_PM
    thanks for the clarification
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