The truly remarkable Nikon Df

Nikon Df Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens ISO 1600 1/320th. sec. f/14

Nikon Df Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens ISO 1600 1/320th. sec. f/14

It's a pretty unremarkable shot of a street in an English village, but for me it's a remarkable example of what the sensor in the Nikon Df lets me do. HIgh shutter spped, narrow aperture with lots of depth of field and noiseless, sharp and accurate colour at ISO 1600. For me it's another world. I'm not used to such incredibly clean files at high ISO's. And yes the Sony A7s probably does it as well, but at a reduced pixel size and without access to the extensive range of lenses that fit the Nikon F mount.

It is also a much quicker camera than it's given credit for. I had virtually no time so see these cyclists coming. I literally whipped round and fired off an instant shot. The camera focused perfectly and got the shot.

The dynamic range and the sensors ability to capture bright highlights and deep shadows is also something I'm not used to. And even at the high ISO setting I was using it's handled that beautifully as well.