Random Pics #3 — Nikon Df and the Violin Girl

Had a lovely encounter in the park the other day: heard from far away a violin playing. Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major. It was a girl, Chinese, enjoying playing her violin all by herself in the clear morning light and fresh air. At first hesitant, she smilingly let me observe — and photograph her playing.

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Truly enchanting experience. It was one of those shoots no one can plan. Just go out, walk, talk to people, discover.

Nikon Df JPEGs straight out of camera, unprocessed, no additional light, no reflector, no nothing; with the 50mm 1.8G special edition.

Lovely camera, BTW. Colors, skin tones and the smooth texture of the files feel most natural. No need to adjust anything — at least for my taste.

The Df feels a bit bulky at first, but the more I work with it the more fluent everything gets. Velvet smooth output. A sure winner, despite some flaws that I’ll lay out in a hands-on review. And I’ll explain in the review why Nikon’s full-frame optics determine the size of the Df.

BTW, a version of Pachelbel’s Canon I especially like is a shampoo commercial posted below the photos. Very moving stuff.

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Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl
Nikon Df -- Violin Girl
Nikon Df — Violin Girl




  • Nice…

  • Andy Umbo

    These are great, Nikon must have changed their color system, I have to use a bunch of glass filters to get this type of color out of my Nikon DSLR…