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Nikon Df Full Frame 16 Megapixels
I had purchased the Nikon Df as my quest to roll back to a more film like experience while working.
The Df produces amazing images and it has the classic Nikon feel but it lacks video. So what's the big deal right? Well today as we are expected to capture video on the run and deliver projects in record speed. This is why
so many Nikon users switched to Sony and Canon and most of the Nikon users who went to Sony used the weight savings clause. I will admit that Sony makes a great sensor, many camera companies use them and Canon
is doing an excellent job with the dual pixel AF sensor. So what about the Fujifilm rage? Fujifilm is like the new Leica where the user is being more connected to the image making process similar to the film days. The video
isn't stellar as some would say, but I don't have a problem with it at all. I've produced DSLR videos using Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Pentax and Sony.
I like the unconventional route and love using the Nikon Df as a quest to keep that manual film camera feeling alive :)
I hate the idea of having to keep buying and selling cameras. I know the Canon 5Dsr and Nikon D810 are at the top of the DSLR game right now, but I know there's going to be 80+ megapixel options on the way in the future.
Megapixels is only a part of the image equation. It's how the pixels gather light and the processing engine interprets that data, that matters. For the majority of my work, clients were happy with 6 megapixels and 12 megapixels
in the day. It seems to me that 16 to 24 is just about right for the crop sensors like the Nikon DX and the 36 to 50 range is good for full frame DSLR's.
Film is fading and there are people using it, just not enough to keep it going indefinitely which is to bad. Part of that is people really never wanted to learn how to use it and the other is as time went on and cell phone cameras
came into play, the instant image beyond even the polaroid was born. We need it by the end of the day is normal these days and losing thousands of pictures from hard drive crashes happens all the time. Storage media has
changed, compatibility issues arise and new image processing software comes out and we have no choice but to either upgrade or shoot 8 bit jpegs out of the camera. That brings me to the point that I'm a RAW shooter and
I created post production profiles to make my images look as film like as I can. *Just a note - The U. S. National Park Service still uses film to document the National Parks.

Cinematic and Photographic Ethics - I provide cinematic and photographic services to a variety of clients using the best equipment suited to the project at hand.

I do not engage in "setting up images"  by means of staging. There's a difference between creating an advertising campaign and actually catching life as it happens.

All digital pictures are processed like film pictures. They are captured in RAW/NEF format, then uploaded and exported in a RAW/NEF file converter like film in a developer.

I do not alter/manipulate pictures. I prefer that they look just like what I saw when I pushed the shutter button. If I alter/manipulate an image, it is clearly marked as such.