The Nikon Df is an interesting camera. With the look and feel of the legendary Nikon F series film cameras and Nikon’s best full frame sensor under the hood, this camera is a beauty. The catch? 3K ain’t cheap and it’s not perfect. The incredible low light sensor is the same as in the D4, considered by many the best photo-journalistic camera on the market today (which sells for 6K). The deal breaker for me is that its focusing in low light is not the best: here’s a camera that can capture amazingly clean images in low light but that has difficulty focusing in very dark settings. My decision: sit out on this one and wait for Nikon to come up with a new version including an appropriate high performance focusing system. Still, it’s a beauty.
Sil Azevedo created and directed one of the most successful photography programs in the Dallas area. His students have earned numerous regional and national awards including Scholastic Press scholarships and Congressional merit awards, among many others. He also trained other photographers who are now successfully running their own studios.
Sil’s love with this artistic medium started at age 7 when his parents gave him a Kodak Instamatic camera. He started shooting away, producing a fashion shoot with his cousins at grandma’s barn, in his hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.