Photo Of The Day: “High Rise” Nikon DF

Good morning you awesome and beautiful camera geeks! Well 2020 will go down as the year Covid-19 came into the world and left a path of death and destruction.

Therefore I hate to say that, by God’s good grace, I prospered during that year.

As many of you know, my other job besides Camera Legend is in health care where I work as a physical therapist.

This photo was shot with a Nikon DF and 50mm f/1.8 Special Edition Nikkor. It’s a dream camera I’ve wanted since its introduction in 2013.

Just like many of you, my first thoughts during the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was that I wasn’t going to buy any more cameras and lenses.

I saw what the virus did to people and to the economy and it scared the heck out of me.

When I saw my first Covid-19 patients last year, I have to admit I was scared shitless! I seriously thought of quitting. But I didn’t.

The more patients I saw, the more I realized these people needed me. In those early days a COVID patient was almost like a leper. I remember that same attitude towards HIV patients.

So I took on more hours as my coworkers had to quarantine from contracting COVID. Some even quit and were enjoying life on unemployment.

It got to a point where I said you know what, if I’m going to die from this thing I might as well go out with a bang!

I am grateful and really very lucky to have not tested positive for COVID thus far 🙏🏻🙏🏻

So with the extra money I made I picked up a few of the cameras and lenses on my bucket list and the Nikon DF was one of them. It also helped that prices on high end cameras were unusually low at the start of the pandemic.

Anyway I’ll tell you guys more about my experiences with the DF in future articles and videos!

I know of the negative economic impact COVID has made on so many people so I am not writing this article to brag about getting a cool camera. In fact, my sensitivity to this point is why I’ve waited so long to reveal it to you.

And even though I feel guilty for treating myself, please remember that I did WORK for it! I went into those rooms with COVID patients while some took off, quit, or enjoyed that extra $600 in unemployment money.

Anyway the Nikon DF is a fantastic camera but there are some things that I didn’t like about it. But hey that’s a topic for another day! Stay safe, stay healthy. That virus is still raging even with the vaccines. Have a blessed day my fellow camera geeks! 😍📸👍🏻


15 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day: “High Rise” Nikon DF

    1. Actually and maybe surprisingly I echo your exact sentiments! I was an OVF guy but now being a little older and needing glasses it’s definitely better with a quality EVF. Appreciate your comments as always!

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      1. It’s strange. In the film and digital SLR era’s I could judge exposure compensation instinctively. Now if I’m using a DSLR I’m looking for the live histogram and struggle to judge exposure compensation.


  1. the very beautiful portrait you photographed here my friend.
    About the period of the time we are living now – you did the best thing that you may did – you continued helping the people who weren’t lucky, weren’t healthy, and needed your hand and your help. A huge respect Sam.
    btw i don’t see the used camera market goes down, or something similar – the prices jumped up like hell to everything 😦

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Victor! I just did what I had to do and I needed a job! 😀 Respect to you for being an awesome photographer and a good man, the world needs more people like you! Thanks 😎🙏🏻👍🏻


  2. Yo Bromeister…. I love the picture. They so much look like sisters in that beautiful shot. And the image looks so much like mono film…maybe Tmax 100. Now that film is becoming so tough I am delving deep into digital and I have to admit that after resisting the mirrorless siren call for several years, I am all in with the wonderful z5!
    Bro….I applaud your dedication and pray for your continued good health. MrsB and I are fully vaxed as well as our kids. I hope the hold outs will finally see the light.
    Stay well and I look forward to your Df thoughts and musings! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Bro! Appreciate your kind words and I’m happy to hear you have fully embraced that Z5!! I’ve got to head over to “The Base” to see if you’ve uploaded pics from that hot camera.

      I thank you for praying for me and I’ll do the same for you and yours! One thing I know about you is that you’re a wise man who follows the science. Talk to you soon Brother and thanks! 😍👍🏻👍🏻


      1. MrsB sends regards and kisses to the girls!.(me too!) BTW my accounts are still active on Pbase but I took them private and stopped posting for now. I just post to my Flickr stream right5 now.
        Regards to all

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