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New AR11 soft release button for the Nikon Df camera announced

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In addition to the D810 Nikon also announced a new AR11 soft release button for the Df camera.

Update: the price of the AR11 is $27.95 at Adorama and $29.95 at B&H.

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  • Billy

    I prefer it hard

  • Arthur Tazo

    I cant afford the D810 so I am just going to get this soft release button instead to use as a keychain.. Thank you Nikon.

  • silmasan

    Now this is the cream of the crop for today.

  • chewy

    I can see Canon users scrambling to migrate to Nikon because of this.

  • photoroto

    I had something like this on my old Nikon F. It was the first thing to hit on a drop, and leveraged the entire release button assembly right out of the camera!

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    If they were a little bigger, I’d get 2 and have them made into cufflinks for hubby.

    • vipmediastar

      My wife bought me some camera cuff links. They have been a hit with everybody who sees them.
      Thats nice of you btw

      • mikeswitz

        People still use cuff-links?

        • TheInconvenientRuth

          Well-dressed gentlemen do. Even I have some shirts with French cuffs that need cufflinks. This is not fashion, this is class :)

          • mikeswitz

            Guess I I got no class–last time I wore french cuffs I was about 12. Probably had no class then either.

  • Peter Rothengatter

    Is it in black too? I’ve a black Df.

    • Arthur Tazo

      No need to bring racism into a camera discussion.

  • Kynikos

    Discerning hipsters won’t buy it unless it says “Nippon Kogaku”.
    Tsk tsk.

    • vipmediastar

      I ran into the word Nippon recently and I had to look it up. Maybe the the old school people but for hipsters as the younger generation?
      I’m no hipster, old school or anything but I like it.

  • broxibear

    The Df is now available as a body only option in the UK, up until now it was only sold with the “Retro” 50mm f/1.8G as a kit.
    WEX have it for pre-order at £2299 body alone, the kit with 50mm is £2349.
    A £50 difference when the 50mm alone costs £149 ?…doesn’t make much sense, but when does it ever ?

    • Thrillington

      It depends on your perspective. You could see it as saving £100 on the lens by purchasing the kit.

      • broxibear

        Hi Thrillington,
        What I meant was the body alone should be cheaper.

  • Thrillington

    Interesting timing. I just finished shooting three week long events and realized that I preferred the results I was getting from my Df over my D800. Made note that I needed to pick up a soft release though if I was going to switch the Df to be my primary tool. This looks like it might be a better choice than what I was about to order. Hopefully they aren’t over pricing it.

    • vipmediastar

      Same here D800 vs DF :)

    • Hexagon Jr.

      Why exactly did you prefer the Df results?

      • Thrillington

        I was shooting in very challenging lighting situations. A lot of it caused by stage lighting with LED lights (hate those darned things!). The Df dealt with that much better than my beloved D800 and required much less work in post. My only complaint with the Df was that the handling with a 70-200 was not as comfortable/balanced as with my D800.

      • Chino

        D800E shooter here with the same result. I like the colors produced by my Df. They’re more natural and less green, takes less work in LR. Go figure. (one huge gripe though is the locking controls on top- wish I could just disable the lock)

  • Thrillington

    Interesting timing. I just finished shooting three week long events and realized that I preferred the results I was getting from my Df over my D800. Made note that I needed to pick up a soft release though if I was going to switch the Df to be my primary tool. This looks like it might be a better choice than what I was about to order. Hopefully they aren’t over pricing it.

  • vipmediastar

    I bought one for the fuji xe-1 when I had it and used it on the DF but had to put some teflon to keep it in place. Eventually it fell off during an event. IT works well and it is great to have.
    I have a Gariz with an anti-loose releae on the wishlist but at 30.00 I been holding off. This one looks nicer and can’t wait to see the price

  • Carlos

    Nikon, thank you for another crap in town!
    Go Do your homework and give us a mirrorless f-mount system!
    Fast and flexible as a d4s, but small!
    Not a revamped old camera just the 2nd time 610, 810, how about a 7210? crap all over

    • jmj

      Yes, this soft release button and a new mirrorless f-mount system are almost equally difficult to develop, so Nikon could have easily use that time more wisely and make the new mount.

  • yep

    This will suddenly make Df more worthwhile. No matter the AF is worse than that in D610 (even if the module is same)

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