Thank you Matt! Much appreciated.Mike, judging from your shots, the Df suits your way of seeing extremely well. Very clear and controlled framing, and often quite pleasing, balanced results. I know what you're talking about in terms of convenience and speed when manual focusing - but seen as a medium, a tool for image taking, you really take to the Df. I'm quite impressed.
Yes, so far I've particularly loved the 85mm and this 135mm on Nikon, because these narrower FLs are missing from my Leica toolbox.
Neither has a short MFD so in theory Leica equivalents could do the same things. But in practice they'd be difficult to operate and harder to compose (although I did buy the magnifier in hopes I'd get a nice 90 mm).
A simple grid that DSLRs place on the viewfinder is a great way to ensure level horizons.
Still frustrates me to a bit that full manual exposure operation is not as fluent, and sometimes letting Nikon matrix-meter the scene leads to blown details in shadowy scenes. Certainly a thing most shooters learn to master after a few weeks.