What has happened to Nikon?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
moving_comfort
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In reply to Shotcents, Feb 16, 2013

Shotcents wrote:

frank-in-toronto wrote:

"the guy said, "You shouldn't have any rattles.""

that's what Nikon should say. their reputation among enthusiasts is damaged with the latest releases. p&s'ers and other with kit lens entry level dslrs looking to move on up will naturally be asking those they see with the new cameras. so a D800 owner who suffered the AF issue or a D600 who has the dust issue will influence future purchases.

think about it. who would you ask? someone you know with the camera? or a camera store salesman?

My friends and I have warned everyone we know to stay away from new Nikon FX DSLR bodies for now. It's a trickle down effect.

Sounds like you guys have created quite an anti-Nikon posse! Do you issue armbands? Are your non-DSLR-shooting friends and neighbors tired of hearing from you yet?

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How could anyone feel good about recommending the D800 to a friend at this point?

Absolutely.

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.. Now go look at the forums on the 5DIII. You may find a few complaints, but nothing like this.

Judging camera viability by reading dpreview forums. As Charlie Sheen would say, "WINNING!".

After the initial let-down of the 5DIII sensor specs, buyers began to find that it's a incredibly refined and reliable product.

The 5DIII is pretty nice.... except for the banding in shadows issue, and the lack of DR.

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Obviously I'm not remotely alone with my experiences and this is a new plateau of incompetence for Nikon. But I have to think that lost money will eventually force them to make improvements. I guess we'll see.

Robert

Robert, I strongly suggest you join the Canon shooters. You seem to be pressing your nose against the window, mewling for entry, and you should just walk in. I'm sureyou'll be happier. I know we will.

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