So much negativity over something no one knows anything about.
You can cut the cynicism here with a knife.
Like another here, I can put a password on my phone, but I only do so when I think there is a need.
It has no bearing on the operation of the device whatsoever, except as it provides a measure of security at my discretion.
There's not a lot of creative thought here.
gerry328: The purpose of this video is obviously to give a brief overview of the major steps in producing Nikkor lenses from raw material to finished product, not a detailed blow-by-blow account so I think many of the comments here are downright moronic and irrelevant.
HAHA! So true!
Samuel Gao: people still can make decent prints off of compact cameras. Phones still can't really compare just yet...
"'Most people don't make prints anymore'. [sic] 'They never did.'"--By DidiBaev
How old are you?
I voted for the D800.
I know that it was released with some problems, but Nikon will work those out, as they always do.
For a mere $3000, I think it offers more to the enthusiast who wants to get into full-frame than the less expensive D600.
You get great resolution in DX and even better in FX, so the transition would be easy for those with mostly Nikon DX glass and maybe a couple of FX lenses.
Plus, with all the things others mentioned, I think it's hard to beat.
I don't own one, yet.
I'm rather new to photography and I'm not very good, although there are a number of people who disagree with that assessment, which of course, pleases me.
When I first began to shoot with a dSLR and began to try to take the effort seriously, even before I started to take the camera out of its P mode, I focused on composition and not always to good effect.
However, it was the rule of thirds, diagonals and curvature that I tried to incorporate into my photography.
I shoot to document the activities of my club that restores old warbirds to flying condition. In some ways, it is a very challenging setting and in others, it's a very simple setting to shoot.
I try to shoot people more than things, but they are inextricably linked and it is in that juxtaposition that I look for the rules of composition and I exploit them.
The elements are there. The trick is to make them work for me.
It never seems to matter what new device is introduced, there is always a chorus of negative comments about it.
No one here has even tried the camera!
Certainly, this camera will not appeal to everyone, but even if it only appeals to teenage girls, that's a huge market.
I just don't understand the continuous negativity on these forums. Are photography hobbyists depressed as a class?
Does photography attract the depressed or is it the quest for an unattainable perfection that depresses?
Of course, no offense is intended to any specific person by the statement of this observation.
BenZion: I really love it! I'm going to buy this thing as soon as it is available!
You can use DX lenses on Nikon FX cameras:
"On an FX-format camera with a DX lens mounted, the camera will automatically engage its built-in DX crop mode, thus recording an image only from the center section of the sensor."
ScottnLaguna: I agree! WTF? the DX lens is 18-300 in DX! If it were a full frame lens, then this would be true. So in FX the lens would be like 10-210mm or something.
"If is is a DX lens, then using it on a DX-format camera will give 18-300mm, ie no magnification."
Not true. The range is given in 35mm terms and the crop factor must be calculated to gain the proper figures.
It seems crazy, but that's the way it is.
I'm sure someone can explain it more clearly, but that's the fact.
Northgrove: $1000 for a lens aimed at travel photography? How about a Fujifilm X-S1 at $600 for more compact and lighter travel photography with a 24-624 mm equivalent zoom? After all, users of this will be looking for range, not optics.
My point is that all the corners Nikon will have to cut to get to such an extreme focal range means the focal range will be more important than the optical quality to them. And then a $1000 price tag for that aim. Just buy a long range compact camera? Optical quality will be priority in: neither of the cases. So you can just as well focus on travelling light and both your neck and credit card will be happier.
I already use an 18-200mm VRII for documenting the activities of my club which restores old aircraft and all the attendant duties to that end. I'm not out to create art, only to document, but I find that I get excellent results in that setting with a super-zoom.
I will definitely be getting the 18-300mm, unless it turns out to be a real lemon, which I doubt.
The 18-200mm works well in our facility when I need to get close up shots without being in the way of the work, but there are times when some extra reach would really come in handy and a lens change is out of the question. I don't have the luxury of lens changes, when I'm capturing work in progress.
Weight is not such a problem, but the length of the lens might be in some situations, but then that's why I have a variety of lenses that I can use when I anticipate that I may be working in cramped quarters or doing some other type of shooting.
For those who think it's a stupid lens, I have a suggestion: Don't buy one!
Nikon doesn't build every camera for every photographer. If they did they would only need one camera. As it is they have something like 12 dSLR cameras currently in their line-up, as I don't believe that the D3000, D5000, D90, D700, D3x and D3s have been dropped from the line-up.
That's a big selection from a company that has suffered from multiple catastrophic natural disasters of late. The supply chain may be slower, but it hasn't stopped.
So, I think Nikon has a lot of bases covered and I don't see a lot of valid reasons for the carping about feature choices or corporate greed, etc.