Jared is an enterprising young man, with a strong point of view, a morning radio show personality as well as a distinctive follicular silhouette. If he can market himself and sell some products and in the process teach photo techniques. Then I say more power to him.
I am convinced that by the end of 2014, there will be at least a dozen major Music Video's with scenes shot with this lens.
This kind of lens is not my cup of tea. But I can see that is has a unique look and a creative cinematographer could do some interesting things with it.
Boerseuntjie: Stanley Kubrick was a ingenious filmmaker and Barry Lyndon was a visual masterpiece.
All that you say is true. But let us all bear in mind that a lot of the credit for "Barry Lyndon" is shared by the late cinematographer John Alcott B.S.C.
MrMojo: I received the confirmation e-mail but I don't see a serial number...
I just installed it and it did not need any serial numbers, like before! Give it a try
I only bought the bundle for Aperture, years ago before they came out with HDR Efex Pro. I got an email link today and installed it. Now I have all the new versions of the plug-ins, plus HDR Efex Pro in both my Aperture and Photoshop! Tested them and they work fine! I could not be happier!!
newe: Why is this stated as an "unusual step" if there are still this many problems to fix? Seems to me Nikon should upgrade the firmware on an on-going basis as this is not a throw-away camera...or is it?
The only other camera maker that I know of that regularly issues performance enhancing firmware updates (in addition to bug fixes) to discontinued cameras is Ricoh.
This is a classy move by Nikon and I applaud them!
jpr2: if only Ricoh took heed of the recent uproars created by built-in VFs of x100 and Nex7 :( !!
I have a GRD3 with a GV-2 viewfinder. There is a focus confirmation light near the hot-shoe which you can easily see when using the optional optical viewfinder. This is a clever feature that I believe was later copied by the excellent Leica X1
TheTeh: To me lens matters more than camera body be it mirror or mirrorless.
M. Jesper: if you want a mirrorless with a pro DSLR level UI , look at the Ricoh GXR