Bottomline - DSLR's, serious compacts and rangefinders which we all love whatever brand we are loyal too are the next Betamax or Laserdisc ( I have both) - you'll look foolish for having one in a few years time but COOL in 30 years....I love my Nikkormat FT2 (1977) so well make it will outlast us all - but its dumb and stupid by modern standards.
justmeMN: The results from other camera manufacturers will be even worse. As an example, Olympus' camera division has been losing money for years.
Well I agree in part -all of the big brands apart from Nikon make money elsewhere - this might be the reason why they are trying so hard (too hard) to gain market share. After the D600 they should have never introducted the D610 - if I have been advising them I would have dropped all referance too a D600 ish model. Now the D750 has a big problem with a recall...Please understand me Canon (my main brand) are far from perfect and they have problems too, just not on the scale that Nikon seem to.
And remember Olympus have form - they killed off the entire OM 35mm range leaving their users high and dry - it took many many years before they brought out new (digital) SLR's. There is NOTHING stopping them doing it again as their profits decline.
SushiEater: On the right of this page there is latest reviews section showing D750 90% and Canon 7D Mark II 84%. Those are your 6%. Every one now buying Nikon not Canon.
Life is so simple....
A mixed picture for Canon but profits are UP even when overall sales numbers are DOWN - the key to good business even in a changing marketplace. For all those who demand Canon do 'better' learn the lesson - Canon are making still MORE money from cameras and are still Number One compare that to their main rival Nikon - a series of great cameras pushing ahead at break neck speed but very poor QC and lots of problems. I still think that BOTH brands will end up as PHOTO APPS on some future device....
Sad Joe: Well, DPR took its sweet time but we now have 'proof' that the top Canon has the same fault ? OK - so why aren't Canon recalling them all ? Why aren't 1DX users finding the fault? Why aren't 1DX users demanding its sorted out RIGHT NOW ? Sorry DPR I simply don't believe its the same issue nor the same volume of problem. Me ? Even if I were going a D750 I'd hold off for several months as its retail price is going to sink as people simply don't buy it in the numbers Nikon need to make money. Another great camera ruined by STINKER QC. Bring on the D760....
RE: The article asks the same question, and suggests it's because 1DX owners are pros and too busy shooting to whine about an "issue" that doesn't matter - WHAT ? - if I do a pro shoot and some of the images I intend to sell are ruined by a camera fault I'd moan my head off and so would all the pros I know. I think its strange that DPR appears to have gone out of its way to show that we simply MUST forgive Nikon and its below par D750... very strange indeed.
Paul B Jones: Replacing good middle class jobs with no pension, no benefits "independent contractor" positions makes a lot of sense - for the handful of millionaires and billionaires. This is why the combined wealth of the richest one percent will overtake that of the other 99% by 2016.
Bang on my friend - new tech always does this when in the hands of those who can command what wages are paid - always down for the masses and up for the few. Sadly I cant see how you can stop this...
Cane: Can you imagine the outrage in the horse forums when the car was introduced?
LOL! There was loads and lots of people wanted cars BANNED !!
Jim Evidon: This is what happens when the bottom line becomes the only reason to operate a business. When you have the company run by the bean counters rather than by the product oriented management as was the case at one time, then the only thing that matters is increasing profit margin over what it was in the last quarter.
This is the demand of the investment community aka Wall Street. Theinvestment gurus on Wall Street make a prediction as to what the next quarter's profits and dividends will be. If the company doesn't make that mark even though it may have increased it's profits over the last quarter, the company is deemed to have failed and the stock price drops. This is what happens when the decisions are made by the street instead of the company's product division.
It is all going down hill fast and it seems to make no difference what product the company makes as long as it can cut costs to artificially inflate the profit line to keep the investors happy.
Welcome to the new reality.
Some good points well made. The only way to make good money from photography today is to sell TRAINING & INSIGHT to those who dream of being the next Dennis... I got out of pro weddings some years back - not worth all the hard work and clients demanding work for less (or nothing). Enjoy taking pics guys but dream on if you think its a good living anymore...
Well, DPR took its sweet time but we now have 'proof' that the top Canon has the same fault ? OK - so why aren't Canon recalling them all ? Why aren't 1DX users finding the fault? Why aren't 1DX users demanding its sorted out RIGHT NOW ? Sorry DPR I simply don't believe its the same issue nor the same volume of problem. Me ? Even if I were going a D750 I'd hold off for several months as its retail price is going to sink as people simply don't buy it in the numbers Nikon need to make money. Another great camera ruined by STINKER QC. Bring on the D760....
A member of the family who lives in USAland visited the UK during the past week He heads up a well known US based photo business and shoots Nikon but has access to a wealth of camera kit. He visited London as well as the West Midlands. He covered the whole event using is I Phone... time is ticking camera makers of the world.
Sad Joe: Bound to happen - Canon will loose its Number One slot fairly soon as people use other tech to take and share photos. For Nikon this can hardly be a surprise/shock. I recall saying to another professional photographer a few years back that Canon & Nikon would both end up selling branded photo related APPS as the last shot from two once mighty companies. Its coming..
Of course not - but were talking years rather than 10's of years.
In the UK we have a TV programme Time Team when a group of experts unearth ancient monuments from the past - I wonder what they will think of when they dig up Nikon’s long extinct reputation for producing quality products? I wonder if DP shou ld revise their Gold Standard 90 % score given that so many have a fault ?
In the UK we have a TV programme Time Team when a group of experts unearth ancient monuments from the past - I wonder what they will think of when they dig up Nikon’s long extinct reputation for producing quality products?
luka3rd: Well, if they didn't "look into this" they would lose many, many customers… they've been doing terrible cameras lately, flawed…
The cameras are great - I am sure that all modern Nikon's can produce excellent images, the problem is with the poor really poor QA on the line. Nikon has got huge problems - I do not recognise the company as being remotely the same as Nikon back in the 1960's/ 70's - my 1977 Nikkormat FT2 is doing fine and just keeps on going.
IF Canon DSLR's have the same fault to the same degree why has no one managed to find it ? Sure lots of Nikon fanboys (loyal until death) must be trying to get the dirt on Canon if only to save face at their next camera club meeting. The sound of laugther from users of 'inferior' brands must be deafening.
ryansholl: At what point does Nikon start shipping packaging to big box stores with postage already affixed for the return trip?
Mike FL: Can not find D750 on amazon any more.
Amazon did right thing b/c no on-line store like to lose money from *free* Round-Trip shipping, Plus processing all these returned D750s which may or may not have flaw as Nikon says "some..."
D760 anyone ?
medicus: Nikon has made in the last years a lousy job regarding QA. D600 a diseaster, D610 was only the alpha version of the D600, AF problems in the D800, strange white spots in the sensor of the D810, and now this issue in the D750. I was a real Nikon fanboy, but since the oil spotted sensor of my D600, which caused three atempts and coasted me 2 month without cam, I dont buy any new Nikons. You should have two: one for the repair shop, one for taking photos.
Sadly I have to agree, I've used Nikon since 1977 but switched my main brand over to Canon to gain access to L glass back in 2006. Canon are far from perfect BUT Nikon are now building reputation for poor QA and in a camera market that is declining with powerful brands such as Sony/ Pana/ Fuji/ Oly making a REAL push for sales the writting for Nikon is on the wall. One of my sons is setting up a pro video business - he have used a range of kit including 5D3 as he can benefit from access to my kit bag. Guess what - his next camera ? Either a Sony or a Pana....NOT Canon and he totally NIL interest in Nikon.
Bound to happen - Canon will loose its Number One slot fairly soon as people use other tech to take and share photos. For Nikon this can hardly be a surprise/shock. I recall saying to another professional photographer a few years back that Canon & Nikon would both end up selling branded photo related APPS as the last shot from two once mighty companies. Its coming..