Harry Lane: The new Gitzos are way too expensive for minor cosmetic changes.
Yep, the whole world is too expensive...
If you can't buy it, you probably don't really need it. And if you don't really need it, you shouldn't buy it.
Did you know that a Gitzo last a lifetime?
John Koch: Didn't the storm tide subside after the peak on the night of October 29? The photo suggests that Battery Park was still under water on the night of October 31, when Baan is supposed to have shot the picture from a helicopter holding a Canon 1D X by hand and using a 24-70mm lens on full open aperture, 25,000 ISO, with the shutter at 1/40. Plausible?
How do people get assignments to fly over Manhattan two days after a catastrophe, when half the people have no power, then fly off to Haiti, where more than half never had it?
Well, other Dutchmen do some miraculous flying about too.
You obviously don't have a clue who Iwan Baan is, and what he does (and did) in the architectural photography business... ;-)
You also believe in the 9-11 conspiracy, right?
Shirrif: DPReview seems to be paid by Sony as at full review lewel that's is currently only Sony they do. Maybe it is easier to give Gold for Sony if it is only one they test? This is sad time for Nikon fanboys like me...
I think Nikon isn't made for 'fanboys'. Nikon is for people that don't have many connections with fanboy-behaviour. Nikon may be slower then the competition, but then again; what they make, they make it right.
Personally, I don't really care about real or fake...
Congratulations for this great shot! I also liked your other challenge entries by the way.