Darth Vader's youtube on D700, can anyone confirm?

Started Jul 31, 2008 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,312
Words on a video, and motive...

PhotoRecon wrote:

I offered the word "slander" above, because if you read between the
lines, Mr. Spina is publicly flaming Nikon for what is portrayed to
be an inability to produce a good, defective-free product - which is
contra to his excitement when the D3 was initially released. And are
the two not similar products?

No, they're not similar products, at all. D3 is the product that Mr. Spina has (bought, was given, who knows). D700 is the product that lets people take photos that are pretty much indistinguishable from Mr. Spina's D3 photos, at a cost of thousands less.

And therein lies a possible motive for Mr. Spina's D700 "recall" announcement. Bring down the D700, make him feel, in his own mind, that the people shooting D700 (who will soon outnumber D3 shooters) are somehow "less than" Mr. Spina and his beloved D3...

D700 creates a crowd of people who Mr. Spina sees as a threat, people spending less money but matching his hardware quality. If I were he, I would be more worried about people who can go out with a P&S and come home with more original, better composed images than he does with a D3.

"Hello, I will be announcing that Nikon recently announced that Nikon
D700, A new camera, just stopped producing because many people are
complaining that D700 have problems, bugs, etc, that recently
happened because Nikon rushed and didn’t have much time nor enough
time to have the camera tested… While that time Nikon will be
starting to pay all the attention on D700’s problems, bugs, and
whatever else is wrong with the D700."

Extracted from Wikipedia:

In law, defamation (also called calumny, libel, slander, and
vilification) is the communication of a statement that makes a false
claim, expressively stated or implied to be factual, that may give an
individual, business, product, group, government or nation a negative
image. Slander refers to a malicious, false, and defamatory statement
or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such
as written words or images.

Through Joseph's public, black & white statement, it's as if Nikon
doesn't have a clue of what it's doing upon finalizing production of
a product and then immediately shipping it off blindly into space.

Yes, but he did it in text, albeit it text that appears as captions on a video. I think that makes it "libel"

It's unfortunate that this news had to awake Mr. Spina up at such an
early hour.

"First, I got the message at 5:45 in the morning so just excuse me
for signing and looking all sleepy."

He must have been in the midst of his dream when wrongly awoken by
his cat purring in his ear.

I pity the cat...

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Rahon Klavanian 1912-2008.

Armenian genocide survivor, amazing cook, scrabble master, and loving grandmother. You will be missed.

Ciao! Joseph


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