What has happened to Nikon?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,242
Delay purchase based on forum chatter: a sad fail.

nathantw wrote:

Shotcents wrote:

You're absolutely right, somewhere between your BS and the Fanboys BS lies the truth...just as you said.

Why give a reply like this? Look at the other replies made by adults. It's a gear forum, not a Nikon cheerleading squad.

I'm not FLAMING Nikon. I'm simply stating my experience.

Before the D800 came out I started a thread saying that I would never rush out and buy a camera right when it was released and that I was going to wait for all the bugs to get worked out of the camera. I got thrown to the wolves because every single person was saying I was wrong about there being bugs or problems with buying a camera the day it was released because theirs were always perfect.

So here we are almost a year later and I'm still seeing the complaints rolling in for both the D800 and D600. I've been dying to buy the D800 because that's the camera I've been waiting for but after seeing all the complaints I decided to wait for its successor and for Nikon to get their s**t together. It's too bad because Nikon did have a great reputation and deservedly so during their film years.



Personally I think you've shot yourself in the foot.

The D800 is a remarkable camera - I can't go back to a lesser model now, with less resolution.  It's just almost perfect, IMO.

I think the odds of you getting a 'bad' body (in any way) are much, much less than what you'd glean by reading this and other forums.

There's a lot of hysteria, a lot of false information, a lot of trolling, etc.  If you've delayed a purchase of something as great as a D800 based on this forum, you've done yourself a disservice.


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