Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tomas36 Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

photoreddi wrote:

Tomas36 wrote:

A lot has been said here. Many things make sense. I would like to see that D400 finally arrive just like one next to me. But I just don't see it coming.

It is Thom Hogan that keeps the hype alive, and I have a firm opinion on why it is the case. You see, just like DX line makes the majority of Nikon DSLR sales and consequently the profits in the same range, so does Thom Hogan with his books. His books are one of the major sources of hos income, and if you just briefly examine his books portfolio, soon you'll discover that he's writing ONLY DX books, not FX. Among those, my guess is that the best sellers were enthusiast and pro level camera books (D70/80/90/7000/200/300/D2). It is quite logical that users of these cameras would be most interested in additional reading, much more than entry level photographer would be. Having said that, I leave you to imagine for yourself how significant it would be for Thom Hogan if Nikon was to abort a line that brings a fair amount of his book income. Maybe I'm wrong, but I just think it's Thom's wishful thinking on the subject that plays the major role here.

Just my 2 cents..

What did you read (or not read) that led you to this conclusion? If Thom is writing "ONLY DX books, not FX" then the D3, D3s, D3x, D600, D700 and D800 must all be DX cameras because he's written guides for all of them, thus demonstrating that Nikon has never, ever produced any FX cameras. Hmm, maybe I'm mistaken. There's no D7100 guide, so that may be Nikon's first FX camera.

OK, I stand corrected on these guides, however I do believe that pro and enthusiast level camera books and guides generate most of his books-related income. As far is D7100 is concerned it is Thom's own words that he is buying it because he has to write a book on it.

Although I respect Thom very much, I'm first to admit that sometimes he exhibits some ways of influencing the market (though I don't think he can generate enough push). Another good example is advertising iOS over android, but that's another theme...

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