Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,845
Re: Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400

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..

You need glasses. Right on his home page:

Complete D600 Guide New!
Complete D800 Guide

Complete Nikon J1 & V1 Guide
Intro to Nikon Software

DSLR Complete Guide eBooks + To Go Guide + Printed Option:

D7000, D5000, D5100, D80, D90, D300/D300s, D700, D3/D3s/D3x

Older DSLR Complete Guide eBooks:

D40/D40x, D50, D60, D70/D70s, D1/D1h/D1x, D100, D200, D2h/D2hs, D2x/D2xs, Fujifilm S2 Pro, Fujifilm S5 Pro

What you are implying is that he keeps the D400 hype alive because if there is no D400, the other DX cameras will disappear?  Or he won't be able to write D3200, D5200, D7100 books?

And how about the D600 Guide, the D800 Guide, the D3 series guides. Maybe you want a D4 guide? It is my firm opinion that those who buy a D4 do not need a Guide to find their way around Auto ISO.


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