Dan Desjardins

Lives in United States Upper Midwest, United States
Works as a Software Developer
Has a website at www.viewpix.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001


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Nikon gets my vote for embracing the embarrassment and rolling with the punches. I'm sure there is more going on internally at Nikon than we will ever hear about...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 43rd comment
In reply to:

Cariboou: I think you wei must bring back the price, and Nikon give the price to the people arrived 2th

if the contest did not prohibit digitally altered images then Yu Wei should be able to keep it - unless he overtly claims it was not altered. Once the prize is issued though there is really Nikon can do but embrace their mistake (as they have so well) and move on.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (63 comments in total)

I'll echo what other say: I've used the camera for more than a year and haven't noticed a single problem due to a bug. I know the camera firmware has bugs - ALL firmware has bugs - but Nikon did a superb job of putting out a camera with solid functionality, minor issues and great usability. Now - I don't do movies with my camera (I think shooting video with a DSLR is stupid - the ergonomics are completely wrong).

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:48 UTC as 9th comment

Perhaps its too late, but instead he could copyright it as a work of art rather than as the photographer. I just wonder if it could be argued that he set up the sequence of events for this to occur as an artistic expression and thus would be entitled to copyright?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 506th comment | 1 reply
On article Ethics of prize-winning photo debated (151 comments in total)

The image isn't really any good. There's nothing technically intriguing nor compositionally compelling - so the only value would be the circumstances of it - which turn out to be fake.
I think this is a matter of people being embarrassed and trying to defend themselves.
Critical acclaim? Seriously - this is a pedestrian effort at best.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 00:26 UTC as 108th comment

Pentax is either in the camera business or not. Making OEM, unbranded cameras is not making cameras - it's making tchotchke. It is time to bring some respect back to a brand that once actually made decent photographic gear - or pack up and go home. Minolta, Konica, Pentax...

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 02:49 UTC as 3rd comment

Ok - this does explain a lot, but in the end the photos are amateur attempts and the convergence of inexperience and failed conceptualization. They never should have made it past the proof stage and the fact that they did (and the photographer admits he struggled) means not only was he not prepared to take these photos, but he was unprepared to do the right think and walk away (or signed a bad contract). Perhaps he was thinking he'd get lucky - but luck plays very little part in this kind of work.
So now it moves from bad to laughable.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 89th comment

Nikon - this statement from you is total marketing BS (and it's why many feel that most marketing people are simply skilled liars). There are LOTS of reputable independent shops. No one disagrees that cameras today are indeed complex and many repairs are best handled by the factory authorized folk, but seriously - you don't need a $32,000 piece of equipment to replace a battery door or decorative piece of rubber!
This is not cool Nikon. It is disingenuous and greedy. No matter how your MBAs spin it, you really come off like pompous jerks who consider your customers nothing more than company assets.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 18:40 UTC as 28th comment
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