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Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)

Gator Bob

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Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Wed 10-Oct-12 06:29 PM

Gotta read Hogan's post today: A very brief excerpt: "As a dedicated Nikon fanboy end user customer, I've staked my reputation as a serious amateur photographer on my choice of gear."
(strikeout through words "fanboy end user" did not copy.)

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JosephK

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#1. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Wed 10-Oct-12 06:54 PM

fun read!

"... were I to ever remove it from its protective plexiglass display case in my living room"

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Gator Bob

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#2. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 1

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Wed 10-Oct-12 07:03 PM

Sure, it's entertainment ... but there's considerable truth in the article. Nikon Uber Alles blinded more than a few folks during the Great Out-of-Focus Debate.

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
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ljordan316

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#3. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 0

ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Thu 11-Oct-12 02:36 PM

Great article. Thom is right on the mark.

Funny thing though. I was shooting with NANPA in Acadia last week. When the organizer asked for a show of hands of Nikon shooters, three quarters of the hands in the room went up. She was a bit shocked by the number of Nikon shooters. She said that a few years ago the ratio would have been reversed....many more Canon hands in the air.

Almost every Nikon shooter I spoke with and shot with had either a D800 or D800e. I felt totally at home in that crowd.

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Gator Bob

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#4. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 3

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Thu 11-Oct-12 03:52 PM | edited Thu 11-Oct-12 03:58 PM by Gator Bob

During all the discussion of the D800/E focusing flaws and Nikon's ongoing silence, I was astounded by the Nikon Fanboys -- sorry, make that dedicated Nikon owners -- who 1) kept denying that their casually tested D800 sample had any flaws and 2) said even if it did have flaws their D800 was so great they just didn't care and 3) said that anyone speaking out about it should shut up and go away. I waited six months before I would accept a wait-listed D800E and mine arrived free of flaws. Yes, I agree that it is an amazing and wonderful camera, just like my D200, D300 and D700 were -- and right out of the box, as it should be.

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Robman3

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#5. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 4

Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Thu 11-Oct-12 05:19 PM

Bob, feel vindicated much?

Many of us had our error free D800's quite a while back while a few others, did have need for a factory refresh.

Glad you can finally enjoy your Nikon as Marty likes to say.

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Gator Bob

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#6. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 5

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Thu 11-Oct-12 05:23 PM

It's all about personal choice.


Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
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avm247

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#7. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 11-Oct-12 07:48 PM | edited Thu 11-Oct-12 07:49 PM by avm247

Funny read, I did not catch that when he posted.



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Gator Bob

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#8. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 5

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Thu 11-Oct-12 08:45 PM

" while a few others did have need for a factory refresh."

"Refresh", indeed. Many of the early fixes were a no-fix disaster. Later fixes mostly were a work-around patch that still requires another fix. Owners had to pay for shipping and Nikon never, ever said one word.

" A few", indeed. An estimated 15% to 25% of the first few months of $3000 D800s were flawed right out of the box, based on Hogan's extensive research into the focus nightmare.

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
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nrothschild

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#9. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 0

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Fri 12-Oct-12 05:54 PM

Funny! And the scary thing is that it may be true in more cases than many would admit .

I like my old practically beater looking 500/4 AFS. It creates the false illusion that I've been doing this "forever" and know what i am doing. Shhhh!!!!.... it was the prior owner that knew what he was doing . This cat can be skinned from both ends!

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KnightPhoto

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#10. "RE: Thom Hogan on "fanboys" :-)" | In response to Reply # 9

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00 AM

>Funny! And the scary thing is that it may be true in more
>cases than many would admit .
>

Come on! You think my yellow and black wardrobe is too gauche?

Interesting to hear (further above) about the D800 number of folk. My week old baby is really putting me through the ropes processing and learning - having fun so far I must say.

Best regards, SteveK

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