Great idea encouraging others who like the D800 to vote. I did! But I wonder if there is someway that a Nikonian moderator... or someone... can make this poll more visible to all the D800 users without relying on them to 'check in' to the D800 Forum to find out about the poll?
PS: I am very competitive!!
Dan (Nikon D800,V2,Sony HX400V,Lumix ZS40) "I don't read, I just look at pictures" - Andy Warhol
My only problem with the camera is that it's lumpy under my pillow at night. We gotta win the vote!
============================================== Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com "Better too many words than not enough understanding." ==============================================
I did vote but would think it better if the D800 did not win. The reasons given as to why the Sony's and Olympus are better means the bias of the crowd is towards phone cameras and pocket cameras. A win by Nikon would drive even more point and shooters to get a camera that would be way too much for them and the howls of AF or dust would only get louder.
VW won Car of the Year and Ferrari did not with their 458 nor F12. That should be a badge of honor worn by Ferrari and keep their legal budget down by dissuading the rich kids who would have bought one and run it up the first telephone pole.
>I did vote but would think it better if the D800 did not win. >The reasons given as to why the Sony's and Olympus are better >means the bias of the crowd is towards phone cameras and >pocket cameras. A win by Nikon would drive even more point and >shooters to get a camera that would be way too much for them >and the howls of AF or dust would only get louder.
Which brings up another point --- Nikon's marketing philosophy, or my perception of it.
I now get with my Wall Street Journal, almost every day, a four page, full color "Target" (you know, all the toilet paper and plastic utensils you will ever need) flyer loaded with Nikon products, including the D4 and D800.
Pro Nikon cameras at Target????
Here we have another case where somebody with too much money will say, "Man! 36mP!! I gotta have that one!!" And Nikon will get a return because of "fuzzy" pictures, or the buyer will bad mouth the D800 on some blog.
I'm reminded of a post here a couple years ago of a guy who wanted to take pictures of a wolf at 500 yards and wanted to know how long a lens he needed to fill the frame of a D2x.