A new Nikon and renewed fanboy vitriol

Hello to all.  It’s been a while since I’ve written, but I had to mention something that made by blood boil.  Nikon has announced their new D850 which promises to be a great camera.  They’ve thrown every feature possible into this design and I hope the strategy helps them solve their financial woes.

What really got to me were some of the user comments I read at the bottom of a DPReview article.  Slings and arrows of vitriol thrown back and forth by fanboys of the three major camera camps.  Diehard fans of Canon, Nikon and Sony.  It’s revolting to read some of these comments.  I stopped when one reader accused another one of being a clown.

To me, the clown is the one who throws the insults.

One of my best buddies runs with Nikon.  And Olympus.  He’s happy and does great work with his equipment.  I happen to have Sony cameras as a legacy of my Minolta era.  I’ve never heard my friend complain about anyone else’s equipment.  He’s a gentleman.  I’ve heard him complain about features he’d like to see in his own cameras; that’s because he’s perfecting his own techniques.  And believe me, this guy is already an amazing photographer.

I have a hard time ignoring the stupidity of these people who chant how ‘theirs is better than yours’, how they can spit farther than you, how their anatomy is obviously more endowed than yours.  Ridiculous.  Children.

Writing these few words has helped me vent and I thank you.  I think you all have terrific equipment simply because you are using your cameras to take pictures.  You are photographers and I salute you.



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