Wow. I really hope Nikon can fix this quickly .. “Thus, because of the apparent widespread nature of the problem and Nikon’s response to it. Nikon Ds — avoid; even a D is a better camera today; Nikon D — Recommended (best all-around ILC ); Nikon D Simple question to those that have purchased the D/E ebook by Thom Hogan if you’ve read through it, do you think it was worth getting.

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I also have a Sigma mm, a Zeiss 21mm and a Samyang 35mm on my “to buy” list.

You might find a few additions or deletions in the feature set depending upon which model you’re coming from, but with one exception I think it’s doubtful that you’ll be concerned about any of those changes from a feature-only standpoint hmm, that bit in italics sounded ominous, didn’t it? I think it was said the D is not going to be the camera for everyone. Because of this, the D is not the best equipment to buy Doesn’t square with your view I’m afraid. Shun, Ilkka, I spent the major part of today checking out a fair proportion of my lenses on the D Banks are the same mess as they’ve been for some time, in other words.

Nikon now has a redone test and correction procedure for dealing with cameras with this problem, but if you encounter it your camera will have to go back to Nikon for the fix. Fortunately, a firmware fix eventually changed this so that we can tell the camera not to do this press the OK button in Live View. The problem is that most people won’t be able to figure out whether the camera has problems or not.


Those prints stand out from all of my others. Like I say, I’m not going to lose sleep over 30 dollars but I do feel some disclaimer would be appropriate.

Nikon DSLR Reviews | Cameras and Photography Explained | Thom Hogan

The 1 reader comment about Thom’s books? He notes that Nikon haven’t done anything to correct a widespread problem with their cameras, and they haven’t even acknowledged the problem exists, so he recommends that photographers shouldn’t buy those cameras until the issues are fixed. I was really gutted at having to send them back. Since I’m fairly sure he doesn’t prowl this group, perhaps you should consider taking this complaint somewhere that he’s more likely to see it.

Okay, let’s back up a bit.

Thom never said the D is a bad camera. The camera data pages Nikon Canon contain current firmware listings. And, uh, you’re not.

Opinion: Thom Hogan’s D800/E eBook

He changed his opinion on the D from “highly recommended” to “not recommended” not because of the features or specs of the the D but because of the consistent incidence of problems with the D’s left AF sensor.

Does VR work while recording video or using Live View? Nikon says I should ship a lens for repair without caps I just dropped my new lens in the ocean, what should I do?


Try this one at kickstartnews. D00 says Nikon is not responsive to their customers, hope he is better.

All I see is a blinking low battery indicator. Why Not Think of Capture as “the Negative”? But we’ve been in a realm where pixel peeping isn’t necessary for awhile now unless you’re tying to print as big as possible, where pixel-level issues become visible.

A small hogsn of units are affected but we understand the cause and are able to fix it” I’d have happily sent it in. He is a Nikon expert and well known in the world as such. You’re simply not going to see low-level noise in visible amounts using either camera.

How do I frame a self-timer shot with me in it? Wide open, the optical aberrations are bad enough that I can’t tell whether the focus is nailed; live view has the same problem. On the other hand I can imagine someone who has a problem might be tempted to vent over it to Thom or on dpreview forums rather than just dealing with it by having Nikon service it.

It appears that some politician’s campaign staff crafted that answer.