Camiso Undag has a nice collection of images of famous people caught holding a Nikon camera - check the entire gallery called ICONS with a NIKON on Facebook:
Anyone awaiting a D400 has certainly been conned.
I’d love to be able to see the referenced page but it seems to have been removed.
My eye immediately went to the one with George Harrison, which, with the way it’s cropped, seems to be featuring his Rollei. The original photo which can be found with a google search shows he actually has the Rollei, a Kodak Retina, AND a Nikon F.
As someone who grew up with both cameras and the Beatles in the 1960s, (I’ve been a Nikon shooter since 1970 when I picked up a used F) I remember seeing all of the Beatles with Pentax cameras more often than anything else.
The image is still there: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=437012656311687&set=a.432079186805034.107121.100000088680045&type=3&theater
The Beatles were advised by their photographer Terrence Spencer to buy Nikon but they ignored him. There are a few photos of the lads taking photos using Spencer’s Nikons.
We’re waiting for I AM Hollywood
4k cinema camera, 60fps, 16 stop DR , raw
You will be waiting a long, long time. Good luck.
I think we may be surprised. Technology is evolving very quickly (even though we’ve been waiting forever for more DX lenses and a D400). The 6.1MP D70 was released a little over 9 years ago. The D2X, released in January of 2005, carried an initial price of $5000 (and actually went up to $5500 at one point.)
Look at today’s bodies. We might see a 4K, 60fps, 16 stop DR camera within five years.
Good luck waiting for it
Nikon: “I Con”
For more go see http://www.nikonicon.com
Wow, seeing all these non-photographers with Nikons makes me want to be a non-photographer too! Too bad I will never be…
NIkon’s advertising makes me cringe sometimes. Who the hell will even want to buy a Nikon camera because Khloe Kardashian uses one?
Why doesn’t Nikon show the photos that these folks produced?
The older photos are so evocative of their era, it was a time when all you needed to be cool was an S2 and a protest song on the radio.
I have a couple of lens questions: What lenses are Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee using? And what about Serge Gainsbourg and Kristen Bell? I especially like the smallness of the one on Serge’s F2.
+9000 for “The Dragon”
Hey Nikon, Let me just run out and buy one of your COOLPIX cameras because I saw Chris Brown and Lindsey Lohan use one. Pathetic, at least Canon’s adverts are tasteful nowadays. Nikon just that same song over and over again. Sad.
Who the hell thinks Castro is an Icon!!!!
Ask some Cubans in Miami what they think. Why not Hitler? Mao? Kim Jong Il?
How about some mass murderers with Nikons? Dhamers “inside the prison before I was stabbed” ads will be a total hit. It will definitely encourage the youngsters to buy a Nikon!!
icon: A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something.
Love him or hate him, Castro certainly represents a stalwart Communist and someone who has resisted the power of the United States. That makes him an icon.
Besides, I really don’t think that this is all official Nikon promotion. I think someone just used the Nikon branding and plastered it over photos of people using Nikons. Some are real (Kutcher), but many (most?) are not. The Beatles never officially endorsed Nikon. And I’m sure Castro didn’t either. I doubt very much that Nikon is promoting Castro as a Nikon user.
Who are these a**holes who complain that Nikon uses celebrities to sell cameras. These self-righteous dolts think that they the “real” photographers can pass judgement on a company whose sole objective (no pun intended) is to manufacture and sell optics. I guess they are the same a**sholes who complain that Nikon is not making the exact piece of equipment they want at the exact moment they want it. And oh, why don’t they behave just like Canon.
Because it is in Nikon’s best interests to be associated with a woman-beating Chris Brown or a famous for being a dumb whore Khloe Kardashian, right? Makes me proud to be a Nikon shooter knowing that Nikon endorses thugs and criminals.
So buy a Canon and stfu you self-rightous a**hole.
Don’t cry, mate. Go back to listening to your Chris Brown CDs and watching Keeping with the Kardashians.
I think they should have distinguished between celebs who actually used Nikons and those who were paid to pose in an ad.
As for those of you who don’t think that celebrity endorsements sell products, you’re extremely naive and don’t understand marketing. Everyone thinks that they are unaffected by advertising, but the reality is that everyone is. Of course, celeb marketing can backfire, if they’re featuring someone you don’t like.