Great weekly summary on the main blog this week, not quite a classic for the ages, but it is getting close to being one and no new pro level dSLR's either! Why? In my view it is mostly (but not entirely) due to the crackpot marketing people involved in originating some of the stories there.
As I know so many posters here don't bother reading it, I have to say this weeks is very well worth while looking at. It's the small letters "Back to [NR] Blog" at the top of each page here; just click it.
These are the highlights that got my attention:
Did someone not think about the name "Jerkstopper" before they launched it? Oh the jokes we can have with that... and I see some on the blog already have too. Why would ANYONE want to have a camera topple over and crash into the floor when a cable gets pulled is beyond me. The other end, perhaps a PC or flash trigger/unit is another matter, but not on the camera as they show in the publicity shot.
I like the idea of those girls in the Yellow Store. Much more pleasant than the grumpy old so-and-so's that work in all my local camera stores. I also like the idea of being able to get hands on with all that Nikon gear in one place but I bet they won't let you do any test shots (even in the store on gear tethered to the counter) on your own memory card...
The Japanese government open-door visa plan seems like a good defensive move on the part of Japanese companies. Can you imagine a US or a UK government doing anything like that to help a domestic company? Oh the lawsuits...
Nice to see Nikon's financial results were above expectations - they'll need that to get over the impact of the Thailand flooding, I am sure. My wife lived in Thailand for a few years when she was in her teens and remembers some of the places and has stories of walking to the end of her street and getting into water taxis, so the rivers were a big part of life there. All very sad.
Did nobody at Nikon realize that there were all those Canon shooters in the advert? WTF were they thinking when they approved that? What were they smoking (crackpot... geddit?), or is it a spoof?
Oh yes, you have to look at the main blog... Good job on it admin.