"Well, finally, I managed to get just Adorama to lower the price — but only for you folks — down to $7,099 if you use coupon code..."
"and somehow over the years I've become the world's largest independent source of photography information. Even the world's largest printed photography magazine has less readership than this website."
"Maybe I'm popular because I'm completely independent. I have no camera companies as advertisers, and I get no free cameras, or even prototypes."
"The largest source of my family's income comes from when you use my links to these stores when you get your stuff."
Ole Ren is an online alter-ego full contradictory absolutes and a growing exaggerated sense of self-importance. D40 forever, my little film camera is better, Leica is the greatest, Canon is the greatest, Nikon is the greatest, Fuji colors are the greatest, Filters degrade IQ, I would always leave a "72mm Hoya Super HMC UV" (with link)...
90% of his stuff is just promo materials copied into his own format with some canned ramblings about the different versions with generalities of what the new tech will add. He over-exaggerates minute shortcomings and strengths that I rarely find remotely important.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for the guy - he evidently makes a good living and has created something that very few have. It enables him to enjoy photography and getting up everyday - can't knock that. It is a great site with easy to read specs. His opinions on stuff though, I take with a grain of salt.
Canon has good products, Nikon has good products and both seem to fit a niche with different photographers for one reason or another. Canon is better at this, Nikon is better at that, neither is a perfect glove fit for everyone. Canon stays their course while Nikon steps out and blazes new paths with products that most of us have sat back more than a few times and been dumbfounded at one time or another. Some like it, some hate it, but we are all stuck with it. Why ole Ren feels the need to declare something and what the declaration is, doesn't matter to me. I'm not selling 10 years of glass and accessories just to get a Canon because it is better in some areas at this moment or Ren declares something. Hell if we listened to him, we would be shooting Kodak Brownie cameras with Kodachrome. He has three groups to cater too, existing photographers, newbies, and the id & superego on his shoulder. Which will win - no one will know.