Some Nikon humor to start the weekend

This is the review an Amazon customer wrote for the Nikon F6:

The best part - 35 out of 180 people found this review helpful...

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  • Catalin Sandu

    Next complaint: no touchscreen.

    • Banned

      Honestly, this guy is just having a field day with the amazon nazis. He knows that whenever you give less than 5 stars to a product the fanboys will get mad and throw nasty comments. He was just trolling those idiots.

      He doesn’t even have the tag “amazon purchased product” next to his name which means it’s obviously a joke.

      I think it’s funny.

      • Amazon Nazis … L O L

        • Ronan

          I LOLed at the Amazon Naazis comment xD

          • Mock Kenwell

            I still like “ass clowns.”

  • Son of FE

    That review is incomplete! You can also buy “tape” that allows 36!! exposures. I think the reviewer was bi-assed.

    • WoutK89

      He had two asses? =D

      • Son of FE

        Indeed. One between his ears and one ” to poop on!”

        • alvix

          one for output and one just for inputs…

    • Mark

      Good point, in fact I have had times that my 36 exposure tape allow me to shoot 37!

      • Some people can shoot even 40, using mechanical camera. I couldn’t expose more than 38.

  • I got to say that I have this camera and this reviewer is right. Forgot to say is the best piece of equipment I ever bought 🙂

  • Glow

    Yeah! Time for hybrid bodys! :>

  • venancio

    5.5 fps ! 8fps if you have the grip!

  • NikkorPM

    I’m sure the reviewer was just being clever, although I suppose there are youngsters out there who have never used film, er tape cartridges.

    • Mark

      I checked out a few other reviews by this person and I do not think they were kidding.

      • Funduro

        Must have been the same person that complained to Dell tech support when the slide out cup holder on the desktop PC bent from the weight of the coffee cup.

        • Amien

          Seriously, I only use Yogurts in the side cup holder, much lighter & not hot (could melt the poor plastic constrution) !
          sometimes I also use it as a CD holder, but it only hold 1 unfortunatly & often moves back & forth intermittently…

        • PiXLPeeper

          May be the same moron aka person who sent me a 5″ diskette carefully folded to fit a #10 business envelope (true story!)

          • Amien

            Lol ! but aren’t they intended to be folded & trowed in front of the porch by the Paperboy ???

        • lol I worked at a Circut City back in the early 90s and that actually happed. Some goy came to the returns desk extremely pissed that his cup holder broke so easily. I couldn’t believe it. Of course there was the guy who botched his diy car stereo installation, and decided that taking a hammer to it would fix the problem.

        • f/2.8

          Duh, I didn’t know that was a cup holder. I was trying to fit a toilet roll on it. Thanks for the tip.

      • King Of Swaziland

        As the guy who brought this review to light in FM-land, I’m pretty sure they were kidding (trolling). Troll reviews on Amazon are a rather popular pastime.

  • ZinhaEq

    Saw that long ago there. Back then it really made me laugh for quite a long time. But not this time.

  • Kaze kaze

    57 and counting just now… the “most helpful” apparently
    and hey, better then someone who would confuse the “big button” and the “other big button” when taking pictures. Glad he returned it…

  • John Bowen

    I wish I could afford an F6…

  • CreativeAngle

    LOL. This is the best review of F6 I have ever read. Very informative. 🙂

  • PiXLPeeper

    There’s a niche to sell tape readers to those 35 geniuses 🙂

  • This is classic. This made my weekend. Thanks Admin! 😀 😀

  • Erik

    Any news about the F7?

    • Fear that we won’t see any film camera in the future. 🙁

  • adam

    why didn’t he complain about the lack of a lens too?

    • PiXLPeeper

      He probably bought a bunch of them primes AFTER returning the body!

    • TapeApe

      Who needs a lens. Just punch a tiny hole in the body cap and you have the world’s most expensive pin-hole camera. Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to insert your 8-track tape cartridge so you can listen to a few tunes.

      • PiXLPeeper

        You are right!
        And just attach a Brita filter to get rid of those pesky UV rays!

    • UPI

      BULLETIN: Ken Rockwell has just announced that he is starting a new website devoted to reviews of the latest Nikon 8-track tape cartridge players.

      • PiXLPeeper

        He now has a growing server family too?
        We need to put him on the pill, asap!

  • PiXLPeeper

    Based on his Amazon nickname, does anybody know how to send this guy a link to this blog?
    Just in case he decides to start replying to all our posts 🙂

    • LennyLens

      Sorry, he only responds to messages that are sent to him on 8-track tape cartridges.

      • Or maybe perfocards. Or even Morse code.

        • Funduro

          I can mail him/her a cup with a string attached so we can talk about it and avoid long distance charges.

          • PiXLPeeper

            He probably doesn’t want relationships with strings attached.

          • Greg Schmidt

            Then when he in’t busy talking to the Progresso kitchen, he can talk with you.

  • Kosta

    What… No touch screen on the F6, is that possible … This is a deal breaker

    Sorry for my English


  • I thought it was a joke until I read his other reviews.

  • Some have to much money, I cannot afford a F6, but I can buy the FILM. Stupid rich guy should take a class and learn about photography

    • PiXLPeeper

      We should get his credit card information and go on a photo gear shopping spree 🙂

      • Funduro

        You get a D3s! You get a D3x! You get a D700. You get a D.. . . . .

  • longzoom

    Stop kidding! I have an extra complain on that camera! There is now video, too! So what I paid my big $$$$ for? And stop call me stupid idiot! You are, not me!

  • Chris P

    Thanks for this Admin, really cheered up on a, weather wise, gloomy day. It just goes to prove that, if he can afford to buy an F6 without having a clue about film versus digital capture, you don’t have to have to have intelligence to make money.

  • BeckySawyer

    I am the wife of the man who wrote the review at the top of this page. After visiting your planet, my husband and I became disappointed and returned to Mars. That’s why my husband ended his review with the following statement: “Very disappointed and returned.”

    • PiXLPeeper

      I see, so you returned the camera because there’s no tape refills in Mars.

    • PiXLPeeper

      You could have kept the camera and returned your husband.

  • TCD

    So I read some of his other reviews on amazon and he says he owns a D700.

    One of his reviews is stating that a 16-35 f/4 is better than the 14-24 f/2.8 because it is cheaper and accepts filters… wtf?

    Then he “reviews” the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II (1 star) saying that it is worse than the VR1 in every way…

    I think his review on the F6 is not just a made up review, I think that guy has a lot of money and no … clue.

    • PiXLPeeper

      He should apply for an engineering job at the Nikon Labs and, sadly, he would probably get hired!

      • Son of FE

        Only in the Coolpix division!

    • PiXLPeeper

      Or we could find out his mailing address and keep sending him photo gear to review if he agrees to write profusely about his findings!

  • WalterCronkite

    From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: The Nikon F6 died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time, 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago.

  • PiXLPeeper

    Let’s get lots of people go mark this review as useful, it may well show up as the first one on the F6 Amazon page!… Too bad this isn’t trending on the internets or it could go viral.

    P.S. Wish we can keep this thread alive: it’s a long cold weekend.

  • T. Sawyer


    I’m Tom, the reviewer you are talking about is my father, I’m really disappointed that you doubt his photography skills and consider him a noob because he doesn’t shoot with a D4.

    Just to prove you wrong, I’m willing to trade an apple and the change to paint a wooden fence for a chance to shoot with the F6.


    • T. Sawyer

      PS : I did manage to get fantastic shots with the F6 while on a cruise on my raft with my friend H. Finn . Sadly I can’t show you those amazing pictures as we used the tape to tie down out raft to the pier.

      • MarkTwain

        Don’t miss my new book, “The Adventures of Huckleberry F6”. It’s an exciting novel, in which Tom Sawyer comes out of the closet and marries Ken Rockwell.

        • T. Sawyer

          The case is solved.
          Mark Twain = Ken Rockwell.

          Elementary, Mr Watson.

        • Jeeze, I am in tears!

        • PiXLPeeper

          You are probably right: they both moved to their Tee Pee and lived happily forever! (see his news page dated today)

          • PiXLPeeper

            (notice he has two extra tents for his growing family)

  • JohnKennedy

    Ask not what your Nikon can do for you. Ask what a tape cartridge can do for your F6.

  • JohnGG

    By the way: “apologia” is a greek word and means “apology”, “excuse”. What is this guy apologizing for? The fact that he has to by (=buy) a cartridge of tape (=film) or the fact that he is so stupid?
    Have a nice weekend all.
    apologia = απολογία (I don’t know if the greek work appears correctly).

  • I found this review helpful.

  • Rahul

    Maybe he meant to apologize as it was all Greek to him 😉

  • I’m one of those that found the review very helpful. I laugh every time I remebered!

  • lolly

    Well, he’s being sarcastic and implying that film is dead. R. Sawyer, “apologia”, if you’re reading this then I suggest you go to and search with these key words “I shoot film”. You’ll be amazed with what you find.

  • 2cents

    Oh, wow. The reviewer must have experienced an ID-10T error with the camera.

  • Fred

    You guys think that’s funny?
    Try looking up the Denon AKD1 ethernet cable on Amazon and read the reviews!
    Or the 3 wolves T-shirt.. now that those are funny!

  • dino

    Such a person should be banned immediately from the photographic community…
    It’s like purchasing a Ferrari and then complaining because it’s not diesel…..

  • DianeSawyer

    I am R. Sawyer’s daughter, and I am also the anchor of “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”. Don’t miss our ABC special report next week: “The Secret Story Of Tape Cartridges And Why They Are Destroying Our Nation’s Teenagers”.

    • ConcernedMother

      Diane, I am so glad that you are covering this important issue. I have been extremely worried ever since I found a hidden roll of duct tape in my son’s room.

  • LennyLens

    “R. Sawyer” is actually the pen name of Tsuneji Uchida, the president of Canon. This is all part of a secret Canon plot to destroy Nikon by convincing Nikon to switch back to film.

  • chris

    he gave 5 stars to “obama zombies” … i am guessing he is a middle aged fellow with too much money and a lot of time.

  • PiXLPeeper

    Aren’t you worried, or at least curious, to know where did he stick all his CF cards?

    • X. Sawyer

      I am R. Sawyer’s cousin. I am sorry, but I cannot answer your question because I promised my cousin that I would never reveal to anyone where he sticks his CF cards.

    • X. Sawyer

      And trust me: you don’t want to know what he does with his tape cartridges.

      • PiXLPeeper

        OMG, his entire family is getting involved…
        This begins to “smell” fishy: we should probably call Dateline NBC and have them investigate thoroughly, especially the apertures.

  • this tape you have to feed it into a sprocket to advance and rewind by hand?????
    what a moron
    this moron should use a point and shoot a PHD camera in his case PHM camera
    translation press here dummy or moron

  • Qwerty

    I just have one question for R. Sawyer: were you on the grassy knoll at the time of the Kennedy assassination? I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but if you look very closely at the Zapruder film, you can see a person holding a tape cartridge.

  • anon
  • broxibear

    Since were talking about camera humour I came across this earlier…

  • Bob

    Is it possible that R. Sawyer’s “review” is not really a review, but is actually an encoded message for international tape cartridge smugglers?

    • PiXLPeeper

      I think it’s just another Labor dispute: Camera refuses to work with CompactFlash 🙂

  • PiXLPeeper

    OT – Where’s Admin today?
    ROFL, AWOL or gone fishing in Winnipeg?

  • The real R. Sawyer just contacted me on twitter (!/nikonrumors):

    @nikonrumors Hey look, my Amazon comment is up on NikonRumors[dot]com – Glad to see someone understands my sense of humor. I’m R. Sawyer!!!

    You can check his flickr stream (he is a D700 user):

    • PiXLPeeper

      Oops, if he’s for real we’re in trouble: set lawyer watch ON…
      Bummer, this might scare further posts and I was hoping for a couple more days of F6 digital fun 🙁

  • Art

    More camera funniness …..

    Here is another comment by a photographer with a sense of humor ……


    • Pierre

      That’s a nice one.

  • Son of FE

    Uh, so does this mean no film advance lever on the new D4/D800/D400?

  • jerl

    I thought that the F6 actually uses a compact flash card to store exif data (focal length, exposure compensation). Let me double check.

    Ok, you need a special accessory to do that.

  • cirtap

    F- is for Film

    D – is for Dumb Cluck.

  • The best part is, you felt like reiterating the the best part! Do you really believe your readers to be so dumb?

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