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on Dec 4, 2008 in Random Thoughts

And from the other side of the fence

We all have a different perspective on life which in a free society is a great thing because we can voice it. This week, I’ve heard a lot of perspective on the D3x. So much so, I put up that annoying animated Gif which did it’s job, stopped the angry pricing emails from coming to me (as if I’m in the garage assembling the camera and selling it to Nikon). Then started the emails from folks like the one below. I just wanted to share this view from the other side of the fence.

“I saw your BLOG Sunday night on the new D3X and figured that I would drop you a e-mail to see what you think, then being gifted with a “tiny” bit of common sense I figured half of the “Free World” was probably sending you the same e-mail asking you the same question.  So I went digging on line to see what I could find, wow, I thought I had walked into a pre-school that had just had just canceled snack time.  The whining and crying caught me a little off guard, so I enjoyed the article last night and the link over to Scott Kelby’s “Adobe Photoshop Insider”.

They act like a kid crying in the isle of a Toy-R-Us, they should have purchased two Canon MKlll’s, brand new, shot less than a 1,000 frames, sent them both back to the factory TWICE and still found out they wouldn’t auto-focus on a turtle crossing the street!  Then you get to sell two new cameras at a 50% loss because nobody will by a brand new used model released from a camera manufacture that should have known better.  On top that you have a ton of glass you have to sell at a loss because the acorn falls off the tree and hits you in the head and you find out you can get a much sharper picture with a camera made from a little company called NIKON.  They should feel my pain!

I don’t take pictures to make money anyway, I am not that good.  But it is great to put pixels on my hard drive or photo paper that evoke passion and emotion and I am gratefully reminded of this everyday when I open up files from the past seven years of my two kids whom are now seven and five.  I couldn’t put a price on those memories that fade through time but are revisited when you actually see them on the screen or on photo paper in front of you, the true definition of “Priceless”.”