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M Lucca wrote:
Sorry that it has to come to this. There was a guy who posted here not long ago with D4 problems and sent it into Nikon for repair. Nikon actually lost his D4. Gave him the run around. The guy posted his frustration here and he got similar treatment as you. So don't think you're singled out. There is a pervasive culture of insecurity here. The fanboys cannot stand any negative sentiment on the forum and must feel they have to shut people up or divert attention to Nikon Enemy #1 - Canon.
Lucca I think it's interesting how we see things differently
Here's how I see it:
There are a lot of FMers that would like to keep this forum from degrading into DPR-like mentality - both in brand fanboy-ism as well as brand bashing/trolling. So, lots of times these types of threads are seen as poor taste and the OP insulted.
I don't know about you guys, but I'd really hate to read a forum that's chock-full of nothing but complaints on whatever camera they're using at the time.
Now, I do not agree with insulting the OP - if you don't like what he/she has said, just move on and let the thread die from attrition.
However, I do see the viewpoints the other posters have made, if rudely.
1) The OP "insults" the D4, calling it not impressive, and simply says he's returning it. There is no asking if anyone else had these problems or asking if perhaps it's possible there is a new setting/feature which he isn't up-to-par on. Just a negative statement about the camera.
So, many people see this statement as completely void of value. There is no question to answer, no photo to show problems, nothing. It's almost a Facebook-quality post in how it's just free-flow thought post (not to insult the OP, that's how I saw it).
2) Furthermore, the OP never posts any photos actually showing the problems so that perhaps someone could troubleshoot the problem, or maybe a D4 owner could pipe in and say "well yes I ran into that problem too until...". Regardless of experience levels, even if you have been using cameras longer than some of us have been alive, realize there are always quirks for cameras and new things added, etc. Automatically discounting this possibility is crotchety at best.
3) Finally, the OP has the (IMO) completely unrealistic expectation that a $6000 mass-produced item should work perfectly, disregarding the fact it's possible it did work fine until the shipment either to the reseller or to his home.
So ultimately, I see it as a thread expressing frustration at the OP for a very low-value post to begin with, followed with what (some) see as a completely unrealistic expectation of an item working at 100% just because it costs X, the complete unwillingness to upload test shots or have help because he was just wanting to vent, and ultimately it degrading into something we'd see on DPR.
At least I got to read up on Six-Sigma and learned something new
Best of luck to the OP on the replacement.