Lloyd Chambers on the D600...
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molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10706
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Lloyd Chambers has posted his first impressions of the Nikon D600, and he seems to think it's okay...

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2012/20121005_2-NikonD600-initial.html



LeifG
Registered: Nov 16, 2004
Total Posts: 1071
Country: United Kingdom

Sadly that page is little more than an advert for his paid web site.



DTOB
Registered: Oct 07, 2010
Total Posts: 1359
Country: Canada

Extra extra, read all about it!

Without a doubt, the D600 sensor blows away any and all of the mirrorless APS-C sensors, including the Sony NEX-7, the Fujifilm X-Pro1, the Olympus E-M5. Not even close.

What a revelation.



Kerry Pierce
Registered: Feb 01, 2004
Total Posts: 3587
Country: United States

I don't know why he even bothers making the first page public. It says almost nothing and certainly doesn't entice me to purchase a subscription, especially at the prices he asks.

But, I must admit a great admiration for his ability to make money at it, assuming that he does.

Kerry



Jammy Straub
Registered: Jan 28, 2007
Total Posts: 6869
Country: United States

His website is all he does. He drives a Porsche Cayenne and has nice toys. I think he's doing alright.

Really though, if you've got the income to support it, his subscription service offers some of the best gear related articles out there. He's squarely aimed at the well healed and those who wish they were market.



M635_Guy
Registered: Dec 22, 2010
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Jammy Straub wrote:He's squarely aimed at the well healed and those who wish they were market.

Huh? Not sure I understand that last part.

(and not trying to be the grammar/spelling police, but it is "well-heeled")



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Country: United States

M635_Guy wrote:
Jammy Straub wrote:He's squarely aimed at the well healed and those who wish they were market.

Huh? Not sure I understand that last part.

(and not trying to be the grammar/spelling police, but it is "well-heeled")


People who shoot Leica...



Ben Horne
Registered: Jan 10, 2002
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Sites with Pay Walls are a huge turn off.



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
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I've got a beter idea, everyone pitch in and donate money to me so I can buy all the new camera gear, and I'll tell you how awesome it is and how it performs better than non-competing gear



Kibsgaard
Registered: Aug 21, 2007
Total Posts: 214
Country: Denmark

Jammy Straub wrote:


Really though, if you've got the income to support it, his subscription service offers some of the best gear related articles out there. .


I agree, it is very thorough, and for me it is worth the money



Frank_Maiello
Registered: Jun 20, 2012
Total Posts: 226
Country: United States

Hey, if we don't want to pay Lloyd for his professional advice, there's also a well known camera pundit with a growing family, who turns up in any Google search for Nikon equipment, whose free advice is worth exactly what we pay for it



DigMeTX
Registered: Nov 26, 2010
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Country: United States

Last time I was at Lloyd's site I had the thought that it was looking more and more like KR's site.

brad



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10706
Country: Canada

Kibsgaard wrote:
Jammy Straub wrote:


Really though, if you've got the income to support it, his subscription service offers some of the best gear related articles out there. .


I agree, it is very thorough, and for me it is worth the money


+1

Lloyd is one of the few reviewers that actually tests the equipment he writes about, rather than just paraphrasing the manufacturers' advertising literature.

However, I suspect some people here would get upset by his reviews, because he does criticize Nikon from time to time...



Jammy Straub
Registered: Jan 28, 2007
Total Posts: 6869
Country: United States

molson wrote:
However, I suspect some people here would get upset by his reviews, because he does criticize Nikon from time to time...


If there's a problem with anything he does not sugar coat it.

There have been plenty of things Nikon has not done well and without high profile people like Lloyd, Michael Reichmann, etc... calling them out on it, things may never change.



311erin
Registered: Sep 26, 2005
Total Posts: 166
Country: United States

I subscribe, but I have been letting my subscriptions drop as the expiration dates pass. I recently care less to listen to Lloyd blow up the latest gear to the pixel level and expound his infinite wisdom on why the gear makes it into his inner circle or is cast overboard. Blah.... If I see one more dead tree sharpness example my eyes will bleed.



Jammy Straub
Registered: Jan 28, 2007
Total Posts: 6869
Country: United States

It gets boring for me too.



elbeasto
Registered: Aug 05, 2010
Total Posts: 222
Country: Australia

Does he do any articles on photography rather than gear?
Like his photos are pretty nice, I'd be more inclined to read about how he shoots rather than what he thinks about the latest Canikon.

Yes, I realise he's a Zeiss and Leica aficionado as well...



williamkazak
Registered: Jun 08, 2006
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Country: United States

I don't subscribe but it looks interesting from the outside. I was thinking that site could be the best informational site out there to read because of all the tests. I notice the Zeiss and Leica focus too. I certainly don't want to go out and dump all my Nikon bodies and lenses for a Leica rangefinder nor for Voightlander MF lenses, even when I do get rich. It would be very interesting to know what the best actually is but I have a feeling that all lenses have their own unique characteristics, no matter their price or heritage.



LeifG
Registered: Nov 16, 2004
Total Posts: 1071
Country: United Kingdom

DigMeTX wrote:
Last time I was at Lloyd's site I had the thought that it was looking more and more like KR's site.

brad


There's no need to be so rude about Chambers.



mshi
Registered: Dec 13, 2010
Total Posts: 3410
Country: United States

Why should I listen to someone else's opinions? If I really need to know whether or not a piece of hardware equipment will work for my needs, such as low-light sports, low-light events, video, portrait, landscape, etc, I would either rent it or buy it to make my own judgement and form my own opinions. Perhaps that's just me.



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