Make no bones

NPhoto - - Over To You -

I feel I must con­tact your let­ters pages as I have two bones to pick! Firstly I note the let­ter from Nigel Sawyer ( N-Photo

# 70) re­gard­ing his is­sue with his Nikon D750’s faulty shut­ter. While it seems that Nigel may fi­nally have an in­con­ve­nient but free fix, historically Nikon has been slow to man-up to qual­ity-con­trol is­sues. The D600’s oily spots come to mind – it re­quired a US Class Ac­tion to get Nikon to ad­mit the is­sue. Cam­eras and lenses are not cheap and Nikon should, as soon as an er­ror is known, pub­li­cize and fix it free of charge.

N-Photo is not with­out crit­i­cism here. As an (in­de­pen­dent?) Nikon mag­a­zine, you owe it to your read­ers to pub­lish is­sues and en­cour­age Nikon to fix them.

On to the Mini Test of photo jack­ets in the same is­sue. How many fit my 52-inch chest? Not many, I bet. And it’s a re­view with re­state­ment of man­u­fac­tur­ers’ blurb rather than a test; this would es­tab­lish breatha­bil­ity and wa­ter pen­e­tra­tion against man­u­fac­tur­ers’ fig­ures. Stat­ing jack­ets as “us­able for years” is sup­po­si­tion and can­not be ver­i­fied in a short-term test. Ian Peter Dou­glas, Ply­mouth The D750 shut­ter/D600 spot is­sues had to be proved be­fore we could state them as fact. We did men­tion size ranges in the vest test, and wore them in the field to as­sess com­fort, and sub­jected them to a soak test with a gar­den hose…

We took the photo jack­ets on shoots and gave them a soak­ing

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