He’s a strange fellow but some of his thoughts are worthy of consideration.
Nikon’s new 105mm AF-S lens is the first 105mm lens to have an aperture of F1.4. We were always a fan of Nikon’s previous 105mm DC lens so we have great expectations for this lens. Yes, it’s big, heavy, and expensive ($2200). But if you think of this lens as an investment to use over a period of many years it’s really not that bad for what it is.
There are a few sample photos available taken with this lens, but not many.
Modern digital camera equipment has improved greatly in the last decade. What brand you shoot doesn’t matter. There are benefits to larger sensor sizes, but even if you shoot micro-four-thirds you should be able to make great images. Thom Hogan is a well known reviewer of Nikon equipment and he recently wrote a an article titled Seven Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User. It’s an interesting read, especially for those trying to decide which system they should invest into.
This video is essentially a promotional video for Nikon, but it’s a good behind-the-scenes glimpse nonetheless:
Only recently have full size sample images been released from Hasselblad’s X1D medium format digital camera.
See this gallery from DPReview to see what this camera is capable of.