Nikon Busted For Industrial Espionage!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Rita Berkowitz, May 10, 2008.

  1. Rita Berkowitz

    Robert Coe Guest

    : Mark Sieving wrote:
    : >>>> Nikon was caught stealing lens design [from Canon]
    : >>>>
    : >>
    : >>> No such story can be found with a Google News search...
    : >>
    : >> Did you look?
    : >
    : > Your link points to a forum discussion about whether manufacturers'
    : > warranties should cover damage from accidents.
    : What accidents? The lens fell apart due to a poor choice of materials and
    : hardware. This is something everyone expects from Canon not Nikon.

    Let's try to recapitulate: A Nikon lens falls apart, which to Rita indicates
    that Nikon must have "stolen" its design from Canon, and this constitutes
    "industrial espionage". Is that really the premise underlying Rita's original
    article? If it is, and if this doesn't teach us to stop reading her nutty
    threads, we all ought to have our heads examined.

    Robert Coe, May 12, 2008
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  2. Rita Berkowitz

    Gary Edstrom Guest

    I also noticed that in at least one scene, the worker is not using
    "Finger Tips" to handle the lens. Nice way to get body oils on the

    I suspect that this might be from some sort of training film done
    outside a clean room. Strange as it seems, they might not want video
    cameras taping inside a clean room. I have worked in a clean room
    before, and the regulations were quite strict on what could be brought

    Gary Edstrom, May 12, 2008
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  3. Yes, that didn't set to well with me. Makes buying a $5,000 lens really
    I'm not so sure it would be a training film done outside a clean room.
    Taking a camera in a clean room can be a trivial feat if it is prepared for.
    My suspicion is this, or any video, would have been done with the best
    techniques and methods available to highlight their strengths. This video
    did the opposite. It is what we don't see that worries me. For all we know
    the tech could be salivating and dropping rice from her mouth over the lens.
    Maybe a good sneeze?

    Stamping out Internet stupidity one idiot at a time. Never empower the
    idiot, embrace it and stimulate it. For more details go to the Usenet
    Stimulus Project page.
    Rita Berkowitz, May 13, 2008
  4. Quoting: "My 24-70mm was mounted to my D3 in my Tamrac bag which rolled
    off the bed bag and all."
    Michael Benveniste, May 13, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Rita... :)
    Paul Furman, May 13, 2008
  6. of course that is the real story, Rita was just trying to put the blame for
    a Nikor lens breaking (because it was obviously cheap shit) onto Canon, the
    stupid troll forgot that this would in turn put the spotlight squarely back
    on Nikon and their illegal practices.
    Atheist Chaplain, May 13, 2008
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    George Kerby Guest

    Projecting again?
    George Kerby, May 13, 2008
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