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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2017, 03:59:09 PM »
Are people not allowed to be wrong?  I am wrong about something everyday.

But it's delivered with the veneer of 'rightness' and 'you can trust me', etc. that makes his thing a bit professorial, and that sort of role should be strictly factual, IMHO.

Again, no ill will towards what he does.  It's just not for me.

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2017, 04:02:26 PM »
Are people not allowed to be wrong?  I am wrong about something everyday.

But it's delivered with the veneer of 'rightness' and 'you can trust me', etc. that makes his thing a bit professorial, and that sort of role should be strictly factual, IMHO.

Again, no ill will towards what does.  It's just not for me.

- A

I don't really like Tony, but I did not get that impression personally.

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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 04:55:51 PM »
Are people not allowed to be wrong?  I am wrong about something everyday.

Sure they are.  When their errors are pointed out, they're also allowed to continue to defend their mistakes, even at the expense of their reputation.  Personally, I choose to acknowledge my errors and thank those who correct me.  Tony prefers a different approach. 
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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 05:43:02 PM »
Are people not allowed to be wrong?  I am wrong about something everyday.

Sure they are.  When their errors are pointed out, they're also allowed to continue to defend their mistakes, even at the expense of their reputation.  Personally, I choose to acknowledge my errors and thank those who correct me.  Tony prefers a different approach.

I am with you on that.  Life is too short for CYA mode.  I guess I have not followed the instances where he was wrong and the subsequent reaction.  I don't get deep into the technical aspects of photography though.

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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2017, 12:08:33 AM »
Please summarize, as I can’t bear to watch that goofball.

Agree.  8)

Not to mention extremely biased.

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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2017, 12:13:35 AM »
I don't know why he gets so much hate.  He said right upfront his predictions would be wrong and even gave examples of how he was wrong last year.  I think people hear what they want to hear with people they dislike.  Him and Chelsea inspire me in a different way than say Ben Horn or Ted Forbes, but I enjoy their content.  I guess i am in the minority.

One thing is that if the predictions will be wrong, then why bother posting- other than self-centered hucksterism.  He is stongly biased against Canon and minimizes their strengths, ignores them, or misrepresents them.  So for me it is a matter fo honesty, integrity.
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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2017, 02:56:35 AM »
Are people not allowed to be wrong?  I am wrong about something everyday.

But it's delivered with the veneer of 'rightness' and 'you can trust me', etc. that makes his thing a bit professorial, and that sort of role should be strictly factual, IMHO.

Again, no ill will towards what he does.  It's just not for me.

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Tony Northrup really is the Youtube version of Ken Rockwell.

I have found both to be helpful in one way or another over the years, but the total lack of accountability means they live in this gray area where you can never take anything they say very seriously, and the success of the business is limited to tricking entry level consumers into paying for a PDF full of “tips”, which I consider to be just a tweak on Rockwell’s strategy of begging for small donations.

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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2017, 07:32:10 AM »
I don't know why he gets so much hate.  He said right upfront his predictions would be wrong and even gave examples of how he was wrong last year.  I think people hear what they want to hear with people they dislike.  Him and Chelsea inspire me in a different way than say Ben Horn or Ted Forbes, but I enjoy their content.  I guess i am in the minority.

One thing is that if the predictions will be wrong, then why bother posting- other than self-centered hucksterism.  He is stongly biased against Canon and minimizes their strengths, ignores them, or misrepresents them.  So for me it is a matter fo honesty, integrity.

As a Canon shooter I have not found him biased against them.  He usually has something negative to say about every camera he reviews.  I think he is disappointed with Canon's latest offerings, but he is a tech geek so I understand why. 


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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2017, 11:19:45 AM »
I am very interested in Youtube as a platform. The main Problem with Photography Youtube ist that there are limited topics.

There may be 8 major Camera releases per year, makes 16 videos if one makes a preview & review to everone. If you want to get a major Youtuber who makes his living with the videos, one wants to make 2 at least every week. That is 110 videos per year, minimum. Target: 130-140

Theory about Photography is limited and you will hold back some topics for your books. So after the first few month of youtube there is nothing more to add. As a result, there are 20-30 Videos with substancial information per year, 50 portfolio-reviews if done weekly. The remaining 50 Videos are fillers with nonsense content.

One can blame Youtube for the situation. Tony does what is nessecery to gain a huge subscription basis. Cant blame him about that because he makes his living with that.
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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2017, 02:00:59 PM »
I don't know why he gets so much hate.  He said right upfront his predictions would be wrong and even gave examples of how he was wrong last year.  I think people hear what they want to hear with people they dislike.  Him and Chelsea inspire me in a different way than say Ben Horn or Ted Forbes, but I enjoy their content.  I guess i am in the minority.

Lots of people seemingly love bashing those who make a living off their approach to digital photography -  while providing free information, tests and reviews to all of us. Ken Rockwell also gets a lot of hate. DxO also springs to mind.

Even haters here find Northrup's predictions interesting enough to fill up this thread with reactions (...).

I'm happy there are so many different sites out there that provide tons of very useful information for free. And I admire the very, very few out there who have turned their hobby into their business.

No one has go to web sites that bring nothing to them. No one forces anyone to click on any sites they don't like or find interesting.

So maybe better to drop mindless bashing and instead encourage the ones you think are doing a good job out there.  ;)


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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2017, 12:13:33 AM »
Lots of people seemingly love bashing those who make a living off their approach to digital photography...

Because it’s 99% marketing and 1% content.
Tony is just as capable of mis-informing people as he is of providing useful information and he does both regularly.

Tony’s “busuness” is his personality, he markets his face, not cameras or photographs.
If you took “Tony Northrup” out of the “Tony Northrup Channel” those videos would be worth nothing, half the time he can’t even get a spec sheet right, but enough mindless “followers” view him as a celebrity and want to associate with his syle (and probably just want to emulate his lifestyle) so they consume all his content and live vicariously through the videos.

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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2017, 04:26:15 AM »
Are people not allowed to be wrong?  I am wrong about something everyday.

But it's delivered with the veneer of 'rightness' and 'you can trust me', etc. that makes his thing a bit professorial, and that sort of role should be strictly factual, IMHO.

Again, no ill will towards what he does.  It's just not for me.

- A


The top listed synonyms in http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/professorial for "professorial" are: accomplished; educated; scholarly; scientific; studied; and well-educated, which are the complete opposite pf Tony Northrup's reviewing and for which I agree entirely with "Again, no ill will towards what he does.  It's just not for me."

There are sites that are "professorial", such as lensrentals, the-digital-picture, lenstip, ephotozine, photozone, amateurphotographer, cameralabs etc etc that I respect and take notice of and learn from but Tony Northrup gives every impression of knowing far less than many CR members.
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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2017, 07:37:28 AM »
Lots of people seemingly love bashing those who make a living off their approach to digital photography...

Because it’s 99% marketing and 1% content.
Tony is just as capable of mis-informing people as he is of providing useful information and he does both regularly.

Tony’s “busuness” is his personality, he markets his face, not cameras or photographs.
If you took “Tony Northrup” out of the “Tony Northrup Channel” those videos would be worth nothing, half the time he can’t even get a spec sheet right, but enough mindless “followers” view him as a celebrity and want to associate with his syle (and probably just want to emulate his lifestyle) so they consume all his content and live vicariously through the videos.

Thank you for highlighting my points.  8)

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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2017, 07:37:28 AM »

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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2017, 12:58:20 PM »
I don't know why he gets so much hate.  He said right upfront his predictions would be wrong and even gave examples of how he was wrong last year.  I think people hear what they want to hear with people they dislike.  Him and Chelsea inspire me in a different way than say Ben Horn or Ted Forbes, but I enjoy their content.  I guess i am in the minority.

I'm with you 100% - I very much enjoy their insight and commentary.
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Re: Tony Northrup´s rumors for 2018....
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 12:42:17 PM »
I think it would be an interesting January 1st post for all the various rumor sites to post all at the same time their predictions on the coming year.

See who gets it closest ;)

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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 12:42:17 PM »