The hypocrisy of Nikon Rumors blog

July 25, 2018

I was the first English language blog to publish Nikon's leaked marketing images of their upcoming full frame mirrorless camera (you can see them here). I know that, because when I posted them, I checked Nikon Rumors blog right away, and he has not published anything yet. Literally some 15-20 minutes after me he reposted them without linking to me. He's suggesting that the pics came from some of his followers, and is thanking them at the end of this blog post. But where did they get them, if that was true? From my blog most likely. Or from some sources, that also took them from my blog and reposted them. Regardless of that, no credit was given to me, and he is ignoring me ever since.


The hypocrisy

The biggest joke is that the admin of Nikon Rumors, who calls himself Peter, is today complaining, that Endgadget took one of his photos and has not properly credited him:



First of all, you're part of the "new normal"! The whole point of your blog is to steal photos from other websites (like you did in my case), repost them, and in some cases even watermark them! That's way worse than what Endgadget did. Endgadget was honest to their readers. There's no point to link to a shady rumor site like yours. Furthermore, you're not "working hard to get specs", you have your sources who are feeding you just like any other photography rumor website is getting fed. There's absolutely no skill required when you are the sole niche blog for a particular brand, and everybody who likes that product feeds you with information. Endgadget has real journalists who are getting paid for quality content - you're just a reposter. Get off your high horse, my friend.

The irony

Ironically, the only person who linked to my blog was Ken Wheeler aka "The Angry Photographer" - a person Nikon Rumors despises, and is often mocking him on his blog in the comments. For your info, you're not half the person Ken is: Not in knowledge about Nikon or camera gear, even less so in terms of character and honesty.



Thank you Ken for supporting a small blog like me. I got over 7000 hits on my post, and people are still flocking to this blog until today.

16 comments:

  1. I agree with you! All these Sony, Canon, Nikon rumors blogs are garbage. Most of the stuff they "leak" turns out to be false. If they hit 1%, they boast with that as if it's some kind of achievement. Dude, you're sitting in a basement and reposting shit. LOL.......

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    1. I wish I could attach a gif, haha

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    2. Peter is a decent guy! He only wants to get some exposure to his blog, so that his fans will appreciate it. In addition he always offers some discounts and coupons, lens sales and rebates, and other beneficial activities. It really benefits to the end user, to the Nikon fan. Peter is often mad when other websites don't give him credit for the hard work, he often bemoans that in the comments. He's a decent guy, a family man. He loves photography, it's his big passion. He's very proud of some of his photos, and also he's never attacked any blogger or Youtuber, unlike "Taipei Geeks". I think this is not OK, and it didn't correctly understand Peter's action. Also Peter blogs on a porch, not in basement.

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  2. Why you even bother writing about him! He's clearly having some issues. He blocked and deleted me once, because I linked to The Angry Photographer's video. Don't waste your time with him.

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  3. You hit the nail on the head. Some people are so self-centred, they only see injustice when it happens to them. I lurk around Nikon Rumors for some time (same as I watch Ken's videos). I don't care for either of them, I'm a Nikon fan and that's where I get some info and updates on my brand of choice. Honestly, Nikon Rumors used to be better. Now it's full of links and promotions, very little substance. Ken's channel on the other hand is really growing, and getting better. You can see clearly that Ken is more mature now, his tone is quieter, he's usually very concise and well-thought through. In his earlier days he was noisy and obnoxious. Nevertheless, I loved his vintage Nikon lens reviews and I wish he'd do them more often now. I don't watch his Fuji and magnetism videos, because it doesn't interest me, so I watch him less. But clearly there's a difference where Nikon Rumors is headed (down) and where The Angry Photographer is headed (up). I hope with the new Nikon mirrorless his channel will get back to some Nikon content. I even hope that he gets his hands on the camera and thoroughly tests it. No reviewer tests the cameras to their limits like him (I bought the D500 after I watched his reviews).

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  4. These rumor sites are a pest! Months of speculations and bullshit articles, I really wonder why people read such blogs in the first place. What is it that you gain from it? Is your life really so boring?

    And let’s be honest, most of the people reading and commenting in Nikon Rumors are men. Men with too much time on their hands, men with boring pathetic lives. Don’t become a rumor site.

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  5. Hi Taipei Geek! You said it very well. It is a hypocrisy, and it happened many times.

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  6. These RUMOR sites are ONE THING ONLY, not my opinion, but HARDCORE FACT.....they serve as affiliate link clickbait portals to line the pockets of those that run them.

    The guy that runs Nikonrumors OFTEN says nasty things about the guy that runs FUJIRUMORS, i didnt know why, so i asked the fujirumors guy, who as i recall lives in Netherlands or Germany, hes a teacher,...i really dont like him, but hes a pretty normal dude and not a "bad guy"..... i asked him why the Nikon rumors guy was always dumping on him, he said hes "just like that" and didnt explain why he does that.

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    1. The guy running Sony Alpha Rumors is also quite something. He has very little clue about gear and photography, and he's really arrogant. I wonder, if it's the same guy running Nikon Rumors. I sometimes can't tell the difference based on the behavior.

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    2. no, the sonyrumors guy is actually kinda nice to me, hes a diff dude than the goofy dufus that runs nikonrumors

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    3. Rumors blogs are decent people, and they have families. Your Youtube channel is in the mother's basement, daily ramblings of a middle-aged man. Don't you find it goofy and dufus that you attack Peter, a decent man, while there is video evidence on Youtubes how you doctored images of car model to claim as your own? I would be careful to scold Peter, since your own conscience is not sauber!

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  7. It's entertaining to watch Nikon fans going at each other (eating my popcorn, next to my A7RIII)

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  8. This was really fun to read. I think that guy needs a reality check.

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  9. This Peter is a big troll. He's spamming other websites with links to his blog using alternative IDs, he's obnoxious on DP Review forum, but he's the worst on his own blog, where he's deleting comments and banning people, if you criticize him. I'm glad you exposed his hypocrisy.

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    1. Peter never trolls those who criticize him. You have no proofs, it's all hate speech. Peter is decent family guy.

      I assume.

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