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Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon

 
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Jan 20, 2014 14:06 |  #1

Hopefully this hasn't been posted already:

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Jan 20, 2014 14:40 |  #2

I didnt know he switched. Probably a huge blow for nikon, I personally think that kelby is the most prominent nikon shooter ever (aside from kutcher). 1Dx + 5D3, he's got the good toys.


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Jan 20, 2014 15:38 |  #3

Money talks. :p


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Jan 20, 2014 15:43 |  #4

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #16621663external link
Money talks. :p

So did Nikon pay you to make the switch?




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Jan 20, 2014 15:49 |  #5

I can't imagine anything less than a full sponsorship would motivate a prominent photographer to switch brands.


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Jan 20, 2014 15:55 |  #6

I posted this on Twitter, earlier, man that's great to have him on the Light side!


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Jan 20, 2014 16:19 |  #7

1DX AF kick butt!.


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Jan 20, 2014 16:30 |  #8

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #16621663external link
Money talks. :p

That was my first thought. However, if they did seriously tell him that there was no obligation to switch, it would still make complete sense for Canon to want to sponsor some of his productions. So I don't feel confident in saying that money was the main factor here. He did seem pretty genuine as well, although I don't follow him much to know if that is just his demeanor.

Is the 1dx really that much better than the D4? I completely agree with the "wheel" on the back and being able to scroll through images quickly. That really stood out to me before I watched this video (I just switched to a canon 3 weeks ago). And I have read online that people agree that Canons tend to produce a more pleasing skin tone. And you know what they say; "You cant put anything on the internet that is not true".


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Jan 20, 2014 20:38 |  #9

andrikos wrote in post #16621698external link
I can't imagine anything less than a full sponsorship would motivate a prominent photographer to switch brands.

agree, one of the last episodes of "photography tips and tricks" which is a kelby series, had RC Concepcion gushing about canon equipment and he shoots with Nikon. I would not be surprised if he switches to canon also.


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Jan 20, 2014 21:13 |  #10

I agree with Kelby when he stated that if he could just take the Canon shutter button out and replace it with Nikon's, that'd make Canon a perfect camera. Don't know why Canon just can't seem to make the experience of pressing the shutter button as pleasing as Nikon's. I couldn't help laughing when I came across that remark by Kelby in the video.



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Jan 20, 2014 21:32 |  #11

I would say that the nikon shutter button is great and the wheel in front of the shutter is awesome too. Just natural when your finger is not on the shutter. I do like my brothers nikon but their menu system is not as easy to change.

I like having all adjustment buttons on the top to make it quick for adjustment changes.


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Jan 20, 2014 21:54 |  #12

For those of us that can't view youtube video's at the moment - is there a writeup or summary of the reasons why anywhere that's available please? :)


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Jan 20, 2014 22:05 |  #13

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Jan 20, 2014 22:07 |  #14

If he got paid to switch, God bless him.


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Jan 20, 2014 22:36 |  #15

The video seemed pretty genuine.
He was absolutely gushing about the auto focus and the speed and then the iso and then the High HIGH iso and the skin color and you know what?
He's right.
Just go look at the amazon reviews for the 5d3 and compare with Nikons d800.
He couldn't say enough about the 5d3 and he seemed ecstatic.
He started talking about the 1dx and the auto focus speed which blew him away.
Then how fast he could wheel through the pics and select the keeper.
He loved both of them the 1dx and the 5d3.

I have to tell you, I love my 5d3.
it is so much better than the 2.


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