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What made you pick Canon?

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Jan 26, 2012 14:40 |  #46

My first SLR was an old Pentax Spotmatic – it had been kicked around a lot before I ended up with it, but it was still in working condition. When I decided to buy myself a new kit, I asked a lot of questions and read a lot. It came down to either Nikon or Canon. In the end, I just played around with them in store and chose Canon because I liked the way it felt – it was a comfortable shape to hold, and I liked where all the buttons and dials were located. The Nikon design just felt a bit awkward to me. Everything was just slightly off.

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Jan 26, 2012 15:53 |  #47

h4ppydaze wrote in post #13773272 (external link)
so does that mean you'd be willing to part with your 5dii to a fellow Washingtonian? ;)

I have gotten rid of the 5DmkII as part of the trade to get the 1DsmkIII, sorry. I only currently have the 1D and waiting for the 1DX to be shipped.

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Jan 26, 2012 15:53 |  #48

What made you pick Canon?

Jimbers wrote in post #13772146 (external link)
andre agassi

Ashton Kutcher.


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Jan 26, 2012 16:07 |  #49

RTPVid wrote in post #13773788 (external link)
What made you pick Canon?

Ashton Kutcher.


I think this is a better reason to go Canon :lol:

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Jan 26, 2012 17:01 |  #50

Back in the early 80s I was riding with a co-worker to a halloween party that was being held at another co-worker's father's farm in Western Maryland and he'd brought his camera with him...a Canon AE-1 Program. When he saw me admiring his camera he plonked it in my hand and said "go ahead, take a few shots".


He had to crowbar it out of my hands (which is difficult to do when you're driving down the interstate at 65 miles an hour) :lol:.

Fast forward nearly thirty years...when I got some overtime money I immediately plonked it down for a 50D + 17-55...and the rest was history.

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Feb 02, 2012 09:08 |  #51

I watch a lot of sports and always noticed those great big white "L" lenses and photographers with Canon neckstraps.

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Feb 02, 2012 12:44 as a reply to  @ NYC2BGI's post |  #52

I borrowed my brother-in-law's rebel a few years back and have been hooked since. :-)

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Feb 02, 2012 13:20 as a reply to  @ sweetpea44's post |  #53

Father bought a Canon A-1 and handed down to me his Pentax (circa early 80's).

A couple of years later I was offered a nearly new Canon AE-1
I added a motor wind and a Vivitar zoom lens.

That was sold and replaced with my first digital - an Olympus C-1000L (external link) (0.85 mega pixels).

Next, came along the camera that rekindled my interest in proper photography - a Fuji Finepix S9600 (external link).

With a new job at the end of 2010, and a little redundancy cash from the previous one, I once again returned to Canon - I did not consider other brands, I just new it had to be a Canon.

I gave the Fuji to my Father.


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Feb 02, 2012 14:07 as a reply to  @ Trugga's post |  #54

'Cause it was there. The best local photo shop caries Canon.... so it was the logical choice.

Just traded in my 1 year old T1i for a new 60D - $690 for the 60D out the door with a spare battery. :D They've taken good care of me, so I pay a slight premium to do business with them. I like being able to talk to a real person who knows the business and the product. That alone is worth paying a little more than buying online.

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Feb 02, 2012 14:12 |  #55

Well, I got a good deal on my Rebel from my best friend years ago. I also had a Powershot A630 prior to my first DSLR and was pretty happy with it.

I figured if I didn't like the Rebel I could flip it, so I shot it for a few months and learned of the 100% lens compatibility....and haven't looked back. Since then I snapped up a 5d and a couple L lenses, a 50 and a few film cameras and film lenses. It's been a goo dride and I'm pretty sure my next DSLR will be another Canon.

Don't get it twisted though, I have a full dual-body Nikon 35mm manual system from the 60's when I want to take a walk on the analog side, plus a Yashica Lynx 14e rangefinder.

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Feb 02, 2012 14:17 |  #56

I liked Canon's commericals and their colours better. Also, they had a catchy jingle. lol.

Seriously - my first P&S was a Canon S410. Loved that camera, and it lasted quite a while. Don't recall why I chose it over other brands. I knew both Canon and Nikon were good. When I bought my RebelXS, it was pretty well because I was familiar with the Canon system. Software, Camera Menus, etc..

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Feb 02, 2012 14:21 |  #57

I couldn't afford a Mamiya or Hasselblad...

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Feb 02, 2012 16:39 |  #58

My dad had a 400D and a few lenses, so it just made sense for me to get myself a Canon so we could pool lenses. Now he doesn't use his 400D anymore so I'm trying to assimilate it into my kit as a second body ;)

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Feb 02, 2012 16:56 |  #59

i liked canon's button layouts on the rebel when i first started and stayed with it ever since

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Feb 03, 2012 01:36 |  #60

First digital camera was a Kodak DC3400 2MP right around 2000. Once that died, I liked the much smaller Canon S400 P&S, followed by the Canon SD500 that I still have to this day.

I guess because I was happy with my Canon P&S cameras that it was a natural progression to follow into choosing Canon dSLRs. Canon menus are generally familiar and similar between models, and the look/prices of Canons are better than other brands in my opinion. Having a camera from a very successful line that has been tested and refined after being used by a zillion people is also nice.

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