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Mar 28, 2011 01:10 |  #1

After years and years worth of amusement park experience in California, I noticed that every SINGLE park uses Nikons. Each park will have a handful of photographers scattered around to take pictures of you with cartoon characters, attractions, nice backgrounds etc. I am just wondering if anyone knows why is it that only Nikons are being used. :( I mean, there is nothing wrong with Nikons, but I just find it surprising that Canons are not being used at all.


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Mar 28, 2011 01:14 |  #2

Many, many law enforcement agencies use Nikons as well. Maybe they offer better prices when large amounts are purchased?


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Mar 28, 2011 01:18 |  #3

Maybe NIkon just gives a better bundle when it comes to cameras.

I read somewhere that the US Army just bought 5 thousand Canon 5D Mark IIs? Maybe? Maybe not?




  
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Mar 28, 2011 01:31 |  #4

Something I've noticed with many new photographers I've talked to in the Bay Area is that Nikon has a reputation as being a "professional" brand, whereas Canon is the "hobby" brand. Obviously we all know this isn't the case, but it's a prevalent mindset I've noticed in people thinking of/just starting out in photography.


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Mar 28, 2011 02:14 as a reply to  @ r31ncarnat3d's post |  #5

I personally started with Canon because I grew up with a Canon Point and Shoot :cool:


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Mar 28, 2011 03:47 |  #6

most of them are D3000. so dont bother..


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Mar 28, 2011 08:30 as a reply to  @ mansalim's post |  #7

I do notice at NFL games, most sports photographers use Canon. Ever notice all those "white" telephotos along the side line/end zone.


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Mar 28, 2011 08:33 |  #8

James Emory wrote in post #12107993 (external link)
I do notice at NFL games, most sports photographers use Canon. Ever notice all those "white" telephotos along the side line/end zone.

Pros use what will help them get paid. Canon still has the lead, but more and more shooters are picking up D3 bodies since Nikon has started releasing some insanely good glass, like the 200-400 f/4


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Mar 28, 2011 09:09 |  #9

James Emory wrote in post #12107993 (external link)
I do notice at NFL games, most sports photographers use Canon. Ever notice all those "white" telephotos along the side line/end zone.

and becuase canon is the official sponsor of the NFL.

but for theme parks etc, im sure it has a lot to do with package deals over what the preference is.


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Mar 28, 2011 10:23 |  #10

r31ncarnat3d wrote in post #12106837 (external link)
Something I've noticed with many new photographers I've talked to in the Bay Area is that Nikon has a reputation as being a "professional" brand, whereas Canon is the "hobby" brand. Obviously we all know this isn't the case, but it's a prevalent mindset I've noticed in people thinking of/just starting out in photography.

I've noticed this too. Beginners tend to think more highly of Nikons. :rolleyes:


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Mar 28, 2011 11:04 |  #11

Elvin wrote in post #12108662 (external link)
I've noticed this too. Beginners tend to think more highly of Nikons. :rolleyes:

those same "beginners" would think nothing is weird if someone whipped out a Nikon with a White lens either. I'm sure not everyone upon seeing a white 300mm f/2.8 begins to lust the same way the ones on this forum do.




  
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Mar 28, 2011 11:09 |  #12

It's called marketing. Pure and simple


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Mar 28, 2011 11:13 |  #13

I doubt it's mostly 'beginners' that covet nikon. I've read many threads here praising the d700 and d7000, enough so that I'm now shopping for the d700 myself. I'll keep my canon gear but you know, grass is always greener...


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Mar 28, 2011 11:37 |  #14

grass is always greener, until I saw this ISO Crops of Canon 70-200 vs Nikon 70-200 link (external link)

since 70-200 is my preferred lens, i expect them to deliver.
it is true nikon deliver some outstanding lens, but the lens that I actually need, Canon does it better.

and we can adapt Nikon lenses to Canon cameras! yeay

(Nikon 200-400 is amazing, hence the price tag. so does all canon superteles)


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Mar 28, 2011 12:58 |  #15

mansalim wrote in post #12109194 (external link)
grass is always greener, until I saw this ISO Crops of Canon 70-200 vs Nikon 70-200 link (external link)

since 70-200 is my preferred lens, i expect them to deliver.
it is true nikon deliver some outstanding lens, but the lens that I actually need, Canon does it better.

and we can adapt Nikon lenses to Canon cameras! yeay

(Nikon 200-400 is amazing, hence the price tag. so does all canon superteles)

IMHO, comparison like that is almost pointless. A slight miss focus can cause world of difference at 24MP. Two different cameras and lenses, unless meticulously adjusted, it's not comparable, espectially a test chart like that.


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