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3 Reasons You Chose Canon

 
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May 18, 2009 21:41 |  #16
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1. My photography friends all have Canon (lens market)
2. I have/use a Canon XL2 video camera for my video work (trust Canon)
3. Lenses.




  
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May 18, 2009 21:57 |  #17

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3. Ergonomics of everything that's not a Rebel


Thats book worthy, If my first had been a Rebel rather than a N75 I probubly woulda never bothered with photography....That N75 was actually a really awesome film SLR

Actually the fun part of my story is i had gone to the store to look at the Minolta Dimage Z1....But a friend of mine told me heavily "Look into getting a film SLR instead..get a Nikon" and so I talked to the guy and he said "Seriously, Go with the Nikon if you have any idea of taking up photography..the Z1 sucks"

Well he was right, playing with the Z1 for 5 minutes I knew it kinda..sucked..lol

The other interesting thing was at the time I was friends with the regional Canon rep and I told him i was thinking of getting a camera for photography, He told me if i went Canon he'd get me the Digital Rebel at his employee price, which was something like $800..At the time, That was freaking unheard of[A Rebel was still over $1000 at the time, it was $200-300 off], as well as photography classes and a bunch of other things..

The reason I didnt was purely lack of interest in shooting digital at the time, after handling a film SLR I felt film was right, I wanted film and before I went to the store I didnt get to ask him about Canon's options for film photography...At the time Digitals of all sorts were still fairly new, They still lagged, the image quality wasnt very good..the screens were tiny and dim...and we didnt have programs like Aperture and Lightroom to edit in...


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May 18, 2009 22:04 |  #18

1) It's not Sony
2) It's not Sony
3) It's not Nikon

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May 18, 2009 22:05 |  #19

Coming back to photography after a 15 year hiatus, I researched and learned that many reviews preferred the XSi over the D40 (or was it D60 at the time?) for the fact that the Canon could use any EF/EF-S lens, and it was superior or equal in high-ISO noise.

Then, the 5D. Wonderful camera. :) :) :)

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1. Affordable full-frame (5D)
2. Lenses...especially 85L and 135L
3. See #1 :) But really, ergonomics. Nikons are full of tiny buttons and a confusing, convoluted menu structure that buries important functions. Although I would like radio flash control in a Canon body. :)



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May 18, 2009 22:05 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #20

^^ Jay -so I take it you're a big fan of Sony?


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May 18, 2009 22:06 |  #21

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1) It's not Sony
2) It's not Sony
3) It's not Nikon

;)

Ok i cant stop laughing XD


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May 18, 2009 22:08 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #22

Probably trauma related to the betamax era...


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May 18, 2009 22:12 |  #23
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We had a Betamax video player. Man that thing sucked (after VHS took over that is).

Sorta became useless... man did we bet on the wrong horse.




  
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May 18, 2009 22:12 |  #24

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Probably trauma related to the betamax era...

Funny! Though Betamax was the superior format... I mean they went on to develop BetaCam which is still in wide use today. They never came up with VHSCam as a format however...

Naw, I was just kind of poking a little fun at the OP. I was a long-time Canon FD film shooter so the migration to Canon Digital was more or less a lock. The T-90 was/is so much like the EOS line that the biggest initial difference was simply the LCD in the back.


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May 18, 2009 22:17 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #25

Well, just remember that should you ever be stranded on a deserted tropical island with no other source of material that can bind large sticks or trees together, just find the betamax or vhs in the fedex packages that wash up on shore and you'll be off the island in a jiff!! Try that with a dvd, huh?


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FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7947270 (external link)
Funny! Though Betamax was the superior format... I mean they went on to develop BetaCam which is still in wide use today. They never came up with VHSCam as a format however...

Naw, I was just kind of poking a little fun at the OP. I was a long-time Canon FD film shooter so the migration to Canon Digital was more or less a lock. The T-90 was/is so much like the EOS line that the biggest initial difference was simply the LCD in the back.

Our school had a VHS tape based video camera. Also my 1st video camera was VHS-C which was basically a compact VHS tape..

No VHS-Cam though. ;)




  
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May 18, 2009 22:20 |  #27

1. I fell
2. for the
3. adverts.


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May 18, 2009 22:23 |  #28
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You mean Ashton Kutcher didn't sway you?!




  
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May 18, 2009 22:24 |  #29

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You mean Ashton Kutcher didn't sway you?!

My decision predated Kutcher. It was Agassi's sexy shorts (external link) that did it for me.


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May 18, 2009 22:25 as a reply to  @ cdifoto's post |  #30

I think I saw that coming.


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