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3 Reasons You Chose Canon

 
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May 18, 2009 22:27 |  #31

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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. ;)

Funny my only camcorder was this:

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I miss my beta player :( I still have all the tapes..

And the quality was actually really good...

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May 18, 2009 22:28 |  #32
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May 18, 2009 22:38 |  #33

Oddly enough, many Betamax decks ended up in Radio stations as a way to pre-build and have handy specific playlists that could be rotated by the programming department.

I guess they were the original "Mix Tapes" :cool:


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May 18, 2009 22:40 |  #34
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FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7947451 (external link)
Oddly enough, many Betamax decks ended up in Radio stations as a way to pre-build and have handy specific playlists that could be rotated by the programming department.

I guess they were the original "Mix Tapes" :cool:


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May 18, 2009 22:44 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #35

Nope - this is what you use to pick up all the chicks! ;)

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May 18, 2009 22:45 |  #36

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7947451 (external link)
Oddly enough, many Betamax decks ended up in Radio stations as a way to pre-build and have handy specific playlists that could be rotated by the programming department.

I guess they were the original "Mix Tapes" :cool:

Actually this is because they made this PCM converter for the Betamax decks that allowed it to record PCM using the video heads, A lot of the early CD masterings were sampled using Betamax decks because they were a cheap digital recording solution...Also they could record a lot more audio than most other recorders....


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May 18, 2009 22:49 |  #37

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Ok, lets hear it..the 3 reasons you chose Canon in the first place...

I came from Nikon circa 2005....I decided I wanted to be serious with my photography and upgrade my crap mismatched collection of gear into an actual system....Since I had to rebuy all my lenses with Nikon due to compatibility issues...I decided to include the option of switching to Canon

1. USM lenses that were affordable, and most lenses had USM drive whereas most Nikons did not [And STILL dont]

2. EOS-3 was cheaper than an F100 [$500 with grip versus $750 body only]

3. 45-point AF, and Canon AF in general was just BETTER than my N70, N75 or D70 at the time..

Three reasons I chose Canon? Price, price and price...


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May 18, 2009 22:50 |  #38

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Ok i cant stop laughing XD

That is classic lol.

For me:
1) My dad was using a EOS 5 (film) when I was growing up.
2) All of my friends shoot Canon
3) Ease of use


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May 18, 2009 23:11 |  #39

KenjiS wrote in post #7947494 (external link)
Actually this is because they made this PCM converter for the Betamax decks that allowed it to record PCM using the video heads, A lot of the early CD masterings were sampled using Betamax decks because they were a cheap digital recording solution...Also they could record a lot more audio than most other recorders....

I can see that being true on the recording industry end. But I know from my own experience that capacity was a consideration on the transmission end of things.

Also, aside from the concern over total number of passes, tapes didn't get scratched nor suffer from "Cue Burn" like LPs did. (Now that's a sound you just don't hear anymore...)

And, with automation advances came the ability to trigger the decks via RS422 and entire catalogs of client spots could be archived on one tape which could be cued as needed and rolled remotely.

This is also why I bought a Canon (Sorry for the thread creep...)


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May 18, 2009 23:14 |  #40

1 lens line up
2 familiarity from previous film cameras
3 the sexy 200mm F2L that I am saving up for (I'm almost there, just $5k more to go)



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May 18, 2009 23:22 |  #41

my 3 reasons

1. most of my friends use Canon so sharing lenses and settings and pointers pretty much all apply

2. cheaper lenses even the "L" line up than the competition esp Nikkors

3. build and feel of the body and lenses

love it love it love it


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May 18, 2009 23:53 |  #42
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My decision to go Canon was a fluke. I was deciding bewtween the Canon 30D or a Nikon D80. I just chose Canon and I am sure glad I did. I am a little envious of the Nikon cameras- they really redid their whole lineup.


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May 19, 2009 00:02 |  #43

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1) It's not Sony
2) It's not Sony
3) It's not Nikon
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I was reading the thread and was impressed that Jay put this.
I lived in Kirishima City, Japan until 3 years ago (which has a massive Sony company fotress right in the middle).
According to many freinds, they treat their staff like tiny-teeny-weeny-disposable cogs in their massive, super-deluxe machine...and being a moral-type o' guy, I couldn't buy anything that had Sony involved.

Also, Canon really does have a better selection of glass than Nikon...which we ALL know, makes a lot more difference than camera bodies.

That, and my P&S was Canon and never let me down.....although it drowned eventually at the top of a waterfall.
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May 19, 2009 00:56 |  #44

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I was reading the thread and was impressed that Jay put this.
I lived in Kirishima City, Japan until 3 years ago (which has a massive Sony company fotress right in the middle).
According to many freinds, they treat their staff like tiny-teeny-weeny-disposable cogs in their massive, super-deluxe machine...and being a moral-type o' guy, I couldn't buy anything that had Sony involved.

Also, Canon really does have a better selection of glass than Nikon...which we ALL know, makes a lot more difference than camera bodies.

That, and my P&S was Canon and never let me down.....although it drowned eventually at the top of a waterfall.
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I generally dont touch much Sony..

The PS3 is currently the only Sony item I own...

Admittedly the only LCD TVs I like are Sonys...but I'd rather have a Panasonic Plasma over them [Though the burn-in scares me] Currently I have a Samsung DLP I intend to hang on to for as long as I can get bulbs for it..I actually dont like that many LCD TVs..any in what I'd spend for a TV [Less than $2000 for a 50" screen] Dont really look -better- than my DLP to me...if i had the money I'd order a new DLP right now while I still can!

I have a Panasonic Blu-Ray player..and a Toshiba HD-DVD player [Yes I lost that format war]

Sound, Sony sucks it, I go Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo or Pioneer

Portable audio, screw Sony, I have an iPhone

Computers..Sony tries to be the Apple of the PC world but more expensive with crippled machines that are fragile...

Cameras....I had a Sony point and shoot, had to recharge it constantly [It went for maybe 90 shots before dying..without flash..i actually put lithium AAs in it instead of using the rechargeable because they lasted longer] the image quality was crap, it couldnt expose the most basic scenes properly, it had so much noise even at low ISOs that the pictures looked aweful, the viewfinder made my eye bleed, the IS sucked, it uses proprietary memory that I AM STILL STUCK WITH....

My girlfriend's primary camera at the moment is a Sony, its usually dead, she uses it for a couple days and its dead...That said, my girlfriend's camera does take some really good quality images...

SLRs...I admit to having a liking for the Carl Zeiss glass and the ergonomics on the a700 are just superb, at their core they're not terribly bad products, I just do not think I'd trust their service or support worth a damn....Also I've heard a few peoples Sony gear fried out after a year and a half, Compared to my 30D which is '05 Vintage and still hanging in there after well over 10,000 shutter actuations...well..

Phones...I had a Sony Ericsson phone once...it zapped me in the middle of a conversation...

Seriously, Zap, right into my ear...

Wasnt a bad phone before then, and my mom prefers Sony Ericssons to Nokias [She hated the Nokia N75 I told her to get...and the Nokia E62 I gave her as a present] and has had generally good luck with them

Headphones, ^#$# em, I have Sennheisers, see also Grado and Denon

Speakers, Sony sucks, Definitive Technologies, Polk Audio, Klipsch...

Anything Sony does, other people do better generally and for less money...


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May 19, 2009 01:12 |  #45

My three reasons:

1. Traded in my OM-1 gear and salesperson talked me into an Elan II, which turned out to be a pretty decent camera :)
2. Nikon was too expensive
3. Jumped into digital at the end of 2004 when Nikon couldn't touch Canon's low noise ability


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