Canon vs. Nikon - Wedding photography?

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  1. SnowNow12

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    So I recently interviewed with a wedding photographer to be a second shooter. In the interview I told her I shoot with a Canon. She then told me that the industry standard for wedding photography is Nikon. She said it was like Mac's vs. Pc's (Mac's being the Canon). Uhm, I love my Mac and my Canon.
    Opinions? Let the debate begin.....
    Thanks!
     
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    No let the debate end now. Tell her to go screw herself and find a photographer who is actually worth learning from. She clearly isn't. Oh and tell her the industry standard for photo editing is Mac so clearly she should go buy a Canon before she is laughed out of the industry.

    *note I am a Nikon man.

    The stupidity of some so called professionals amazes me.
     
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    We certainly don't need a Canon vs Nikon debate.

    I'm a Canon shooter and I often joke around with Nikon shooters...I'm smart enough to know that it's the photographer, not the brand of the gear that makes all the difference. If this photographer was being serious...then she's a moron.
     
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    Thanks guys. That's kinda what I thought too, but i wanted to hear it from someone else. I would love to go learn from someone else, but according to her, everyone in our wedding association shoots Nikon and will try and talk me into it as well. Maybe she's a Nikon rep!!!!!!!!
     
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    Just get what is able to get you the shots faster and easier.
     
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    Baloney. Professionals use whatever tools get the job done for them. The end.
     
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    Ive had no experience with weddings or canons so im just gonna stick with nikon which i refer to as the atari 1200
     
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    I agree with everyone above (including that we don't need another Canon versus Nikon debate)

    BUT...

    I want to add that it is not unreasonable for a photographer to expect everyone who works for them to shoot a particular brand or even model of camera. They have established workflow that is tailored to a certain output and format as well as the ability to switch and share equipment among those shooting. One local photographer who insists on everyone even using the same model camera (something about RAW file sizes) has a pile of the same camera ready to be used by any secondary photographer who is hired on for a shoot.
     
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    Totally reasonable to request that assistants and second shooters use the same brand as the main photographer, be it Canon, Nikon or whatever. That only makes sense.

    There is no industry standard, specially not when you are at the level Canon and Nikon are at. Mike is right, its the person behind the lens that makes the difference.
     
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    mac rules
     
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    That was useful............:er:


    I shoot Nikon and use a PC.
    I can have someone with canon shoot for me as it is just a matter of updating my raw converter and then I can access the files as if they were Nikon.

    I think anyone who would tell you that a certian brand of camera and computer is the standard needs to open thier mind a bit and be willing to accept change. I am willing to bet this pro hung on to film as long as they could.
     
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    I'd guess they haven't been in business that long...probably never owned a film SLR. :er:
     

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