Do they all shoot Canon? Quick Question

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  1. TJ K

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    Ok so I was watching the weigh-ins last night for the UFC fight tonight and when they would film the crowd it was mostly press and a lot of photographers and all of them seemed to have white canon lenses. I shoot Nikon but I was wondering why so many of them are shooting canon. I might have seen 1 Nikon and it might have just been a black canon L lens ha. Anyone here can tell me why and please no canon is the best just is it because they are more affordable or something? Thanks
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    Canon is cheaper price wise with just as good lenses (for the most part..;)).

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    It seems like they have longer focal lengths available easier than Nikon does.
     
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    canon was the first to bring out those longer lenses with a 2.8fstop
     
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    Nikon is gaining in market share. Canon dominated the professional camera market for a few years with its 1D and 5D bodies. Nikon fired back with extremely competitive bodies and is now actually selling more bodies over $4k than Canon is.

    Canon just announced their new 1D4 body which *might* stop the bleeding and give them the edge again, only time will tell.

    Hopefully you're not considering switching brands just because of what the pros used at a fight you attended. :)
     
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    Canon's bodies are about the same price, the lenses can be quite a bit cheaper for the same focal length. Other lenses are competitively priced.

    Canon's super telephoto lenses are very popular too, but they certainly aren't cheap... not unless you think $5k go $10k for a lens is cheap. :D
     
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    No that isn't it, it's just that as I begin to get better lenses it seems like the prices on canons always seem to be a bit cheaper and i'm sure the quality is just as great. That is my main issue because I don't want to go get 3rd party lenses. I'm happy with my Nikon as of now. I just checked and the canon 70-200 is only 100 dollars cheaper and that is the next lens that I really want to get.
     
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    Shoot with both. Hell, if you want to get a canon to.. Get a Canon. You don't have to " pick sides". I have a Chevy Suburban, and a Ford F250 King Ranch, lol.. Its like the Canon vs Nikon thing is like Bloods vs Crips lol
     
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    Why would you need a lens that big to get a picture of the back of a guys head that is 8 inches in front of you?:lmao:
     
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    To count all the hairs off course! :lmao:

    And I would love to own both companies but that would mean a lot more money on lenses than just one brand. I just have a silverado 3 quarter ton right now but might get a dodge mega cab:lol: If Nikon was a gang would it be a blood or a crip? lol
     
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    I wouldnt do both. That means double money and double equipment to carry around.

    Just a thought.
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