I noticed that a lot of people use Canon & Nikon.

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by kaleokeruptt, Feb 5, 2010.

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Which brand of camera do you prefer?

Poll closed May 16, 2010.
  1. Canon

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  2. Nikon

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  3. Olympus

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. Pentax

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. kaleokeruptt

    kaleokeruptt TPF Noob!

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    But I'm a proud user & admirer of Olympus products.
    They're efficient & really well built.
    Any reason to why Olympus isn't so popular here or to anyone else?
     
  2. Estrie

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    Canon is the easiest to find around here, esp if shopping for used equipment. Olympus is the second most popular and affordable. Nikon stuff can be found but gets premium price, who knows why. I live very rurally and grew up in a family of antique dealers so I am comfortable buying second hand and at auction so I go with Canon equipment as it is what I find the most of.
     
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    1/ Don't worry what brand camera you use. The images are in your head, not in your camera.

    2/ Someone else did a similar survey very recently but he remembered to include a number of brands you forgot
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you camera can do what you want it to do, that's all matter. :)
     
  5. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Didn't we just do this poll?

    btw... some of us use more than one brand.. some missing from the list.
     
  6. Turbo

    Turbo TPF Noob!

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    For the poll I said Olympus...but most of my gear is Pentax K mount stuff. Some of us use frankencameras.
     
  7. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When digital started to ease into the market, film photographers wanted a system that was familiar but produced digital images. The olympus offerings during this time where fixed lens units and didn't have the familiar feel reminiscent of film days. It wasn't until 2003 that Olympus put out an interchangeable lens SLR... Unfortunately, the two big guys have already been competing headstrong for several years already AND the new micro 4/3rds system was new, unproven, equipped with small sensors, limited glass (as with any new system) which was slow to be accepted then adopted by the market.

    There is a reason why the two big players both had similar strategies.... basically modify their existing film bodies but replacing the film transport with a digital sensor and electronics.

    Pentax had a similar strategy but simply put where too freakin slow...... I'm still mad that they shelved the 645D project.
     
  8. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Leica
    Hasselblad
    Bronica
    Oympus
    Canon
    Contax
     
  9. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    It seems that the 4/3rds system is taking off. I personally have little interest in it as a primary camera but I do admit, I'm interested in one as a carry everywhere camera. I love some of the models being introduced.
     
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    Two words: four thirds.
     
  11. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not the 4/3rds system.... but the MICRO 4/3rds system. When Olympus and Panasonic got together to bring in the Micro 4/3rds system, they actually brought more value to the table with something that attracts a different type of market. As you said... little interest as a primary but as a carry everywhere camera.
     
  12. Canosonic

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    I'll tell you about my point of view:
    Canon = Nikon (sorta). Only minor differences.
    Olympus, Pentax, Panansonic (lumix) - they are attempting at overthrowing the two giants, put people still don't pick them eagerly for a range of reasons ( lens choice, price...)
    Sony- If you don't know how you're going to take photography. Like a hobby, or a hard core pro. If a hobby: they have cheap lenses. If pro - their Zeiss optics are awesome.

    Yep.
     

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