According To dpreview Pros Are Dumping Canon In Favor Of The D3!!

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Rita Berkowitz, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Rita Berkowitz, Feb 28, 2008
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    Jufi Guest

    Wow. So many that the OP had to ask twice before getting a reply. And what
    better proof do any of us need than a DP Review Forum? Again, I ask, got any
    facts to back up the fat-assed BS?
     
    Jufi, Feb 28, 2008
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  3. Well, at least one top wildlife photographer has switched to the D3, and
    at his own cost..

    Read about it on his own blog..

    http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/blog.asp

    T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Feb 28, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Well, it's settled then. The war is over!
     
    Annika1980, Feb 28, 2008
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    Charles Guest


    That's why there are some many Mark llls going so cheap on Ebay, I
    guess.
     
    Charles, Feb 28, 2008
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    Ali Guest

    Where does it say that Andy has switched to the D3?

    Please remember that Andy has now taken more of a journalist point of view.
    He is a reporter and many of his reports are shown by the overpriced
    Warehouse Express company.

    Andy is a top bloke, and has used many, many camera's. The Rhino shot was
    taking on a Pentax 645 for example, and I think this was the best of the
    best. But, he is a Canon man at heart. Trust me on this one.
     
    Ali, Feb 28, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    It's a good thread that debates the merits of both systems, but it looks
    I wonder if it has anything to do with Canon not giving dpreview advance
    info before new releases...


    Dpreview was a bit pissed off when it didn't get anything prior to Canon's
    launch of the Mark III.
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Feb 28, 2008
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    Jufi Guest

    In his blog. He says he switched, and at his own cost. "Focus on Imaging" on
    2/28/08.
     
    Jufi, Feb 28, 2008
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    Jufi Guest

    Just checked, and found a few there, all selling for over $4K. Cheaper than
    a D3, yes.
     
    Jufi, Feb 28, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    Perhaps where he says:

    "A big thank you to all who came to my two Focus on Imaging talks on the
    Nikon stand. Most of you seemed quite surprised to see me there and more
    surprised to see that from now on I will be shooting with my D3 system.
    And I want to clear a few things up straight away that a few idiots on
    dpreview have been saying - thanks also to some nice humans on there
    that have defended me too. I made the conversion at my own cost and
    Nikon have not supplied me with any gear nor have they paid me, in fact
    I worked at Focus for free. I swapped to the D3 because I think that the
    AF system is better and the image quality is better, the high ISO
    certainly is. It was a business decision on my part and nothing else!

    It is always amazing to me how some people are so obsessed with their
    cameras that they will hurl anything at anyone who is a threat and this
    week I have seen some awful stuff on that forum about me. One guy said
    that all of my D3 pictures so far sucked, I could not believe it as I
    have posted some beautiful work lately. These people have never met me
    and are just spreading lies, it does not really bother me but the
    Gorillas were most upset. Here is their response:
    I trust that you are no more infallible than others.
     
    frederick, Feb 28, 2008
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    Tony Polson Guest



    In Rouse's own words, from the blog that was linked to:

    "Thursday, February 28, 2008
    Focus on Imaging

    A big thank you to all who came to my two Focus on Imaging talks on
    the Nikon stand. Most of you seemed quite surprised to see me there
    and more surprised to see that from now on I will be shooting with my
    D3 system. And I want to clear a few things up straight away that a
    few idiots on dpreview have been saying - thanks also to some nice
    humans on there that have defended me too. I made the conversion at my
    own cost and Nikon have not supplied me with any gear nor have they
    paid me, in fact I worked at Focus for free. I swapped to the D3
    because I think that the AF system is better and the image quality is
    better, the high ISO certainly is. It was a business decision on my
    part and nothing else!

    It is always amazing to me how some people are so obsessed with their
    cameras that they will hurl anything at anyone who is a threat and
    this week I have seen some awful stuff on that forum about me. One guy
    said that all of my D3 pictures so far sucked, I could not believe it
    as I have posted some beautiful work lately. These people have never
    met me and are just spreading lies, it does not really bother me but
    the Gorillas were most upset. [accompanied by photo of young Gorilla
    giving the finger]"



    You are as wrong as can be!
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 28, 2008
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  12. Yep! It seems there are so many people jealous of the D3.



    Rita
     
    Rita Berkowitz, Feb 29, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Your cultish adulation of a corporation is bizarre and pathetic.
     
    Ray Fischer, Feb 29, 2008
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    Jufi Guest

    don't forget the fat ass...
     
    Jufi, Feb 29, 2008
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    Ali Guest

    OK, never saw that.

    Well, I am surprised. But, I can certainly see the appeal of a fast, full
    frame, low noise camera.
     
    Ali, Feb 29, 2008
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  16. In this bit ?

    "Thursday, February 28, 2008
    Focus on Imaging

    A big thank you to all who came to my two Focus on Imaging talks on the Nikon stand.
    Most of you seemed quite surprised to see me there and more surprised to
    see that from now on I will be shooting with my D3 system. And I want to
    clear a few things up straight away that a few idiots on dpreview have
    been saying - thanks also to some nice humans on there that have
    defended me too. I made the conversion at my own cost and Nikon have not
    supplied me with any gear nor have they paid me, in fact I worked at
    Focus for free. I swapped to the D3 because I think that the AF system
    is better and the image quality is better, the high ISO certainly is. It
    was a business decision on my part and nothing else! "

    Yes, I know.. Isn't / Wasn't he one of Canon's preferred professionals?

    This has got to hurt them, however temporary it may turn out to be..

    T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Feb 29, 2008
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  17. One battle maybe...

    I suspect this 'war' has a few years to run yet..

    Meanwhile, I'll stick with my 40D !

    T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Feb 29, 2008
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  18. Nugger! Just quoted the same bit in answer to the same question.

    Sorry Tony..

    T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Feb 29, 2008
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    Ali Guest

    Just want to add, anyone who has never seen his debut documentary, which I
    think was on BBC are missing out. This was quite a while ago now, but was
    amazing to watch, however for some reason it has never been released on DVD.
    Such a shame, it really is.

    From memory, he was shooting on a 1V at the time and maybe a D30/D60 too?
    He really is a remarkable guy and I have a lot of respect for him. The two
    things that stick in my mind were when he laid down in the elephant path and
    you could just see that he wanted to get up and run. Also, when he pushed
    the hippo too far, but was still taking shots over his shoulder when it was
    chasing him. Very gutsy, but fantastic!
     
    Ali, Feb 29, 2008
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  20. Rita Berkowitz

    Tony Polson Guest


    Not a problem, as long as he gets the message.

    Better to be said twice rather than not at all ...
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 1, 2008
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