Pro opinion, Canon versus Nikon

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    When you see some poor photog, slogging it up a mountain with a 400mm
    f2.8 wrapped in duct tape, or nearly getting or getting run over by a
    running back, it's kind of hard to see a wedding photog as being in a
    demanding situation.
    But then anyone can hold their finger down on the shutter button,
    firing off thousands of images in the hopes of getting one or two
    really good ones. That does have an effect on shutter life.
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
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    TRoss Guest

    TRoss, Sep 6, 2007
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    Gizmo. Guest

    Ok I'll bite ... although God knows, you aren't worthy of my time.

    I do sport photography, most specifically motorsports ... i.e bodies in
    burst mode taking 1000+ images in a weekend is normal, dust everywhere,
    sometimes wet weather conditions.
    And to date, I've not had to return any bodies, lenses, kit to Canon for
    repair or service.

    I can only assume that you and your "friends" are either very unlucky, or
    total fuckwits. Although I suspect that in reality, you're just an unlucky
    fuckwit with no life outside the front door - as repeatedly proven by your
    inane postings on this NG.
    Gizmo., Sep 6, 2007
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    Gizmo. Guest

    You really are clueless
    Gizmo., Sep 6, 2007
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    Gizmo. Guest

    A good friend of mine is a wedding photographer and has asked me many times
    to come along and see "how the other half live".
    I always decline ... personally I'd rather be sat in the path of a race car
    than do battle with a wedding party !!!
    Gizmo., Sep 6, 2007
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    Mark B. Guest

    That's how you would shoot a wedding. Don't project that behavior on
    photogs that have actually done it.

    Mark B., Sep 6, 2007
  7. He probably applies the law of duck hunting for idiots to all
    his camera work (as much as there is any): If you shoot
    enough pellets, you are bound to hit _something_.

    (Of course RichA might now counter by showing his good
    shots ... but I doubt that will happen.)

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 6, 2007
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    Celcius Guest

    but why a 2/3 ratio? ;-)))))))))))
    Celcius, Sep 6, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    It's the format he evidently likes (8"x12"). At a guess, Frank
    may have gotten used to this size when using film SLRs, and didn't
    want to waste a millimeter of what the film captured.

    I'd like to see cameras that let you enter a few frame sizes (or
    aspect ratios) using the camera's menu, and then allow one of these
    to be displayed as a grid, maximized in the camera's EVF or LCD.
    ASAAR, Sep 6, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
  11. RichA

    RichA Guest

    So weddings don't make up the bulk of professional photographic jobs?
    Well, maybe more passport photos get taken...
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
  12. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Nothing like ONE anecdotal experience to establish a trend, huh?
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Because that is the ratio God finds most pleasing to her eye:-
    Frank Arthur, Sep 6, 2007
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    G.T. Guest

    For how long? 5 minutes?

    G.T., Sep 6, 2007
  15. I bet he stared at them through the window pane a bit longer than
    that ...

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 6, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    So I take it then that you Canonwhores dispute the claim that their
    pro cameras are unreliable compared to Nikons?
    Canon was second-rate when SLRs ruled, the ONLY reason they were able
    to claim the markets with DSLRs is that they succeeded in producing a
    good sensor and they paid their way into the newsrooms and magazines
    to take the spots. The mafia did the same with garbage collection.
    It was later people found out the good times weren't going to last.
    This seems to be what has happened with Canon.
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007

  17. That's true, unless its a mountaintop wedding (I've attended several.)

    I've dragged 30 pound view camera rigs up Mt. Kenya, Kala Patar,
    and numerous 15,000-18,000 foot passes. It's rough on the photog,
    but not so much on the cameras. Worst I ever had happen was
    when a elephant took a shit on my trusty Pacemaker Crown Graphic (thankfully not
    an actual view camera) with the apo-Symmar on it at the time.

    When using SLRs I carry the camera around in the woods in a dry
    bag. This has saved me many times, though of course I do occasionally
    lose a shot to the time necessary to get it out.

    Doug McDonald
    Doug McDonald, Sep 7, 2007
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    Pat Guest

    I thought that if you shot in RAW, you could output as "Greek Statue"
    with the proper converter.
    Pat, Sep 7, 2007
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    Toby Guest

    Over here in Japan you'll find that among sports and news pros Canons are in
    the majority, although barely. You'd certainly think that if the Canons were
    unreliable everybody would be using Nikons, wouldn't you, considering that
    these peoples' livelihoods depend on getting the shot.

    Anecdote that.

    Toby, Sep 8, 2007
  20. [using ONE anecdotal experience to establish a trend, then
    attacking an opposite view:]
    You're talking to RichA. He'd anecdote that the sun rises in the
    west without bashing an eyelid, and claim that his photographer
    friend (who may actually have _used_ a camera, unlike RichA)
    saw the sun in the west, low on the horizon, at 6'o clock (PM,
    but no need to mention that), thus proving that the sun rises in
    the west. Anybody else seeing the sun rising in the east surely
    is just providing "ONE anecdotal experience to establish a trend".

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 8, 2007
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