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Canon vs. Nikon

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by VW_Factor, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    [video=youtube;qTVfFmENgPU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qTVfFmENgPU[/video]
     
  2. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    And the question is what?

    Canon comes before Nikon in the alphabet?

    H
     
  3. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I have a Nikon D5100 and really like it. And a old Canon AE1 and like it to for a 35mm. Its kinda a dinosaur.
     
  4. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We all know that white lenses rule. The black lenses never had a chance. Thanks for sharing the video.
     
  5. MilesTeg

    MilesTeg Troutdale, OR Active Member

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    That was pretty funny. Thx
     
  6. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    i bought a nikon cool pix digital camera some years ago.

    It stopped working so i sent it in for repair a month later i got it back.

    a couple months later it stopped working again so i sent it back again they fixed it agian got it back.

    a week after the warranty expired it broke again .

    I sent it back again since i only owned it 10 months out of the year the other 2 months it was going to and from at the company.


    They quoted me a cost of repair that was more than what I paid for it.
     
  7. portraitpro

    portraitpro Salem Area, Oregon, United States New Member

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    canon makes exceptional cameras and lenses. nikon makes exceptional scopes and binoculars.
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nikon made lenses for Canon before Nikon made Cameras. Both companies were given free use of the German lens designs after WWII as a way to help boost the Japanese economy.

    There is no winner between the two companies unless you want to talk about over all size and health in which case Canon with its huge diversification and market share in so many differencategorieses is clearly the winner on that scale.

    I moderate the Canon FD forum on Photo.net (a photography discussion site with well over 800,000,000 members world wide).
     
  9. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Did anyone watch the video? lulz
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Cool vid!

    I'm a Nikon guy. I run an old D200 and it is just a workhorse.
     
  11. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Canons Customer service/warranty sucks. So much so that I will never buy a canon product again.
     
  12. G17

    G17 OR New Member

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    Great video! used to be a cannon guy, but now have Nikon. Guess that makes me a bad guy?
     
  13. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I find it interesting, and maybe telling, that the guy at the end has a Go-Pro mounted on his Canon to capture the footage.

    But what do I know, We have two Coolpixs, and one ancient D100 DSLR that we will replace when they give us problems,...
    But they refuse to die.

    Who knows, maybe it will be a Canon if they ever do.
     
  14. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    Also have a D700 with several lenses. And a large box full of Minolta film cameras and lenses (mostly MC-Rokkor fixed focal length).
     
  15. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    For me, it's been the opposite. I've owned three Canons. All have been excellent, and I've only had to send one in for maintenance. Job was done quickly with no BS.
     
  16. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Yeah, then pentax comes along and nukes the place.
     
  17. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I've owned cameras made by Olympus, Pentax, Minolta, Canon, and Panasonic. They were all good, and I would buy any again. Having lived in Japan for four years, Canon and Nikon are generally considered the best, in a country where photography is an obsession.
     
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  18. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Not on topic of the video at all. I am keeping my eye out for a good deal on a Pentax DSLR. I hear there are some that still mount older Pentax lenses, which would be a great thing. When my mother-in-law passed away, my wife got all of her camera equipment and we have I think nearly 20 some some odd Pentax lenses for all sorts of things. Would love to be able to keep them in use.
     
  19. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Then on topic, I'm not sure many people are watching the video. /lol
     
  20. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Got my first Nikon an FTN, in my teens. Been a Nikon guy since. Nothing against Canon, though. They kind of lock you up with the lenses. I am still occasionally using Nikkor lenses I bough in the early 90s on my D50 (already kind of a dinosaur). But it does everything I want it to do.