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Nikon Really Kicks Canon into Touch

jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Thu 03-Jul-08 10:30 AM

>Canon did dominate many sporting events because Canon viewed
>heavily discounting their equipment to these organizations as
>a marketing cost.
...
>Canon also had slightly better low light performance and had
>IS super telephotos until the recent Nikon lens upgrades.

More than "slightly." Until the D3/D300, Canon kicked Nikon's butt in the high-ISO department. Sports shooters were mostly using Canon's 1.3-crop-factor bodies because they could crank the ISO up and get usable results under the lights in a stadium whereas they just could not do that with D2H and other Nikon 1.5-crop-factor bodies. Add, as you say, Canon's aggressiveness in updating their long tele designs. The dominance of white lenses on the sidelines is not just -- or even primarily -- due to marketing.

All of that is history, though.

>Frankly, NONE of my friends that shoot Nikon are thinking for
>switching to Canon, but several of my friends that shoot Canon
>( and Minolta and Pentax) are thinking for switching to Nikon.

Same here, except I don't actually know anyone shooting Minolta.

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
Connecticut High School Sports Photos

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