>...and it took how long for Nikon to get back into the game? >Unfortunately, at most sporting events, the ones that are >literally in the games seem to be Canon (notice all the white >lenses?). >I would dare say over 95% of the bodies are Canons. >I sure hope the execs at Nikon are happy with those numbers. > >So pathetic on Nikon's part, it angers me that I even wasted >money on their stuff.
Hang on a second. I agree that at any large sport event, Canon makeup for around 70% of cam bodies at a rough guess. And one of the main reasons is down to the EOS 1D, capable of shooting at 10fps.
Things will change now, The D3 (and also D300 D700 - 8fps)can fire at up to 11 fps. Given that Nikon also as ammunition in terms of superb fast telephoto lenses. You just watch how the white-L will fade. A good many sports photographers will switch to Nikon, I'm quite sure.