I'm a Nikon Man
I'm a Nikon man through and through
— Identity withheld, but â€œhe hopes to become a professional photographer.â€
Cameras are a dime a dozen (with the new price increases, they cost slightly more than a dime). It's not the camera, but the system that is important. There's never a perfect system, be it Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony…
First of all, I'm not a Canon man, a Nikon man or… For years, I've used Pentax cameras, now I use Canon cameras, some Canon lenses and some Canon accessories, but I'm not a Canon man. Big difference! I'm not defined by the camera, I'm defined by: â€œI try to do the right thingâ€ according to my morals. Sometimes, I'm too selfish and then I kick myself in the… Sometimes, I'm extremely proud when customers carry my photographs everywhere and show them to everybody.
Cameras, lenses, tripods… They are tools just like hammers, screwdrivers… It's not the photographer that counts, the most important is: â€œThe interaction between the subject, the photographer and the viewerâ€
I use Canon instead of Nikon because Canon had the tools that I needed when I needed them. I needed an 18 to 20 megapixels camera (my customers were requesting the higher pixel count) and I wanted the 70-200 f/4 instead of the f/2.8, not because of the price but because of the size and weight.
When the Nikon D800 came out, not long ago, for an instant I considered switching and I looked at how much it would cost me to switch from Canon to Nikon: around $15,000 including the trade-in. I could sell all my Canon â€œstuffâ€ by myself and get another 4 to 5 thousand dollars butâ€¦
- None of my customers are asking for the 30+ megapixels files (yet).
- Quite a few lenses that I use, or want to purchase during the next year, do not exist in the Nikon line-up.