May 13th, 2010, 08:10 PM #2121
May 14th, 2010, 03:04 PM #2122
For me... the DSLR market boils down to Canon and Nikon. I (along with FBJ, and a couple others...) shoot Nikon...
Rinkrat, Valleyfan, and others shoot Canon.
The other brands, while getting better, don't really hold a candle to these two.
Depending on what you want, Samy's camera usually has pretty good kits for sale. Entry level, etc.
May 14th, 2010, 03:34 PM #2123
With all due respect, that's nonsense. Canon and Nikon do dominate the market, but not because their products are head and shoulders above others'.
Originally Posted by HeShootsNScores
May 14th, 2010, 08:36 PM #2124
Not total nonsense. Canon and Nikon's pro-level gear (bodies and lenses) is head-and-shoulders above the others. That's not to say that others don't make good consumer-level or even prosumer-level stuff.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
May 14th, 2010, 09:47 PM #2125
The guy's asking about entry-level stuff, what does pro equipment have to do with his question? That said, nobody else has pro level bodies. Selection of glass at the top level I will agree Canon and Nikon have an advantage in, but no in quality. I know Sony's top-end glass is every bit as good as Canikon, and you can't get Zeiss AF lenses in any other mount. I don't know, but I would guess Pentax's glass is also no worse.
Originally Posted by FBJ
May 17th, 2010, 10:44 AM #2126
May 17th, 2010, 11:40 AM #2127
I stand corrected then. They dominate the market, but it isn't because their products are better than everyone else... its because they're the most used by everyone.
Originally Posted by santiclaws
(Personally speaking, I believe their products are better than everyone else, because they have been premiere makers of imaging equipment for God knows how long)
Back in the day with 35mm, I think the market was much more competitive. I shot with an Olympus OM-2 for the longest time... so you could make more of an argument for the Olympuses, the Pentax, the Minoltas, etc....
However, since the transition into the digital age, I believe that Canon and Nikon have emerged as a leaders. Call it better advertisement, or call it what you want, the fact remains that they are the leaders of the digital imaging industry.
May 20th, 2010, 10:57 AM #2128
June 8th, 2010, 10:40 AM #2129
June 18th, 2010, 09:23 PM #2130