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    Question What camera brand do most Pro's use?

    I am curious which brand is the leader these days? I figure if I get a camera I might want to get something in that line.Not at the high costs they pay but if the brand is good for them, maybe the lower end would be good for me?

    Let me know.

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    The merits of the high end cameras are not a good way to judge the merits of the low end cameras. If you want the best camera for you, you have to look at the actual models in your price range, not compare totally irrelevant products. It's like buying a Toyota Prius because their F1 car does reasonably well in the Grand Prix.
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    You can't go wrong with either Nikon or Canon if you are looking at pro level equipment. They are effectively the only players in the game and whilst disciples of one or the other brand will argue superiority they will both offer everything that you want and the choice really comes down to which camera feels best in your hands and what sort of deal you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    You can't go wrong with either Nikon or Canon if you are looking at pro level equipment. They are effectively the only players in the game and whilst disciples of one or the other brand will argue superiority they will both offer everything that you want and the choice really comes down to which camera feels best in your hands and what sort of deal you can get.
    Thanks. I did not realize Cannon was up there with Nikon. I'll look at both for my needs (as posted elsewhere on what I am looking for)

    Thanks.

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    Hasselblad, Mamiya, Canon, Nikon. (I'm not sure who owns Phase One/ Leaf anymore though, i think it might be Mamiya.)

    The big four. Leica is also up there, but they have their own niche really.

    That being said, there are various reasons why those 4 are on top in photography, but none of them really apply to you, so i wouldn't dismiss the penthax, sony, samsung, etc offerings.

    They are sometimes able to try new things that the big 4 wouldn't, so they can have a fair bit of innovation to them.
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    You never specified what you are looking for... DSLR or P&S? If DLSR, look at the lenses available for a particular brand.. thats the most important when choosing a brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintlock1776 View Post
    I am curious which brand is the leader these days? I figure if I get a camera I might want to get something in that line.Not at the high costs they pay but if the brand is good for them, maybe the lower end would be good for me?
    I'm curious what brand of paint professional house-painters are using these days. I'm looking to paint a portrait, and while I don't want to buy the big cans of paint they use, I figure the lower-end paints from the same company would be good for me....
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    A better example would be porn stars.

    I'd be curious what kind of condoms they use. I might not want to use the exact same one, but i figure a new one within that brand wouldn't hurt! Right!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flintlock1776 View Post
    Thanks. I did not realize Cannon was up there with Nikon. I'll look at both for my needs (as posted elsewhere on what I am looking for)

    Thanks.
    That made me laugh a bit.

    I'd love Nikon if they could step-up selections to match Canon. Shooting with canon you have plenty of choices in both lenses and bodys, when i wanted to make the switch to nikon i felt almost restrained Maybe i need to do more research. A new D700 wouldn't hurt either.
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    lol great thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Csae View Post
    I'd love Nikon if they could step-up selections to match Canon.
    Conversely I find Nikon now have way too much of my money for a hobby, I'd hate to think how much I'd spend with even wider selection

    Unless you're doing something fairly specialised I assume both brands will have something you'll like. Nikon at least bombard the entry level / budding photographer with a rediculous amount of choice of "kit" lenses
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