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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2012, 09:49:41 AM »
^^^ That was a tongue-in-cheek comment, btw.  To be clear, I hearby and forthwith tag the above post as <sarcasm>.   ::)
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« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2012, 09:49:41 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2012, 10:15:20 AM »
If you search "reuters photographer" on Youtube, you'll be hard-pressed to find Reuters stickers on anything other than Canon gear.

For a photojournalist, the most important thing is to get the shot.  It seems clear that Reuters, one of the world's premiere news agencies, believes that Canon is the best choice for that demanding task - the best gear for the job.

But, apparently, Nikon makes a better monopod cover.   :P :P :P

Haha... A few years ago Canon CPS gave me a Canon Monopod Cover...  It was soooo large and poorly designed it would easily slide off if I wasn't careful.  You had to almost duct tape it to get it to fit right, and that's with a standard manfrotto monopod.  Needless to say It's not in my arsenal anymore haha. 
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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2012, 01:03:15 PM »
^^^ That was a tongue-in-cheek comment, btw.  To be clear, I hearby and forthwith tag the above post as <sarcasm>.   ::)

I preferred it when you left your sarcasm untagged. I liked reading the indignant replies when the sarcasm was missed.  ;)

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« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2012, 01:40:12 PM »
^^^ That was a tongue-in-cheek comment, btw.  To be clear, I hearby and forthwith tag the above post as <sarcasm>.   ::)

I preferred it when you left your sarcasm untagged. I liked reading the indignant replies when the sarcasm was missed.  ;)
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I vote neuro leaves the <sarc...> tag out.

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« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2012, 02:23:53 PM »
^^^ That was a tongue-in-cheek comment, btw.  To be clear, I hearby and forthwith tag the above post as <sarcasm>.   ::)

I preferred it when you left your sarcasm untagged. I liked reading the indignant replies when the sarcasm was missed.  ;)
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I vote neuro leaves the <sarc...> tag out.
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« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2012, 03:10:23 PM »
And to provide the flip side of the coin - the British Army provides all its photographers with Nikon gear.
That info courtesy of a British Army Photographer at a Tog Club talk  :)

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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2012, 03:40:26 PM »
And to provide the flip side of the coin - the British Army provides all its photographers with Nikon gear.
That info courtesy of a British Army Photographer at a Tog Club talk  :)


Quite right, the Army hasn't used canons for over 100 years........ ::)

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« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2012, 03:46:33 PM »
Quite right, the Army hasn't used canons for over 100 years........ ::)

But use of the canon is still quite popular at weddings, in the key of DO.
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« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2012, 03:50:42 PM »
Quite right, the Army hasn't used canons for over 100 years........ ::)

But use of the canon is still quite popular at weddings, in the key of DO.

I've heard canons are popular with billiard players....... ::)

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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2012, 08:53:49 PM »
^^^ That was a tongue-in-cheek comment, btw.  To be clear, I hearby and forthwith tag the above post as <sarcasm>.   ::)

I preferred it when you left your sarcasm untagged. I liked reading the indignant replies when the sarcasm was missed.  ;)
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Humor like common sense is a rare commodity...

I vote neuro leaves the <sarc...> tag out.
Rumour has it, that common sense is officially extinct :P.
Oh dear! I thought I had it :(
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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2012, 08:55:24 PM »
Quite right, the Army hasn't used canons for over 100 years........ ::)

But use of the canon is still quite popular at weddings, in the key of DO.

I've heard canons are popular with billiard players....... ::)
Great shot bro!
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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2012, 10:13:06 PM »
LOL...you guys are tooo funny ;D
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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2012, 08:23:06 PM »
An awful lot of talk about Reuters in this thread. There are a lot more agencies than just them, and then there are those photographers commissioned by newspapers and such. I attend a lot of media events, including sporting and the boring conferences etc and generally I would say I see more Canon. BUT, in recent times Nikon has been growing quite rapidly in numbers and I know a few (freelancers) that have switched from Canon to Nikon. To be very honest I do not pay that much attention. I think a lot of people here would be surprised at how old some of the kit is. There are people on this forum with much more advanced kit (and much more of it) than many of the pro photographers that I know and see on a regular basis.

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« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2012, 09:22:49 PM »
The lack of 1Ds models stands out.  Another indicator that photojournalists are required to double up as videographers, too.
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Re: What real Pros shoot...
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2012, 09:29:34 PM »
The lack of 1Ds models stands out.  Another indicator that photojournalists are required to double up as videographers, too.

+1.  Sometimes it's more important to capture the video to tell the whole scene.  With video, you capture almost everything including momentary facial expressions, conversations and other sounds which are also very important to journalism.

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« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2012, 09:29:34 PM »