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Which camera brand do you actively use, other than Canon?

Nikon
16 (12.1%)
Sony
20 (15.2%)
Sigma
2 (1.5%)
Fujifilm
14 (10.6%)
Leica
4 (3%)
Samsung
2 (1.5%)
Pentax
4 (3%)
Olympus
13 (9.8%)
Panasonic
4 (3%)
Ricoh
0 (0%)
Hasselblad or other medium format
8 (6.1%)
Other (please specify)
15 (11.4%)
I only use Canon
30 (22.7%)

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 02:55:39 PM »
Hmm... no option to add more than one alternative?

I have a 1952 (?) Rollei TLR and a 1954(?) Agfa Super Silette RF and a couple of OM SLR's. I pick them up when I'm in the mood. They all work fine.

Even my phone camera gets it's day in the sun from time to time... it can do things than an SLR can't.

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 02:55:39 PM »

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 03:13:13 PM »
iPad.... for those times when a 3" tilt-swivel screen just won't do :)
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 03:14:20 PM »
I have an older Leica Film camera my parents bought and gave to me.

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 03:19:03 PM »
Except for my iphone, which I never use for photos (don't like how they look), I'm presently all-Canon.  But I was curious about all the enthusiasm shown for the Olympus OMD EM5, so I rented one last weekend along with a few lenses and was instantly impressed, both by the camera and the lenses; I'm about to order one....

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 03:26:55 PM »
Golly, that otta have been a checkbox thing instead of an only-one button thing

Pentax - cuz they feel good in my hands and work fantastic for some of my uses
Nikon - cuz they completely outperform the Canons they replace
Panasonic & Sony - because I have them too and they're good at what they do
Olympus and Fuji - on the purchase list


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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2013, 03:40:23 PM »
Wow!  I'm the first Sigma vote.  Y'all gotta try out a Sigma DP cameras with the Foveon sensor.  It is a lot like shooting rangefinder cameras.  Got a DP1x cheap on eBay and am loving the images it put out.
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2013, 03:57:02 PM »
Fujifilm. I brought the X10, as well as my 5D2, to London last summer. While the handling was great, the image quality wasn’t even close to the DSLR. This was of course expected since it’s a compact camera, but I ended up selling it. I’m picking up the X100 tomorrow and can’t wait – hoping the image quality will match the handling.
Within the last year, I’ve also owned a Sony NEX and a Samsung NX-camera, but they just didn’t feel right. I like optical viewfinders.

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 04:23:26 PM »
iPhone   :o

Yes, I noticed that was conspicuously absent from the list, although I'm pretty sure it is the best selling camera in the world.

It's a phone that takes pictures, is it not?  ;)
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2013, 04:40:09 PM »
Apple iphone if you count that as a camera

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2013, 05:27:44 PM »
Is there another camera worth my time other than Canon..?


...   ;D  ...
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013, 05:51:55 PM »
Have a 5DIII and lenses listed below...but as a complement to that system...when I don't want or need to carry the "Big Gun"..I have a full MFT kit with an Olympus OMD and a Panasonic GX1 and ten lenses for them ...fisheye to 350mm..GREAT little system, truly.
If Fuji would get it's act together with the auto focus on their ILC's like they just did on the X100s, by adding phase detection (which greatly increases the speed and accuracy), I would consider selling off my MFT gear and purchasing an EX1s and all of Fuji's existing lens line, plus a Sam Yang Fisheye...that would be a great kit to own!
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2013, 06:06:39 PM »
Apple
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »
As an owner of 5D III, 50L, 16-35 f2.8 II, 24-70 f2.8 II and 70-200 f2.8 IS II - believe it or not, my go to camera now is Sony RX1. So small and it takes amazing photos

I really wish Sony or Fuji comes out FF sensor camera build in P&S body size(like RX1) that allow switching lenses. If they do, I'll sell all Canon oversized gear and settle for smaller gear. Just give me some pancake lenses: 14 or 16mm on wider, 35 or 50mm ave, and 135 or 200 for mid.

Here are some photos from RX1:
http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/nkq0gb6m/1/5981795
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Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2013, 07:29:36 PM »
Panasonic GF3

Great when an DSLR is too big.

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Here are some photos from RX1:
http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/nkq0gb6m/1/5981795
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Cool pictures.  We have a similar place in Rochester, NY called the Museum of Play.

I took my GF3 there and it was the perfect fit.  I didn't want to haul around a DSLR while chasing two kids.  The GF3 comfortably fits in the pocket of a light coat, even with a zoom lens.  It focuses relatively quick and the live view makes it easy to take pictures at odd angles.  I saw a lot of parents walking around with DSLR and I did not regret my choice.  On other trips I took the DSLR and it was all good, too, but for those types of events I really think the mirrorless cameras are great.  I use my DSLR far more, but I love the GF3 when you don't want a big camera.

My co-worker just went on a two week trip.  He has a Nikon DSLR and a Olympus DSLR as well as 2 MFT Olympus cameras.  He took the MFTs and one of the DSLRs and said he never pulled out the DSLR.  He loves his MFTs.

A stat in the recent photo mag said something to the effect of 2/3 (or something) of MFT owners have DSLRs.  Not sure if those are folks using the MFTs as a second camera as myself or those migrating away.  I took it as the first scenario when I read it, but in retrospect, could be either I suppose.
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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2013, 07:43:58 PM »
I too would like the option for two choices. I use my Olympus TG1 for watersports and bring it along whenever things are going to get bumpy. I reach for my 5D whenever 35mm won't do. But my x100s is with me about 75% of the time.
5DIII 8-200mm minus 35mm in there.

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Re: Which camera brand you actively use, other than Canon?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2013, 07:43:58 PM »