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Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« on: September 16, 2013, 02:19:40 PM »
Why ? Why ? Why ?

Of course, I refer to the TV episodes only.

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Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 02:28:17 PM »
 because Nikon gave them money for product placement...
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 02:33:59 PM »
If you would like to ask Canon for compensation for product placement, you can do so here.  Only 'Major Productions' need apply...
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
Every product you see that can be identified in a TV program or movie is there because the company paid a stiff fee.  From Automobiles to Cameras to Cornflakes, its all about selling advertising in a subtle way.  Seeing a favorite actor using your product is a powerful sales tool.
 
Have you ever noticed the generic products in a movie or TV show?  If no one pays the price, they just make up a generic label that says milk or cereal, no one gets a freebie.

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 02:55:43 PM »
I was watching "Major Crimes" earlier this summer and burst out laughing when a couple of different characters said a brand product by name a couple of times in a row.  My wife asked why I was laughing and I told her I hadn't seen that blatant of product placement yet and wondered how much it cost them.

And, of course, I can't remember what brand it was that they repeated...so, goes to show, product placement doesn't always work.

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 02:57:14 PM »
One of my favorites is the TV shows where they show Mac notebooks, but put a sticker over the glowing Apple on the back of the display.  The characters are 'cool' so they use a Mac, but Apple didn't pay for their logo to be visible...
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 03:11:33 PM »
I was ticked off when they turned bumble  be into a camaro.   he is a vw  bug,  Damn it!
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 03:36:45 PM »
I think I remember that in Wire, cops were using nikon for a couple of seasons and then switched to Canon.

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 03:59:02 PM »
Actually, I believe the correct answer is that Nikon won the bid for the government contract to supply all the surveillance equipment to law enforcement for the states of Nevada, Miami & New York.

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 04:04:24 PM »
Probably the same reason as James Bond changed his Aston Martin for a BMW in 'The World is not Enough'.
BMW paid.

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »
In the 1980s, the television series Magnum, the main character had a Ferrari 308 GTS, causing envy in other car brands. 8) So Lamborghini offered a new model to the show's producers, who refused because the Ferrari was already an integral part of the character of Tom Selleck. Not always money trumps art. :P

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 04:19:50 PM »
In the 1980s, the television series Magnum, the main character had a Ferrari 308 GTS, causing envy in other car brands. 8) So Lamborghini offered a new model to the show's producers, who refused because the Ferrari was already an integral part of the character of Tom Selleck. Not always money trumps art. :P

I heard they offered the Lamborghini to Angela Lansbury's character, Jessica Fletcher….  :P
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 04:21:33 PM »
Maybe for the same reason "top gun" used Ray Bans when real life aviators really used Randolf Aviators.

Just because Tom Cruise liked Ray Bans better and thought they were cool. And any man how got Nicole Kiddman into bed must know a think or two as far as I am concerned.
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 04:37:31 PM »
Why ? Why ? Why ?

Of course, I refer to the TV episodes only.

probably because they requested and paid to have it so

or one of the producers or something is a Nikon fan and wanted Nikon and Nikon was willing to put up whatever minimum amount the studio insisted on

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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 04:46:33 PM »
Why ? Why ? Why ?

Of course, I refer to the TV episodes only.
Because the TV CSI's are un-necessarily complicated and do unreasonable things.....
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Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 04:46:33 PM »