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Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:02:33 AM »
So probably like a lot of you, I spent some time during the game scanning the sidelines for photographers using Canon gear hoping to see a 1DX on a new 200-400 L with 1.4X. . . .
It didn't seem like white lenses were in the majority there this year. Are pro sports shooters switching to Nikon or is that just my misperception?

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Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:02:33 AM »

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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 12:40:31 PM »

It didn't seem like white lenses were in the majority there this year. Are pro sports shooters switching to Nikon or is that just my misperception?

yes they do..... and that´s because canon has no 36mp camera.   ::)

that was sarcasm.....






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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 12:49:26 PM »
Plenty of very large white lenses in the endzones (400's +)

Just not much endzone action to notice. 

A bunch of non-white lenses and 70-200's on the sidelines. 

I was surprised by the number of large video cameras.
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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 12:53:01 PM »
I noticed this too, Canon is loosing their dominance. I can only guess at the reasons but what I do know for sure is that there was less white lenses then in the past.

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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 12:57:54 PM »
I was surprised by the number of large video cameras.

Strapped around the necks of photographers?

Or are you just surprised that professionals doing video use professional gear? (presumably for television.)

What were you expecting them to use?

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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 01:51:51 PM »
I was surprised by the number of large video cameras.

Strapped around the necks of photographers?

Or are you just surprised that professionals doing video use professional gear? (presumably for television.)

What were you expecting them to use?

I would expect NBC and NFL Films, perhaps even team game film videographers.  But who else would get video rights to the game?
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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 01:55:32 PM »
I noticed a swarm of black lenses at the end of the game.

You noticed the occasional 400/600mm by the red zones.

I was keeping my eye out for any camera bodies that looked unfamiliar to me but it was all so fast paced I didn't notice much.

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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 02:24:13 PM »

It didn't seem like white lenses were in the majority there this year. Are pro sports shooters switching to Nikon or is that just my misperception?

yes they do..... and that´s because canon has no 36mp camera.   ::)

that was sarcasm.....

 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 02:24:13 PM »