Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You Should Love NIKON

Yeah, a female friend of mine threw this phrase to me. When I asked "Why?", she threw me another powerful reply saying:"Because main photographers use NIKON!". Oh well, ever since I started photography, I never like the "Canon vs. Nikon" debate.

Photography isn't all about technology and equipment. Skill is far more important and what makes a great shot isn't solely due to the lens' sharpness. The main ingredients are still the composition, framing, proper exposure, etc...If one can shoot nice photos with a Nikon, one can also shoot nice photos with a Canon, Pentax, Olympus or whatever brands out there.

If a photographer is highly skilled, a good tool will definitely aid in getting perfect shots. But a good tool can never help photographers who have poor skill. Might makes things worse and looks ugly, as generally, people expect photos to be better when better equipments are being used.

I hope my friend will not ask me to shoot with Nikon anymore, unless she's going to sponsor me a fullset of Nikon gears. :)


Anonymous young photographer said...

LOL ! i had a taste of nikon's d80 which belonged to my pal. didn't turn out so well, the user interface was poor compared to canon. canon makes manual exposure and point auto focus so easily. when you go M on nikon, it's harder to read it's exposure scale inside the viewfinder. no offence guys :)

10:55 PM  
Blogger Zey said...

Every camera has its own advantages and disadvantages. Once you learn how to live with it, you still can get great shots. I'd learned to live with my poor 1.8" LCD screen. :D

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will prefer Canon. Read the following joke you will understand.

The Baby Photographer

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a
surrogate father to start their family.

On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife
goodbye and said, "Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon."

Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer
happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale.

"Good morning, Ma'am", he said, "I've come to..."

"Oh, no need to explain," Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, "I've been
expecting you."

"Have you really? "said the photographer. "Well, that's good. Did you
know babies are my specialty?"

"Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a
seat" ;After a moment she asked, blushing, "Well, where do we start?"

"Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the
couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room
floor is fun."

"Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and

"Well, Ma'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we
try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles,
I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results."

"My, that's a lot!" gasped Mrs. Smith.

"Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be in
and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that."

"Don't I know it," said Mrs. Smith quietly.

The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his
baby pictures. "This was done on the top of a bus," he said.

"Oh my God!" Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.

"And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their
mother was so difficult to work with."

"She was difficult?" asked Mrs. Smith.

"Yes, I'm afraid so. I finally had to take her to the park to get the
job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a
good look."

"Four and five deep?" said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement.

"Yes", the photographer replied. And for more than three hours, too. The
mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate
and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the
squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in."

Mrs. Smith leaned forward. "Do you mean they actually chewed on your,
um... equipment?"

"It's true, Ma'am, yes. Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and
we can get to work right away".


"Oh yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my CANON on. It's much
too big to be held in the hand very long."

Mrs. Smith fainted!


Can't think of any joke for Nikon. Anyone?

12:43 AM  

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