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What are you using?

Canon
67
57%
Nikon
32
27%
Minolta
3
3%
Pentax
2
2%
Other
10
9%
I use a point and shoot.
3
3%
 
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Canon or Nikon

Unread postby delboysafa » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:02 am

I am an def a Canon fan, have always used Canon. I got told of the results of a recent survey in Europe. (Cant remember the official source, but will find and provide)

Canon are most popular in the 20-35 yr age group
Nikon are most popular in the 35 + group

80% of Camera's/Lenses sold (between Canon/Nikon) are Canon/Nikon to each age group i.e. 20-35 80% Canon etc

Would you say that is accurate? How many here are Canon or Nikon users. (Please let me know if you are not a Canon/Nikon user as dont want to leave you out :lol: :lol: )

Let me know what model of camera you have as well i.e. 20D, D200 etc, so we can do some stats

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Unread postby bert » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:20 am

Here goes
In the 80ties Canon was more affordable in Holland.
Started with a A program
Then T60
EOS 5
EOS 33
And now 20D

(My first camera was a Practica. East German )

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Unread postby richardharris » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:05 am

I am a Canon fan - though I started with a Mamiya SLR too many years ago!

I love the Canon L lenses, thats perhaps why I have stayed with them. Too expensive to change anyway.

Sadly, according to you, I should be using Nikon as I am 35+ :lol:

Richard

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Unread postby bert » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:24 am

richardharris wrote:Sadly, according to you, I should be using Nikon as I am 35+ :lol:

Richard

:funny:

I started at 23.
But now 35+

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Unread postby SHARKS » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:03 am

I am a big Canon-fan, been using this brand for years now.
As I am turning 35 in August, should I change to Nikon??
I don"t think I will...... :D
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Re: Canon or Nikon

Unread postby madach » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:09 am

delboysafa wrote:Canon are most popular in the 20-35 yr age group
Nikon are most popular in the 35 + group

Hmz, I turned 36 last year and bought new Canon gear after my old gear was stolen. According to these stats I should have bought Nikon :wall:

delboysafa wrote:Let me know what model of camera you have as well i.e. 20D, D200 etc, so we can do some stats

20D and 30D

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Unread postby Katja » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:37 am

I'm a Nikon user.

Main reason for choosing Nikon was that I used my brother's Nikon F401 about 15 years ago. I liked his Nikon camera, so when I bought a new camera for myself, I chose the F801 which I used for about 12 years. 3 years ago I bought a F80, and now I just got my first digital SLR, a D70s.

P.S.: My first SLR ever was also a Praktica.
P.P.S.: I'm 35+ so the statistics are right in my case. :wink:
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Unread postby J de Villiers » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:24 pm

35+ and all my gear is Canon:
EOS 300 & 350D

My first Slr was a Ricoh KR 10

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Unread postby simonb6 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:27 pm

Hving been through Zenit, (Honeywell) Pentax, Olympus and Nikon over the last 40 years, my last three SLRs have been Canons and I can see no need to consider changing again :wink:
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Unread postby avon vosloo » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:24 pm

Used to be a Pentax man – still have all the gear.
Canon Hi8 Video-cam :)

but

What can I say? – then I saw the light so to speak.

Looks like the saying “with age comes real wisdom” holds true in my case – Nikon D70 :twisted:

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Unread postby Katja » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:28 pm

avon vosloo wrote:What can I say? – then I saw the light so to speak.

Looks like the saying “with age comes real wisdom” holds true in my case – Nikon D70

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Finally another Nikon user in this thread. Image
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Unread postby Anja » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:18 pm

Definitely Canon.

My gear: 30D + 20D + powershot A95
I started with EOS100 + 650

35+
:D

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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:28 pm

Thanks for this thread, guys :thumbs_up:

I'm contemplating the purchase of a top DSLR and this will help me decide which, Canon or Nikon ? However, I won't throw away my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 with the amazing optical image stabilizer and very high zooming.

BTW, I'm 35+ :wink:
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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:39 pm

my addiction started with Canon EOS 5.now i am using Canon 350D and by Friday i will add a 30D to my bag.

BTW i am 37+ :whistle:
Canon "L"coholic

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Unread postby SHARKS » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:52 pm

Happy to see more "oldies" are Canon-addicts !!!!! :D
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