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What brand DSLR do you use primarily for shooting stock?

Nikon
33 (28.9%)
Canon
58 (50.9%)
Pentax
9 (7.9%)
Olympus
4 (3.5%)
Sony/Konica/Minolta
2 (1.8%)
Panasonic/Lumix
1 (0.9%)
Leica
0 (0%)
Fujifilm
2 (1.8%)
Sigma
0 (0%)
Kodak
2 (1.8%)
Hasselblad
0 (0%)
Use Multiple Brands
1 (0.9%)
Other
0 (0%)
Don't Use a DSLR
2 (1.8%)

Total Members Voted: 109

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PaulieWalnuts

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« on: December 03, 2007, 08:32 »
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I'm starting to get a wandering eye for camera brands. The grass always looks greener...

What brand DSLR do you use primarily for shooting stock? If you use multiple brands equally then choose "Use Multiple Brands".

For the brands that you own or use, comments are welcome on brand likes/dislikes. If you use multiple brands, which do you like better for stock and why? Please don't give opinions about brands that you don't own or haven't extensively used.


« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 09:07 »
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nice poll!
what about Hasselblad ?it's not on the list. I guess not many of us owns one of these expensive toys.unfortunately I don't have one either I am a canoner. (but I know iphoto has)

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 09:13 »
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Thanks. Added Hasselblad and Don't Use a DSLR.

« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 11:43 »
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Canon pretty much owns the dSLR market, although Nikon has been coming on strong in the past year or so.  Other brands only have a few % of market share.

For stock photography, I would think that the Canons (in general) are best, since they have the best sensor.  In other words, there is less noise on Canon sensors.

For other types of photography, I love the Foveon sensor.  It probably gives the most detail of any sensor I have ever seen.

« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 11:47 »
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Canon. Of course, what kind of question is that?! haha...  ;D

« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 13:13 »
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Canon. Of course, what kind of question is that?! haha...  ;D

Bah Canoners :P!

I use Nikon but the quality is pretty consinstent in both the brands. You have to consider the lens system too when you have to make a choice, they play a bigger role than sensors most of the time.

So at the end it all comes down to personal preference, I prefer the flatter colors of the nikons and play with saturation in postproduction, canons seem to deliver more saturated colors from start, but maybe it's just my wrong assumption (btw, I tend to lower to minimum most of the saturation, contrast and sharpness settings on the camera).

Btw, I played a bit with the Hasselblad 22mb digital back and it does wonders but it really shows off how much the noise is lens-dependent. The difference in noise using it with a view camera with digital Schneider lenses and with a Mamiya RZ67 with seikkor lenses is very very noticeable.


digiology

« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 11:10 »
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I think the Nikon people are too busy out shooting great pictures than participating in this thread.  :P

« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 21:18 »
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Lenses matter, cameras don't. Some of my best selling images are shot with a 5(?) year old Canon A95. Nowadays, I'm mostly using an Olympus E-1, because of the superior lenses and the great build quality and ergonomics. My studio camera is a Fuji S3.

But again, all current DSLRs are capable of delivering excellent image quality. It's up to the photographer and his choice of lenses to utilise that capability.

« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 21:45 »
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been shooting canon slr's for decades,  when i went digital, it was only natural for me to stick with the canon.   However... many of my photog friends are nikon fanatics.   you can't go wrong with either one.  8)=tom

« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 23:17 »
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I'm too busy out shooting pictures to be able to participate in this thread......

« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 01:54 »
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Nikon.....

When deciding to go dslr some years ago i handled several brands, the canon and nikon felt best in my hands, ultimate choice became the nikon and never regretted it.  Both deliver excellent quality, however, nikon had some features the canon had lack of (spot metering, disabeling pre-flash etc).

Patrick.

« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 04:50 »
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I'm too busy out shooting pictures to be able to participate in this thread......

So are you keeping your camera under your hat?  :)

« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 05:14 »
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Only when it rains sharpshot (which thankfully its done a lot of in the last few days - we need the water here in Queensland).


 

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