I am a photography student and I am ready to buy a good digital SLR. My photography interest include: landscape, action and portraiture. My instructor has recommended the Cannon. My sister who is in the business says Nikon is industry standard. Price is not really an issue, but I want to be sure I don't regret my purchase. Any advice
good digital SLR - either one
"[T]he fact that [Art Wolfe} lost all (or nearly all) of his Nikon stuffs in one shot gave him an opportunity to switch, and he went where the money was. I suppose he had to pay for his original Nikon stuffs, and when Canon offered him free stuffs, he took the opportunity." A pro who switched from Nikon to Canon.
"In a column in Outdoor Photographer about a year or so before he was killed, Galen Rowell expressed some irritation with Nikon and hinted that if they didn't come through with a better deal, that he was being courted by Canon and might jump ship. Later he said that all was well and he was staying with Nikon. Of course, he did not say what he asked for or what he got." A Nikon using pro.
"My instructor has recommended the Cannon." Why. Ask him.
"My sister who is in the business says Nikon is industry standard." Do you trust her (more than Paul Kay or Canon)? Would she lie to you? Could she be wrong? Why does she think that?
Paul Kay says he "simply [doesn't] know any pro using anything else." Certainly narrows the field. (I know a pro who used Leica until Konica paid him enough to love them.)
Seems at least a couple pros don't pay full price for their equipment.
Like the man says, "Sometimes you gotta make up your mind. Choose one and leave the other behind."
My point is, perhaps Canon is winning the advertising battle. If selecting a camera is a popularity contest (The envelope please. w/drum roll) Canon.