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PeterAit

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Choice of camera brand
« on: January 25, 2014, 07:37:24 AM »

I watched a fascinating documentary last night about changes to ice packs and glaciers around the world. In many locations the scientists would set up a time-lapse system, a DSLR in a protective case with external batteries and solar power, and leave it there for a year. I couldn't help but notice that all the cameras were Nikons.
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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 08:35:44 AM »

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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 10:03:08 AM »

Ah, the power of the internet... those scientists must have seen this:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/05/23/torture-test-video-shows-nikon-d3s-being-dragged-to-hell-and-back-and-survi
I especially enjoyed the Nikon vs. Canon Drop Test, because I did a similar test (inadvertently) with my Pentax 67II some years ago. I was using an unfamiliar quick-mount on my tripod, and I didn't realize that I hadn't engaged it properly. The camera was about five and a half feet above hard pavement when the camera toppled over. It landed on the removable pentaprism, which was damaged beyond repair, but the camera and lens were not even scratched.
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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 10:07:25 AM »

Ah, the power of the internet... those scientists must have seen this:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/05/23/torture-test-video-shows-nikon-d3s-being-dragged-to-hell-and-back-and-survi

I see they also include a clip of Pentax's going through the mill with no ill effect. I never took mine to that extreme but they were hardly cosseted either and it's no surprise they got through it all, I just wish that they had developed their range further.
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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 10:30:28 AM »

The original post reminded me that the Winter Olympics are coming up and all the fanboys over on DPR will be counting cameras to see which maker is best represented in the press corp.

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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 11:56:18 AM »

...which maker is best represented in the press corp.

I am sure it will be Cannon:

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 12:21:56 PM »

I am sure it will be Cannon:



Some of those lenses do indeed look like cannons!
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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 10:45:48 PM »

Peter, was that the PBS piece with James Balog or the subsequent film, Chasing Ice? He's a Nikon guy, which might explain the choice of camera for the time-lapse photography.

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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 07:52:43 AM »

Peter, was that the PBS piece with James Balog or the subsequent film, Chasing Ice? He's a Nikon guy, which might explain the choice of camera for the time-lapse photography.

Chasing Ice is nice, but really comes across as a Nikon ad.

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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 11:01:27 AM »

I watched a fascinating documentary last night about changes to ice packs and glaciers around the world. In many locations the scientists would set up a time-lapse system, a DSLR in a protective case with external batteries and solar power, and leave it there for a year. I couldn't help but notice that all the cameras were Nikons.

They began some years ago this kind of research with D200 cameras.
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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 11:04:39 AM »

Chasing Ice is nice, but really comes across as a Nikon ad.

Cheers,
Bernard


Seriously? Only a camera nut could think that :). I've seen it twice and could not have remembered what camera he used if someone paid me.


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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 12:28:36 AM »

Perhaps with the advent of crash ratings for camera, we will finally -- finally -- start to see camera crash-protection measures become adopted by the camera industry.  Ground proximity sensors, airbags, and solid-fuel, powered ejection modules -- these technologies exist today.  Manufacturers don't want to talk about these things.  They want you to think they are impractical.  Remember, only you can make a difference.

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Re: Choice of camera brand
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2014, 06:37:38 PM »

Seriously? Only a camera nut could think that :). I've seen it twice and could not have remembered what camera he used if someone paid me.

Kirk,

Even my wife noticed it and she is very far from being interested in cameras... There is a whole bunch of short scenes whose sole and only purpose is to show the Nikon logo. ;)

I guess that they have done a better job than I thought if this remains un-noticed to some viewers.

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