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In a message dated 9/7/99 4:21:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: << Galen is sponsored by Nikon, that's the main reason. They use his name, and he gets $ome. >> I don't know anything about Galen's arrangement with Nikon so I would not make the statement that he is "sponsored" by them, but even if you are correct, all Galen had to do before they would pay him a nickel was shoot with Nikon for two decades, publish several books, umpteen spreads in National Geo, and write a column in a national photo mag. I attended a workshop with John Shaw (who also has shot with Nikon since the early 70's and appears in Nikon ads) and he said point-blank that Nikon pays him for any of his images they use in their ads and that's all, and John really didn't come across to me as the lying type. I will admit that I did not have the stones to ask John why he never switched to Leica R, either.