Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/29

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Subject: RE: [Leica] God, no Canon vs. Nikon...
From: "Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter)" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:34:12 -0800


The reason is simple.  Nikon just got too complacent and forgot about the
users.  Canon just gave the photogs what they wanted, fast AF (USM motors)
and a large selection of optics now some with IS, and even eye-controlled
Canon also provided excellent zooms like a 28-70mm F2.8 (Nikon had only the
35-70mm F2.8 to offer with a fixed aperture until very recently), 70-200mm
F2.8, et al.  They also had features in their lower end cameras that the
idiots at Nikon left out even in their high end models.  Case in point, the
F100 at $1300 does not have mirror lock up, the N90s at about $900
(predecessor to the F100) had no bracketing unless you bought the optional
back, while the $450 Canon Elan II had both and also offer eye focus control
if you wanted it.

Peter K


- -----Original Message-----
From: Mike Johnston []
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 10:09 AM
Subject: [Leica] God, no Canon vs. Nikon...

>>>Tell him the
reason sports pro photogs use Canon is the AF speed and quality super
telephoto optics. Same at rodeos, track meets (Olympics is a good
about 80% were Canon shooters), and other events.<<<

And runway fashion, where Canon now rules, and--so I'm told by friends
back there--at White House Press Conferences. This is hard to believe,
as it used to be 95% Nikon.

- --Mike