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Old August 14th 04, 08:20 AM
Tony Spadaro
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You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?

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David Manzi (Bowzer) wrote:

My basis for opinion is that I've never seen a pro using a Minolta.


They need excellent quality optics, bodies that don't break down
and can take a beating. Trust me, if Minoltas were "as good" as
Nikons, pros would be using them.


I agree with you Bowzer. Minolta can't touch Nikon. Just take a look at
the Olympics.



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Old August 14th 04, 08:20 AM
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You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?

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In article ,

David Manzi (Bowzer) wrote:

My basis for opinion is that I've never seen a pro using a Minolta.


They need excellent quality optics, bodies that don't break down
and can take a beating. Trust me, if Minoltas were "as good" as
Nikons, pros would be using them.


I agree with you Bowzer. Minolta can't touch Nikon. Just take a look at
the Olympics.



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Old August 14th 04, 10:45 AM
Peter Chant
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In article ,
"Tony Spadaro" writes:
You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?


Am I right in assuming that the choice is probally down to who
makes the most useful lenses the size of the hubble space telescope
and possbily image stabalised lenses?

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Old August 14th 04, 10:45 AM
Peter Chant
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In article ,
"Tony Spadaro" writes:
You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?


Am I right in assuming that the choice is probally down to who
makes the most useful lenses the size of the hubble space telescope
and possbily image stabalised lenses?

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Old August 14th 04, 10:45 AM
Peter Chant
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In article ,
"Tony Spadaro" writes:
You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?


Am I right in assuming that the choice is probally down to who
makes the most useful lenses the size of the hubble space telescope
and possbily image stabalised lenses?

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Old August 14th 04, 03:26 PM
Skip M
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"Peter Chant" wrote in message
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In article ,
"Tony Spadaro" writes:
You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?


Am I right in assuming that the choice is probally down to who
makes the most useful lenses the size of the hubble space telescope
and possbily image stabalised lenses?

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http://www.petezilla.co.uk

That and supply the photogs with equipment at either no cost or at a
discount. Nikon and Canon's efforts at pro support far outstrip Minolta's,
which may have more to do with why you don't see many high visibility pros
using Minolta cameras. Minolta makes a 300mm f2.8 and 600mm f4, an 70-200
f2.8, lacking only the ubiquitous 400mm f2.8 to fully equal the offerings
from Canon and Nikon. Since Canon is the only one to offer IS in long
teles, that would put Minolta and Nikon on a pretty even footing. And
anyone who's ever handled a Maxxum9 will attest that it is fully as tank
like as the 1v and F5...

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Old August 14th 04, 03:26 PM
Skip M
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"Peter Chant" wrote in message
...
In article ,
"Tony Spadaro" writes:
You mean where 75% of all the photographers use Canon?


Am I right in assuming that the choice is probally down to who
makes the most useful lenses the size of the hubble space telescope
and possbily image stabalised lenses?

--

http://www.petezilla.co.uk

That and supply the photogs with equipment at either no cost or at a
discount. Nikon and Canon's efforts at pro support far outstrip Minolta's,
which may have more to do with why you don't see many high visibility pros
using Minolta cameras. Minolta makes a 300mm f2.8 and 600mm f4, an 70-200
f2.8, lacking only the ubiquitous 400mm f2.8 to fully equal the offerings
from Canon and Nikon. Since Canon is the only one to offer IS in long
teles, that would put Minolta and Nikon on a pretty even footing. And
anyone who's ever handled a Maxxum9 will attest that it is fully as tank
like as the 1v and F5...

--
Skip Middleton
http://www.shadowcatcherimagery.com


 




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