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| p.1 #15 · Is canon the official equipment for the World Cup? |
I've yet to see a stab at a rational reason, so here's a few:
Canon's 1D X and 5D III make excellent sport cameras; Nikon as of yet has no answer for the 5D III (the closest is the D700). And Nikon has only just caught up (maybe) with the D4S to Canon's top-end AF setup. Hopefully that release along with the rumored D800S will get them back into gear.
But Canon having the superior bodies is one thing- pick literally any fast pro lens, zoom or prime or supertelephoto prime, and Canon is where it's at with their flourite lenses and lightweight construction. Having both makes for a system that while not at all superior to Nikon by any great measure, you still have a system that excels in just the right places to significantly raise the chances for one to 'get the shot'.
Note for the winter Olympics Canon was the clear majority, and at the last Super Bowl Nikon was pretty rare indeed.
Now, I'm not here to bash Nikon, which I've said in the past- I advocate using the right tool for the job, and when it comes to things that move in the pro arena, the right combination of tools is probably Canon.
But ask what I'd recommend to a newbie? Nikon all the way. Want to shoot stuff far away that moves with an inexpensive kit? D7000 + 150-600, get some. And want to go landscaping? D800E and 14-24G are unbeatable. Just saying