Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.

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Jay Jenner
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Re: Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.
In reply to Tony Beach, 11 months ago

Canon or Nikon are safe bets. For pros there is a huge range of lenses available and international support. Neither company is going to go away anytime soon. They will not drop an entire mount system like Sony might be about to do. Both these brands have the fastest AF (in the pro mo dels)and the best flash systems. Although in the current climate neither is being seen as particularly innovative, their past innovations have got them where they are today.

And having a huge user base and critical mass helps that along nicely. I cannot see either company losing its position as #1 and #2 DSLR maker in my lifetime.

Having said that, international prominence and visibility does not in itself equal a good product. Otherwise how would you explain the Toyota Prius?

And FWIW I shoot with Olympus and Fujifilm.

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