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

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Tony Beach
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Re: Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.
In reply to peevee1, 8 months ago

peevee1 wrote:

InterestedParty wrote:

jidery wrote:

Canon and Nikon are just boring compared to Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, and Fuji. I don't understand why Canon and Nikon dominate with their lack of innovation.

Their huge selection of fabulous lenses?

For FF, but not for their crop formats. Sure, you can mount their FF on their crop cameras, but they have wrong FL, wrong size, wrong price, wrong sharpness distribution (not sharp enough in the middle for APS-C pixel density)... compromise every step of the way.

Oh please, most lenses are sharper in the middle of their image circle than they are at the edges, so your "wrong sharpness distribution" argument is ridiculous. Even the graphs you presented show that.

As for the wrong focal length, size, and price, kit lenses cover both of those criteria well.  There are also dedicated DX lenses that work for a lot of users (macros, zooms, and even a few primes).

And even for FF - the "huge selection" shows its age and does not look so fabulous anymore.

2013

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

2012

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

2011

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

2010

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED

2009

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2008

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon PC-E Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D

That's 24 lenses in 6 years. Besides that, there are a lot of older lenses that do just fine on the 24-36 MP FX DSLRs.

And the new ones, more appropriate for modern pixel densities, suddenly double in price.

If you want to compare a system with MF then you should start comparing their prices as well. By that measure modern lenses are a bargain.

Theoretically the lenses are there... but you can get the same sharpness (or rather lack of) with a point-and-shoot and a lot of noise reduction.

That's the biggest load of bunk I've read in quite awhile here at DPR -- congratulations.

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