Interesting read by Thom Hogan

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José B
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Exactly, that's how you build a solid camera system with----high quality lenses!
In reply to tomtom50, 5 months ago

tomtom50 wrote:

It is hard to argue Hogan's point that the F and EF lens lines are the backbones of success for Canon & Nikon.

Lenses are what pros look at, and are willing to spend thousands of dollars on.

Professional use of flagship products casts a halo over the entire company, and makes the line a safe buy for the unsophisticated entry-level buyer.

It is super-difficult to get a pro to change brand, because the lens investment can be gigantic. The camera advantage has to be huge. For a while Canon AF was really better than Nikon, and Canon manged to pry pros loose for the Nikon system, but that was a rare exception.

And you can start with one quality lens. I would rather save up for a Zeiss lens like the 16-70/4 + entry level NEX than get the most expensive camera + average lens.

Cheers,

José

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