Mirrorless Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.

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Re: It's all fraude! Canon is headsponsor!
In reply to meland, 10 months ago

meland wrote:

HetFotoAtelier wrote:

I think you insult World Press Photo (which incidentally is based in your country) by suggesting that it is influenced by one of its sponsors.

You might like to see how the independent judging process works:

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-photo-contest/jury-interviews

I don't think judging has anything to do with sponsoring. Having Canon sponsor the event that happens to be dominated by Canon users is no coincidence - however that happens. It's just that the winners were judged on the merits of their work. But this doesn't mean that all the Canons that showed up for the dance were just random guys off the street. Certainly every Canon pro out there was blasted with requests to enter.

Being able to use the one tag line - "the most represented camera was the 1DX with the 5dIII and 5DII in a tie for second" is exactly why Canon sponsored the event.

To somehow hold the World Press Photo thing as some pantheon of honesty and integrity is like saying that journalists are unbiased. (We know they should be, but come on.)

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