Sunday, December 16, 2007

Why I use a Canon camera

I exclusively use Canon camera equipment and have done so for over 30 years. I currently shoot with a 5D body and lenses that range from 17mm to 400mm. The 5D has a 12.8 megapixel full-frame sensor and a large 2.5-inch LCD screen. Two of the lenses I have use Canon’s image stabilization technology. This alone is reason enough to switch to Canon. I recently had a pro, who uses Nikon, tell me about using a gyro to stabilize his camera and how great it worked. Except that it only works effectively in one plane of motion, costs $2,000 and requires an external power source. If there’s any doubt about what professionals use on a daily basis take note of the photographers on the sidelines of any pro football game. All those white lenses you see are Canon and they are attached to a Canon body.

As a professional using Canon gear, I’m eligible to participate in Canons CPS (Canon Profession Services) program. CPS offers free loans of its best equipment. They also have a repair service with exceptionally fast turn around. I recently sent my 5D in for a 10,000 image tune up and sensor cleaning. It was returned, by FedEx in a few days fully checked out and cleaned at no charge. Canon has a customer for life.

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