After John posted his reason on Twitter I decided to write a short blog post about why I shoot Nikon. It is a very simple answer, but not as simple as John’s.
When I decided to change majors from music to photography my grandfather gave me my biological fathers old camera gear. One Fuji body and lens. That camera was already on its last legs so I asked my grandfather what he shoots and he said Nikons. I went to the store and bought a Nikon N80 kit. Soon after I had 3 bodies and a bunch of lenses. When my grandfather died he left me all of his gear. I’m talking classics like original Nikon F’s. He also left me about 8 lenses and a bunch of accessories. To this day I have been loving Nikon, its performance and comfort.
When my friend Andrew was switching to Digital a few years ago he asked me what to get. I told him that if I didn’t have Nikon gear given to me I would have went with Canon. But now I think I still would have went with Nikon because of its FX sensor. However if I did go with Canon I would have a 5d Mark II for sure!
Why did you choose your camera brand?