Photographer Tom Oldham talks about why he traded in his two Canon 5D MK II's for Nikon D810's - read full story.
This is Part I of a series documenting a four week experiment by photographer Sohail Momdani, who moves from an all-Canon setup to an all-Nikon setup. The series will chronicle his experiences as he switches from a Canon system to using a Nikon D800, and ultimately asks the question "Do I switch or do I go back?"
The folks at Lensrentals.com must have too much time and too much inventory on hand as evidenced by this giant chess set they have devised. The set uses 32 real lenses from Canon and Nikon and includes 70-200 f/2.8 pawns, 600mm f/4 Kings and 500mm f4 Queens, 400mm f/2.8 Bishops, 300mm f/2.8 Knights, and 200mm f/2.0 Rooks in black (Nikon) and white (Canon).
You can rent the chess set for a mere $9,221 (plus shipping) or buy it for only $151,202.17! If you don’t already have an appropriate size chess board they will even throw in a complete set of 32 white and 32 black stick-on 12" square vinyl tiles so you can create your own.
Boasting a sales growth of 333 percent compared to 2004/2005, Nikon predicts that it will sell 3.3 million DSLRs this year and that it is now "number one for share by volume in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan."
Last year Canon won the sales war by just 1 percentage point, but 2008/2009 marks the first time that Nikon has beat Canon in DSLR sales worldwide.