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Nikon Becomes Official Camera of Disney Parks

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    Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced on Tuesday a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

    “The alliance between Nikon and Disney allows us to connect with millions of passionate Disney guests who want to tell their stories through the capture of amazing imagery,” stated Nobuyoshi Gokyu, Nikon president. “Through this agreement, Nikon will play an integral role in helping Disney guests to preserve and share every unforgettable moment.”

    As the “Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts,” Nikon will have branded Picture Spots throughout the theme parks at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

    Nikon will also be integrated with Disney PhotoPass Service, whose photographers will use Nikon cameras and accessories exclusively. Disney Fine Art Photographers at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons, as well as Adventure Guides with Adventures by Disney, will also be outfitted with Nikon cameras.

    Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, US and France said “Our Disney Parks are among some of the most photographed locations in the world, so it is only natural for us to further develop our relationship with Nikon, who shares our commitment to capturing magical moments and making memories.”

    This is good news for Nikon, as Disney's parks are big business. Walt Disney World in particular is the largest and most visited vacation resort in the world.

    Terms of the deal, including its length, weren't disclosed, and nor was specific photo gear that will be used in the parks identified.
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    boooo! :lol:
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    Yes boo! Lol
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    I know someone who will be happy :lol:
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    I add my cantankerous BOOOOOOOOO!
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    I thought that Disney already had some connection with Nikon seeing as all of the photographers at WDW and also on DCL have used Nikon cameras for quite a while. o_O

    Actually it made my day when I was chatting to one of the photographers a few years ago who told me that they all preferred the D70 camera [like mine] to its replacement, the D70S.

    Sorry Keith, but Canon have missed out again. :)
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    They really have :yes:

    I must agree with you though, they've used Nikon for ages. There's definitely been a preference towards that brand if not an official sponsorship.
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    What they really need to do is send them on some training not give them new cameras they haven't a clue how to use, some of the photos we've received on photo pass have been horrendous.
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    Really surprised about that! I've been really impressed with the quality of the photopass ones I've seen... within the parameters of it's a park, lots of people, short time to take it etc ;-) not saying they're masterpieces
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    Wow! Nice to be on the winning team! I think I'll go buy myself a beer! :bar:

    Tom ( :macwave:... now all I need is a new Nikon Df! :shocked:)
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    yeah me too :lol: I did email colonial in orlando to ask when they'd be getting them but no reply (not surprising :)
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    Well this member of the Skip family is hoping and wishing for a new camera this Christmas as my trusty old fuji bit the dust on the last trip to the Blue Ridge Mts. I must say I have always been a Nikon guy having my old film FG with trusty Nikor lenses (now a relic and museum piece in my daughter's apt.). I know it is for another place...but why would I not get another Nikon (now DSLR)?
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    Agreed - I had the same experience - a lot of the time, I took a pic with my camera at the same time as they did and mine were better shots almost every time... And I'm a terrible photographer!
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    Do it! You know you want to. :yes:

    I had a D70 (like Terry), but gave it to my grandson. I found that as my age advanced and my vision deteriorated, I just couldn't see the LCD display on the back of the camera anymore. So, I got a D5100 and I absolutely love it. It's got the fold out LCD display and I can actually see it and, more importantly, read it without having to squint. Too much anyway.

    And it takes great pictures!

    Tom ( :macwave:... yes. It's true. I'm a Nikon fanboy. :shocked:)
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    to be fair, unless you have a bag of lenses from one manufacturer or another, there is very little to swing you one way or another these days. Canon and Nikon both have the same range of cameras doing the same kind of job with the same kind of quality. It really comes down to which feels the best to use.

    There are a lot of new mirrorless cameras coming on the market too which are smaller but just as good quality wise as the dslrs. Fuji in particular have a great range.

    If anything nowdays, even for me, there's just too much choice!
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    I've got too much invested in lenses to ever change lol
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    I'll let you know how the Nikon 1 J3 stacks up after my DW opens her Christmas present. :santasneak:

    Tom ( :macwave:... shhhh... don't tell her!)
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    I think the difference comes from the software and the way the cameras process the images. I usually don't take raw images. So I was wondering about which camera processes the images better or maybe is there one "look" that is superior to another?

    Also the Nikon 1 and the rest of the mirrorless cameras while capable of great shots lack the eye viewfinder that I do so love. I don't really like composing the images on the camera back display.
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    Honestly although there is a different in look between manufacturers, fuji has a distinctive look and I can tell canon v nikon on standard settings, you can change so much that you can make any make look like any other make pretty much

    yeah but the newest electronic viewfinders are REALLY good
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    I am keeping Chris well away from this thread :lol:

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