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11/16/2011 11:22:51 AM · #1
This is what the last 102 or so ribbon winners are using for equipment.

Canon EOS-5D Mark II 30
Canon EOS-5D 10
Canon EOS-7D 10
Nikon D700 5
Nikon D7000 5
Canon EOS-40D 5
Nikon D300 4
Canon EOS-400D Rebel Xti 4
Canon EOS-450D Rebel XsI 4
Nikon D90 3
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 2
Canon EOS-1D Mark III 2
Canon EOS-50D 2
Sony Alpha A55 1
Sony Alpha 550 1
Nikon D300s 1
Canon EOS-60D 1
Nikon D3s 1
Nikon D200 1
Canon EOS-1D Mark II 1
Nikon D50 1
Canon EOS-600D T3i Rebel 1
Canon EOS-30D 1
Canon EOS-20D 1
Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i 1
Sony DSLR A-700 1
Panasonic DMC G1 1
Nikon D80 1
Apple Iphone 4 1

Not sure of what to make of it for your a stat person. I would say several are the same person so it does skew the stats a bit. I am a Pentax user and none are to be found anymore I guess on here....maybe they all got run off or switched to different camera manf. I just find that 30 ribbon winners using the same $1,800 - $1,900 dollar camera.

11/16/2011 11:28:01 AM · #2
Based on a detailed, painstaking statistical analysis using the most rigorous and convoluted techniques available, I conclude the following:

If you want to kill the competition, you need a Big Canon. ;-)
11/16/2011 11:33:46 AM · #3
Based on a detailed, painstaking statistical analysis using the most rigorous and convoluted techniques available, I conclude the following:
It doesn,t matter what equipment you use its how you use it.
11/16/2011 11:36:55 AM · #4
A thoroughly worthless stat, but I'm quite pleased to see the "lower end" Canon Rebels accounting for ~10% of the tally.
11/16/2011 11:38:51 AM · #5
Originally posted by Tiny:

Based on a detailed, painstaking statistical analysis using the most rigorous and convoluted techniques available, I conclude the following:
It doesn,t matter what equipment you use its how you use it.


Is THAT what the women have been telling you?
11/16/2011 11:42:35 AM · #6
So from this we can conclude that the best photographers tend to have decent equipment. We can also conclude that there's been one "phone camera only" challenge in the last 102 competitions. I think that's about it.
11/16/2011 11:46:51 AM · #7
When did you start the stat? If it is before March I'm the only one with a D80, and afterwards I switched to D7000.
11/16/2011 11:52:18 AM · #8
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It's not the equipment, it's the artist in you.

Past is not necessarily prologue.

That said, I am way out of sync with the current population of voters and their image preferences and their challenge interpretations. It's okay! Art is like that. I'm enjoying my photography more than ever, just winning a lot less these days.
11/16/2011 12:41:13 PM · #9
The interesting aspect of it isn't that "winners use pricey gear"; we already knew that. It's how overwhelmingly the balance is slanted towards high-end Canons, over Nikons...

R.
11/16/2011 12:57:44 PM · #10
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

The interesting aspect of it isn't that "winners use pricey gear"; we already knew that. It's how overwhelmingly the balance is slanted towards high-end Canons, over Nikons...

R.


Total amount of Canon Ribbon winners in this list = 79!
Total amount of Nikon Ribbon winners in this list = 22

I am thinking we finally have some hardcore proof that Canon is clearly the best camera brand ;-)
Go Canon!
11/16/2011 01:09:30 PM · #11
Originally posted by Fiora:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

The interesting aspect of it isn't that "winners use pricey gear"; we already knew that. It's how overwhelmingly the balance is slanted towards high-end Canons, over Nikons...

R.


Total amount of Canon Ribbon winners in this list = 79!
Total amount of Nikon Ribbon winners in this list = 22

I am thinking we finally have some hardcore proof that Canon is clearly the best camera brand ;-)
Go Canon!

The best photographers buy Canon.
11/16/2011 01:43:11 PM · #12
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

The interesting aspect of it isn't that "winners use pricey gear"; we already knew that. It's how overwhelmingly the balance is slanted towards high-end Canons, over Nikons...
R.

Canon really shines as a sport camera, and we all know that DPC is a sport...
11/16/2011 03:24:34 PM · #13
Originally posted by kirbic:

Based on a detailed, painstaking statistical analysis using the most rigorous and convoluted techniques available, I conclude the following:

If you want to kill the competition, you need a Big Canon. ;-)

I used a small Canon (Canon S3 IS P&S) to get the first 4 ribbons this year . Then I was too ashamed when other photographers looked at me in the field so I bought a Big Canon(Canon EOS 600D/T3i Rebel ) to grab 3 more...
11/16/2011 03:35:07 PM · #14
Originally posted by androgeus:

Originally posted by kirbic:

Based on a detailed, painstaking statistical analysis using the most rigorous and convoluted techniques available, I conclude the following:

If you want to kill the competition, you need a Big Canon. ;-)

I used a small Canon (Canon S3 IS P&S) to get the first 4 ribbons this year . Then I was too ashamed when other photographers looked at me in the field so I bought a Big Canon(Canon EOS 600D/T3i Rebel ) to grab 3 more...


The little cameras are KILLER for macro, huge DOF, much easier to get a decent focus zone. It's no accident all those first 4 ribbons were macros :-) Being good at what you do helps too, LOL...

R.
11/16/2011 03:41:24 PM · #15
Now, why is it the last 102 and not the last 103? Never mind, just wondering with which camera the $US4.3 million photograph (probably a low 5 score here on DPC) was made.
11/16/2011 04:06:13 PM · #16
Canon wins it, but Nikon still does okay. The conclusion here is that if you don't use either Canon or Nikon, you don't stand much chance of winning a ribbon. So I suppose I should forget about micro 4 thirds. Oh wait, I don't stand much chance of getting a ribbon with my Canon anyway, so maybe changing brands will give me an excuse.
11/16/2011 05:08:39 PM · #17
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Canon wins it, but Nikon still does okay. The conclusion here is that if you don't use either Canon or Nikon, you don't stand much chance of winning a ribbon. So I suppose I should forget about micro 4 thirds. Oh wait, I don't stand much chance of getting a ribbon with my Canon anyway, so maybe changing brands will give me an excuse.


No, the 'conclusion' there is people who take photography seriously are also likely to spend time looking at what the best gear to buy is. If you give a Sony DSLR to one of the frequent ribbon winners on this site, I'm sure they'd continue to win ribbons.

People should also consider that making observations such as; "wow, 50 Canon's to 10 Nikon's" isn't actually that significant when you consider the statistic represents about 5 users.

Originally posted by hajeka:

Now, why is it the last 102 and not the last 103? Never mind, just wondering with which camera the $US4.3 million photograph (probably a low 5 score here on DPC) was made.


It will have been a medium format film camera.
11/16/2011 05:38:09 PM · #18
interesting. Looking at this great statistic one could conclude that Nikon D50 is a better camera than the Nikon D3x, since D50 won a ribbon and D3x did not.
Also my conclusion is than Canon's new EOS -1D X is a total junk since it still has no ribbon and its been a couple weeks since the announcement by Canon.
11/16/2011 06:04:32 PM · #19
Originally posted by HawkinsT:

Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Canon wins it, but Nikon still does okay. The conclusion here is that if you don't use either Canon or Nikon, you don't stand much chance of winning a ribbon. So I suppose I should forget about micro 4 thirds. Oh wait, I don't stand much chance of getting a ribbon with my Canon anyway, so maybe changing brands will give me an excuse.


No, the 'conclusion' there is people who take photography seriously are also likely to spend time looking at what the best gear to buy is. If you give a Sony DSLR to one of the frequent ribbon winners on this site, I'm sure they'd continue to win ribbons.

People should also consider that making observations such as; "wow, 50 Canon's to 10 Nikon's" isn't actually that significant when you consider the statistic represents about 5 users.


I didn't really mean this to be taken seriously. In truth I'm surprised at how few ribbons were won by other brands.
11/16/2011 06:20:42 PM · #20
I picked up 2 ribbons from 7 submissions this year which is close to my average of a Top5 finish every four or five submissions.

Sometime I think about switching from Pentax to Canon just so I can win even more ribbons. :p

bazz.
11/16/2011 07:01:53 PM · #21
Well Sir Bazz I am glad some Pentax users are still active. Thinking of getting a K5 myself and will have a go at it.
11/16/2011 07:40:23 PM · #22
Originally posted by DustDevil:

I would say several are the same person so it does skew the stats a bit.

I claim 3 of the 5 for the D700.
11/16/2011 08:40:37 PM · #23
Originally posted by yakatme:

Originally posted by DustDevil:

I would say several are the same person so it does skew the stats a bit.

I claim 3 of the 5 for the D700.

and I claim the other 4!

DustDevil, tell the truth, how much Canon paid you to skew the statistics? :)


my bad, it is 102 ribbons, i.e. only 34 challenges! Then indeed, I only have two :(

Message edited by author 2011-11-16 20:57:22.
11/16/2011 09:56:00 PM · #24
Originally posted by sir_bazz:

I picked up 2 ribbons from 7 submissions this year which is close to my average of a Top5 finish every four or five submissions.

Sometime I think about switching from Pentax to Canon just so I can win even more ribbons. :p

bazz.


Nooooooo, maybe those who own Nikons are better at editing their photos.
11/16/2011 10:07:35 PM · #25
Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by sir_bazz:

I picked up 2 ribbons from 7 submissions this year which is close to my average of a Top5 finish every four or five submissions.

Sometime I think about switching from Pentax to Canon just so I can win even more ribbons. :p

bazz.


Nooooooo, maybe those who own Nikons are better at editing their photos.


Nooo, maybe those who own Nikons are better at shooting at lower ISOs as noise at high ISOs still tend to be the Nikon bugaboo.

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