1. rdifiori's Avatar
    a discussion of horsepower versus torque or maybe Canon versus Nikon DSLRs?

    ;)
    02-25-2012 11:00 AM
  2. Winterfang's Avatar
    I used to have a Canon Rebel, I loved it to death =). Don't know much about Nikon but Canon sounds cooler.
    02-25-2012 01:16 PM
  3. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Meh, Sony Alpha for me.




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    02-25-2012 01:37 PM
  4. Winterfang's Avatar
    I don't know man, Canon sounds like Cannon and that means a powerful shot. Nikon sounds like the name of a japanese tourist that barely knows how to take pictures. And Sony is just a bad Samsung anyway.
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    02-25-2012 01:49 PM
  5. rdifiori's Avatar
    horsepower = torque X rpm / 5252
    02-25-2012 07:36 PM
  6. toyotast165's Avatar
    canon and tq for me.
    02-25-2012 08:52 PM
  7. kevm14's Avatar
    Nikon and horsepower for me.

    I like the way their dSLRs fit my hands (have a D70s and a D1H) and how the focus is on creating great images, rather than "what settings should I use" which seems to be more of a Canon thing (an engineer's approach to photography - full disclosure: I am an engineer).

    And horsepower because torque is just force. Horsepower is work done over time. If you have horsepower, you can always derive torque using gearing. If you have just torque, you may actually have zero horsepower. And you certainly can't create it using gearing.

    That said, I prefer V8s (and have two) to smaller engines. So liking horsepower has nothing to do with RPMs. After all, lots of horsepower at low rpm means - you guessed it - lots of torque.
    02-26-2012 08:45 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    I watch NASA TV every once and a while and when an astronaut is taking a picture there are always two camera names I always here, Hasselblad and Nikon.
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    02-26-2012 08:55 AM
  9. rdifiori's Avatar
    Nikon and horsepower for me.

    I like the way their dSLRs fit my hands (have a D70s and a D1H) and how the focus is on creating great images, rather than "what settings should I use" which seems to be more of a Canon thing (an engineer's approach to photography - full disclosure: I am an engineer).

    And horsepower because torque is just force. Horsepower is work done over time. If you have horsepower, you can always derive torque using gearing. If you have just torque, you may actually have zero horsepower. And you certainly can't create it using gearing.

    That said, I prefer V8s (and have two) to smaller engines. So liking horsepower has nothing to do with RPMs. After all, lots of horsepower at low rpm means - you guessed it - lots of torque.
    There is someone that gets it right there!

    Loving my twin turbo v8--450 ft lbs of torque almost everywhere is pretty amazing.

    Nikon glass is better. :P
    02-26-2012 10:45 AM
  10. kevm14's Avatar
    Well you beat me. I only have 395lb-ft, though N/A.

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    02-26-2012 12:46 PM
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