On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 4:16 PM, belmeloro <stefan.geens@...
> Hi Matt,
> If I look at all the gear in my pano workflow -- pro Nikon DSLRs, Apple
> Computer, Manfrotto... these all fit into the category of premium
> manufacturers with top notch reputations, into which I would like to place
> 360Precision, because the gear really is that good.
> But these other manufacturers don't do two things:
> 1. They don't provide financial incentives for endorsements from customers,
> for example by offering an extended warranty in return for viral marketing.
> I think it's because they feel it cheapens their brand, and I'd agree with
Sorry Stefan, but I think you're living in the dark ages .... :-)
NIKON , Canon, Sony, etc ... of course pays and gives cameras to a LOT of
photographers to promote their products !!!
The list is so long that I'm gonna say only a few:
Sebastião Salgado got his Canons for use and they even prepared a special
modification ONLY for him !
In the 80s I got 5 Nikon cameras and all lenses (three) of each one, to use
during a Jacques Cousteau Expedition
I could use it, destroy, damage, do whatever was necessary to get a shot,
and get replaced as long as I would make reviews of it for them
I have a friend of mine that today, he uses SONY DSLRs just because he get
paied to promote them. He gives a LOT of workshops on Lightroom 3.0
Adobe gives him all the Premium Suites, for free, of course, if he makes
reviews of it and promote during his workshops
Apple always send me iMacs to use in my workshops and even demostrations to
public, just because they want me to promote the computers
In the 70s, Eric Meola and Pete Turner were given tonssss of Nikon cameras
to use it as a promotion for the brand
And also they got rolsss of films Kodachrome from KODAK, just for saying
that they love to shoot with it
This is SO normal ...
What Matt is doing is just moving ahead in time and taking this to the
social medias ... Facebook and Twitter
Where else it could be better ?
BTW: I do not use his products, I love my Nodal Ninjas, but I respect his
product and I think what he did is just a clever idea to promote his brand,
and after all it is completely Ethical and Legal
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