Wednesday, December 29, 2010


No I have not turned toward the 'open country' and do not plan to become a cowboy of any sort!!

But 'branding' has been on my mind lately, particularly when it comes to my favourite products.

Thanks to Santa, I have been in the market for a own. You see we, Ron and I, have been sharing his camera for a while now. He has a Nikon D50. 

And you know there comes a time when a guy just has to have his own stuff! lol

So last evening we went to our favourite camera shop and bought one. It looks like this:


You see, I have always had a Nikon camera and they have served me well. My first one was a 'used' one. It was a Nikon F which was  originally used by professionals. It was a manual camera.......totally. So, needless to say, I had to learn how to operate it if I wanted any pictures at all!

I learned quickly and used it for years. It was a very heavy camera but produced such good photos.This was the first SLR (single lens reflex) professional camera Nikon made back in 1959. I bought mine (used) in the 80's sometime.

So, when digital made it's presence, we switched and haven't looked back.

Where am I going with this post!!?? lol.  "Branding".....right. Why do people pick a brand/company and stick with it?

I stick with certain brands because I have had success with them and have been satisfied with what they are supposed to do.

Another example where we are 'stuck' on a brand is with televisions. We love Sony for the same reasons as for Nikon.

This is not to say that other brands are not good. They are. But isn't it strange that some people stick to their brand. 

Or is it just us? What do you think? Do you have a certain brand that you prefer and would not switch to another, no matter what!?

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