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still-photography
Posts: 1,315
Bothell, Washington, US


Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

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Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[
Feb 22 13 10:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
Cary, North Carolina, US


Buy a Canon and then you'll fit in with the rest of us
Feb 22 13 10:21 am  Link  Quote 
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ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,620
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Let's string him up, now!

http://dougernst.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/ashton-kutcher.jpg
Feb 22 13 10:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Backstreet Photography
Posts: 137
Salem, Oregon, US


Hmmmm, i shoot Nikon AND Canon, so i guess i should only feel bad about myself HALF of the time ~~~ m'
Feb 22 13 10:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,951
Portland, Oregon, US


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

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Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[

I only own Nikon because I hope Ashton will introduce me to Mila

Feb 22 13 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SCR
Posts: 19
Seattle, Washington, US


[Nikon uses "average looking" person for new campaign, product sales plummet.]
Feb 22 13 10:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
still-photography
Posts: 1,315
Bothell, Washington, US


It's not a Nikon vs Canon thing!!!

http://cimg20.163.com/digi/2008/3/13/2008031317174666442.jpg

I'm 1/4" taller than Jackie Chan, but I still feel bad.
Feb 22 13 10:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Broughton
Posts: 2,218
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

a better actor?

Feb 22 13 10:34 am  Link  Quote 
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Wildcat Photography
Posts: 1,486
Valparaiso, Indiana, US


Backstreet Photography wrote:
Hmmmm, i shoot Nikon AND Canon, so i guess i should only feel bad about myself HALF of the time ~~~ m'

My half & half take on it is:

I look good...it is only my reflection in the mirror that does not...LOL!

That's my story and I am sticking with it.

Wildcat

Feb 22 13 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Toto Photo
Posts: 2,603
Belmont, California, US


I work in advertising. We want you to believe you will become "taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive" if you shoot with Nikon. Or, at the least, we want to tickle your id and associate that with our logo.
Feb 22 13 10:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Laurence Moan
Posts: 7,701
Huntington Beach, California, US


still-photography wrote:
a better actor,

Wait. What???

He was believable in "Dude Where's My Car?"

Other than that? Nuttin...

Feb 22 13 10:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
eos3_300
Posts: 1,461
Brooklyn, New York, US


Michael Broughton wrote:

a better actor?

+1000000
AK isnt better actor than anybody
AK would actually dissuade me from buying Nikon even though they make excellent products
Same for GoDaddy ads

Feb 22 13 10:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Laurence Moan
Posts: 7,701
Huntington Beach, California, US


Michael Broughton wrote:

a better actor?

I know right?

Nikon hires him to show how easy it is to use their P&S's. Believable.

Feb 22 13 10:38 am  Link  Quote 
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still-photography
Posts: 1,315
Bothell, Washington, US


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.
Michael Broughton wrote:
a better actor?

You clearly never watched "That 70's Show"!  He portrayed a good looking simpleton who got by on looks rather than....

Wait, lemme think for a minute....

Hmmmmmmm....



Oh, OK, I get it.

8-[

Feb 22 13 10:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,312
Orlando, Florida, US


Andre Agassi was the Canon spokesperson for years, but shooting an EOS didn't make me play tennis any better.

I want my money back.
Feb 22 13 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
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ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,620
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
Andre Agassi was the Canon spokesperson for years, but shooting an EOS didn't make me play tennis any better.

I want my money back.

I shot canon in those days, and people tell me I was definitely bitchier then.

Feb 22 13 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
bw fotograf
Posts: 209
Plano, Texas, US


i'm thinking that nikon went that route with the P&S line to get women to remember the brand.
Feb 22 13 11:08 am  Link  Quote 
Clothing Designer
Chain Reaction
Posts: 529
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Speak for yourself. I'm just so darn cute I look good with any kind of camera.
Feb 22 13 11:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Parsons
Posts: 972
Quincy, Massachusetts, US


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

-----------------------

Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[

You want to know what's even worse?  He's actually a decent photographer in real life.

Feb 22 13 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
still-photography
Posts: 1,315
Bothell, Washington, US


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

-----------------------

Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[
David Parsons wrote:
You want to know what's even worse?  He's actually a decent photographer in real life.

Yeah, I can take a hint.  I'm walking away from this one...


http://www.netanimations.net/old_man_walking_with__a_hc.gif

Feb 22 13 11:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vector One Photography
Posts: 2,690
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


I use Nikon so that makes me two and a half times better than Ashton.
Feb 22 13 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KMP
Posts: 4,740
Houston, Texas, US


David Parsons wrote:

You want to know what's even worse?  He's actually a decent photographer in real life.

That's good.    ..Ever seen his film, JUST MARRIED? 
@#$@$ HELL!!!   95 min I'll never get back sad

Feb 22 13 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
paragonfl
Posts: 288
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


still-photography wrote:
It's not a Nikon vs Canon thing!!!

http://cimg20.163.com/digi/2008/3/13/2008031317174666442.jpg

I'm 1/4" taller than Jackie Chan, but I still feel bad.

but his camera is bigger /:-)

Feb 22 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Steve Young Photos
Posts: 537
Belleview, Florida, US


still-photography wrote:
He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

I don't think Ashton is used because of his acting ability.


Yum! All I can say.

Feb 22 13 11:58 am  Link  Quote 
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SayCheeZ!
Posts: 17,844
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Nikon hit the nail on the head by using Ashton as it's spokesperson.
While I could give a $hit which celebrity uses what product, the average American get's taken in by this kind of marketing.

I work for one of Nikons competitors and visit many retailers on a regular basis.  I can't believe how many times I've heard customers say "I want the camera that Ashton Kutcher uses".
Feb 22 13 12:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Melodye Joy
Posts: 542
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

-----------------------

Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[

But...you also didn't leave Demi Moore. He may be taller, richer and more handsome but most Nikon users are SMARTER than Ashton Kutcher.

Feb 22 13 12:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Carle Photography
Posts: 9,227
Oakland, California, US


SayCheeZ!  wrote:
Nikon hit the nail on the head by using Ashton as it's spokesperson.
While I could give a $hit which celebrity uses what product, the average American get's taken in by this kind of marketing.

I work for one of Nikons competitors and visit many retailers on a regular basis.  I can't believe how many times I've heard customers say "I want the camera that Ashton Kutcher uses".

The campaigns are brilliant, they KNOW who they are selling too.
People who want to party more then take time to use the cameras.

They make the Nikon P&S cameras look so easy to use you can take pictures with a drink in your other hand. That is what a huge market wants to do.

Snap pretty pictures and not worry about technical skills.
Although I'd buy a Nikon P&S just because my main camera is a Canon and I enjoy being contrary.

Feb 22 13 12:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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salvatori.
Posts: 3,762
State College, Pennsylvania, US


I've always owned Pentax gear. The average person (IMHO) doesn't even recognize Pentax.

No wonder I can't get laid.

tongue
Feb 22 13 12:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AgX
Posts: 1,221
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

-----------------------

Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[

Depending on which cartoon character and the degree of resemblance, you may be treading on trademark infringement issues. You may want to check with a lawyer before leaving your home.

Feb 22 13 12:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Ashton Kutcher is actually the perfect choice. He's perceived as humorous and a likeable (likable?) dufus buddy to the male demographic (Punk'd, Dude...) He's not threatening. And besides being the kind of a dunce, notice the hot women who flock to the, , camera when he whips it out?

And he's considered attractive and sexy to the female population. The flawed sex symbol...the best kind lol.

I'm trying to think of a previous star that had that broad appeal. Keanu Reeves maybe at one time because of Bill & Ted? But he just annoyed the hell out of me because I get the feeling his stupidity isn't acting.

Andre Agassi for the old Rebel ads was the same thing. A guy's guy and the women loved him.

Kutcher is a brilliant choice to me.
Feb 22 13 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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maso-arts
Posts: 1,104
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Best camera spokesman ever: http://www.hulu.com/watch/124971
Feb 22 13 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,534
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


still-photography wrote:
Nikon uses Ashton Kutcher as a spokesperson.

He is taller, richer, a better actor, and more attractive than the average Nikon user.

That totally sucks and makes me feel bad because I am short, poor, untalented and resemble a cartoon character.

-----------------------

Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

8-[

Go the American way, sue for being made to feel bad. Hell it has worked for others

Feb 22 13 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eastfist
Posts: 3,534
Green Bay, Wisconsin, US


I think Ashton Kutcher is the face of Nikon because that's what the Japanese consider an attractive man. He's young, not too feminine, and not too masculine, so he really appeals to the chic sub-culture: the ones who will shell out the dough to get into the club.
Feb 22 13 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 6,104
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Anyone who is willing to put black electrical tape over the brand name of their brand new super duper DSLR and go out and be seen by everybody has reached a new level of being a Jedi.

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Feb 22 13 02:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Salo
Posts: 8,193
Olney, Maryland, US


still-photography wrote:
Corporations should be castigated for actions that make me feel bad.

*knits something warm and fuzzy for still-photography*

Feb 22 13 02:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zack Zoll
Posts: 2,381
Glens Falls, New York, US


I shoot Sony, and their spokesperson is either Taylor Swift or Nigel Barker, depending on what part of the commercials you pay attention to.

Either way, I'm screwed.  I'm either a douchebag that needs to be told to button his top button (seriously,  that really irks me - it's not 1976 anymore), or I only date so that I can get my heart broken and co-write songs about it.
Feb 22 13 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rfordphotos
Posts: 4,691
Antioch, California, US


Death of Field wrote:
[...]
They make the Nikon P&S cameras look so easy to use you can take pictures with a drink in your other hand. That is what a huge market wants to do.
[...]

Nikon pro bodies have a drink holder.... dont Canon's?

LOL

Feb 22 13 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Broughton
Posts: 2,218
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
Anyone who is willing to put black electrical tape over the brand name of their brand new super duper DSLR and go out and be seen by everybody has reached a new level of being a Jedi.

.

i blacked out the "pentax" on my first dslr when i got tired of hearing "they still make those?" and "you're shooting film?" and "omg, pentax! do me right here, right now you sexy photographer you!". ok, maybe not that last one so much. tongue

Feb 22 13 09:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rudy Joggerst
Posts: 392
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


salvatori. wrote:
I've always owned Pentax gear. The average person (IMHO) doesn't even recognize Pentax.

No wonder I can't get laid.

tongue

Chow Yun-Fat uses a Pentax 645D

http://www.xiangji.cn/culture/2010/20101123115249312.jpg

Feb 22 13 09:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zack Zoll
Posts: 2,381
Glens Falls, New York, US


Araki uses a Pentax 67.  He says he really likes how loud the shutter is, because it tells everyone around him HEY, I'M A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, AND I'M TAKING PICTURES RIGHT NOW!!!!!

He's kind of an attention whore wink

It seems like Pentax is still incredibly popular in Japan and Asia.  Hence the Gundam cameras.  Outside of Asia, I think the 645D is the only really popular model with pros.
Feb 24 13 08:47 am  Link  Quote 
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