Coming from the photojournalism side of things, I worry less about my hardware than the shot. I've never had to worry about getting that "one" shot because in the back of my mind I was worried about dinging my camera.
It's all just hardware. I've always used Canon because they're relatively less expensive and cheaper to repair in various parts of the World.
Also, from what I'm hearing Nikon now requires all bodies be sent to them for repair bypassing the local repair shops.
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 have my black Holga all taped up with black electric tape. I feel like Darth Vader whenever I use it.
Zack Zoll wrote: 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
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.