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29th November 2010, 02:44
The only camera brand that has its own Saint.
Have a look at this:
Taken from this blog
29th November 2010, 13:08
John, you have to be dead before you can be Saint. Canons haven't died yet. BTW I believe they Canonize Saints.
29th November 2010, 13:48
Then we have a miracle in our hands, because as far as I know Nikon is alive and well, and there is evidence (shown above) that St. Nikon exists!!!! LoRL
24th April 2011, 17:08
nice pic there john! i am also a nikonian myself.
24th April 2011, 20:29
Nikon myself. D50
24th April 2011, 21:42
Proof that El Comandante (a) is biased, and (b) didn't have English as his first language. Who else would read the abbreviation for "Street" and claim it implied sainthood?
25th April 2011, 04:43
Actually Hawk, the abbreviation in that sign IS referring to sainthood, not 'street'.
It's a Greek road sign. The brown color signifies that the item listed is a monument or a place of worship. The Greek version on top, reads: "Ag. Nikon", the first word being an abbreviated version of "Agion", which literally translates to... 'Saints'. So the small chapel shown is dedicated to the Orthodox 'Victory Saints'...
...which has nothing whatsoever to do with Nikons, or cameras in general, apart from the fact that, as it has already been pointed out, like all Saints, these have been Canonized!
(thanks patriotic, that's the funniest comeback to a Nikonian I've ever read in a while!)
25th April 2011, 05:45
Well, actually, I must correct you too Spyros.
The abbreviation means "Saint", not "Saints" and the second word is "Νίκων" which is a proper noun, just like John or Spyros. So the exact translation is "Saint Nikon" church, nothing to do with victories, which would be spelled "Νικών".
25th April 2011, 08:05
After a short seach, I have to say that John is right... there IS an Orthodox Saint-Nikon!
Thinking I might get lucky, I then looked a bit further, and no, there is no Saint Canon... however, it turns out that the Orthodox clergy refers to 'Canon' as a long, structured hymn.
The Old Anglo
10th June 2011, 15:44
Nikon guy here,two D-90`s.
10th June 2011, 16:11
:wc: in the photo threads.
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