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The debate is over...Bieber chooses Olympus

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by DeeJayK, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    All the debate over which brand of camera (Oly, Panny, Fuji, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sigma, etc.) is best can pretty well be put to bed now since everyone's favorite pop star, Justin Bieber, has chosen to use Olympus cameras in his latest video (with Niki Minaj, no less).

    Sure, he's using a Olympus TG-1 "Tough" camera and not a PEN/OM-D but still it's an Olympus. He's cast his vote and it's time for all of us consumers to fall in behind like sheep.
     
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Okay, I had to stop the video after 6.4 seconds (Bieber fever), so I will have to trust you that he owns an Olympus. It makes it a little better that it is the Tough version (matching his image, of course), so I don't feel like I have to sell off my OM-D today. I am all of the sudden, though, even more exited about the GX2. :rofl:
     
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  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    I knew I made the right decision! Of course only Bieber can provide such validation. Leica must be scared, they can parade their Seals, Dakota Fannings, Brad Pitts and so on. B-listers, nothing much.
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Now that you've clearly seen the light, I expect we'll be seeing that NEX of yours show up in the buy/sell forum posthaste.
     
  5. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Yeah, I am sure he doesn't just grab whatever promo gadget he is being paid to show off.
     
  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Ah, but alas I worship on the church of BIG-TIME A-LIST celebrities, thus the need to appease Blake Lively:
     

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  7. kchau

    kchau Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Aug 2, 2012
    Seattle
    I used olympus before olympus was cool.
     
  8. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    I had to sit through that whole thing because I thought he would actually take a shot of the camera at one point.

    Damn you!
     
  9. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    Oh God i hope you muted your stereo

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 App
     
  10. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

    275
    Apr 19, 2012

    I'm not sure who is the worst advert ever for buying Olympus: Justin Beiber or Niki Minaj. I suppose Niki Minaj might be associated with the bright colours of Olympus JPEGs. :wink:
     
  11. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    The camera does show up a few times in the second half of the video, and I'll never apologize for sharing the work such an amazing talent. :wink:
     
  12. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hmm, maybe it's time to switch to Sony, or Fuji, or Panasonic.... I don't think I want to be like Bieber in any way at all. :wink:
     
  13. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I find it ironic that on a forum that has always been fairly critical of Olympus' lack of marketing clout, we then mock them for putting a camera in the hands of one of the world's biggest selling performers.

    Like him or not, Bieber sell. Simple as that.
     
  14. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    What?!? A non-Bielieber?!? Did you even watch the video?
     
  15. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Apr 21, 2012
    Welp looks like all my m43 gear needs to go on sale....
     
  16. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I didn't post this to "mock" Olympus for partnering with Bieber. In fact, I think it's probably a very sound marketing decision. If I was mocking anything it's the thought that anyone would base his/her decision of which brand of camera to purchase/use on which celebrity might be in the same "camp".
     
  17. Mr Moo

    Mr Moo Rocket builder, collector of vintage air guitars

    299
    Sep 17, 2012
    SE Virginia
    Mike
    Leave it to Bieber! :rofl:
     
  18. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Whew! No I can finally get some sleep.
     
  19. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Ha, and Nikon thought they had one over on us with Ashton Kutcher.

    Now they just have to open the purse strings and actually pay to get the Biebs to sponsor the product openly in ads.
     
  20. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    995
    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Who is this Bieber person??