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Seriously thinking about moving to nikon

 
mdvaden
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Nov 28, 2017 01:37 |  #151

TheNewLegend wrote in post #18301813 (external link)
Hi,
I currently have a canon 6d and I want to make an upgrade.
I was thinking about the canon 5d mark iv but it is really expensive.
I really want a camera with far better DR, auto focus system, more FPS and MP will be nice too.
Since the 5d mark iv costs so much I was thinking about moving to Nikon, the only problem with that is changing my whole canon lens collection, and I'm not sure if theres a Nikon equivalent lens for every canon lens i have.
Canon 16-35mm f\4 IS - this is the best lens I own, I just love it and I'm not familiar with a Nikon equivalent ( - 14-24mm doesn't take filters)
Tamron 24-70 2.8 is (I'm not pleased with this lens anyway)
Canon 50mm 1.8 (wanted to upgrade to sigma 50mm art 1.4 anyway)
canon 100mm f2.8 macro
Samyang 85mm 1.4
canon 70-200mm f4

I was thinking about Nikon D750 or d810.

Any advice?

The idea of this kind of post is a amusing. At first I thought is this someone from Nikon posting anonymous, then spotted over 100 posts by your user name. If you were starting from scratch, it would sound less funny. But I can't see why Canon or Nikon owners would switch to the other side if they were invested in a lot of gear. The question you asked, could be asked in reverse ... "does Canon have an equivalent for every Nikon lens?" ... and the bodies aren't too far apart.


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EricJrSax
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Nov 28, 2017 09:58 |  #152

mdvaden wrote in post #18505652 (external link)
The idea of this kind of post is a amusing. At first I thought is this someone from Nikon posting anonymous, then spotted over 100 posts by your user name. If you were starting from scratch, it would sound less funny. But I can't see why Canon or Nikon owners would switch to the other side if they were invested in a lot of gear. The question you asked, could be asked in reverse ... "does Canon have an equivalent for every Nikon lens?" ... and the bodies aren't too far apart.

There are enough differences between the two where a switch would reasonable IF those differences are important to the owner. There are a lot of shooters switching from Canon and Nikon to go over to Sony as well, are you saying those decisions are unwarranted as well? I mean in the end, few photogs are unable to tell the difference in SOOC images,... especially JPEGs. However, there are quite a bit who can,... Nikons tend to shoot a little cooler than Canons, Sony tends to favor magenta more than both Nikon and Canon. Then there's the way the camera falls into the hand and the approach to capturing the image, which is very important to some. There are some photogs who love the way Sony approaches taking pictures with the 'eye AF', EVF, and silence,... but absolutely hate the way it falls into the hands. Point is, there are more reasons to consider moving from one platform to another other than Dynamic Range.

I started with Canon, as most people did in the past. But as I began to understand more about photography, and the fact that my school is stocked exclusively with Nikon, it didn't take me long to recognize the advantages Nikon had over the Canon I owned. Luckily for me, I wasn't heavily invested into any ecosystem,... I was still borrowing lenses from friends and mentors, and Nikon bodies and glass from school. I thought I was doing something when my parents helped me upgrade from a hand-me-down Canon T5 to the new Canon 70D,... whew! Then high school happened, and I was introduced to the world of Nikon, and medium format and 35mm film,...whoa! The rest ain't hard to figure out,... Nikon!




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Nov 28, 2017 12:11 |  #153

EricJrSax wrote in post #18505813 (external link)
There are enough differences between the two where a switch would reasonable IF those differences are important to the owner. There are a lot of shooters switching from Canon and Nikon to go over to Sony as well, are you saying those decisions are unwarranted as well?

If I were starting from scratch ... I view Nikon and Canon, and partly Sony, as each having so much available, that any "system" would seem more than adequate. Unless there was a specific niche or need. So I can imagine choosing any from scratch. But with so much available for all of them, switching brands seems pointless and expensive. Assuming there's no special need.


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Dec 21, 2017 22:54 |  #154

craig_k wrote in post #18487321 (external link)
The best reason I can think of is that with Nikon you actually receive printed versions of the full operational manuals.....

I disagree.

I have no use for a printed manual. . I couldn't be bothered with actually looking something up in such a fashion. . Looking through the huge index to find what page something is on, then turning the pages to find the right one. . That is so antiquated!

If the manual - or user guide - is online, then I can just do a quick search for the thing I want to look up - and presto! - there it is, popping up as my first search result. . A quick tap of the thumb and I have the page I want right there in front of me.

But I usually don't even bother to do that, because then I would have to read the text. . It's a lot better to just look for help on YouTube, where someone will have made a step-by-step video about how to set up such and such a custom function, or whatnot. . Following a YouTube video is much easier than forcing my eyes to read all of that fine print.

I'm glad Canon doesn't waste paper and ink on printed manuals.

craig_k wrote in post #18487321 (external link)
For canon to have the galactically stupid, 100% arrogant attitude that a fully operational printed version manual is cost prohibitive and "just not environmental friendly" is ludicrous and totally off base insane hogwash . . . . But to pay multi-thousands for a complex machine without any printed version of a full instructional manual because "everyone has a smart phone" is off the planet completely out of touch with reality, mindset for corporate mandate and to exhibit.

Ha ha! . It's funny that you have such strong feelings about something that doesn't even matter.

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Dec 24, 2017 20:44 |  #155

Since moving to Nikon very recently, my inventory is currently -

Nikon D850
Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR
NikKor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR

Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is on order and I might add a prime or two, not sure whether to go for Nikon flash system or give the cheap Chinese knockoffs a try.




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mickeyb105
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Dec 24, 2017 21:00 |  #156

The grass is definitely always greener, or so they say, but man that Nikon 105 f1. 4 really puts out the goods from what I've seen. Slap that on any recent FF Nikon and that is a tempting way to spend some some money.


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Mathmans
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Dec 26, 2017 02:43 |  #157

About flashes....
I have SB-700 Nikon flash and must say it's doing great job for me.
TTL, TTL-BL just works. If I bounce flash from the wall or something, TTL also works fine.
I wonder if cheaper flashes have so good algorithm to calculate bounce TTL and TTL-BL.




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