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So I won the National Geographic sweepstakes....

 
ITE-2
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Mar 24, 2011 03:55 |  #1

haha. Never thought it would happen. New Nikon gear...what should I do with my canon gear?

Make the switch?

I have a T1i, kit lens, 55-250, 28-125?? nothing special.

suggestions. Thx =)

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Mar 24, 2011 04:02 |  #2

Take ALL the gear to the photo shoot.
Pony up $80 for the nikon forum membership (or whatever they charge).
Sell the equipment with a photocopy of the NatGeo congrats letter.
Sell all the Canon gear here.
Buy Pentax, old lenses and talk about how you're 'above the fray' and 'all about the art' while shooting artistic nudes of artichokes...

... actually, I'd keep both sets, bag up the Canon gear and bring all your friends out on photowalks and let them use your Canon equip. If you don't love your new Nikon body, sell and buy a new upgraded Canon body... don't listen to the fanboys. Enjoy the prize cos there it's a lot of difference between the 'big two'. And you're in a position with a foot in both camps without having to pay for it!!

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Mar 24, 2011 06:56 |  #3

Congratulations on the win
As for your Canon gear, you used it to win so I would say it works well for you.
Keep it all, that's what I would do.

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Mar 24, 2011 07:14 |  #4

I agree with what bdp23 said, keep Canon gear and take the new Nikon gear out for a test run, if you dont like it, sell it and use the money to buy more canon gear.

grats!


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Mar 24, 2011 08:56 as a reply to  @ dr.Philuponyou's post |  #5

Congrats on the win. keep the best gear, sell the rest or give it to family.


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Mar 24, 2011 09:21 |  #6

so the gear is just the camera body? how do they expect you to use it without a lens?

i would fly out and show up with just that body and play dumb.


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Mar 24, 2011 10:12 as a reply to  @ CosmoKid's post |  #7

Absolutely nothing wrong with selling everything and using the funds to pick up an old Pentax with an assortment of lenses; although I suspect that's not your thing. The bottom line; no need to rush on your decision whatever it might be.


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HappySnapper90
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Mar 24, 2011 10:14 |  #8

A lens is probably included, they just didn't want to get bogged down in details in the winning announcement I bet.




  
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Mar 24, 2011 10:39 |  #9

Keep an open mind. Brand fanaticism is not all it is cracked up to be.

You might just find that the Nikon excels in certain areas, while the Canon excels in others, and another brand excels in yet others -- leaving you in some degree of consternation when you suddenly realize that no camera brand is perfect in all regards.

Brand loyalty is often truly linked to the economics of changing brands, you take a beating selling anything, if you bought the stuff new. The beating is more tolerable if you paid used prices and resell on the used market.


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Mar 24, 2011 14:00 |  #10

I assume it will include a kit lens at least. I say just keep both. I wouldn't mind having both formats.


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Mar 24, 2011 14:24 |  #11

Congrats! Starting shooting with both brands can be a bit expensive so getting a chance to do it for free especially with the days with the specialist and photog is really something quite special. Just keep both!


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Mar 24, 2011 14:28 |  #12

congrats! lets see the winning photo!!




  
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Mar 24, 2011 14:30 as a reply to  @ MrWho's post |  #13

Congrats on the win...must be very gratifying.

I did not see the wining photo?


just a few of my thoughts...
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Mar 24, 2011 14:39 |  #14

Congrats! Personally, I would test out the new camera and see what it can do for you and what you shoot. Then, price out both sides and see which can bring you more of what you want. For example, if the Canon body meets all your needs and selling the Nikon gear can get you the lens you have really wanted...go that route. Or, if the Nikon body better suits your needs, then sell your Canon gear and get the lens you really want for the Nikon body. In the mean time, I would enjoy the fact you have a main and a backup.....it just stinks that you can't interchange the lenses. All the guys I shoot with are Canon guys for the main purpose that we can swap lenses and we don't all have to carry our full array of gear. Having some of both, in my opinion, is not as useful as having more of one. You just need to decide which one is best for you.


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Mar 24, 2011 22:57 |  #15

Nothing against Nikon but why bother even opening the box? Sounds like that T1i is treating you right!


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