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May 25, 2011 12:27 |  #16

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12476922 (external link)
As for my family here in the mainland suggesting that I switch...
I believe it's bc my aunt in Hawaii recently got a Nikon D60 (about a year ago), and every one else here is going gaga over the photos...

Which I wont lie. They are beautiful. And the woman knows nothing about her camera really. But consider that she lives in Oahu, Hawaii so she has plenty of beautiful things and landscapes to shoot! LOL

Aha! There lies your problem. All you need to do is relocate to Hawaii, problem solved!


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May 25, 2011 12:28 |  #17

It's not like Nikon is a "step up" from Canon. They are peers. Canon is currently dominating the DSLR market with a nearly 50% market share. Nikon is second with close to 30%, and then the rest are Sony, etc.

Canon lenses are in general cheaper and produce higher quality images in many cases.

Does most of your family shoot Nikon?


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May 25, 2011 12:30 |  #18

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12476891 (external link)
I've actually heard this from a good number of people.
However those switching from Canon to Nikon...say it's bc of canon's color, weight, prices, and the fact that their canon keeps tearing up, etc.

I, personally, have never had any trouble with any of my canon gear.

Prices? Canon's lenses are cheaper when you compare them side by side, and the bodies are almost universally cheaper too. That seems like a complete misconception to me.


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May 25, 2011 12:31 |  #19

Things I have been told that sticks out in my head.
Nikon camera and Nikkor lenses are more affordable.
Nikon has face recognition. Nearly ever Nikkon lens I would use is VR.
Nikon has in camera editting. Nikon has better automatic exposure choices.

However as I have said I know nothing about Nikon.
So y'all tell me what you think and I will listen :)


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May 25, 2011 12:32 |  #20

jwcdds wrote in post #12476939 (external link)
Aha! There lies your problem. All you need to do is relocate to Hawaii, problem solved!

HA! I'd love to be able too. But I'd have to find land for my horses :)


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May 25, 2011 12:34 |  #21

Keyan wrote in post #12476948 (external link)
It's not like Nikon is a "step up" from Canon. They are peers. Canon is currently dominating the DSLR market with a nearly 50% market share. Nikon is second with close to 30%, and then the rest are Sony, etc.

Canon lenses are in general cheaper and produce higher quality images in many cases.

Does most of your family shoot Nikon?

I'm the only Photographer in the family.

My Aunt is an Army Wife, her hubby bought her the Nikon D60 for her birthday last year, bc she wanted to take photos of her dog. LOL


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May 25, 2011 12:35 |  #22

I think the more important question would be:
How is Canon not fulfilling your needs, that Nikon would?


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May 25, 2011 12:36 |  #23

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12476974 (external link)
Things I have been told that sticks out in my head.
Nikon camera and Nikkor lenses are more affordable.
Nikon has face recognition. Nearly ever Nikkon lens I would use is VR.
Nikon has in camera editting. Nikon has better automatic exposure choices.

However as I have said I know nothing about Nikon.
So y'all tell me what you think and I will listen :)

Facial recognition (AFAIK) is useless if you're not shooting in Live View mode. And I'd rather stick a pencil in my eye and twist it a few hundred times than to shoot Live View exclusively. That, to me, defeats the whole purpose/reason for me getting a DSLR in the first place, for faster AF and less lag.

In-camera editing, if you're happy with how it works and how it edits your photos. I personally prefer to tweak it myself to the way I like it, or the way I want to present it. There are infinitely more presets/actions that you can use/develop using programs like photoshop or lightroom that will do a much better job than any in-camera editing feature.

Nikon does have better AWB and their metering with flash is also said to be superior.


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May 25, 2011 12:36 |  #24

I'm thinking it might be best if I just save up my money and buy a better canon.

When I got my canon rebel xti I shot horse shows. Now I mostly shoot senior photos, family portraits, and some landscapes in my free time.


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May 25, 2011 12:37 |  #25

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12476974 (external link)
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Nikon camera and Nikkor lenses are more affordable.

Better check that stat again. :confused:


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May 25, 2011 12:38 |  #26

One reason. If your not getting good pics it's not the camera.


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May 25, 2011 12:39 |  #27

mariettaphotog wrote in post #12477017 (external link)
Better check that stat again. :confused:

A few recently have said that claim is bogus.


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May 25, 2011 12:40 |  #28

SteveRPhotography wrote in post #12477032 (external link)
One reason. If your not getting good pics it's not the camera.

Never said I wasn't getting good images.

Just a some friends and family suggested I go to Nikon.
As I said I think its because of my aunt's nikon photos from hawaii, and well to be honest all the "wedding photogs" in this area use nikon....but I'm not a wedding photog...


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May 25, 2011 12:41 |  #29

Naturalist wrote in post #12477004 (external link)
I think the more important question would be:
How is Canon not fulfilling your needs, that Nikon would?

I don't know bc I have never used a nikon!


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May 25, 2011 12:42 |  #30

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