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Why stick to Canon at the moment?

 
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Oct 18, 2011 00:05 |  #31

digital paradise wrote in post #13265248 (external link)
A frenzy has been stirred up here as well.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1105116

Yup, and if you read through the thread you will see that slowly, some reality is sinking in! It's the "Press Release" that is bogus.

digital paradise wrote in post #13265262 (external link)
This is from Canon. Fifth paragraph.

http://www.canon.com …18e.html?WT.mc_​id=C126149 (external link)

Yup, it wasn't an official "announcement", they only dropped a name, with no actual facts.


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Oct 18, 2011 00:22 |  #32

Ask Nicksan (think that's right). He switch to Nikon and now back to Canon. He can give you a more hands on experience.


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Oct 18, 2011 03:30 as a reply to  @ Methodical's post |  #33

I would be interested to see the OP's comments on the new 1DX. Still seriously considering going to the other side.


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Oct 18, 2011 03:33 |  #34

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I would be interested to see the OP's comments on the new 1DX. Still seriously considering going to the other side.

I'm looking to the 5D3 announcement!


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Oct 18, 2011 11:03 |  #35

tonylong wrote in post #13265349 (external link)
Yup, and if you read through the thread you will see that slowly, some reality is sinking in! It's the "Press Release" that is bogus.



Yup, it wasn't an official "announcement", they only dropped a name, with no actual facts.

dpreview - Canon EOS-1D X professional DSLR announcement and overview (external link)


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Oct 18, 2011 12:10 |  #36

tonylong wrote in post #13266124 (external link)
I'm looking to the 5D3 announcement!

My guess is 5D3 28 MP, 1Ds3 replacement 40± MP.




  
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Oct 20, 2011 09:05 |  #37

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Oct 20, 2011 09:44 |  #38

$10,000 in lenses.


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Oct 20, 2011 09:55 |  #39

Why stick to Canon at the moment?
Why not?
If you want to go, just go. The forum won't shut down because you're not here and Canon won't go broke just because you jumped ship.
Whatever you do won't affect me, same as what I do won't affect you - and I really don't care what you do and you probably really don't care what I do.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:08 |  #40

It seems silly that people who say "who cares about WB I shoot RAW and fix it in post"
That's just more work, no matter how you look at it. What you have is a work-around.

I was shooting at the Long Beach Grand Prix and a guy came up to me with a Nikon, asking me how to switch it to "rapid fire". I'm very good at figuring electronics out, but after spending a few minutes playing around with the switches and menus I couldn't find it anywhere. It wasn't intuitive to me. But then again neither was Photoshop. But once you sit down and learn Photoshop you can work pretty fast. I'm guessing the Nikons may be like that?

Just remember that competition is good. When I got serious into photography, Canon had just rocked the world with it's HD video in their DSLRs. So Nikon caught up, then passed Canon. If you've got the money you can go back and forth to always have the best, but it doesn't seem worth it to me.


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Oct 20, 2011 12:06 |  #41

Well I know I am new to the forums and I know that lots of you have much more experience than me but here is my 2C

Got a Nikon point and shoot and loved the features but hated the pictures. Ended up having to take it back because of the lag between photos....

Friend got a D5100 recently and we decided to go out for a day and take photos... We were both taking shots at similar apertures, iso's and shutter speeds because I was showing him what to do.
After we looked at our photos at home, my pictures from my t1i were consistently better than his. Sharper, better colors etc.

I know that's not much but those 2 experiences are why I will be sticking to Canon for quite a while.


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Oct 20, 2011 12:09 |  #42

philwillmedia wrote in post #13278972 (external link)
Why stick to Canon at the moment?
Why not?
If you want to go, just go. The forum won't shut down because you're not here and Canon won't go broke just because you jumped ship.
Whatever you do won't affect me, same as what I do won't affect you - and I really don't care what you do and you probably really don't care what I do.

Are you having a bad day? If you don't care what he does, why respond?


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Oct 20, 2011 12:23 |  #43

gdourado07 wrote in post #13261132 (external link)
From what I've read:
- Nikon bodies have a more reliable white balance under artificial light than Canon.

I found it to be no big deal either way.

gdourado07 wrote in post #13261132 (external link)
- Nikon 3D color Matrix Metering is more advanced and more accurate than Canon's evaluative metering system.

This may be true. Still, it's all about knowing your camera's metering system and its tendencies. Once you do, then it's not a big deal.

gdourado07 wrote in post #13261132 (external link)
- Nikon AF system is superior to Canon system.

Depends on which camera you are talking about. The 1D series is on-par, if not better. Keep in mind the more accurate crosstype points on the Nikons are bunched up in the middle.

gdourado07 wrote in post #13261132 (external link)
- Nikon has a more modern lens line-up in most regards, being prime lenses, wide zooms, general zooms.

The only Nikon lens that I've used that I can say that was markedly better was the 24-70G. It's more pricey, but it's definitely the better lens compared to the 24-70L. Otherwise, I just don't see the difference.

gdourado07 wrote in post #13261132 (external link)
- Nikon's Flash system is better and more reliable in metering than Canon.

Yes, indeed.

gdourado07 wrote in post #13261132 (external link)
So... From this standpoint, what do you think about jump ship?
Cheers!

I had lots of fun shooting Nikon during the one year I jumped. I came back because I wanted to try the 1D3 again, liked the Canon lens lineup better, and really missed the 135L. Ironically, I've since sold that camera because I needed 2 x 5D2's, mainly for the resolution and video. That's one thing that's lacking with the FF Nikon offerings, with the exception of the D3x. Resolution. Video is also half baked on the D3s.

2012 will indeed be an interesting year for fans of both camps. I don't have an allegiance to either camps. I'll go with what I feel will give me the best quality images and has the feature set that I need. (...and want of course!)

But right now, I'm pretty happy with Canon. Reading all these rumors about how the D800 is going to be a 36MP camera reinforces that. That would of course quickly sour depending on what Canon does with the 5D3. The 1Dx is of course very expensive and I just can't see me purchasing one considering ROI won't really be all that significant compared to what I shoot with right now.




  
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Oct 20, 2011 13:05 |  #44

What's great about Nikon is that no one on any of the Nikon-centric Internet forums complains about Nikon products, so perfectly are they made.

Wait, that doesn't sound right, does it??

Is your current gear limiting your ability to produce excellent photographs? If not, then why switch?


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Oct 20, 2011 13:06 |  #45

taxsux wrote in post #13278721 (external link)
85mm F1.2 L

This.


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