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What made you pick Canon?

 
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Jan 25, 2012 22:49 |  #1

Just curious to hear your stories. :)

I have Canon because I had an XSI and 55-250 given to me as a gift as my first camera, and liked Canon ever since.


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Jan 25, 2012 22:52 |  #2

At the time I was looking cost and sensor performance were my main criteria. Nikon had some bodies out there but they weren't as good as the Canon offerings. By the time Nikon caught up I was heavily invested in Canon.


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Jan 25, 2012 22:56 |  #3

My friend (and his friends) already had Canon. I went with Canon so I could more easily get help from them and share lenses. I did look into Nikon but the lens selection seemed smaller and more expensive than Canon. After doing much reading, I concluded that either system could capture equally good or bad images, depending on the skill of the user.




  
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Jan 25, 2012 22:57 |  #4

Cost of lenses.

That's changing fast, though.


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Jan 25, 2012 23:51 |  #5

20D was the cream of the crop for crop cameras at the time.


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Jan 25, 2012 23:55 |  #6

I did not choose Canon, Canon chose me.

I had a Rebel G and a few lenses. Sold the G for $50 and bought a T1i body only and used the old lenses.


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Jan 26, 2012 00:26 |  #7

I bought an A1 in '78 and loved it....have been shooting with
Canon ever since.


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Jan 26, 2012 00:29 |  #8

I shoot both Canon and Nikon so I guess I have not made the choice yet. I started with the rebel XTi and then I bought the Nikon D300. Both work great for me.




  
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Jan 26, 2012 00:46 |  #9

my wife had a canon (40d)




  
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Jan 26, 2012 00:49 |  #10

My dad was a Canon man - if it was good enough for him it was good enough for me. He had a Canonet and some other Canon RF's, a few film slrs as well but I can't remember the models. All brought back from business trips to Japan. Sadly he did not live long enough to see the 'digital revolution' as it is today, but if he were still alive I believe he would still be a proud Canon supporter.


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Jan 26, 2012 00:50 |  #11

When I first bought into my DSLRs, Canon pretty much dominated in the various "aspects" of image quality, and that was a major concern to me, so Canon it was. Nikon caught up in '08 but by then I was done buying. Since then I've just enjoyed watching the "circus" as tech advances between the two.


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Jan 26, 2012 00:55 |  #12

Shot Canon FD film because at the time, the T90 was the muttz nuttz of cameras.

I could have changed brands when I moved to digital because I never owned any EF film gear but I decided to stay the course and embrace Canon digital.

Glad I did...


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Jan 26, 2012 01:13 |  #13

When I started there were 3 main thoughts:

1) Canon, esp at entry level with the 400D - where a cut above Nikon camera body wise. Yes both sides can do well, but generally the "vibe on the web" was that Canon were superior at the time.

2) I knew wildlife and long lenses were going to be an interest for me if I got serious with it - the 300mm, 400mm and 100-400mm were a trio of lenses that nikon just did not have on sale at the roughly £1K price point.

3) Most of the wildlife shooters I saw/chatted to were using Canon.


Right now most of the above is kind of out of the window ;) Everyone seems to be jumping for Nikon and the £1K price point is no longer a mental barrier. However only Canon has the Glorious MPE 65mm f2.8 macro lens. Furthermore I've already invested in Canon and I can't see that changing over to Nikon would get me a suitable upgrade in anything for the cost it would involve - I'd rather put that money toward a nice 120-300mm or something else :)


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Jan 26, 2012 01:27 |  #14

The D5000 was out on recall when I was buying. The Rebel was really the only other option within my budget where I could purchase something other than the kit lens.


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Jan 26, 2012 02:12 |  #15

My buddy shot Canon. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I liked his camera. In retrospect, I believe it was a good decision, though honestly I would probably be happy as a Nikonian as well.




  
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