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POLL: "Would you switch to Nikon if 5DMK3 is a FUD?"
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Would you switch to Nikon if 5dmk3 is a DUD?

 
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Feb 08, 2012 11:07 |  #31

jonneymendoza wrote in post #13847661 (external link)
Many dont like 1D as its too big and 5D2 doesnt take great pics when its out of focus due to its piss poor AF system.

Is that so????? sheesh I gotta throw mine in the garbage now :P


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Feb 08, 2012 11:08 |  #32

magwai wrote in post #13847581 (external link)
A mistake, really?

Is it not just that the feature set for an entry level pro camera is climbing?

If Canon are not competitive then they won't sell many units. Hardly a great victory.

Nikon have done everyone a favour by pushing the boundary. Whether Canon play the game or not we will all benefit.

WTF is an "Entry Level Pro Camera?" :rolleyes:


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Feb 08, 2012 11:10 |  #33

KCY wrote in post #13847271 (external link)
Nope wouldn't switch, am really tempted with the 1Dx after the price settles, 7D + 1Dx both 18MP sounds good.

Competition is good, eventually Canon will lead again so its not really worth it switching back and forth

This exactly. I have no interest in the 5DIII as I need the more advanced AF. Haven't shot Nikon since I sold off all my SLR equipment in the late 80's. AS od now I can't get my hands/head around the Nikon ergonomics and don't feel like trying.

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Feb 08, 2012 11:11 |  #34

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13849071 (external link)
WTF is an "Entry Level Pro Camera?" :rolleyes:

5DII, 7D. The very beginning of the "pro" line?


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Feb 08, 2012 11:23 |  #35

Tempting for me. Earlier canon glass used to be much cheaper compared to Nikon but all recent canon entries are pretty close. Would be nice to have FF camera with great AF for $3k range rather than putting up $7-8k for 1ds series.


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Feb 08, 2012 11:39 |  #36

If I wanted that sort of resolution I would just go MF.


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Feb 08, 2012 11:41 |  #37

Even if Canon matches the D900 in mp or even surpasses it they'll cripple it with lousy autofocus and metering and a crappy flash system. Canon has got to take a page out of Nikon's book and realize that putting pro line autofocus and metering in their semi pro cameras does not eat into the pro line's sales. The D700 proved that.


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Feb 08, 2012 11:42 |  #38

irrelevant.
if you don't currently own any body/lens, it's possible.
otherwise, it's pointless. If it were me, I'd keep my 5DM2.
If I'm really itchy to spend, I'd probably get the 1D-X (and leave it unused in the closet)


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Feb 08, 2012 11:43 |  #39

d800 isn't going to make my 5d2 images any worse.


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Feb 08, 2012 11:52 |  #40

I haven't really used my 5D MarkII full potential weather shooting pictures or videos. So no i don't see my self switching anytime soon and i love the red ring on my lens.


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Feb 08, 2012 11:56 |  #41

I wouldn't switch and I"m not that invested in lots of Canon glass, If I was starting fresh, I'd probably swith to the 800. Right now most of my money is going to strobes and lighting for a while.
I do hope that a good friend who is a long time Nikon user and was thinking of getting the 1DX, gets the D800 instead so I can play with it though


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Feb 08, 2012 12:11 |  #42

Only if Nikon brought out an MP-E65 equivalent and crops from D800 were significantly better than from 5DMKII


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Feb 08, 2012 12:47 |  #43

The switch to Nikon would not make me a better photographer. I am quite happy with my equipment. I do feel however that Canon has lost touch with its customer base whereas Nikon is kicking but right now. I have way too much invested in glass to entertain switching.




  
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Feb 08, 2012 13:53 as a reply to  @ 5Dmaniac's post |  #44

NO. I have no intention of going over to the other side, regardless of how the 5DMIII is. My better half has a N*k*n. If she want the D800, she can pay for it herself. I have made a lot of dumb choices in my life. I am not making this one.


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Feb 08, 2012 14:02 |  #45

Things I don't like about my 5D Mk II:
High-ISO banding
Occasional focus hunting in low light
Lack of 60p/720p video recording (for better slow-motion video).

If Canon could minimize the banding, update the video a bit, and improve the focus accuracy of the center point I'd be happy. I don't need more MP (shoot sRAW sometimes anyway).

Hell I'll probably just keep using my MkII for another 2 years anyway without upgrading anything.


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