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What Made You Choose Canon Over Nikon?

 
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Mar 01, 2012 20:40 |  #16

Fate...


Was into astronomy.

Cousin was best friend and astronomy partner.

Cousin killed himself.

Lost desire for astronomy.

Sold astro gear.

Traded telescope for Canon 10D, lenses, accessories.

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Mar 01, 2012 21:32 |  #17

I originally shot Nikon.

Then I started working professionally and the company I worked for had Canon pool lenses. I at the time did not have the money to afford to get all of the lenses I would need for my job. When I got hired I had a Nikon D70s, a Nikon 18-24, Sigma 28-80, Nikon 50mm f1.4, and Sigma 70-300 my kit was not up to par. I was going to have to upgrade my whole Nikon kit or just buy a Canon body. I went with just buying the 1DMKIII and a Canon 50mm f1.4. The rest is history.




  
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Mar 01, 2012 22:01 |  #18

I used Pentax film cameras 15± years ago, and when it came to time to upgrade to a serious DSLR, I just liked the way Canon felt in my hand. The buttons seemed like they were in a better place to me.


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Mar 02, 2012 01:36 |  #19

Family member and friends shot canon, and said if I got one I could borrow their lenses. To this day my best friend and I still borrow each other's lenses, and since we're practically neighbors it's not a hassle at all, whenever he gets new gear it means I get to play with it whenever I want (within reason) and vice versa.


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Mar 02, 2012 03:16 |  #20

My Nikormat EL shutter started to fail during my college photography class. The Canon Rebel K2 was the camera with lenses I could get the fastest, (overnight) and for the best price. After that since I already had two Canon compatible lenses it only made sense to stick with Canon.


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Mar 02, 2012 03:29 |  #21

Canon sounds cooler than Nikon




  
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Mar 02, 2012 03:45 |  #22

I chose my first Canon DSLR based on comfort only. Canon bodies are far more comfortable to hold than Nikons. Now knowing much more about photography, Canon's button layout is much more intuitive.


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Mar 02, 2012 14:13 |  #23

A friend was pushing me towards Canon pretty heavily, and when I tested the nikon and canon bodies I found that I liked the menu system of the Canon much better. I've since taught beginner classes and have worked more with Nikon and find myself continuously frustrated on how round about getting to certain settings is.


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Mar 02, 2012 22:16 as a reply to  @ isophotostudio's post |  #24

We went to the store, it was good deal on Canon for open box Rebel.


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Mar 03, 2012 03:59 |  #25

What made me choose Canon over Nikon?

Well, I never even heard of Nikon when I bought my first SLR (Rebel G). It was the Andre Agassi commercials on TV that made me aware of Canon. hehe


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