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Thread started 20 Nov 2005 (Sunday) 23:36
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POLL: "Why did you choose to go with Canon?"
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sol95
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May 15, 2012 07:28 |  #136

I went with Canon because my wife works for Canon. This means "STAFF DISCOUNTS!" :D

So for the same money, I can get a significantly better canon camera and canon lens than another system


Bodies: 5D mk III
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May 15, 2012 07:32 as a reply to  @ post 14419827 |  #137

Used Canon SLRs in high school photography classes. I never considered anything else when I bought my first DSLR. I saw the Rebel XT and knew I had to have it :p Still can't get over what I paid for it in '05, though. :confused:


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May 15, 2012 08:56 |  #138

I originally chose Canon because I was keen on astrophotography and a large frame CCD camera was out of reach. According to research then (2007) their cameras had less aggressive hot pixel reduction that Nikon which means you could record more faint stars. Less in-camera processing may also be why the 5D2 and 5D3 seem to produce banding under low light conditions.

So, after five years I am somewhat depressed with the apparent pedestrian development of their sensors... but I figure that my current cameras are still way better than I am so I have no real need to stick to the bleeding edge.


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May 15, 2012 09:01 |  #139

I'm a lot newer than the majority that posted on so far it seems. I have friends that use both canon and nikon, and with their help narrowed my search to one model from each camp. Then it was really a matter of which one felt better in my hand, the dials/buttons seemed more natural on the canon to me, and the way their menu's were laid out I caught on quicker. That was really it. Not the different lens, bodies, etc. What's funny is that I was sure I wanted the nikon more until I got a chance to hold and use each one. It was canon in a landslide


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May 15, 2012 11:29 |  #140

When I shot film with manual focus lenses I was a Nikon man. But when it came time to switch to autofocus Canon was the only pro quality game in town.




  
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May 16, 2012 22:37 |  #141

It was the exposure compensation wheel on the back of the Elan 7. I had decided that I was interested in photography, and I had the choice narrowed down to the Elan 7 and the Nikon N90. The wheel on the back pushed me into the Canon system. I have not thought of changing since.



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May 16, 2012 22:43 |  #142

I'm glad someone else noticed, did no one else notice that this thread was resurrected from 2005?!?!




  
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May 16, 2012 22:56 |  #143

I guess it was brand loyalty. My first camera was an AE-1 and I just kept upgrading from there. Canon just felt right.




  
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May 16, 2012 23:00 |  #144

None of the above.... I had a P&S that was Canon so I went with brand loyalty


5D4 | 8-15L | 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | 24L II | 40mm pancake | 100L IS | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mk2 | 400mm f/4 DO IS

  
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May 16, 2012 23:22 |  #145

I'm surprised cost factor in relation to other equivalent systems wasn't listed. Cost, features, customer service centers, and a whole lot of lenses.


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May 16, 2012 23:35 |  #146

When I decided to upgrade from my Zenith B (!) I planned to shoot motor racing and most of the photogs I saw at the circuits were using Canon. This was back in the late 70s/early 80s. My first was an AE1-P and it was love at first click. Every SLR & DSLR since has been Canon, simply because I see no reason to change. I don't think there's a lot to choose between Nikon and Canon in terms of image and build quality, so it comes down to personal preference and stupid little things like where the buttons are.


5D MK3, 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 16-35mm f/2.8L, EF 1.4x TC MKIII, Nissin Di866 II, Nissin Di466
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May 17, 2012 00:08 |  #147

I switched form my D7000 to a 5d3 since it was that awesome. I work around camera gear day in and day out and once I played around with our first batch of 5d3s for a few minutes, I already made up my mind and had my Nikon gear up on craigslist the same day. The D800 felt sluggish and never really impressed me; I didn't even bat an eye lid when I cancelled my early group buy (would have had it the day after launch).

I'm not a brand royalist, I only buy the tools that fit my shooting style and the 5d3 had it all in spades PLUS more.


Canon 1DX III | 1DX | 6D II | 6D | 16-35/2.8 II | 24-70/2.8 II | 35/1.4 II | 50/1.8 | 70-200/2.8 IS II | 85/1.4 IS | 100/2.8 IS macro | 200mm f/2 | 400/2.8 IS II | 2xIII
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May 17, 2012 00:29 |  #148

Non Of The Above, I brought a Canon because i am EPIC Wahooo


Oh...Hello :)

  
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May 17, 2012 01:00 |  #149

my first dslr i played with was my friends nikon d60 with a 35mm 1.8. at the time i didnt know much difference between either and just wanted to get into Photography cause that 35mm can produce some nice images and it got me hooked and wanted a dslr for myself. so i saved up and and bought the first one i could afford to buy on craigslist and that happened to be a xti with the kits lens. not a hater on nikon just the canon was i saw that was a good deal


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May 17, 2012 03:00 |  #150

etaf wrote in post #941098 (external link)
when i purchased my EOS5 in 1995 it was because it was the best value for money camera on the market.
as was the PRO1 which i purchased last year. the Nikon 8800 had not been released

But not on your list....

Best Value for Money at the time

:):):)


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