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POLL: "Why did you choose to go with Canon?"
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Jun 01, 2012 21:01 |  #181

We'll be an exception...we chose Nikon because I'd followed DLSRs for a year or so prior to purchasing one, and the knowledge that the D3s was (and continues to be) the king of high ISO made me want to side with the company that seemed most focused on eliminating noise. That said, I continue to recommend the 5D to anyone looking to enter full frame on a budget, as the cheapest Nikon full frame costs about 1k more (the D700).


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Jun 01, 2012 22:19 as a reply to  @ brokensocial's post |  #182

Never bought anything other than a Canon every since my first digital camera the S30 which I loved. Then got the S70 then got the SX series and finally to my SLR's (i've gone through 3 in 9 months)


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Jun 01, 2012 22:23 |  #183

First DSLR I used was a Canon. Could never figure out how to use a Nikon DSLR properly :p


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Jun 01, 2012 22:39 |  #184

My 35 was a Canon AE1 Program and felt comfortable with it.


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Jun 01, 2012 23:24 |  #185

Basically, I did some research and decided to go and get a feel for them. Canon felt better in my hand than Nikon and I never looked back. I've changed bodies, but the lenses keep on trucking.


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Jun 02, 2012 00:24 |  #186

My family has always been using Canon P&S so I just decided to go with Canon too. I think they look better and I like the interface better too.


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Jun 02, 2012 06:37 |  #187

My first SLR film camera was a Canon EOS650, back in the late 80's I believe. Recomended and sold to me by local camera store. Really liked the camera and still have it although hasn't been used in years. Been sold on Canon every since. Had a few Sony point and shoot when I first went digital and then the Sony 707 I think it was called. Went back to Canon when I decided to go DSLR quite a few years ago and never looked back.


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Jun 02, 2012 08:25 |  #188

lirvaevoli wrote in post #14519349 (external link)
My family has always been using Canon P&S so I just decided to go with Canon too. I think they look better and I like the interface better too.

I agree with you, Canon have a better eye for design than Nikon. Why Nikon continue to put that cheap and nasty red plastic tick on every dSLR I don't know. Even the "black spatter" finish on the Nikon bodies shouts CHEAP!


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Jun 02, 2012 08:34 |  #189

"A voice in the night whispered "Canon"." This rings very true after the countless hours of testing different manufacturers and models.

In 2005 I was in the market for a DSLR. After using a Pentax K-1000 and an Olympus OM-707 I decided it was time to let loose of film and get a more practical piece of equipment. So I started looking at Wolf Camera at some cameras. I had narrowed it down to 2. The Canon Rebel XT and The Nikon D50. Both were similar in price and had similar features.

Finally one night I had a dream I owned the Canon and when I woke up it felt like the right one to buy. So that's what I ended up buying.


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Jun 02, 2012 08:36 |  #190

Have friends with Canon gear ... figured I could borrow from them and stuff.

Then I found POTN and now they're borrowing from me. D:


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Jun 02, 2012 08:50 |  #191

lawdog2k wrote in post #14519188 (external link)
Basically, I did some research and decided to go and get a feel for them. Canon felt better in my hand than Nikon and I never looked back.

Ditto. Plus my dad is a Canon man so the apple didn't fall too far from the tree :D.


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Jun 02, 2012 09:53 |  #192

Because Canon is the first to have 1080p 30FPS video mode. Got T2i first then move up to 60D.


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Jun 02, 2012 09:59 |  #193

Seemed a natural progression from point and shoot cameras also I owned a Canon about 30 years ago when you needed something called film........:lol:


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Jun 02, 2012 10:10 as a reply to  @ Davidbaily's post |  #194

Because the Digital Rebel was the first DSLR I could afford.......


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Jun 02, 2012 10:44 |  #195

Well I had Casio and Konica-Minolta point & shoots, a Nikon film SLR, and a friend whose Pentax film SLR I also used, so logically, I chose Canon.


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