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Feb 13, 2015 11:26 |  #1

This has been a long time coming - too long. My post here tells the long story: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=14697158

The best thing about the move is Photography-On-The.Net. This is an incredible resource of information.

The new 7D MKII is an amazing tool. It will be a fairly long learning curve for me, not only because of the change in brands but also because of the immense depth of features on the Canon. I am also enjoying the information flow from Canon after I registered the product. Quite a difference!


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Feb 13, 2015 14:48 as a reply to  @ post 17430379 |  #2

Full frame is nice for interiors but I am waiting until there is a replacement for the 6D or 5D Mark III, maybe by that time I will have a better grip on Canon UI.


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Feb 13, 2015 17:31 |  #3

The lens line up Canon offers is reason enough to shoot Canon.


G1x, EOS 1Dx, EOS 1D Mk IV, ef 8-15mm f4L,
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Feb 15, 2015 00:53 |  #4

I tried Nikon and didn't like the image quality, mostly didn't like the skin tones and cool colors. Canon has always had amazing image quality. I don't care what charts or specs like dxomark says to my eyes I like canon better. Canon lenses are also amazing.


Canon 6D. Canon T5i. Canon 24-105 f4L. Canon 70-200 f4L IS. Sigma 17-50 2.8. Tamron 28-75 2.8. Canon 18-55 STM.

  
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Feb 15, 2015 01:12 |  #5

I also, made the switch from nikon to canon. Don't regret it one bit! Hope you enjoy your new gear!




  
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Feb 15, 2015 08:29 |  #6

Speaking of lenses, the 24mm and 40mm stm pancakes are a welcome pair of lenses that came with the switch! Now I am eyeing the 135mm and 70-200 f4.


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Feb 18, 2015 05:39 |  #7

Fujifilmnut wrote in post #17432606 (external link)
Speaking of lenses, the 24mm and 40mm stm pancakes are a welcome pair of lenses that came with the switch! Now I am eyeing the 135mm and 70-200 f4.

those will cost a little more than the 40mm




  
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Feb 18, 2015 06:15 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #8

After reading all of the reviews I could find on both lenses, I tried them at the dealer and compared the 70-200 to the f/2.8 version and the 70-300. All are great lenses. The f/4 is light and easy to handle and is my choice of the longer lenses. For bokeh, the 135 is incredible, much like a f/1.2 Canon lens.


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Feb 19, 2015 17:15 |  #9

After shooting Nikon since 1977, even owning a camera shop for years as a Nikon dealer, I just placed an order for a new Canon. The straw that broke the back? The AF-S system. I purchased a camera that requires the AF-S lens system in 2006. I figured Nikon would just build lens that would do both, and I would be set. NO luck there! Also, I have tried for years to get this camera to "behave" whenever there is any bright red in the frame, all to no avail. I did the research and decided to toss caution to the wind and ordered a Canon SL1 with the 2 kit lens. While I am excited about the rig, I DID have to endure MyLady's smile as I told her I ordered it. (She has shot Canon film and digital since 1995) In true benevolent kindness, as is her signature, she did offer to share lens with me since she has been gathering glass for 20 years, and of course it ALL fits! LOL.

I look forward to finding my way around here, and getting back into photography big time. Health has put a halt to several hobbies that were stealing photo time, so 2015 should be a very good year!

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Feb 21, 2015 05:30 |  #10

professir wrote in post #17439720 (external link)
After shooting Nikon since 1977, even owning a camera shop for years as a Nikon dealer, I just placed an order for a new Canon.
Blessings!
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which model?




  
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Feb 21, 2015 10:58 |  #11

watt100 wrote in post #17442055 (external link)
which model?

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professir wrote in post #17439720 (external link)
After shooting Nikon since 1977, even owning a camera shop for years as a Nikon dealer, I just placed an order for a new Canon. The straw that broke the back? The AF-S system. I purchased a camera that requires the AF-S lens system in 2006. I figured Nikon would just build lens that would do both, and I would be set. NO luck there! Also, I have tried for years to get this camera to "behave" whenever there is any bright red in the frame, all to no avail. I did the research and decided to toss caution to the wind and ordered a Canon SL1 with the 2 kit lens. While I am excited about the rig, I DID have to endure MyLady's smile as I told her I ordered it. (She has shot Canon film and digital since 1995) In true benevolent kindness, as is her signature, she did offer to share lens with me since she has been gathering glass for 20 years, and of course it ALL fits! LOL.

nice little camera, and the two kit lenses are probably the the best entry level lenses available. enjoy it.

just remember that the EF-S lenses will not fit full frame cameras.


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Feb 24, 2015 11:55 as a reply to  @ professir's post |  #12

Welcome to the forum and the SL1. The SL1 is a great camera that produces excellent images. The focus is fast and accurate. It will serve you well. We use it side by side with the great 7D Mark II and are having a great time with both. If you have not tried it, look at the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens for the SL1. With that lens, it is so small and light, it rivals the size and weight of point and shoot zoom cameras. It fits in my jacket pocket with that lens. At $150, it will not break your bank account either.


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Feb 26, 2015 12:29 |  #13

Update after a few hundred images: Noise levels are well controlled in the 7D2. About the same as the Nikon D700 @ ISO 6400 w/o resizing. When resized, the 7D2 seems better at that ISO.


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Feb 27, 2015 05:41 |  #14

Fujifilmnut wrote in post #17451014 (external link)
Update after a few hundred images: Noise levels are well controlled in the 7D2. About the same as the Nikon D700 @ ISO 6400 w/o resizing. When resized, the 7D2 seems better at that ISO.


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