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May 25, 2015 14:58 as a reply to  @ post 17570755 |  #31

Which is why you see nothing but Canon at any major sporting event of any kind. They've got the long lens game sewed up.


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May 25, 2015 15:23 |  #32

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Which is why you see nothing but Canon at any major sporting event of any kind. They've got the long lens game sewed up.

Don't forget the bodies! I had the chance to compare the D4 directly to my 1DX and the 1D4 and was not too impressed though, to be fair, I had to use a Nikon 500 F4 VR lens and a Nikon 300 F2.8 VR so it may not have been the fault of the body. the D4 may have performed better with one of my Canon lenses but they don't fit!
Were I primarily a landscape shooter then I would almost certainly be using Nikon - but I am not. I do shoot occasional landscapes and my gear is very good for this - though possibly not the best. I mainly shoot wildlife and for that Canon is about as good as it gets for now.


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May 25, 2015 16:44 |  #33

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Are you renting it for a specific event or just to play with? Be aware that Nikon controls are really quite different from Canon, it took me a few months until using Nikon became automatic. For example the dials go different ways, the lens mount is backwards, to change settings you push hold and turn dials, FEC = EC + FEC (on Canon they're completely separate), etc. I have trouble with Canon now, but it took some effort to switch.

Yes this is a good point, having a camera for only 4 days doesn't really give me time to learn a new system and button layout very well. I may need to try find another method before I actually rent one. There is a local shop here in town that rents them too, maybe I can strike a deal up with him on a borrow body or something.




  
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May 25, 2015 16:54 |  #34

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Yes this is a good point, having a camera for only 4 days doesn't really give me time to learn a new system and button layout very well. I may need to try find another method before I actually rent one. There is a local shop here in town that rents them too, maybe I can strike a deal up with him on a borrow body or something.

You might be able to get an "off peak" rate if you say "I just want to play, it's not for commercial use, happy to take it whenever you don't need it and can return it on short notice". If you buy from that store they may refund the rental fee too.

Don't get me wrong, Nikon aren't difficult to operate, just different. If you stick the camera in A mode and learn how to change basics like EC and ISO (push applicable button, hold, then turn all the dials until it changes) you'll be fine. Read the manual in advance. It's things like how to activate second curtain that could throw you.

A couple of months after I got my D700s I was using them at a wedding. One of them started being strange, in that when I hit the shutter it took a couple of seconds to take the photo. I put it down and used the other camera until I could figure it out later. Turned out I'd turned on red eye reduction (from memory), which you set by holding down the button beside the lens release and turning the dial but the shutter button. It's great once you know how it works, you can change most settings without taking the camera from your eye, but it's a pain when you're learning!


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May 25, 2015 16:56 |  #35

I wouldn't worry too much about the control/button layout. If you like what the camera does then you will learn it quickly enough!
Just remember that you are, possibly, buying into a completely new system so ALL aspects of the new system must be as good or better than what Canon can do for you. If the Nikon system is better for you the go for it! You will learn the controls quickly enough. As you can see from my previous posts Nikon simply does not work for me but your requirements are very different to mine so Nikon may be a better solution for you.


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May 25, 2015 17:41 |  #36

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Which is why you see nothing but Canon at any major sporting event of any kind. They've got the long lens game sewed up.


Obviously don't watch many sporting events then, I see plenty of non Canon lens.


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May 25, 2015 18:17 |  #37

Well, so I'm now trying to decide what I want to play with, a D750, D800, D800E, D810, D4.
Being that I want to shoot mainly primes and probably a lot more portraits than anything else, what do you Nikon users suggest?




  
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May 25, 2015 22:26 |  #38

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Well, so I'm now trying to decide what I want to play with, a D750, D800, D800E, D810, D4.
Being that I want to shoot mainly primes and probably a lot more portraits than anything else, what do you Nikon users suggest?

Just try D750 to start. D800 is for landscape shooters or people who need crazy res. D4 is if you want to shoot extreme environments or use it as a weapon (1D equivalent), or alternately if you're a high volume commercial shooter.


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May 26, 2015 04:16 as a reply to  @ ChrisMc73's post |  #39

The D810 is the best all-around camera Nikon have made, IMO. You've got the MP if you need them. Has other modes if you don't. 51-point AF. 5 FPS, which is plenty fast for 95 percent of whatever you use it for. If you're going to go Nikon, get the best they have to offer. You can find them online, new, for under $2500. I've shot both. It's better than the D750. Noise performance is a wash between the two. One thing that the D750 has that can be an issue for some shooters is the 1/4000 maximum shutter speed. Shooting with primes wide open during the day, that can be an issue. D810 has 1/8000 SS. D810 also has better color depth, since I think you mentioned landscapes.

I wouldn't recommend a nikon, but if you're going to get one, get the best they make.


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May 26, 2015 08:57 |  #40

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I'm ready, I love Canon, I love Nikon, but Nikon is calling me hard right now...the gear head in me is wanting to get some new gear.
I got my Canon gear in 2009 and I've slowly used my gear less and less, I need new purchase to refresh my passion and satiate my need for Nikon.

I'm going to be selling this stuff soon:

Do you think I can get a decent Nikon setup with the proceeds from all that?
Hoping to be in the D750/D800 body and maybe one prime lens?
Maybe possibly the D4 and a prime if I put some money into it all on top of the proceeds?

I will always love Canon and might come back one day but for now Nikon is pulling me to its light.


Based on what you've listed:

The Good:

Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 is significantly better (sharper wide open, especially when focusing far objects at 70mm) than the MKI. Canon and Nikon leapfrogged each other with the latest Canon MKII being slightly better than the Nikon.
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 is as good as the Canon (neither are stellar). Sigma may be a better option nowadays.

Other lenses I have that are IMO significantly better than the Canon equivalent are my 16-35 f/4 and 70-300VR (although doing it again I'd get the Tamron 70-300 equivalent which is a bit sharper).


The Bad:

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRI has excellent center sharpness, perhaps a hair better than the Canon, but poorer corner sharpness. For what I was shooting (not brick walls) the VRI has been excellent. However the VRII is nowhere near as good as the Canon IS II. The Nikon 70-200 VRII is better than the VRI sharpness wise but has a pretty bad focus breathing problem. The Canon IS II is an even sharper lens with much less focus breathing.


If you highly rely on a 70-200, especially at closer focus distances, then I'd stick with Canon.


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May 26, 2015 15:15 |  #41

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The D810 is the best all-around camera Nikon have made, IMO. You've got the MP if you need them. Has other modes if you don't. 51-point AF. 5 FPS, which is plenty fast for 95 percent of whatever you use it for. If you're going to go Nikon, get the best they have to offer. You can find them online, new, for under $2500. I've shot both. It's better than the D750. Noise performance is a wash between the two. One thing that the D750 has that can be an issue for some shooters is the 1/4000 maximum shutter speed. Shooting with primes wide open during the day, that can be an issue. D810 has 1/8000 SS. D810 also has better color depth, since I think you mentioned landscapes.

I wouldn't recommend a nikon, but if you're going to get one, get the best they make.

The D750 is possibly better for wedding and portrait photographers. It's smaller, lighter, cheaper, amazing high ISO, and lower MP is an advantage. It doesn't have a PC socket, which is a bit of a PITA, but you can work around it.


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May 26, 2015 20:14 |  #42

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The D750 is possibly better for wedding and portrait photographers. It's smaller, lighter, cheaper, amazing high ISO, and lower MP is an advantage. It doesn't have a PC socket, which is a bit of a PITA, but you can work around it.

The D750 has the WiFi connection to the mobile app right? Do any of the D8xx cameras have that as well, I think thats a nice feature for me.




  
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May 26, 2015 20:17 |  #43

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Based on what you've listed:

The Good:

Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 is significantly better (sharper wide open, especially when focusing far objects at 70mm) than the MKI. Canon and Nikon leapfrogged each other with the latest Canon MKII being slightly better than the Nikon.
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 is as good as the Canon (neither are stellar). Sigma may be a better option nowadays.

Other lenses I have that are IMO significantly better than the Canon equivalent are my 16-35 f/4 and 70-300VR (although doing it again I'd get the Tamron 70-300 equivalent which is a bit sharper).

The Bad:

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRI has excellent center sharpness, perhaps a hair better than the Canon, but poorer corner sharpness. For what I was shooting (not brick walls) the VRI has been excellent. However the VRII is nowhere near as good as the Canon IS II. The Nikon 70-200 VRII is better than the VRI sharpness wise but has a pretty bad focus breathing problem. The Canon IS II is an even sharper lens with much less focus breathing.

If you highly rely on a 70-200, especially at closer focus distances, then I'd stick with Canon.

I am going away from the zooms on my next body. I want to start shooting only PRIME, so the zooms don't matter to me anymore, right now anyway.




  
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May 26, 2015 20:18 |  #44

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The D750 has the WiFi connection to the mobile app right? Do any of the D8xx cameras have that as well, I think thats a nice feature for me.

No idea sorry. Wifi is too slow to transfer bulk files unless you're really patient.


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May 26, 2015 20:19 |  #45

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I am going away from the zooms on my next body. I want to start shooting only PRIME, so the zooms don't matter to me anymore, right now anyway.

You should check that all your current and probably future lens requirements can be met on the Nikon mount. Canon has a bigger range.


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