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The Lure of the Dark Side: A Long Time Canon's User's Switch to Nikon D750

 
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Feb 07, 2015 21:30 |  #16

It seems many people are switching to the Nikon D750




  
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Feb 10, 2015 08:47 |  #17

markoftime wrote in post #17420984 (external link)
It seems many people are switching to the Nikon D750

It has everything I'm looking for in a camera and features comparable Canon's don't have. But, my work horse lens is the 70-200 and the Canon version is much sharper than Nikon's so I'm staying put for now.


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Feb 19, 2015 06:03 |  #18

To me, it's more than just changing a camera, it a whole system change, glass & flash. I would have to sell all my canon glass and purchase new nikon glass. So I would be selling my canon glass at a loss to purchase nikon glass which cost more.


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Feb 20, 2015 16:20 as a reply to  @ CoffeedrinkerinNC's post |  #19

Well, you are paying in part for a 5 year warranty versus 1 year. I'd expect equivolent lenses to be more expensive from this aspect alone



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Apr 02, 2015 05:08 |  #20

I never really look at the cameras I'm always looking for great second hand lenses, then I look for a camera to acccompany that particular lens.I ended up the user of canon 7d because I purchased a canon 24-105 L f4 lens second hand with an extra 20% off as a local store was closing down.Initially was getting the nikon 24-70 f2.8 but was beaten to it or else I would now be writing this on a nikon website.I can never understand people buying fantastic cameras and then only being able to afford inferior lenses.




  
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Apr 02, 2015 16:48 |  #21

This makes a long time D700 user who's still very happy with the cameras think about upgrading!


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Apr 02, 2015 19:11 |  #22

leotroll wrote in post #17501663 (external link)
I never really look at the cameras I'm always looking for great second hand lenses, then I look for a camera to acccompany that particular lens.I ended up the user of canon 7d because I purchased a canon 24-105 L f4 lens second hand with an extra 20% off as a local store was closing down.Initially was getting the nikon 24-70 f2.8 but was beaten to it or else I would now be writing this on a nikon website.I can never understand people buying fantastic cameras and then only being able to afford inferior lenses.

This was the big thing for me, I had to line up the total cost of decent glass before making the switch. I am glad places like FM forums exist for the second hand market, got great prices on used glass that allowed it all to fit in the budget. This week marks the beginning of my trip on the darkside with a D750 :)


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May 19, 2015 19:21 |  #23

Thanks for this thread, I am too being lured to the dark side, or the light, however you want to associate that.
I plan to try to sell all my gear and build up enough proceeds to purchase a D750 or D800 something in that range and a nice prime lens.
I want to start how I should have with Canon, all primes and a decent body. I have a good Canon body and good lenses, but no primes.

Reading everyones thoughts here and the bog post has helped me to not be so afraid.

So Thanks!




  
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May 20, 2015 01:10 as a reply to  @ post 17367297 |  #24

Somewhat competitive? Canon has more market share than Nikon. As for the MP boasting, that's over. Even the average consumer now knows that the MP advantage isn't all it's cracked up to be. They will release maybe the best DR camera ever, later this year.


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Jun 03, 2015 06:39 |  #25

I know this is an older thread though I recently sold up all my Canon pro kit (once I was confident my new gear did as good or better a job) and switched to Nikon. Just to pick up on a couple of points made...

"...it takes two hands to change the ISO instead of just one" and "...but once again, it also takes two hands to change autofocus modes and choose focus points"

A few things I did to make the switch easier....

- I set up the same single button press for on/off settings mode like Canon so that (hopefully this explains it better) instead of pressing down a setting button while spinning the control dials I can just press & release the button and spin the aperture dials to set.... then either press the button again to exit or half press the shutter to exit the setting. Feels no different to shooting my Canon gear.
- I use the joystick to move the AF point instantly (so this is a one handed operation)
- I set the movie record Fn button (the one with the red dot next to the shutter button) to change ISO settings. Again makes it a one handed operation - press Fn button, spin front dial to change to auto-iso or spin the read dial to manually set ISO.


While I shoot with the D810 I suspect all of these customizations would be possible in the D750 also.

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Jun 03, 2015 06:51 |  #26

Rai33 wrote in post #17582207 (external link)
I know this is an older thread though I recently sold up all my Canon pro kit (once I was confident my new gear did as good or better a job) and switched to Nikon. Just to pick up on a couple of points made...

"...it takes two hands to change the ISO instead of just one" and "...but once again, it also takes two hands to change autofocus modes and choose focus points"

A few things I did to make the switch easier....

- I set up the same single button press for on/off settings mode like Canon so that (hopefully this explains it better) instead of pressing down a setting button while spinning the control dials I can just press & release the button and spin the aperture dials to set.... then either press the button again to exit or half press the shutter to exit the setting. Feels no different to shooting my Canon gear.
- I use the joystick to move the AF point instantly (so this is a one handed operation)
- I set the movie record Fn button (the one with the red dot next to the shutter button) to change ISO settings. Again makes it a one handed operation - press Fn button, spin front dial to change to auto-iso or spin the read dial to manually set ISO.


While I shoot with the D810 I suspect all of these customizations would be possible in the D750 also.

HTH

Which button did you customize for this, and what function is attached? I'm sure you're going to LOVE that D810!


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Jun 03, 2015 10:14 |  #27

Yep the D810 is fantastic... I kept all my Canon Pro gear (1 series etc) "just in case" but after a month sold it all after I quickly gained confidence that it was the right move. Love the customization and ergonomics, AF accuracy and of course image quality.

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Which button did you customize for this, and what function is attached? I'm sure you're going to LOVE that D810!

For the 'button press only to activate' setting adjustment per they way its done on Canon bodies (instead of press-while changing setting - hate that and will never get used to it) from the D810 manual "f:Controls" section:


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Jun 03, 2015 10:37 |  #28

Thats the one thing that I REALLY HATE about the D750...2 handed changes Especially the auto focus setting change. That one REALLY drives me nuts!


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Jun 03, 2015 10:41 as a reply to  @ ptcanon3ti's post |  #29

Can't you just use the multiselector to move the AF point around (that's how it is on the 810)? I just half-press the shutter to start metering and then the multiselector can be used to move the AF point - I'm sure that's how it is by default.


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Jun 03, 2015 10:53 |  #30

Rai33 wrote in post #17582481 (external link)
Can't you just use the multiselector to move the AF point around (that's how it is on the 810)? I just half-press the shutter to start metering and then the multiselector can be used to move the AF point - I'm sure that's how it is by default.

Yes you can, but I think he means changing the AF modes and the AF drive modes. Which requires you to press the AF Function button on the front left of the camera body and then use the selector wheels to switch. I'll have to look at my camera later to see if I can change that function button to a different one but something tells me I can't on the D750.

I know with the Canon 70D it was nice having a dedicated AF button that was next to the shutter so I could click it and switch AF modes in half a second based on my needs at the moment.


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