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Moving to Nikon or NOT ?

 
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Jun 09, 2015 14:03 |  #1

I was recently given a box full of lenses and cameras from a family friend that hasn't been using em for a long time.
The cameras are not Digital Era yet.
What made me interested are the lenses, seems like i can do a whole lot of things with them.
I am now an owner of a Canon T5, i use it a lot for my ebay business. I like it the only thing i hate about it is just the auto-focus is really slow in LCD mode.
With all being said my questions are:
1. Should i move from Canon to Nikon so i can make use of all the provided lenses and whatnot here?
2. If i can use what type of Nikon Cameras i can use for these lenses? Mirrorless or DSLR?
Thank you for your time reading and answering my post.
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Jun 09, 2015 14:05 |  #2

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Jun 09, 2015 14:06 as a reply to  @ odysseyzray's post |  #3

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Jun 09, 2015 14:38 |  #4

You can use all of those lenses on your Canon camera using adapters. I would start there.

These cheap adapters from Amazon will work fine, those lenses are manual focus anyway and in fact some of them are easier to adapt to Canon bodies than they would be to adapt to newer Nikon bodies.

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Also, when using the rear LCD for shooting on your camera (Live view) it's better to just use manual focus anyway. If you want good live view performance you'll have to go Mirrorless or get one of the newer Canon bodies like the 70D.


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Jun 09, 2015 21:01 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #5

Thank you for the reply.
Never really thought about it about the adapter.
It sounds like a really good idea.
However there's a concern that was raised by one of my friend. Would the auto-focus be working with the adapter.
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Jun 09, 2015 21:11 as a reply to  @ odysseyzray's post |  #6

Ehhh autofocus working on manual focus lenses?


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Jun 09, 2015 21:12 as a reply to  @ evelakes's post |  #7

Isn't AF stands for Auto Focus, it says so on the lenses.
Sorry for the noob question.
Really trying to understand all this.
I really hope the auto focus can still work.




  
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Jun 09, 2015 21:31 |  #8

odysseyzray wrote in post #17590861 (external link)
Isn't AF stands for Auto Focus, it says so on the lenses.
Sorry for the noob question.
Really trying to understand all this.
I really hope the auto focus can still work.

Only a couple of the lenses you posted have auto focus, the rest are manual focus.

No, the AF will not work on a Canon body, but as long as there is an aperture ring you can still select the aperture on a Canon body. I use several Nikon mount lenses on my a7S and before that used them on my Canon 6D. Manual focus isn't that big of a deal once you get used to it, especially for product photography (what I assume you're doing for an Ebay business).

The 80-200/2.8 is a nice lens, but it isn't worth switching brands over in my opinion, you can buy those for around $300 pretty regularly.


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Jun 09, 2015 21:41 |  #9

The first picture is of a Very very good Nikon Auto focus lens, that in its own right is worth its weight, it is a Superb lens, it could of course be used in manual focus mode, but looking at your last picture i see you have a Nikon Cam, not sure what model? but the Nikon AF lens would work very happily on that i am sure, the other lens a Vivitar Srs 1 is also a good lens and worth keeping.

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Jun 09, 2015 21:59 as a reply to  @ Pagman's post |  #10

Thank you guys again for the all the helps.
I would really like to keep all the lenses just because i would really like honor the family that gave em to me. So i don't really want to sell them.
The adapter idea sounds like a really good idea. However as far as my skill go, i'm very far compares to y'all. So the auto-focus would really help.
Any good idea to move to Nikon camera perhaps.
I was thinking a mirrorless to compensate the weight of the lenses.
But not sure which one to go for that would work with most of the lenses i already have here.
Any help for direction is appreciated.




  
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Jun 09, 2015 22:07 |  #11

odysseyzray wrote in post #17590909 (external link)
Thank you guys again for the all the helps.
I would really like to keep all the lenses just because i would really like honor the family that gave em to me. So i don't really want to sell them.
The adapter idea sounds like a really good idea. However as far as my skill go, i'm very far compares to y'all. So the auto-focus would really help.
Any good idea to move to Nikon camera perhaps.
I was thinking a mirrorless to compensate the weight of the lenses.
But not sure which one to go for that would work with most of the lenses i already have here.
Any help for direction is appreciated.

There are no Nikon Mirrorless cameras that will use those lenses. The only option for fast AF using those lenses would be to buy a Nikon DSLR, but again, in my opinion it isn't worth it. Just use your T5's Live View (rear LCD) to focus these lenses manually with an adapter. It's not ideal for moving subjects, but for still objects or portraits it shouldn't be an issue.

Skill comes with practice. Spend some time using them and your comfort level will grow.


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Jun 09, 2015 22:13 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #12

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And i kinda agree with you. The T5 nowadays has felt a lot better with more use. With more use i should be able to master it more.

Just out of curiosity then, what DSLR would work? Preferably somewhere in the T5 capabilities.




  
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Jun 10, 2015 02:28 |  #13

Just a thought. There are adapters for pretty much every lens to convert to a Sony NEX e-mount. This is a direction I am going myself. The NEX or Alpha cameras also have focus peaking, which guides you on where focus sits when using Manual focus. Maybe not your thing but worth throwing into the mix. I recently acquired an adapter for my canon lenses and on my NEX 5 focus peaking and the auto zoom really make it work.


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Jun 10, 2015 08:28 |  #14

odysseyzray wrote in post #17590925 (external link)
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And i kinda agree with you. The T5 nowadays has felt a lot better with more use. With more use i should be able to master it more.

Just out of curiosity then, what DSLR would work? Preferably somewhere in the T5 capabilities.

Looking at the lenses, although there are some nice ones I would say no to moving to Nikon in this particular instance, just not enough useful kit in the pictures... in my opinion only!

Now if you still feel the nudge I would say pick up a D7100 second hand or refurbed - as they are generally just south of $700, it would be a step up from the T5 and give you more room to grow into before making a jump to full frame IF that is even an interest in the future... it would also allow for the AF to work on the nikon lenses you have.

But that is if you choose to move towards Nikon (I personally am happy but advising based on your situation not mines ;) )


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Jun 10, 2015 09:02 |  #15

I don't know what other lenses you have, but personally if I had a T5 and one or two inexpensive lenses I'd sell it all and buy a used D7100, which is a big step up from the T5. I'd also sell all of the Vivitar lenses, the film gear and the T-Cons. The 80-200 is an excellent lens, and it's hard to tell, but it looks like you have a few more Nikon lenses that could be interesting. You also have a macro speedlight.


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