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Jun 13, 2015 17:42 |  #31

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Nikon controls are very very different from Canon. I'd say Canon is easier to use, and probably better, but Nikon is good once you get used to it.

Never get use to something bad, that is my take on it, the back wheel on Canon is THE game changer, its fast!!!!!!!!!




  
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Jun 13, 2015 19:43 |  #32

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Never get use to something bad, that is my take on it, the back wheel on Canon is THE game changer, its fast!!!!!!!!!

Nikon isn't bad, it's just different. Once you get used to Nikon controls they may be slightly better, your hands never need to leave their shooting positions to change settings.


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Jun 13, 2015 22:38 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #33

Even with ISO on the left, where your face would be? I've always found changing settings on Nikon to be more problematic.


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Jun 14, 2015 00:07 |  #34

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Even with ISO on the left, where your face would be? I've always found changing settings on Nikon to be more problematic.

ISO is in my second finger. Press, turn dial, release, ISO is shown in the viewfinder. Great if you're a professional working in a hurry.


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Jun 14, 2015 02:33 |  #35

Comparing the d7000 to the 6d...of course you're much happier. I switched from the 6d to the d750 and couldn't be happier that I did. Your comparison is like saying you tried the chicken fingers at 2 restaurants, and then tried the filet minon at one place and you feel like it's much better


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Jun 14, 2015 04:16 |  #36

Canon, Sony, Nikon, whatever ... nowadays cameras are quite equivalent at a comparative level ends of all brand !!
When someone ask me which camera is better, i answer > it depend of the 25 centimeters behind the viewfinder.

More seriously: i always recommend going to different camera shop/brands, hold the camera, try the buttons and the menu and at the end take the one with the ergonomics which fit the best for you ... unless you find the lenses you need in the other brands.


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Jun 16, 2015 15:04 as a reply to  @ Reservoir Dog's post |  #37

I do agree so much on this.
People seems to have a need to validate their purchase.
Gee, we are not kids anymore, there is good in every products.
It depends of what you need, its only a tool, but for some cie they will send their trolls all over these forums to show the differences and make you spend your money.
Most cameras even the cheap one are too good for most amateurs over the web.
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Jun 16, 2015 17:05 |  #38

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Canon for years, started with film on an AE1P, then 10D, 5Dc and then a 600D. I really wasn't impressed with the files from the 600D compared to the 5D and by that time the only lens I had was a 35L, so I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about and sell up and get a Nikon.

Started with a D5100 and then quickly added a D7000. While the files were definitely better than the 600D, they weren't as good as the 5Dc up to ISO 3200. Obviously the 16mp sensor in these bodies wasn't the latest and greatest, but I was expecting night and day from all the nonsense getting machine gunned around POTN about Sony sensors kicking sand in Canon's eyes. I just wasn't seeing it that way. Then there was the lens issue. While the 28 1.8, 50 1.8, 85 1.8 lens collection I had were very good for a budget trinity of sorts, I was hankering for a decent 135mm and there just isn't one in Nikon land.

The main reason, however, was the way it felt in my hand. The D5100 felt like a kid's camera, even compared to it's main rival my old 600D, hence the purchase of the D7000. But even this didn't feel right. Too small and I couldn't get used to where the command dials were for changing aperture etc. Back-button AF was awkward as well.

So, here I am. Back with a FF Canon and I don't think I'll be leaving anytime soon.

I couldn't care less about being able to push the shadows +4 stops in post...

I started with Canon in first few years of my DSLR usage and since then have gone through a large variety of brands and cameras including Nikon. I think most brands including Canon offer great cameras. Currently I own cameras with both canon and sony sensors and to an extent I agree that the difference between Canon and Sony/Nikon sensors is exaggerated quite a bit on the forums.

However your post highlights that you (along with many others) don't actually have a clear idea of the area where those sensors differ. Canon FF sensors are as good or better than Nikon/Sony FF sensors at high ISO. And while the long standing Canon 18MP APS-C sensor was behind Sony/Nikon APS-C at high ISO, with 7DII Canon has caught up on high ISO even for APS-C. The difference between Canon vs Sony/Nikon sensors mainly exists at low ISO dynamic range. Whether that impacts you or not is a different story. For a large group of users that difference is not relevant, as is clear from a huge base of happy canon customers. However for those users who need that capability the difference is quite substantial and clear both in APS-C sensors as well as FF sensors.

Also I find your comparison of D7000 vs 600d ergonomics against my experience. Even though I prefer the canon control scheme and the ergonomics of the xxD and xD bodies over Nikon due to my early years spent with Canon, Canon 600D bodies are no where near as good as the D7000. Nikon has a different way of controlling things and for a canon user it takes time to get used to, just like a Nikon user would have a hard time when given a canon body.

Overall while I think you made a great choice in picking up a 6D, I think your brief and somewhat misguided exploration of Nikon world only shows that a long time canon user is likely to prefer Canon just like a long time Nikon user would likely prefer Nikon.




  
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Jun 17, 2015 01:14 |  #39

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Comparing the d7000 to the 6d...of course you're much happier. I switched from the 6d to the d750 and couldn't be happier that I did. Your comparison is like saying you tried the chicken fingers at 2 restaurants, and then tried the filet minon at one place and you feel like it's much better

haha thats funny, and I agree with it. In any case the 6d is quite the camera for the price. But I woudlnt consider it big and heavy like the op wants. All in all the op finally got something he liked and thats what matters


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Jun 22, 2015 14:02 |  #40

tim wrote in post #17596114 (external link)
ISO is in my second finger. Press, turn dial, release, ISO is shown in the viewfinder. Great if you're a professional working in a hurry.

I can do the same thing with my Canon.


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Jul 02, 2015 21:43 |  #41

I think sometimes a camera is "just right" i once had a camera and i loved the feel of it in my hands, the sound of its shutter and film advance, the viewfinder display, the build, and even the look of it from all angles, even the fact that it was one of the first AFSLR cams to have a 5 frame per second shutter, i was in love.

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Jul 02, 2015 21:48 |  #42

You may think i am crazy but one of my greatest buzzes was getting a Ricoh XRX film camera, it was full tech and just exciting.


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Jul 02, 2015 22:37 |  #43

I learned the D750 in a day after shooting the 5DIII for three years. Difference is not that big of a deal, at least for me. Also, comparing the D7000 to the 6D is apples to oranges. I loved the D300 but hated the D7000, and also if you're shooting landscape or chillax photos, then of course the 6D or D610 will be better for that purpose than a D7xxx or a 60D or whatever.


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Jul 22, 2015 19:56 |  #44

I was a Nikon D7100 user now I am a 7D user.


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Jul 23, 2015 01:03 |  #45

It is people which create rivalries, sure there are also in any technology that's somewhat expensive..
But when you commit a few thousand bucks to one thing, you kind of say something about yourself in that choice. You often want to defend your choice by defending the brand in general, even when things get into silly comparisons (like "the button is better here", "this one has a smoother wheel", and so on).
You certainly don't want some fool coming along and telling you you're wrong and that the other guys are better.
So as stupid as they usually are, there is no hard logic behind most those rivalries.
What's good for someone doesn't necessarily fit another people needs.


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