power shot wrote in post #17888790
what you want is someone who has OWNED both systems, not just used them, it is obvious that johnf3f does not know how to use a Nikon, he was handed one by someone he shoots with, he doesn't even know how it was setup but he has made his opinion about it based on that, that is not a knowledgeable decision
the D500 is going to smoke the 7dII and according to him what else you got to use on the canon side? 1dx? you'll be saving for years to get one
also, the D810 makes a fine wildlife camera, maybe the fps aren't there but the IQ has them beat, look around the net and flickr, outstanding wildlife and BIF images captured with the D810
add to that now the 200-500 and you will have an outstanding wildlife system, Canon has nothing to compare to it in that price range and reach and IQ is pretty much equal to the 100-400
I didn't read that far back, or I'm a bit tired to. Looks like in recent posts, johnf3f just voiced that both systems do well.
Power shot, you mostly lurking new account, I think you've tried to tear down someone else without saying you had any cross-system experience yourself, or at least you're talking in grapevine / netizen terms (look around flickr!).
I've owned a Nikon system and Canon one concurrently, only recently sold of the Nikon one. I will agree that if you expose correctly, there is little difference other than Nikon lenses and focus systems historically tend to acquire focus a little bit slower (still deliberately though) and require stopping down to f/3.2 or something like that for the focus to keep up (f/1.4 requires only the central 15 cross type points activated on the old CAM3500 autofocus systems like the D700/D800/D300). Other than that and customer service, it seems like they're neck and neck now if exposed correctly. Lke johnf3f, I would just advise you to try the different cameras out and see which fit your muscle memory better. The D500 looks like a great camera, but it is also considerably more than the 7DII. You can't go wrong with Canon's 100-400L IS II. The 200-500 looks great too, although I'm not sure if it's the equal of the 100-400 / Nikon 80-400 yet. The cost of a 100-400 + 7DII and D500 + 200-500 is about the same. Try them out.
And also base your decision on lens ecosystem and customer service in your area. A body is 3-5 years, the effects of lenses and customer service last many more years!