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Apr 01, 2017 22:52 |  #76

Steveny wrote in post #18316417 (external link)
This is my personal opinion. Canon is a good option for entry level users. Its user friendly interface is really helpful for new comers. But at the higher level Nikon is better than Canon.

So true dude. I was cursing my 5D3 and 7D2 in Banff yesterday. Required DR was off the charts and I was stuck with these crap bodies. The 7D2 can barely focus! Ugh. Should have just chucked them down the mountainside but with my luck I would have derailed a gondola, killed a raven and caused $10k in damage to a Mercedes in the parking lot.

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Apr 02, 2017 13:52 |  #77

okay guys so as someone stated here that a similar lens to the 16-35mm f\4 will cost the same money that ill save on buying a Nikon so I wont do it.. ill just buy the 5d mark iv. :)


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Apr 04, 2017 08:42 |  #78

TheNewLegend wrote in post #18317643 (external link)
okay guys so as someone stated here that a similar lens to the 16-35mm f\4 will cost the same money that ill save on buying a Nikon so I wont do it.. ill just buy the 5d mark iv. :)


*WHEW*... crisis averted! :-D


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Apr 04, 2017 17:30 |  #79

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This is such a powerful statement. I would love to hear the chain of reasoning that led to it.


Dig a little deeper and you'll find this bloke is speaking from a very dark place.....


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Apr 06, 2017 07:11 |  #80

I didn't read all the responses, but glad to see you stuck w/ Canon. From a viability standpoint they are fine and in good shape, albeit a little slow to make improvements or release new models. Sony leads in that department.

Nikon is in trouble financially and their lenses are hard to get because their production runs are so much smaller. This leads to you having to source used lenses.

To me, this last point would cause hesitation in going to Nikon.


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May 07, 2017 20:14 |  #81

It's now how others see or view your pictures, they can't tell the difference, it really how you view them... what the camera for for you. I Was a shooter for came a brand A for you ver 40 years. I shot with a camera from brand B and suddenly saw what I had been looking for for the last 40 years. I switched.




  
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Jun 05, 2017 16:37 |  #82

Read this

http://www.fredmiranda​.com …/0?keyword=Cano​n#13803723 (external link)

I am a longtime canon guy. Went to nikon. Tried to come back to canon.


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Aug 30, 2017 23:11 |  #83

Also the controls on the Canon are more intuitive (to me) than that of the Nikkon. Canon feels more natural to my hand.


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Sep 08, 2017 19:16 |  #84

Sub'd! Very relevant for my current purchase/research..... contemplating making the jump to FF (within Canon) or to do to the darkside, lol.




  
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Sep 10, 2017 14:39 |  #85

Steveny wrote in post #18316417 (external link)
This is my personal opinion. Canon is a good option for entry level users. Its user friendly interface is really helpful for new comers. But at the higher level Nikon is better than Canon.


Many years ago pre mirrorless bodies i would expect this sort of talk on the internet. That was the era of Nikon vs Canon tension for some odd reason. The world has opened up to a different world now simply because of technology and options.

I do not fault anyone driving a Ford, Chev, Dodge, Nissan, Honda etc. People select their tools for varies reasons.

I appreciate Nikon for creating amazing photo gear. I can dig into my wallet and go buy Nikon. However I choose Fuji as well as my Canon gear. Many reasons to select tools to capture a photographers vision.

There are iphone, Micro 4/3 users destroying a full frame/medium format user. Yes there are better tools but also there is artistic merit that cannot be achieved by a dumb object like a camera. The photographer's these days select tools for a personal reasons.

For me as a Canon shooter..... My Canon crop sensor 80D can capture more of my "vision in photography" than my previous 5dmk2 simply because of AF and dynamic range. BUT IQ wise in some circumstances I like my older 5dmk2 alot more than my 80D. Choices in tool selection for specific reasons. My 5d3 is a pleasure to use but my 5dmk4 has been quite a pleasant upgrade as it's an upgraded version of the 5d3 both in performance of IQ and everything else.

I will admit the new d850 would be a better tool as it appears on paper to perform much better than the relatively newer 5dmk4.

My point ? I am gear driven but I also know my tools. That alone understanding limitations and potential is vast knowledge over blanket statements of gear alone. Personal investment in growing your style of photography is also a huge part of photography.

I will say "it is the gear" and the "operator" that is responsible for the end product.

Buying different focal length lenses seems to be a better solution to "opening up the world" rather than jumping brands these days. Everything has gotten much better simply due to tech.


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Sep 16, 2017 10:27 |  #86

Reading that link I really had a hard time buying Canon's 24-70 II because it did not have IS. I bought it and have never looked back. Never found it an issue in any way. I would have gladly taken it id offered.

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Sep 17, 2017 13:00 |  #87

DaviSto wrote in post #18316886 (external link)
If you dig around a little bit more you will find the poster describes himself as an entry level photographer who is keen to learn the ropes.

My first reaction was 'TROLL' ... but he isn't. It's just somebody trying to feel their way in. Go easy!

Well I'm not a troll, have only a few posts,... however, I agree with him to a point. I started out shooting Canon,... got exposed to Nikon thru my school's camera club. Granted, I was comparing a D750 with pro Nikkor glass against my personal 70D fitted with Canon's kit lens. Still, I felt comfortable selling the 70D and picked up a used D810. Haven't looked back.




  
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Sep 19, 2017 07:29 |  #88

I have no exposure to Nikon cameras and it would cost me a small fortune to switch.

I won't let that stop me from making a comment, however. ;)

I think only a handful of photographers push their gear to its maximum potential. I'm not among them. I do pretty well with the gear I have but I'm not skilled enough to get close to their limitations with the possible exception of dynamic range. I only really come up against that when shooting white egrets or herons against a dark background and I have learned how to handle that. At this point, I can get the exposure close enough to make minor adjustments in Lightroom or Photoshop.

That said, I know some landscape photographers shoot high dynamic range scenes day after day. In those cases, Nikon might be a better choice though the 5D Mark IV had probably closed the gap some.

As someone here on POTN said: if you are getting poor results from a current DSLR, it's likely not the camera's fault, but your own ( a loose paraphrase.. and I can't remember who said it first).


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Sep 19, 2017 23:14 |  #89

If you switch, will it greatly improve your skills ? Then go ahead...


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Oct 03, 2017 04:53 |  #90

The d750 is a heck of a deal. Better DR than Canon's newest flagship and far cheaper.


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