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Sep 13, 2017 17:43 as a reply to  @ post 18451428 |  #16

"I have heard".... ok man :-P. i'll be taking my 5d4 and L lenses to Yellowstone next week. try to relax and have some fun!


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Sep 13, 2017 19:43 |  #17

Back in the film days with my Nikon F I used Nikon glass. Later I went with Canon as I was hearing good reports about them and the lenses each cost about $100 less. So why pay more for virtually the same quality ?

I think its a wash nowadays but I have not priced Nikon for a long time. Perhaps Canon is more expensive glass now?


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Sep 13, 2017 20:11 |  #18

I don't know which is better, doesn't matter, cost too much for me to swap over. Even if lenses cost the same in the Nikon camp which they don't, I would still loose money in the resale to new purchase swap over because I 'want' new lenses and don't want other's beat up lenses. Even if they are immaculate, I would still stress over not knowing for sure.

One thing I do know from my very limited exposure to Nikon forums, is that there is no less whining in those forums.


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Sep 13, 2017 20:27 |  #19

George Zip wrote in post #18451479 (external link)
But the ridiculous pissing contests over pushing 5 stops in post are just stupid.

It is simply a technical test. A better sensor will handle the push better.


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Sep 13, 2017 20:29 |  #20

The endless debate of which camera or lens is better--Canon or Nikon. I'm going to say neither. Both provide quality digital SLR cameras and lenses for all photographers--amateurs, enthusiasts, or professionals. It all depends on which camera and lens system feels more comfortable in your hand, and in your shooting. That is the camera system you are going to use.




  
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Sep 13, 2017 20:57 |  #21

CheshireCat wrote in post #18451641 (external link)
It is simply a technical test. A better sensor will handle the push better.

I dig that.

It's just that in other places, people treat DR as if it's the be all to end all with cameras.

Things like reliability never seem to come up as an important feature. To me...stuff that just works is the most important thing.




  
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Sep 13, 2017 22:01 as a reply to  @ George Zip's post |  #22

It's also all relative. My first DSLR was the Canon 5D. I was blown away by the high ISO as compared to film, but found limitations with its base ISO DR. Wasn't like film, where I could push exposure in the development and not see grain/noise in the blacks. When I upgraded to the 5D3, I immediately felt like I wasn't limited to pushing shadows with appropriate exposure at base ISO anymore. The latest improvements in DR just mean that much more flexibility with PP. when it comes to real world photography, there are still instances where you need to bracket exposures to adequately capture DR of scene. It is rather academic in these forums where folks like to argue how great that last bit in a DR log with current sensors:-)


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Sep 14, 2017 15:01 |  #23

I can have the best of both worlds. I use Canon lenses on my 6D and can also adapt older Nikon AIS lenses and use manually on my 6D as well. It gives me lots of options.




  
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Sep 14, 2017 15:05 |  #24

nightcat wrote in post #18452341 (external link)
I can have the best of both worlds. I use Canon lenses on my 6D and can also adapt older Nikon AIS lenses and use manually on my 6D as well. It gives me lots of options.

Too bad you can't adapt Canon lenses to a Nikon body. If Nikon were really smart and wanted to bury Canon, put out a EF mount 850. Came over Canon. :)


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Sep 14, 2017 16:59 |  #25

gjl711 wrote in post #18452343 (external link)
Too bad you can't adapt Canon lenses to a Nikon body. If Nikon were really smart and wanted to bury Canon, put out a EF mount 850. Came over Canon. :)

I am afraid these companies make their big money on lenses, so Nikon releasing an EF mount camera would be counter-productive.


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Sep 14, 2017 18:22 |  #26

CheshireCat wrote in post #18452424 (external link)
I am afraid these companies make their big money on lenses, so Nikon releasing an EF mount camera would be counter-productive.

True that. Imagine how many Canon 70-200/2.8 II's would fly off the shelf if Nikon owners could save $1000 over their newest 70-200 option and use the Canon instead.


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Sep 14, 2017 19:02 |  #27

Whilst I agree that the Nikon D850 looks to be one of (if not the) best cameras on the market, for me, it is of little interest.

I mostly shoot at longer focal lengths - 300mm is wide angle for me most of the time, and I have been disappointed with the AF performance and price of the longer Nikon lenses for my uses.

Perhaps the D850 will be better in this respect? I have yet to try one so I cannot comment but the D4/D4S and D5 did not exactly blow my socks off on the current Nikon SuperTeles.

For users of less idiotic lenses then this situation may be very different!


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Sep 16, 2017 12:41 |  #28

For me, who will reinvest into a full frame camera, the Nikon D850 came at the right time.

But in my point of view and lense selection art Canon and Nikon, I find Canon USM Lenses does have always a faster autofocus. Does anyone share these toughts? Nikon lenses are often slow, even the expensiv lenses > 2.000€ lenses.

For me it is important to have a fast autofocus.




  
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Sep 16, 2017 19:36 |  #29

The winners are the camera manufacturers and the losers are the ones that always switch when they leapfrog each other in technology. The pendulum always swings.


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Sep 16, 2017 23:49 |  #30

panicatnabisco wrote in post #18453879 (external link)
The winners are the camera manufacturers and the losers are the ones that always switch when they leapfrog each other in technology. The pendulum always swings.

Not if users won't switch back to Canon. Pendula sometimes break.


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