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Who's making the switch to Nikon / D800

 
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Mar 02, 2012 08:54 |  #661

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14003746 (external link)
Nikon shooters will continue to wait for a D700 replacement, Canon shooters will continue to wait for a 5DII replacement.

Actually I don't want a D700 replacement, I want a 5D2 with good focus. But it seems D800 out do 5D3 in this aspect


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Mar 02, 2012 10:07 |  #662

mchong75 wrote in post #14003647 (external link)
So, who's changing their mind about staying or dumping Canon?

Looks like I'm going to be shooting 2 systems again!. I'm dumping my 1D MarkIII and upgrading to the 1D4 to use my with super telephoto primes. For street and landscape studio photography it will be the D800 with some fast primes. So now it comes down to what's the best FF camera for me!! choice is obvious it's the D800 hands down. If did DSLR video! the choice would be harder to make:p


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Mar 02, 2012 11:28 |  #663

I've been trying to confirm if the 5DIII has facial tracking like the 1DX. When I demoed the 1DX the live facial tracking was astonishing. The Canon rep showed me how it would track a bride's face as she walked down the aisle for example. But from what I read the 5DIII didn't inherit this feature. The D800 however, does have it, so does the D4.


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Mar 02, 2012 19:05 |  #664

I've calmed down quite a bit, strongly considering staying with Canon...

Can we collaborate on a comprehensive list of features the D800 offers that simply cannot be found on the 5DIII? Maybe it will keep me motivated!

weather/dust sealing

more rugged body

uncompressed hdmi out

facial detection/contrast detection

dynamic ambient light sensor that adjust saturation, color, brightness

proven professional AF identical to the pro level D4

50,000 more shutter actuations

14 more MP

time lapse capabilities? 5D have this?

$500 less

on-camera focus assist light? almost positive 5D doesn't have this

built-in flash

flash sync speed 1/250

usb 3


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Mar 02, 2012 19:23 |  #665

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14010515 (external link)
I've calmed down quite a bit, strongly considering staying with Canon...

Can we collaborate on a comprehensive list of features the D800 offers that simply cannot be found on the 5DIII? Maybe it will keep me motivated!

weather/dust sealing

more rugged body

uncompressed hdmi out

facial detection/contrast detection

dynamic ambient light sensor that adjust saturation, color, brightness

proven professional AF identical to the pro level D4

50,000 more shutter actuations

14 more MP

time lapse capabilities? 5D have this?

$500 less

on-camera focus assist light? almost positive 5D doesn't have this

built-in flash

flash sync speed 1/250

usb 3

Wow. That's an impressive list. So much for the fanboys who are saying it's only MP's.

Is there anything the 5DIII has that the D800 doesn't have? Other than speculative IQ advantages that will be hard to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, after both cameras have been in use for a long time...




  
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Mar 02, 2012 19:36 |  #666

6fps when shooting full-frame?

Can't think of much more than that...




  
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Mar 02, 2012 19:59 |  #667

Right now i'm leaning towards Nikon (D7000 / D800).

But I like the idea of a nice, inexpensive , used / refurbished 5D2. I could do this option now, which was my original plan before the D800 was announced. But I wouldn't want to invest in Canon glass only to find out the 5D4 would disappoint me too. But that's so far into the future, and even though Nikon is really impressing me, the D900 could disappoint me too.

But i'm not looking at this as the grass is greener on the other side, I just really appreciate the quality Nikon is giving their customers in exchange for their hard earned money. I never thought I would ever be so thrilled with Nikon once I chose Canon. Thankfully I don't believe in being loyal to a brand, or being a fanboy / fangirl.


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Mar 02, 2012 20:34 |  #668

Seriously guys, if you can think of anything else please let me know. I'm going to make a separate thread about it and I know there are some other things :)


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Mar 02, 2012 21:22 |  #669

D4 Studio Test
http://www.dpreview.co​m …3/03/nikond4stu​diosamples (external link)


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Mar 02, 2012 21:22 |  #670

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14010977 (external link)
Seriously guys, if you can think of anything else please let me know. I'm going to make a separate thread about it and I know there are some other things :)

Canon's lens lineup, resolution selection (I tend to shoot low mpx when possible). High native ISO, 6fps, better video quality reputation (not to say it's actually better).


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Mar 02, 2012 21:25 |  #671

Btw no focus assist is so disappointing


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Mar 02, 2012 21:25 |  #672

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14010977 (external link)
Seriously guys, if you can think of anything else please let me know. I'm going to make a separate thread about it and I know there are some other things :)

Only others I can see that you haven't mentioned are USB3 (for improved tethered shooting), 1/250s X-sync and interchangeable focus screens.

The 5D MKIII has higher fps and potentially lower high ISO noise, although any perceived advantage probably will disappear when the D800 files are down-res'd to 22 MP.


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Mar 02, 2012 21:28 |  #673

chardog wrote in post #14011299 (external link)
Canon's lens lineup, resolution selection (I tend to shoot low mpx when possible). High native ISO, 6fps, better video quality reputation (not to say it's actually better).

Depends what you shoot. For me Nikon has a better or equivalent lens lineup ... if I shot primes <200mm I'd be singing a different tune. :D


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Mar 02, 2012 23:34 |  #674

Bob_A wrote in post #14011335 (external link)
Depends what you shoot. For me Nikon has a better or equivalent lens lineup ... if I shot primes <200mm I'd be singing a different tune. :D

Even then.. the only lenses Nikon has nothing really equivalent to are the 50 f/1.2 and the 85mm f/1.2..

Even the 85mm f/1.2 you could say is comparable to the Nikon 85mm f/1.4... I've seen side by sides..and they're both really cracking lenses...

The 135L is stated a lot..but for portraits..the 135mm f/2 DC is no slouch, its supposed to be a Bokeh master...its only big issue is that the AF isnt lightning quick like the 135L and people misunderstand it


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Mar 02, 2012 23:53 |  #675

KenjiS wrote in post #14012097 (external link)
Even then.. the only lenses Nikon has nothing really equivalent to are the 50 f/1.2 and the 85mm f/1.2..

Even the 85mm f/1.2 you could say is comparable to the Nikon 85mm f/1.4... I've seen side by sides..and they're both really cracking lenses...

The 135L is stated a lot..but for portraits..the 135mm f/2 DC is no slouch, its supposed to be a Bokeh master...its only big issue is that the AF isnt lightning quick like the 135L and people misunderstand it


You are overlooking the MP-E 65mm macro lens.

But I get your point.

TBH, I think this thread is pointless until after the cameras are released and we can actually see the quality of images each of the new cameras produces.

Anyone deciding to switch based on the specs without seeing the qualities of the cameras is a maroon.




  
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