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Jul 28, 2014 19:26 as a reply to  @ post 17062472 |  #16

I don't know about Dx0 Mark...It seems they way over do the scores for Nikon cameras. From some experience... I was shopping for a camera for my wife and it was between a Canon t5i and a Nikon d3200. The Nikon D3200 had a way higher Dx0 mark score, I had purchased both cameras and was testing them out and found that Images where about the same in IQ, but Dx0 mark rates the Nikon d3200 as IQ 81 and Canon t5i 61!! How is this?, according to Dx0 mark the Nikon destroys the Canon ?? Me and my wife both really disliked the Nikon for other reasons and went with the t5i and the Nikon went back on Craigslist. Also I was looking at the Dx0 Lens scores and again Nikon lens blow the Canons away, I am seriously skeptical of their testing methods. By any chance is Dx0 mark somehow affiliated with Nikon? anyone know the details of the company?


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Jul 28, 2014 19:30 |  #17

I've been a Canon shooter for 10+ years now (5D3 now) but was recently considering a platform swap to Nikon D800e. I do a lot of landscape shooting and the 5D3 is just not cutting it (resolution and dynamic range). However, I also do a lot of airshow shooting (6-8 a year) and I've been told by Nikon shooters (formerly Canon shooters) that I'd be unhappy with the autofocus performance for that if I made the switch.

Since I've got a huge investment in Canon L glass I decided on an experiment by adding a Sony a7R and Metabones adapter so I could use all my Canon glass. I'm kind of treating it as a bridge hoping Canon finally does something but now I have the best of both worlds. Now I'm able to use all my Canon glass and choose the camera body based on what I'll be shooting on any given day.

I just got back from a weeklong photo trip along the CA coast including Yosemite NP and never once took the 5D3 out of the bag, the whole week was shot with the a7R using exclusively Canon glass. However, when I shot airshows in the spring (have a few more in the fall) I leave the a7R behind and only take the 5D3. Right now it's the ideal scenario for me.

Obviously not the most budget conscious option but right now it's giving me the best of both worlds with the resolution and DR of the a7R and the overall performance of the 5D3 with the same set of glass. I may still end up switching platforms in a year or so if Canon doesn't step up on the resolution/DR front but at least for now I've got the best of both worlds.


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Jul 28, 2014 19:32 |  #18

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17062124 (external link)
Do we have to keep beating this horse every single day... really?

I thought I saw it twitching. Better hit it again. Lol.




  
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Jul 28, 2014 19:32 |  #19

If you are happy with your equipment and the results you get, why would you care about what the competition has? That one human trait has been the downfall of many a great person, always looking at the other fields that seem greener, whether its women, jobs, fast cars, monster trucks, land, or camera equipment. Just buy what you like, and use it until it breaks, or you outgrow it, then see what is out there. :)


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Jul 28, 2014 19:37 |  #20

Hoplite84 wrote in post #17062550 (external link)
I don't know about Dx0 Mark...It seems they way over do the scores for Nikon cameras. From some experience... I was shopping for a camera for my wife and it was between a Canon t5i and a Nikon d3200. The Nikon D3200 had a way higher Dx0 mark score, I had purchased both cameras and was testing them out and found that Images where about the same in IQ, but Dx0 mark rates the Nikon d3200 as IQ 81 and Canon t5i 61!! How is this?, according to Dx0 mark the Nikon destroys the Canon ?? Me and my wife both really disliked the Nikon for other reasons and went with the t5i and the Nikon went back on Craigslist. Also I was looking at the Dx0 Lens scores and again Nikon lens blow the Canons away, I am seriously skeptical of their testing methods. By any chance is Dx0 mark somehow affiliated with Nikon? anyone know the details of the company?

just to the naked eye on a reg computer screen I'm sure the images looked very similar,I'm sure the tests done on dxo were pixel peeping to the max,i found with the d5100 i had the images were cleaner than my 60d,i used less noise reduction,and they seemed crisper,more vivid maybe,i kept the canon but my friends d800 is an amazing cam,i haven't tried a 5d3 to compare but from what i played on that d800 is pretty sweeeeet


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Jul 28, 2014 19:48 |  #21

rapurimanka wrote in post #17062067 (external link)
If money is not a problem, is there any good reson to stay on canon?

yes
L lenses
get a good L lens for your 6D and enjoy


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Jul 28, 2014 19:56 |  #22

genesimmons wrote in post #17062580 (external link)
just to the naked eye on a reg computer screen I'm sure the images looked very similar,I'm sure the tests done on dxo were pixel peeping to the max,i found with the d5100 i had the images were cleaner than my 60d,i used less noise reduction,and they seemed crisper,more vivid maybe,i kept the canon but my friends d800 is an amazing cam,i haven't tried a 5d3 to compare but from what i played on that d800 is pretty sweeeeet

Yea, I'm sure they have some tests that measure things I cant see or maybe can barely see.. I was just let down because I heard how great those 24mp sensors were and after using it I was like am I missing something? I'm not much of a pixel peeper perhaps if I looked closer I might have seen some differences. I'm sure those high end FF cameras must be amazing.


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Jul 28, 2014 19:57 as a reply to  @ moltengold's post |  #23

This not a 6D or a 5D3 or any nikon FF
it's a T4i + EF200mm f/2L IS USM

https://photography-on-the.net …p=17032115&post​count=1772


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Jul 28, 2014 20:29 |  #24

I should have know better and switched to Nikon so my photos will look better

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Jul 28, 2014 20:41 |  #25
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I find DXO as valid and interesting as I find canonrumors.com. Now, if you will please excuse me, I must prepare for tomorrow's unicorn hunt.


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Jul 28, 2014 20:46 |  #26

I swapped from a canon 30D to a Nikon D90 and gained better focus accuracy, the rest could be sorted out in PP, the other thing that won it for me was just the pure(to me) thrill of owning a nikon, they always came across as rich mans toys back in the 80s....


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Jul 28, 2014 20:47 |  #27

i use DXO Pro for first stage PP, its very good.


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Jul 28, 2014 21:00 |  #28

I have so far owned two very duff cameras - a Panasonic FZ100 bridge camera and a Nikon D200 Dslr both as noisy as G&R at a rock festival(dont mind the later though)...


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Jul 28, 2014 21:41 as a reply to  @ post 17062472 |  #29

Photogs takes pictures. The rest is Canonikon and then Fungi. Despite it missing focus half of the time and crop only. It isn't about pictures, anyway.


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Jul 29, 2014 00:19 |  #30

I have a few question for you, So why are you here? if you like Nikon better then Canon then why ask us? If you look at all the major sports NFL NBA Canon is the official camera, President Obama photographer uses Canon 5d III.

I love my Canon camera and I will always be a Canon man.


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