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3 Reasons You Chose Canon

 
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Jun 26, 2009 02:55 as a reply to  @ post 8177443 |  #181

1. have always used them.
2. variety of lenses
3. currently work for canon


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Jun 26, 2009 03:03 |  #182

15mm fisheye- 1

DSLR leader a few years ago - 2

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Jun 26, 2009 03:14 |  #183

1) Prices. Overall Canon has some of the most appealing prices, especially compared to Nikon. Also a lager SH market over here
2) Lenses. light and affordable f/4 pro zooms, and especially great USM primes
3) the reason i sticked with Canon : try getting a Nikon FF for 1500Euro (new, not SH)

Come to think of it, it was also the fact that they offered the best IQ and probably the nicest feature set back in the days of the 20D. That has slowly changed to the point where they actually cripple cameras in firmware (still no video on the 50D though the 40D could be hacked to record video, only releasing full manual control video on the 5D2 through a firmware update after the competition forced them). I still use Canon, but they are getting very annoying.




  
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Jun 26, 2009 04:32 |  #184

I want to say lens selection, build quality and ergonomics but really it just came down to price. Here you seam to pay a premium for the Nikon equivalent, and it also seems that Canon have the greater market share.


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Jun 26, 2009 05:40 |  #185

1. Had a Canon film camera
2. Lens range and cost thereof
3. Just liked it more than Nikon :)


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Jun 26, 2009 06:26 |  #186

Only one reason back in the 80's I was a Nikon user with a FE2 and an FA that I loved but as my eyesight is not brilliant I decided to move to autofocus.The Nikon in my price bracket was the F70 one of the worst handling cameras of all time with an appalling multi coloured LCD screen,I saw the EOS50 really liked the way it looked and handled so I moved to the dark side.


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Jun 26, 2009 07:51 |  #187

1. several of my friends had canon stuff and knew a bit about it so there was a knowledge bank for me.

2. easier to use in my hands than nikon. nikon is confusing to me.

3. canon wildlife support stuff. i watch alot of pbs and pretty much every nature show has a ad from canon sponsoring it. then there are the ads in national geographic. i know this isnt a reason to go with them over something else but it was my main driving force. i like to support this kind of stuff.


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Jun 26, 2009 12:40 as a reply to  @ spife7980's post |  #188

1. units sold (coverage)
2. proven quality and reputation (p, q, & r)
3. short EF lens register (44mm means I can use all those great film-era lenses made for C-Y, OM, M42, Nikon, Leica R, and T-mount)




  
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Jun 26, 2009 13:31 |  #189

1) Best bang for the buck tele zoom (70-200 F4L). $400 used and it's WHITE.
2) High ISO seemingly better than Nikon and light years better than Olympus
3) Local support (in Hawaii)


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Jul 02, 2009 18:57 |  #190

When I decided to go to a digital SLR years ago I was looking primarily between the Canon 20D and the Nikon D70. I read advice somewhere about choosing a camera and the gist of the advice was:

Go to one of the stores that has everything you are looking at and handle the cameras. Feel the control and see if you can operate the controls easily. If you can't use the camera easily ... eventually you'll stop using it. Once you choose what you want, then you can shop for the best price.

So:
1. Ergonomics
2. At the time ... ISO performance
3. Speed (5 fps vs 3 fps) - with a couple of young nieces, a factor (man they are quick :lol:).


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Jul 02, 2009 21:12 |  #191

wlescall wrote in post #8214636 (external link)
When I decided to go to a digital SLR years ago I was looking primarily between the Canon 20D and the Nikon D70. I read advice somewhere about choosing a camera and the gist of the advice was:

Go to one of the stores that has everything you are looking at and handle the cameras. Feel the control and see if you can operate the controls easily. If you can't use the camera easily ... eventually you'll stop using it. Once you choose what you want, then you can shop for the best price.

So:
1. Ergonomics
2. At the time ... ISO performance
3. Speed (5 fps vs 3 fps) - with a couple of young nieces, a factor (man they are quick :lol:).

Did i mention I owned a D70 and going into circuit city and handling a 20D made me want to switch right then and there?

My EXACT words were "This thing is just so much more advanced than the D70, It AFs quicker, with this cheapy lens, more accurately, the viewfinder is better, and it fits in my hand better...The D70 is just not in the same class as this"


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Jul 02, 2009 21:25 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #192

My son-in-law and this forum brainwashed me.;) I was a die hard Minolta SLR user back in the days of film and had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital world. Minolta SLR died and I had to do something, so here I am.


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Jul 03, 2009 02:52 |  #193

had a g5 so it seem logical to keep going with canon

1. affordable consumer DSLR's
2. see above, my XS aint that different to a G5 menu wize
3. i Can affor f/4 L glass down the track


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Jul 03, 2009 05:59 |  #194

Ok

1. Build quality
2. Product range
3. Awesome images


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