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Canon
108 (57.4%)
Nikon
59 (31.4%)
other
21 (11.2%)

Total Members Voted: 172

Author Topic: Do you shoot with Canon or Nikon [poll]  (Read 17462 times)

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« on: March 27, 2009, 02:30 »
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Which do you shoot with.  I thought it would be nice to see in a little graph!


« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 09:54 »
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Can I vote twice? I use both a Canon DSLR and a compact.   ;D

Regards,
Adelaide

PS: Leaf, would I be diverting your thread by asking people to say why they chose that specific brand?

« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 10:01 »
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nope, no diversion :)

I chose by default.  My first SLR was bought through an ad in a paper.  An old Canon AE-1.  I was just looking for a deal and that is what I found to use for my university program.  Had I happened to find a Nikon I am guessing I would be using Nikon... but might be tempted to switch over to Canon after seeing the new 5D mark II :)

One thing I wish though, I wish I had been aware of old medium format cameras back then.  Instead of going with the 35mm Canon, in retrospect I should have went with a Rollei or something.

« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 10:22 »
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After using a few compact digital cameras, the canon 300D was much cheaper than the competition at the time.  I don't really care what brand I use and I will probably change in the future.

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 10:52 »
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I was shooting Olympus until recently (E300), until I made the switch to Nikon two months ago. I labored over the decision between Nikon or Canon - both are great products. The only reason I picked Nikon is that I wanted to explore the video (D90) features, and to do that with Canon was much more $$$. Also, my brother shoots Nikon and has a lot of lenses I can borrow! I am happy with my choice. The camera feels good to work with.

« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 11:36 »
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When I first switched to digital, I bought in the comsumer class. I was investigating the market and comparing Canon to Nikon. Back then it was the Canon 3xx and Nikon D70.

Back then my conclusion was that the Nikon models in that price range, was far more solid build, than Canon. Canon was giving me the impression of being very fragile and plastic like in the construction.

After that first choice, I'm sticking to Nikon, and I'm currently on the D3 plus all the latest nano coated optics - the first line of camera's where alle the reviewers agree that currently, the camera's are superior to Canons..

But I'm sure that IF I had chosen Canon back then, I would surely be equally satisfied with thair models.. Basically, the differences are very small - as it is NOW. I agree that Canon was superior in all levels up untill Nikon released the D300 / D3 models..  

This D3 release seems to have kickstarted a very aggressive approach from Nikon.

/Flemming

« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 11:44 »
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I chose Nikon, because I grew up in a Nikon family.  :-)  My dad bought his first Nikon in Japan back in the '50s when he was in the Navy, and we've been a Nikon family ever since.

« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 12:03 »
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I have the same as leaf, but then with Nikon. I could get a good deal for a Nikon D70, bought some lenses and stayed with Nikon

« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 12:17 »
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I use Nikon because, like others, it's the first SLR I had.

I bought a Nikkormat FTN with my first pay rise back in the 1970s, started to accumulate lenses and have never looked back.

Before that I was using a weird semi-SLR made in the UK called a Periflex (made by Corfield).

I've still got both cameras, and the lenses from my Nikkormat still fit on my D3, though no automatic anything.

« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 12:41 »
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I like Nikon but with Circut City closing I got a great deal on an olympus e series and have enjoyed it.

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 13:21 »
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I use Canon because it was the first DSLR I could afford!  A few years back when DSLR's were still priced beyond the average persons reach (okay MY REACH) Canon came out with the first Digital Rebel. 

I didn't end up getting the Rebel because when I called Adorama about getting one they had a slightly used D60 for only a couple of hundred more.  That was my first DSLR and it still seems to hold true that comparable gear from Nikon costs more. 

Of course I have had to deal with the problems of Canon releasing cameras with bugs and glitches, so maybe the Nikons are worth the extra for doing better QC.  I don't know. 

After working my way through 7 successive dslrs I think I have found heaven in the 5D series.  FWIW I still have the D60 and it is still an awesome camera.  Can't bear to part with it. 

« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 19:09 »
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My commitment to Canon comes from long ago, when I purchased my AV-1 in 1982.  Nikon was "the" name by then, and I always disliked following this status.  (sidenote: The same goes today about Photoshop, I always considered it overrated, and I have been a very satisfied user of PSP since version 5. I could have gotten a... err... "free" copy of Photoshop, but never did).

Anyway, time came to move to a more powerful camera, as I had developed my skills and the AV-1 had become so limited for me.  Auto-focus was already the standard and by that time I had read great reviews about Minolta Maxxum 7xi, and that was what I bought.  Awesome camera, its metering system was so accurate that I seldom needed to override it.  Later I purchased a Maxxum 600si, as I damaged the 7xi in a beach.

In digital, I started with a Fuji Finepix 2650zoom, fully auto, a good companion for more snapshotish photos in travels, as I was shooting slide film in Minolta.  That's when I started in microstock, so I decided to purchase a camera with more controls, and I chose Canon Powershot A520. Later I gave it to my brother as I upgraded to an A620.

Soon after my Minolta died completely.  Minolta had already left photography and anyway they did not have support for cameras in Brazil.  So in the next opportunity, in a trip to Europe, I bought a Canon 400D.  It seemed to me that Canon by then had a more established status among the DSLRs.

But of course Canon or Nikon is not a big difference, as long as you have good lenses, IMHO. 

« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 19:15 »
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I use Canon because it was the first DSLR I could afford!  A few years back when DSLR's were still priced beyond the average persons reach (okay MY REACH) Canon came out with the first Digital Rebel. 

I didn't end up getting the Rebel because when I called Adorama about getting one they had a slightly used D60 for only a couple of hundred more.  That was my first DSLR and it still seems to hold true that comparable gear from Nikon costs more. 

Of course I have had to deal with the problems of Canon releasing cameras with bugs and glitches, so maybe the Nikons are worth the extra for doing better QC.  I don't know. 

After working my way through 7 successive dslrs I think I have found heaven in the 5D series.  FWIW I still have the D60 and it is still an awesome camera.  Can't bear to part with it. 

I'm with you here! The Digital Rebel caused me to trade in my Canon Elan 7E film camera. I have now sold all of my film goodies and keep going up the Canon ladder and buying the next big item. The 5 DII is next.

-Larry

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009, 20:04 »
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nope, no diversion :)

I chose by default.  My first SLR was bought through an ad in a paper.  An old Canon AE-1.  I was just looking for a deal and that is what I found to use for my university program.  Had I happened to find a Nikon I am guessing I would be using Nikon... but might be tempted to switch over to Canon after seeing the new 5D mark II :)

One thing I wish though, I wish I had been aware of old medium format cameras back then.  Instead of going with the 35mm Canon, in retrospect I should have went with a Rollei or something.

I had an A-1. Great camera but after I picked up an Olympus digital the A-1 collected dust. Then picked up a Nikon D50 and have been with Nikons since. I'm also getting a wandering eye for the 5DII so Nikon better get moving on a D700X.

tan510jomast

« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2009, 20:23 »
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i only voted what i used for microstock. i started shooting for micro stock with E300 olympus. i only bought the E300 simply because i needed a digital camera for my trip across Tunisia, and the e300 was the one that was on sale. oct 2008, i  got a K20D here in my new home city, also simply because it was on sale.  most of my current micro port were shot with  Olympus e300. i only started uploading shots taken with K20D like a couple of months ago.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2009, 21:12 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2009, 21:30 »
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I'm also getting a wandering eye for the 5DII so Nikon better get moving on a D700X.

I couldn't wait since half April I'm far away shooting for months. Ordered the D5-II. Nikon was too late with the D700X. Too bad.

« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2009, 23:51 »
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I've used a few generations of Olympus DSLRs. I keep thinking about changing to something else, but the quality of Oly glass is just too hard to match in system that I'm happy traveling with.

I was most recently thinking of a switch to the 5DMkII... but... the Olympus E30 is a much more sensible upgrade considering the investment I have in glass. Trying out the E30 I'm extremely impressed with the handling and results that its delivering. It seems that Oly finally has a sensor that can match the D300 and 50D.

While I'd be picking up resolution on the sensor, my feeling is that the Canon 24-105 lens isn't a match for my 12-60mm, and that I'd waste too much time trying to post process the Canon's huge files. Its just not a realistic option on a laptop. 

Guess I'm destined to remain in the non-CanNikon group for some time to come.

« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2009, 00:09 »
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I used Nikon since my first SLR which was the F70 (N70 for those in the US) back in 97. Old habits are hard to break. :)

« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2009, 06:39 »
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I'm also getting a wandering eye for the 5DII so Nikon better get moving on a D700X.

I couldn't wait since half April I'm far away shooting for months. Ordered the D5-II. Nikon was too late with the D700X. Too bad.

Fleminsh,

Since the D700X is not launched yet, you might have consedered the "older" D3X in stead    ;D

« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2009, 06:48 »
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Since the D700X is not launched yet, you might have consedered the "older" D3X in stead    ;D

That one was out from the start, moneywise. I don't pay 7000+ euro for a "new" cam without sensor cleaning and without video. It was born as a grandpa. It's obvious why Nikon is holding the D700x back... they want to milk the D3x-ers first.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2009, 06:53 by FlemishDreams »

« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2009, 06:58 »
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Since the D700X is not launched yet, you might have consedered the "older" D3X in stead    ;D

That one was out from the start, moneywise. I don't pay 7000+ euro for a "new" cam without sensor cleaning and without video. It was born as a grandpa. It's obvious why Nikon is holding the D700x back... they want to milk the D3x-ers first.

That might be the case...  But what is it with that video thing?  If you want a videacam, why not just buy one that's build for the purpose?
Isn't it like the mobile phone thing?  - None of you guys are shooting pictures with your mobile phone...

So why shoot video's with a DSLR ? 

/Flemming

« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2009, 07:06 »
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So why shoot video's with a DSLR ?
I have been thinking that too, for a long time. Especially since you can't zoom and stuff. Certainly after I saw the skewing of the video of the D90 on dpreview. But then, I saw the online videos on Pond5 and SS, and they are all short static clips, no camera move, no travelings. And the bokeh of course is far superior than on a dedicated cam, below 1000 euro. I wouldn't dream of a DSLR now as an allround videocam but for stock, it might be perfect for a while, at least for the lifetime of a cam - which I found always to be around 2.5 years.

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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2009, 08:43 »
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Since the D700X is not launched yet, you might have consedered the "older" D3X in stead    ;D

That one was out from the start, moneywise. I don't pay 7000+ euro for a "new" cam without sensor cleaning and without video. It was born as a grandpa. It's obvious why Nikon is holding the D700x back... they want to milk the D3x-ers first.

Yeah, well, while they're milking the small group of D3X buyers Canon has been selling 5DII's like crazy. I wonder how many of those buyers are people who unloaded all of their Nikon stuff. I really could use the 20+ MP and the HD video wouldn't hurt either. I would love a D3X but there's nothing it offers over a 5DII for me that is worth $5K more.

michealo

« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2009, 08:50 »
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Since the D700X is not launched yet, you might have consedered the "older" D3X in stead    ;D

That one was out from the start, moneywise. I don't pay 7000+ euro for a "new" cam without sensor cleaning and without video. It was born as a grandpa. It's obvious why Nikon is holding the D700x back... they want to milk the D3x-ers first.

Yeah, well, while they're milking the small group of D3X buyers Canon has been selling 5DII's like crazy. I wonder how many of those buyers are people who unloaded all of their Nikon stuff. I really could use the 20+ MP and the HD video wouldn't hurt either. I would love a D3X but there's nothing it offers over a 5DII for me that is worth $5K more.


Yep Nikon lost me, I sold my D200 and all my Nikon lenses and switched to the 5D2 gaining XL, XXL and XXXL in the process


vonkara

« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2009, 09:17 »
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So why shoot video's with a DSLR ?
The Full Frame DSL-R video quality is better than the consumer video camera. The sensor from the 5DII is larger than the usual video cams and the lenses are way sharper than the built in lenses you get on consumer video cams. You also can make wide angle videos on the 5DII while the video cams was providing only long range on consumer video cameras. Unless you was able to pay 5000$ you wasn't able to get a video cam with multiples lens option.


 

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