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Author Topic: Nikon d5500 vs Canon T6s  (Read 3120 times)

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« on: March 01, 2017, 12:29 »
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Hi all,

I've been shooting on a Canon Rebel T3i for many years now, and it's done me very well but is starting to slow down, and I'm starting to look for something of better quality. I'm still very much an amateur and don't have the money for anything professional, and I was looking at the Canon Rebel T6i and T6s (I think I was going to go for the T6s) when I came across the Nikon D5500. The selling points for this camera to me is that it's cheaper and offers a better dynamic range, as well as a higher ISO range. My concerns with it are that I've been shooting on Canon my whole life, and I have a couple Canon lenses that I would have to sell and replace with Nikon lenses.

My question is, is the Nikon D5500 worth the switch over to Nikon? Would I be happy with the Canon T6s? I take a wide variety of photos, but my niche tends to be landscapes and nature. I also take lots of video, and would be using my new camera for video as well. I shoot in raw and edit in lightroom, so I'm not in need of a camera that gives the perfect photo right off the card but wouldn't want to compromise my photo quality. Any advice?

Thanks, Joseph


« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 13:53 »
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My first question is how expensive is the glass you're using now? If you have a collection of Canon L lenses, how expensive is that going to be to replace? If you're using Canon kit lenses, it will be a lot less expensive to switch gear. My second question is how is the quality of what you're using now? Will a higher quality lens give you better pictures? And, finally, how comfortable are you with the Canon system - if you switch to Nikon, will you like everything it does? And... the t7i will be out at the end of the month...

« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 14:04 »
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My first question is how expensive is the glass you're using now? If you have a collection of Canon L lenses, how expensive is that going to be to replace? If you're using Canon kit lenses, it will be a lot less expensive to switch gear. My second question is how is the quality of what you're using now? Will a higher quality lens give you better pictures? And, finally, how comfortable are you with the Canon system - if you switch to Nikon, will you like everything it does? And... the t7i will be out at the end of the month...

I'm using pretty standard kit lenses... I have the plastic fantastic f/1.8 and a 50-250mm telephoto lens. My budget is really nothing to the point where I'd have to sell my old lenses and use that money to get new lenses, so I'm worried that I won't be able to get the same quality new lenses for a Nikon camera with just that money. I'm super comfortable with the Canon, but I'm not opposed to learning something new.

As for the T7i... I'm really excited for it but I've been hyping to buy this camera for a while, and my old T3i is already up for sale. I'd be happy with the T6s if I went Canon.

Do you think the D5500 is a better choice?

« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 14:10 »
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 15:40 »
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I like the Canon, myself.

http://cameradecision.com/compare/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s-vs-Nikon-D5500
I like Nikon myself  but to be honest despite what the fan boys say either will do a great job if you are happy with your lenses I'd stick with canon.

« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 17:09 »
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You quoted me and then mentioned fanboy. He asked for an opinion and I responded that I prefer Canon. I'm not sure that qualifies as fanboy status.

« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 17:18 »
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I personally find D5xxx series a total waste of money against D3xxx unless one really needs that screen. Hardware wise it's the same camera as equivalent D3xxx just more expensive while not even touching the real beneficial features of D7xxx series like secondary screen, AF motor, AF fine tune, dual control wheels etc...
Sensor differences are totally neglectable unless pushed to the very edge, where, I guess, very little stockers go, for obvious reasons.   
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 21:20 »
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If you are also thinking of doing video, I would recommend getting the T6S. Better yet, try finding a second hand 70D, can probably be gotten for the same price as a new T6S (I think). There really isn't much of a point selling all your Canon gear just to get a Nikon.

« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 02:53 »
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You quoted me and then mentioned fanboy. He asked for an opinion and I responded that I prefer Canon. I'm not sure that qualifies as fanboy status.
Sorry I didn't mean to imply your were a fanboy  as I said myself I have a preference....

« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 13:30 »
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I would advise against Nikon 3000 and 5000 series bodies because you are limited to G series lenses. In the long run this will be more expensive than going with 7000 series & up. You can get the excellent D7100 new with kit lens for around $800.00.


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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2017, 13:39 »
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 13:53 »
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I see there are rumours of a D7300 on the horizon....it may have an effect on pricing of the D7200. Personally I will hang on till the D7300 has been around for 6 months and if its any good retire (or rather put in reserve) my D7000.

« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2017, 04:32 »
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I would advise against Nikon 3000 and 5000 series bodies because you are limited to G series lenses. In the long run this will be more expensive than going with 7000 series & up. You can get the excellent D7100 new with kit lens for around $800.00.



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While I agree, I must notice that people have been using the "AF-S lenses only" argument against D3xxx and D5xxx series since the D40 came out, but when it comes to lens recommendations the very same people are fast to say "get the new AF-S/VRII version, it's sharper and focuses faster".
It'd say other things are a way better argument for not going the D3xxx/D5xxx route, there are lot of nice and not very expensive lenses with integrated AF to choose from these days that render that argument a bit absolete.

Sure if someone is into collecting a vast number of lenses, better get the body that supports as many as possible.


 

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