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Which is it?

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

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Author Topic: Do you shoot with Canon or Nikon [poll]  (Read 16837 times)

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« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2009, 01:03 »
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Hopefully I will get a Nikon D90 soon. I always look at the samples on Dpreview. I just don't like the oversaturated colours with Canons. I'm sure my Mum would love it though. I used to have a Nikon Fm2 years back until it was stolen. It was a wonderful camera. I use a Pentax ist DL now, I like it a lot, very simple to use and great results if the light is good, but it is only as good as the price suggests and doesn't shoot too well in low light.


« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2009, 02:49 »
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I'm disappointed with the "big" announcement.... D5000.
Still working with a D 200.  Skipped the upgrade to a D 300 body.
What Nikon is missing in their collection is something between 14-18 mpx.  I was hoping an announcement something in that area. 

Been a Nikon user since i started with stock. And in all honesty, i'm beginning to look at other brands now. The Sony Alpha A-900 and the Canon Eos 5D Mark II are starting to look very tempting.

Patrick H.

« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2009, 03:02 »
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I'm disappointed with the "big" announcement.... D5000.
Still working with a D 200.  Skipped the upgrade to a D 300 body.
What Nikon is missing in their collection is something between 14-18 mpx.  I was hoping an announcement something in that area. 

Been a Nikon user since i started with stock. And in all honesty, i'm beginning to look at other brands now. The Sony Alpha A-900 and the Canon Eos 5D Mark II are starting to look very tempting.

Patrick H.

I'd rather some top notch DX wide angle zooms, though I suspect with the move to FF they won't really be prioritizing that.

« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2009, 13:30 »
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My first SLR was Praktika MTL 5B (are they still around?) then I got Canon EOS 500. Since that day I just upgrade to next Canon. So far it was EOS 3, EOS 10D, EOS 20D and now just got EOS 5Dmk2.

vonkara

« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2009, 13:56 »
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Yea this D5000 is a joke, even humiliating. Another 720p video mode, not even 1080P, I don't call 720p HD, and such and lot more. Two things keep me from going for the 5DII, I strongly love my 24-70 f/2.8 and the move will cost me 1000 to 1500 more to get another 24-70 from Canon.

This on the side I am about to put tape on my Nikon sign in front

On Nikon Rumor poll: Question- Are you going to buy the D5000

Never get 74% on 4 options on 3534 voters LOL ::)

« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2009, 14:18 »
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From Nikon Rumors yesterday:  Note:  BJP has removed the reference to the semi-pro camera.  Was it a typo, or do they know a secret?   Yes, the d5000 was disappointing!


What is BJP talking about?
By [NR] admin | April 15, 2009
This was published by BJP just few hours ago:

As BJP went to press, Nikon unveiled two new digital SLRs - one entry level and another semi-pro - as well as new lenses. Both new DSLRs come with a high-definition video mode, with the entry-level model, the D5000, also offering a swivel LCD screen - a first for a Nikon camera.

Is this a clue that the next Nikon semi-pro model (D400?) will have HD video?

« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2009, 14:37 »
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I just wonder why video is so important in DSLR???

« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2009, 13:16 »
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Canon exclusive for 30-some years....
currently  using my  'original' Rebel    and  5D mk II.   - tom 8)

vonkara

« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2009, 14:50 »
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I just wonder why video is so important in DSLR???
Because photography lenses are more performant in almost all aspects. Photography lenses are wider angle than video. Photography sensor are most of the time bigger than video and more performant because of pixel density. Now make it easy to use and vids cam go nowhere anymore

stacey_newman

« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2009, 14:57 »
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I started on Nikon too......D50, then D80.....then D300......I think it is like many things, you like what you were raised on. I'm a Nikon girl, though I think Canon cameras are prettier.

I love Nikon's portable lighting. the SB-800 is awesome and the high-quality Nikkor lenses are awesome too.

« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2009, 15:18 »
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I use a Nikon D300, however, I'm pretty keen on:

* Going FF
* Getting more pixels to work with

The D3X is out of my price range, the D700 don't have more pixels. I'm stuck :P

Since I'm narrow minded and tend to see everything from like, my own little perspective.. i think Nikon is gambling a bit ATM. It seems like people are moving towards FF sensors, which means some people, like me, is having to replace quite a bit of lenses (I only got two FF lenses ATM).

So, a Canon 5D mark II move aren't all that "big a deal" for alot of people?

I'm still holding my breath for a Nikon alternative though, so fingers crossed we'll see a D700x (or whatever) in 2009 :D

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2009, 05:46 »
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I just ordered a 5DII. Now Nikon will probably announce a D700X in the next few days  ;D

« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2009, 06:26 »
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I shoot with a Sony A900 that I'm totally in love with, with a couple of old Minolta primes and a CZ85. Totally beautiful system and not that expensive after all... The only problem is lens lust :(

« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2009, 10:23 »
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I shoot with a Sony A900 that I'm totally in love with, with a couple of old Minolta primes and a CZ85. Totally beautiful system and not that expensive after all... The only problem is lens lust :(

I'm looking into the sony A900 system for the moment.. still have my doubt (having a lot of nikon equipment)... but it is on my list together with the Canon 5D mark II.
If Nikon doesn't produce a minimum 14-18 mpx camera before summer i'll switch brand.

Patrick H.

« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2009, 11:35 »
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I just ordered a 5DII. Now Nikon will probably announce a D700X in the next few days  ;D

Too little, too late.

« Reply #65 on: April 26, 2009, 11:49 »
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I just ordered a 5DII. Now Nikon will probably announce a D700X in the next few days  ;D

Even if they do so, you'll never regret your move   ;)

Claude

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #66 on: April 26, 2009, 12:21 »
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I just ordered a 5DII. Now Nikon will probably announce a D700X in the next few days  ;D

Even if they do so, you'll never regret your move   ;)

Claude
Maybe so. I started with Canon film on an A-1 and switched to Nikon digital so this is somewhat of a return.

I've always been curious about the differences in the platforms between Nikon and Canon digital so this is somewhat of a platform test too.


« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2009, 14:35 »
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I just ordered a 5DII. Now Nikon will probably announce a D700X in the next few days  ;D

Even if they do so, you'll never regret your move   ;)

Claude
Maybe so. I started with Canon film on an A-1 and switched to Nikon digital so this is somewhat of a return.

I've always been curious about the differences in the platforms between Nikon and Canon digital so this is somewhat of a platform test too.



Indeed... and I'm curious.
Having CS4, knowing and seeing what it can do with Nikon raw files (registered version) I'm curious what it can and will do with canon files.
I'm not found of the brand native programs for conversion.  Have used Nikon, Fuji and Olympus.
IMO Adobe camera raw delivers more and better results (considering you don't use defaults settings).

Patrick H.

Ps : forget to mention Pentax K20D ... great camera.. but never got decent results with Adobe camera raw. Results with native pentax programs were slightly better.. but the extra 10 minutes per files aren't worth it.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 14:37 by patrick1958 »

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2009, 21:37 »
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Okay, so my 5D MarkII is here. I guess I should change my Nikon vote to Canon.  :)

What's interesting for me is that neither platform just seems "better" so far. Each has their own pros and cons.

One thing that's already got me scratching my head is Auto ISO. It's easy to turn on but it automatically sets the shutter speed at 40 for a 50mm lens (?!!) and there's no fine tuning. And Nikon has all kinds of great Auto ISO adjustments but they're buried in the complex menu tree including the option to turn Auto ISO on.

I will say though that the detail this thing captures is amazing.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 04:02 by PaulieWalnuts »

« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2009, 03:49 »
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One thing that's already got me scratching my head is Auto ISO. It's easy to turn on but it automatically sets the shutter speed at 40 for a 50mm lens (?!!) and there's no fine tuning.
Agree: the chosen shutter speed is somewhat low quite often. As the 5DmkII does handle very well high ISO, it would indeed be interesting to be able to fine tune Auto ISO.

Another "scratching my head" point is that Auto ISO does not work in manual mode. This is quite logical most of the time, but in some situations (macro), it is interesting to be able to set both the aperture (to control the depth of field) and the shutter speed (to ensure that moving bugs are frozen) and let the ISO goes up (to a certain extent).

Otherwise, the 5DmkII is an amazing beast  ;D

« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2009, 09:42 »
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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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Hey, I sold my Elan as well -- for the digital rebel when it first came out!  That Elan was a great camera....

« Reply #71 on: May 26, 2009, 07:25 »
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yay sony a900 arrived today!!!

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