Which DSLR do you shoot, Canon or Nikon?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Jergens, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. veilside180sx

    veilside180sx Member

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    Canon T2i (used mostly for video) and Canon XSi here (used for pics).

    18-135 IS, 50mm 1.8 (nifty fifty), 55-250 IS for lenses.
     
  2. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    I shoot Canon. I used to shoot Nikon. Both are great.

    Anyone who tried to tell you that one is particularly better than the other is full of it. Depending on upgrade release schedules, a model from one might beat a model from another. But that sort of thing is just temporary. They both make excellent cameras and lenses. Anything aside from that is merely personal preference.
     
  3. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Good point Josh...

    There are equally good "system" cameras. A lot of accessories to choose from.

    However, if you are particular in certain type of photography (landscape versus wildlife)...

    Nikon has a long history in developing wide-angle lens and there are some superior lens in the market 17-35/2.8; 14-24/2.8 15/3.5 and all fish eyes. Those are Canon users drooling about...

    on the other side,

    Canon has a long history in developing the Ultra Sonic Motor driving system..Tele-lens market once was swept bythose "white Canon lens".see all the world cups game... Although I have to admit the gape is smaller now, IMO, for tele lens, I will still use Canon.

    Those are splitting hairs comparison. if you just want to buy the consumer level camera... there are not much difference...

    BTW, I shoot Canon. though I do have a Nikon body D5000 just for the 10.5mm fisheye...
     
  4. Sterling silver

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    I agree with Josh entirely. Right now I'm using the Nikon D90. After having used Pentax with a macro for years there is a learning curve I'm still working on. I'm skeptical about the survivability of the Pentax company now. I found the Canon G series good cameras, but with the smaller sensor large prints may be limited. I also have a Canon SX 10 that has the long tele capability but again, a smaller sensor and that electronic view finder. That is much more dificult to focus than the SLR prism. I would like to see the new Fuji XS-1 which is similar to the SX40. Trying to find a camera is almost as much fun as looking for rods and reels!
     
  5. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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  6. Grant Richie

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    I switched to Pentax because of the smaller weather sealed body available. I still have a very good Canon body and lens that I think about selling every other month. But I never pick up my Canon. For carrying around all day I enjoy the Pentax. If I were to start all over I would have bought the Pentax to start. The most important thing I know now is to look at the lenses you want, which of course you don't know what lenses you will want or need when you start. If you buy good glass, you might use it the rest of your life while you trade in your camera body whenever you feel the need for the newest, latest version. Good glass also seems to hold its value better if you decide you do want to switch systems.
     
  7. Sterling silver

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    Hey, Grant, are you using the K-5?
     
  8. Josh

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    I will say that the Pentax Limited series of prime lenses are great. I love using them.
     
  9. Grant Richie

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    Yes, I am using the K-5. You can pick up used bodies quite reasonably now. Pentax is rumored to be working on 4 new bodies right now with one to be announced in February, so the K-5 will probably get even more reasonably priced as the new ones come out. The only drawback I have found between the K-5 and the Canon 7D is that the 7D has a faster autofocus with more points. All in all, I enjoy shooting the K-5 better and find the controls easier to memorize and a little more intuitive.
     
  10. flycasterwa

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    Canon EOS t2i here, although I have a Panasonic Lumix also that I really like.
     
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    Very true! every system has it's strength and weakness... choose the right tool for the right job.

    Pentax is very proud of their small little system (DSLR). But don't let the small business strategy in DSLR fool you. This company is a Giant regarding to Medium format camera business. I have and still using the Pentax 645 (flim) medium format camera - digital back http://www.pentaximaging.com/medium-format. Their quality is not off too much compare to more expensive Hasselblat. My friends who shoot Zeiss and Leica are all impressed by the Pentax's quality and it's friendly price tag.

    A French fashion photographer shoot his project almost exclusively use Pentax DSLR. http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com/category/benjamin-kanarek-work/

    continue talking about good glass...

    One of the additional good things to use Canon system is of the thinner body depth design, this character allow Canon users to attach other lens to Canon body (although you will lost all auto function) by using converter ring. For micro photography, one of the best glass I ever used is the Leica Macro 100/2.8 APO .IMO absolutely king of this range. Attached good lens from other companies to the canon body,( although lost all the auto functions,) will allow the users to gain the additional quality from lens and sensors. http://slrlensreview.com/web/leica-...acro-elmarit-r-100mm-f28-e60-lens-review.html
     
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    I shoot a D800E
     
  14. Grant Richie

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    That is impressive since this camera is only available for pre-order right now.:hmmm: How do you like the near Medium Format performance?
     
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    You need to understand Jesse lives in his own world which is almost void of any reality:clown: