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Gear Talk => EOS Bodies - For Stills => Topic started by: Skulker on November 14, 2012, 09:33:39 AM

Title: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Skulker on November 14, 2012, 09:33:39 AM
I'm not much impressed by all the doom and gloom some people talk about Canon on this site. My view is if they really think what they say on here they would be best going out and using what ever it is they think is so fantastic. It would be a lot less stresfull for them.

Having said that I will soon be a Nikon user. My 1Dx is such a great camera it has taken a picture that won me first prize in a national competition, well its in a national paper anyway  :), and the first prize is a Nikon.

Well I'll be happily getting the best I can out of that camera now, accepting it for what it is and enjoying my hobby.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: distant.star on November 14, 2012, 10:45:51 AM

.
That's rich.

Congratulations on your achievement.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: eric on November 14, 2012, 11:28:57 AM
(https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/1063263.jpg)
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: opelio on November 14, 2012, 11:32:45 AM
I think neither Canon or Nikon are the prize winner.
YOU are the winner and YOU have done the right click, not the 1DX.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: bchernicoff on November 14, 2012, 11:37:39 AM
POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT!
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Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: AdamJ on November 14, 2012, 11:57:19 AM
If it were me, I'd immediately sell the Nikon on Ebay and buy a new lens or two for your 1DX.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: JohanCruyff on November 14, 2012, 12:11:38 PM
POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT!
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+1
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: NormanBates on November 14, 2012, 12:57:25 PM
POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT!
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Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: rpt on November 14, 2012, 01:16:56 PM
POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT!
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What are you waiting for? Post it already!
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Razor2012 on November 14, 2012, 02:49:02 PM
Heh ya, a person can't really make a claim like that without showing the goods.  ;)
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Skulker on November 14, 2012, 03:33:32 PM
POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT!
</CrowdCheering>
+1
+1
What are you waiting for? Post it already!
Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments  - I was expecting some stick. :-)

Here's the link to the competition. For those not from UK the Telegraph is one of the bigger serious papers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/9677199/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-230.html# (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/9677199/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-230.html#)
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: eric on November 14, 2012, 03:51:14 PM

soooo, you're switching from a 1dx to a point-and-shoot?

someone, please give me the 3 minutes back i spent on this thread --  :-\
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: westr70 on November 14, 2012, 04:36:39 PM

soooo, you're switching from a 1dx to a point-and-shoot?

someone, please give me the 3 minutes back i spent on this thread --  :-\

+1
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Razor2012 on November 14, 2012, 04:50:42 PM
I'm not much impressed by all the doom and gloom some people talk about Canon on this site. My view is if they really think what they say on here they would be best going out and using what ever it is they think is so fantastic. It would be a lot less stresfull for them.

Having said that I will soon be a Nikon user. My 1Dx is such a great camera it has taken a picture that won me first prize in a national competition, well its in a national paper anyway  :), and the first prize is a Nikon.

Well I'll be happily getting the best I can out of that camera now, accepting it for what it is and enjoying my hobby.

What can you do, haters will always hate.  Btw which Nikon did you get?  Personally if I were you I'd keep the 1DX unless it was a top-of-the-line Nikon (even then I'd keep it ;)), but that's your decision to make.  Just remember it's the person behind the camera.   :)
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: westr70 on November 14, 2012, 05:03:16 PM
By the way, nice shot too.  Nicely done.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: DrDeano on November 14, 2012, 05:04:22 PM

Congrats on winning! I love the shot.

Back to your regularly scheduled irony....

May want to get a waterproof case for that S9300 if you plan to photograph any more bears in the rain!  :P
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: etg9 on November 14, 2012, 05:08:01 PM
Great shot. Congratz on winning.

Since you have that nice new Nikon and that junk Canon (I read the forums, I know the DxO scores) if you just don't want that Canon anymore send me a PM and I will take it off your hands. ;-)

//he's not switching
///it's a Nikon P&S  :o
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: iaind on November 14, 2012, 05:37:16 PM
Congratulations. Keep the Coolpix in the car.   You wont be without a camera while you travel.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: insanitybeard on November 15, 2012, 12:33:13 PM

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments  - I was expecting some stick. :-)

Here's the link to the competition. For those not from UK the Telegraph is one of the bigger serious papers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/9677199/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-230.html# (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/9677199/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-230.html#)

Ha, it lists your location as Shillingford Devon, that's the Shillingford out near Bampton and not Shillingford St George near Exeter I take it? I live in Exeter, not a million miles away!
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Warninglabel on November 15, 2012, 02:24:47 PM
"This week's Big Picture winner – and recipient of a Nikon Coolpix S9300 camera worth £299.99 – is Tom Wielkopolski of Shillingford, Devon, with this image of a "spirit" bear negotiating a log in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada."

Nikon Coolpix S9300? for a 1Dx
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Razor2012 on November 15, 2012, 02:37:34 PM
For one thing the title is very misleading.  If a Nikon P&S is going to make a person give up their 1DX for it then there's something seriously wrong here, lol.  It would be different if the person stated the camera was a bit much for them and decided to go with a P&S.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Skulker on November 15, 2012, 02:39:48 PM
Great shot. Congratz on winning.

Since you have that nice new Nikon and that junk Canon (I read the forums, I know the DxO scores) if you just don't want that Canon anymore send me a PM and I will take it off your hands. ;-)

//he's not switching
///it's a Nikon P&S  :o

Thanks -  and yes you have got it I won't be changing. Not that I have anything against Nikon, the man next to me had a Nikon (well 2x D4 and a D600) and he got some good shots as well.

But I will be happily using the Nikon as a point and shoot.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Skulker on November 15, 2012, 02:43:41 PM

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments  - I was expecting some stick. :-)

Here's the link to the competition. For those not from UK the Telegraph is one of the bigger serious papers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/9677199/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-230.html# (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/9677199/The-Big-Picture-photography-competition-round-230.html#)

Ha, it lists your location as Shillingford Devon, that's the Shillingford out near Bampton and not Shillingford St George near Exeter I take it? I live in Exeter, not a million miles away!

Thats right insanity, I'm near sunny Bampton.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: johnf3f on November 15, 2012, 08:56:05 PM
If Nikons are so good then why does Andy Rouse have to beg/borrow Canon cameras and lenses to do his job? Simple his D800 and D4 are not reliable and Nikon cannot make them so. Only one example but food for thought! I think he is regretting moving away from Canon, except of course for the Nikon 200-400 F4 - Canon get a move on and don'y put a stupid price on it!
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: insanitybeard on November 16, 2012, 05:13:45 AM

Thats right insanity, I'm near sunny Bampton.

Heh, 'sunny' around these parts has been a bit of a sore subject this year! (with the greatest of respect to those affected by the recent hurricane in the US)
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: PeterJ on November 16, 2012, 06:27:14 AM
someone, please give me the 3 minutes back i spent on this thread --  :-\
I quite enjoyed it. I'd never thought about it before it in those terms before but won a few $50 event tickets in a newspaper photo competition a while back so I'm a prize-winning photographer as well ;).

Anyway nice shot and enjoy your Coolpix, it should be much more agile than the 1DX and let you take some even more awesome shots. I've never been fortunate enough to hold one but imagine for wildlife in particular the lower shutter noise should allow you to get much closer.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: RustyTheGeek on November 16, 2012, 08:12:16 AM
OK, I laughed.  It's a great picture.  And I think I got the joke.  Got some folks going tho!  Way to stir the pot!   Ha!  ;)
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: Viggo on November 16, 2012, 10:46:16 AM
The shot of the two elephant babies in the competion was seriously funny and cute  :D

Congrats on winning btw.
Title: Re: Conversion to Nikon
Post by: sandymandy on November 19, 2012, 05:32:48 AM
Id use all kinds of camera brands if i just had the cash for it.