« on: April 12, 2013, 10:35:33 PM »
I went Canon after using Olympus 4/3 for years and when I was switching systems I preferred the grip and feel of Canon as well as the menu system. Seemed like it made more sense to me (perhaps more like the Oly menu's I was used to). Additionally, I considered that Canon seems to take part in all aspects of it's camera. Development of the processor, the image sensor, etc. I wanted the 60D, my wife purchased the Rebel T3i for me. It served me well for a while and I recently added a 5D mark III and love it. Most everyone I know shoots Nikon, and it is also a good system. While one has strengths over the other, in the end, I feel it is a wash and most of my Nikon shooting friends feel the same. A couple are really impressed with the video. What I like about Nikon systems is highlights in the shadow areas are just better. But I am not disappointed in the 5D3 at all and would not dream of switching to Nikon at this point in time.
I considered the 6D but ended up with the 5D Mark III for the focus system. My daughter plays on a travel basketball team and I missed a lot of shots with the T3i, not so with the 5D. I felt the focus system on the 6D was too similar to the T3i.
I still have the T3i and use it for non sports stuff with a Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 on it most of the time.