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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2013, 07:13:16 PM »
Always pronounced it 'Nick-On'  not nigh-con or knee-con.  Don't really care if I'm right.
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2013, 07:13:16 PM »

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #91 on: July 11, 2013, 09:14:42 PM »
I just love how most people act as if swapping camera brands is such a simple task. I briefly considered switching to Nikon when I heard the price of the 5D3 (Very briefly, in my head, never made a post on the forums, mind you) as I was not too thrilled with Canon at that point.

I too have only been doing this semi-pro for about 4 years. But do you have any idea how expensive it would be to make the switch to Nikon? Canon 5D3, 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II, 24-70 F2.8L II, 100 F2.8L IS Macro, 24-105 F4L IS, Sigma 35 F1.4, 85 F1.8, 50 F1.4, Tokina 11-16 F2.8, 4x 600EX-RT, 2x 430EX II, 580EX II, 3x PW Flex TT5, AC3 Zone Controller... and I'm sure the list goes on with other accessories and random crap I've accumulated over the past few years. And my photography career is comparatively short to many of yours.

It would literally cost me thousands of dollars to make the switch to Nikon, for an imperceptible difference in image quality. In the end, it was much cheaper just to suck it up and purchase the 5D3, rather than wasting all that money switching brands. And I love the 5D3 now =) It helps that I got mine about a year ago for $2700 rather than full retail.

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #92 on: July 11, 2013, 09:44:26 PM »
After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance.  The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"
I am thinking of getting rid of my Canon gear too. I find that it's just not capable of rendering the detail I need. For example, today I shot some pictures of a deer and although I can clearly see a mosquito on the neck of the deer, I can't tell how much blood it has sucked up. That just is not good enough!
Keep in mind that this is shot with a 3 year old "obsolete" camera and a middle of the road lens. You can pull the resolution out of the RAW file to see a mosquito on the deer's neck. I'm not going to complain about Canon...
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #93 on: July 14, 2013, 03:48:15 PM »
After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance.  The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"
I am thinking of getting rid of my Canon gear too. I find that it's just not capable of rendering the detail I need. For example, today I shot some pictures of a deer and although I can clearly see a mosquito on the neck of the deer, I can't tell how much blood it has sucked up. That just is not good enough!
Keep in mind that this is shot with a 3 year old "obsolete" camera and a middle of the road lens. You can pull the resolution out of the RAW file to see a mosquito on the deer's neck. I'm not going to complain about Canon...

Thats all very well Don, but if the camera was better you would be able to see that the deer is under attack! It appears that an evil archer has launched an arrow that is about to strike poor bambie's mum down.
If you debate with a fool onlookers can find it VERY difficult to tell the difference.

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #94 on: July 14, 2013, 05:15:08 PM »
Clearly an inferior sensor. You can't even tell if that mosquito is carrying West Nile!
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #95 on: July 14, 2013, 05:41:05 PM »
i just shoot this proud canon fan today....




as dumb looking as a mod.....
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2013, 05:58:18 PM »
After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance.  The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"

What do you all think?
Google search for "It's the combi that makes the picture": 2 results.
Google search for "It's the photographer that makes the picture": about 15000 results.

Well...

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2013, 05:58:18 PM »

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #97 on: July 14, 2013, 06:01:26 PM »
After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance.  The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"

What do you all think?
Google search for "It's the combi that makes the picture": 2 results.
Google search for "It's the photographer that makes the picture": about 15000 results.

Well...

don´t waste your time.. OT is a new user... 3 postings so far.
he is not interested in his thread anymore (probably never was) so why should we?

ps: without the "..." you get 895.000.000 results... ;)
 
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #98 on: July 14, 2013, 09:28:25 PM »
I've thought about it and if Sony release a FF NEX that's better value than Canon's next FF then I'm sold.

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2013, 11:55:37 PM »
Let's make it really interesting... rent the following gear:

a Nikon D800E and AFS 14-24mm f2.8G zoom;
a Canon 5D Mark III and... oh, rats - Canon doesn't have anything to compete with this - why bother.  :-X

Or how about:

a Canon 5DIII and TS-E 17mm f/4L;
a Nikon D800E and...

a Canon 5DIII and MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro;
a Nikon D800E and...

a Canon 5DIII and handholdable 600mm f/4L IS II;
a Nikon D800E and...

a Canon 5DIII and an f/1.2 prime lens;
a Nikon D800E and...

we could do this all day   ::)

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #100 on: July 15, 2013, 01:44:59 AM »
I think Neuro got it first response.

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #101 on: July 15, 2013, 01:52:19 AM »
This has been very entertaining  :)

I have learned over the years (and the number is getting alarmingly high) that there are very few things in life you just don´t change. You can change car brand, you can change your wife, but you can´t change your football/soccer team (been a Liverpool FC fan since 1971) and, (after reading the 6556 entries in this thread) obviously can´t change your camera brand (been with Canon since the AE-1 was released in -76 (I think it was)).

Looking back at nearly 40 years with Canon, I believe I can say that if I had to do it all over again, I probably would have ended up with the same. Today, with the 5DIII and 1DX in hand and the biggest collection of high quality glass available, it´s a no-brainer to me.

I wonder what the second most provoking theme for this forum could be, because this must have been No.1 :)
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #102 on: July 15, 2013, 03:05:52 AM »
i used Canon and Nikon concurrently last year. A 5D2 and D700. D700's AF & ISO performance are amazing. The DR latitude while editing RAW on Lightroom is stunning. I am no professional photographer, hence did many simple exposure mistakes. Using D700 reduce my worries on this department a lot. One example is ISO/DR related issues I encountered on Canon:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gundul/7957608758/#sizes/l/

Camera    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure    0.01 sec (handheld)
Aperture    f/1.4
Focal Length    35 mm
ISO Speed    100
Exposure Bias    0 EV

I put a gradual exposure compensation on LR started about one third of the frame to the top. The noise is unpleasant.

On the other hand, the colors from D700 turned me off. Yes I use Lightroom, but I don't want to depend on it to the the color that I like. Hence I sell the D700 out, along with the lenses (50/1.4 AFD, 85/1.8AFD, T24-135 and a 70-210), and buy a used 1D2.

My conclusion now is, I am not going to buy another Canon camera unless its sensor has 14 DR. 5D4? 5D5? I dont know. But Canon definitely wont see my money on Camera department.
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #102 on: July 15, 2013, 03:05:52 AM »

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #103 on: July 15, 2013, 04:36:26 AM »
Yep, it's getting clearer a the time: those who have an overwhelming desire to under expose should by Nikon.

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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2013, 04:49:37 AM »
Yep, it's getting clearer a the time: those who have an overwhelming desire to under expose should by Nikon.

Exactly.
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Re: Stay with Canon?
« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2013, 04:49:37 AM »