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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2012, 02:45:44 PM »


So, Canon cameras are a vice like beer and cigarettes?   :P

An addiction for sure.

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Re: Why canon?
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« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2012, 03:04:04 PM »
I started with Nikon but switched to Canon as they just felt better in my hands. For many years Canon was leaps and bounds ahead of Nikon in technology although Canon has been slacking in the last couple of years letting Nikon catch up. With Nikon's new policy of not wanting to sell parts to consumers, camera stores or independent camera repair shops, there is no way in hell I would own one today.

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« Reply #77 on: January 20, 2012, 03:36:01 PM »
Well, when I startet out with DSLRs I had a Nikon D200 for a few weeks, which I got from Uni for the duration of a project (well, I also took it with me on holidays, because the person who was responsible for handing them out, then is a good friend). Well anyway, I really liked the D200, but I knew, that there'd be no way for me to spend that kind of money on a new camera body, let alone ~700-800 Euros, people wanted for a used one on ebay back then. As a student I simply didn't see a justification for spending that kind of money on something that was beginning to become a hobby.
So in the end someone offered me a 40D with and old, crappy Tamron Lens for around 400 Euros and that is how I chose a Canon. Looking back at that purchase now after almost two years I've got to say, that I still miss the D200s Viewfinder and AF System, since I consider both of them to be far superior to Canons implementation on the 40D, but otherwise I do prefer the 40D, since I find it to have a far superior button and dial layout. Also I find Canons Menu layout to be way better. So in the end I'm glad I chose the Canon, even though at first I did regret it, back then.

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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #78 on: January 20, 2012, 03:40:13 PM »
When I first decided to get a DSLR, I knew it was either going to be Canon or a Nikon as that's what my photo teacher recommended.

Already, though, I was biased toward Canon because my favorite horse photographer was Bob Langrish and he used Canon.

I also searched and read tons of Canon vs Nikon threads before realizing that there is no way I'd get my decision based on that because there were strong proponents on both sides.

Then I looked at the online prices and Canon's lenses were generally cheaper than Nikon.

Finally, at Costco, there was a huge rebate on the Canon rebel xsi kit that included the gadget bag, memory card, 100 prints, kit lens and 55-250mm and so that was the ultimate trigger. It was cheaper than the nikon deal they had at the time.
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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2012, 03:46:12 PM »
With Nikon's new policy of not wanting to sell parts to consumers, camera stores or independent camera repair shops, there is no way in hell I would own one today.

That explains a lot. Having been to IFA in Berlin last year, where Canon had a huge booth where they let people try out all their gadgets, Nikon just had a little "Business Lounge". Kind of gave me the impression of "Hi, we're Nikon and we hate consumers so get the f*** out of here". Would've actually loved trying out some of their stuff, but apparently they didn't want to show off their products at a consumer event.

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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2012, 04:45:15 PM »
The one thing that I liked nikon for over canon was that I remember my photo teacher being able to take strobe shots using the in camera flash and i thought that was pretty cool, and easier than rushing over to flip the light switch, and most of the time nearly tripping over things in the dark. Do any of the canons have the strobe light flash capability?

But I do not regret at all getting into the canon system.
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« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2012, 07:42:40 PM »
Well... I decided to buy a DSLR in mid 2010. But the rumors stopped me: both Nikon and Canon were about to replace their semi-pro bodies (D7000 and 60D were supposed to be arriving). So, I waited until the new models were announced.
The D7000 seemed better than 60D. So I decided to buy the black/yellow model.

But at the on-line stores one could just make a reservation for the D7000, and the shipment date was unpredictable.

I consulted some (italian) forumers, and they told me that my idea was correct.
Yes, I could start with a full-frame sensor: a second-hand 5D "classic", which costed more or less as much as the 60D.

December 2010: I bought my 5D "classic" plus 24-105 F/4 IS L.

Now: 70-200 F/4 IS L and 100mm Macro F/2.8 IS L have joined the 5D, and the lack of a "Nikon 70-200 F/4 VR" lens is one of the main reasons why I can't conceive the idea of switching to Nikon.
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« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2012, 08:47:54 PM »
I chose Canon mainly for their more flexible tilt lenses (Nikon calls theirs PC lenses for a reason - PC starts with just plain ole' shift lenses, and they're still catching up to the Canon lineup).  Nikon does very well with some of their primes, and better than Canon in a few (I keep reading that they're better reputed in wide angles and wide zooms, at least until recently).

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« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2012, 09:33:21 PM »
I got a Canon Vixia camcorder in December 2009 and thought it was awesome.  But then I was over at my neighbor's (pro photographer)  and he pulled up a random video he had recorded at his last photo shoot.  I think my reaction was "That's the most HD S___ I've ever seen!"  Then I did some research, and ended up getting a T2i/18-55 kit.   

I was told I HAD to get other lenses, so I started looking and these were some of my noob thoughts:
1) I got 18MP yay, that must mean it's better than this guys 1DII since it's only 12mp!
2) Why are there so many 70-200mm and 70-300mm lenses?
3) I already have an 18-55IS, why is the 17-55IS $1000 more?!  For 1mm!?
4) Why is this 85mm cost $1800 more than this other 85mm?  I'm not sure what this f/number means but it's only .6 difference so how much better could it be?

I didn't know jack about photography but knew I had to learn if I wanted to use the thing properly.  Took 20,000 pictures over the following 8 months and decided that DSLRs were something I wanted to stick with.   

I bought a 5DII in November 2010, followed by 11 or 12 different L lenses over the course of 2011, gradually narrowing them down to the ones in my sig.  I've shot a pretty ridiculous amount of video, recorded over 60 bands with 2 5DIIs and a 7D, its pretty crazy how much you can learn in 2 years.  Thanks Canon.
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« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2012, 09:41:44 PM »
Another reason I like Canon is because people care about Canon.  There is a lot of interest in their products, a lot of knowledgable people using their cameras and lenses, and a lot of resources available.  There is a real Canon community out there which makes being a Canon owner more enjoyable.
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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2012, 10:12:01 PM »
I love my 7D, my 5D2, my 24-105mm f/4, my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II, my 16-35mm f/2.8 II, and my 580 EX II's.  They're great.  I love Canon.  It just feels right.  My Sigma 50mm f/1.4 is ok.

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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #86 on: January 20, 2012, 10:18:41 PM »
Why Canon?

Because my other option was Nikon...
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« Reply #87 on: January 20, 2012, 10:21:37 PM »
Growing up, all of the really good photographers I knew used Canon SLR bodies so I was turned on to the name before I ever started my photography. I learned photography on a Pentax but I always had those old photographers prasies in the back of my mind. Then when I was reserching to buy my first digital camera I really begain looking into the Canon range and comparing it mainly to Nikon ( which by that time I had heard plenty rave about). I noticed that the Canon lenses were much less exspensive than the Nikon comparibles with no hit in IQ differece but with some give in build quality on the lower end. I knew I would want to get deep in whatever system I chose so the price differece was a big deal for a broke collage student. I bought the rebel xsi and haven't looked back.   

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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #88 on: January 21, 2012, 09:24:58 PM »
Why Canon?

Because my other option was Nikon...

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Re: Why canon?
« Reply #89 on: January 21, 2012, 11:25:30 PM »
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