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Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:36:20 AM »
I've been shooting a D700 for the last year or so & have found it to be a great body. That said, the FX lens offerings don't appeal to me as much as the Canon EF/L range and so I've decided to upgrade to a 5D3 instead of a D800E.

I'm not hugely invested in FX glass, quite the opposite actually so I won't be losing much at all on price.

The 6D may have me reconsidering a little but I'd really like to be out shooting now rather than waiting for a new body to be announced then actually available at some point in the future.

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Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:36:20 AM »

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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 01:40:00 AM »
So 36 mega pickles and all the DxO accolades didn't make you go week at the knees?
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 03:07:50 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 03:10:03 AM »
So 36 mega pickles and all the DxO accolades didn't make you go week at the knees?
Personally I didn't ever try shooting a Nikon body, I don't see any point if I like what I have. A lot of time ago when I was considering Canon 400D I didn't like the colors of Nikon bodies. Later I understood that everything is configurable in post, but I have already owned the equipment that was capable to get better pictures than I am.

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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 03:57:55 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..


Canon DOES have this lens:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-300mm-f-3.5-5.6-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 04:16:01 AM »
EF / L vs. Nikkor lenses?

I think that many Canon-people would like the Nikkor 14-24mm (actually, non-autofocusing adapters for this lense exist), whereas Nikon-people would like the 70-200 F/4 (IS or not)... but Canon lenses cannot fit Nikon mount, as far as I know.
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 04:23:09 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..
Joke right? anyway the only lens a lot of canon shooters are missing is the 14-24 as previously said.Also the 200-400 but the canon one exists.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 04:59:11 AM »
Congratulation for your decision.

I test the D800E for a few weeks and all I can say => Never put more than 30 megapixel on a small FF sensor. If you want more megapixels buy a medium format camera to earn your money.


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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 05:11:36 AM »
5DIII instead of an 800E?  Thats nuts.  The Nikon sensor is a generation or two ahead of the Canon.  People (and the plenty of test reports) are raving about the new Nikon.  dO you wnat to buy my old 8=Tracks too?  Why take a step back?
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 05:23:37 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..


Canon DOES have this lens:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-300mm-f-3.5-5.6-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Yes...the 28-300 is a good travel/vacation lens if you want to keep things simple and don't mind a little step back in IQ....too bad canon's version costs more than twice nikon's 28-300.
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 12:02:14 PM »
5DIII instead of an 800E?  Thats nuts.  The Nikon sensor is a generation or two ahead of the Canon.  People (and the plenty of test reports) are raving about the new Nikon.  dO you wnat to buy my old 8=Tracks too?  Why take a step back?

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 12:13:36 PM »
Yes...the 28-300 is a good travel/vacation lens if you want to keep things simple and don't mind a little step back in IQ.

Step back from what?  IMO, it's pretty much identical to the 24-105mm across the ranges.  Granted, I have sharper lenses like the 70-200L II, but the 28-300 is no slouch.

....too bad canon's version costs more than twice nikon's 28-300.

It doesn't just cost twice as much...it's worth twice as much.   :P
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 12:18:33 PM »
It doesn't just cost twice as much...it's worth twice as much.   :P
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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 12:18:59 PM »
Welcome to canon camp, You will enjoy a range of unique canon primes not available on any other system.

Thats why i'm here. ;D

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Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 12:23:43 PM »
Yes, only 1 Canon glass is missing: 14-24mm. Im sitting on kitchen range awaiting it. Pocket is ready but item not seen yet!

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 12:23:43 PM »