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Nikon vs Canon?
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:41:45 pm »
Has to be Nikon...

;D
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David Martin

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 02:17:05 pm »
My BiL (*2) have Canon. I have Nikon.

Nikon kit lens is better. Canon glass is cheaper. The consumer dSLR are designed for midgets (I think BiL#1 was quite envious of the D80)

Anyway, it isn't about the kit..

..d
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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 05:21:23 pm »
Err.. Olympus :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 09:39:52 pm »
I settle for Pentax. The old lenses have a better feel for me.

CathH

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 09:42:27 pm »
Canon for us here.  Someone once said "Leica make the best lenses, Nikon make the best cameras, Canon make the best compromise".

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 10:51:56 pm »
I love the Nikon SP, but the Canon 7 is a classic design
Getting there...

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008, 11:51:42 pm »
I raise you the Olympus XA
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

David Martin

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 12:28:53 pm »
XA is nice but I really like the Nikon F2.

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 05:44:48 pm »
Another Olympus user here (digital) and Nikon (film)...
Quote from: clarion
I completely agree with Reg.

Jakob

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 01:24:56 pm »
Nikon D70..probably pick up a second hand D200 this year, now that the D300 is out :)

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 04:42:32 pm »
I used to have a Contax RTS.....now I have a Nikon D70 (pre-loved). Really I don't think there's a great deal to choose between brands these days, it's probably more about how a perticular camera feels to handle (or in my case what my colleague was selling!)
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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 11:14:07 am »
Pentax.  But I do have a recently-acquired Nikon.

Still love the Pentaxes though

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 05:08:51 pm »
I started with a Cosina, then a pentax ME, then a nikon 401 (which got pinched), then I switched to canon and had a couple of EOS', most recently an EOS 50. 

When I switched to digital I got a pre-loved 10D then upgraded to a silly price used 1D when I was working in New York a couple of years ago. 

The new Nikons look amazing and the gadget magpie in me wants me to switch, but it wouldnt help me take better photos - I'm gonna stick with what I've got and learn to use it better.   


Gandalf

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 07:53:22 pm »
Nikon for me, currently using D70.

nicknack

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2008, 08:29:29 pm »
Used a Nikon F for years. Totally brilliant camera. At the time when it finally died, I had a job that involved testing a lot of camera stuff. I was impressed with what Canon had, and have pretty much stuck with it ever since. It's not that I went off Nikon. It's just that, at the time (late 80s, early 90s), I think Canon had the edge on the high end consumer market. Not sure about the prof side - probably fairly even.
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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2008, 01:24:04 am »
Canon for me - but only out of habit.

I don't think there is enough between them - advantages on both sides.

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2008, 06:18:13 pm »
Nikon has the better name, but Canon has the better DSLR.

Anyway, the answer is Leica, and rangefinder.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 06:20:14 pm »
Had a bit of a play with someone's Nikon D3 at a retirement do today - indoor - no flash, auto iso/auto white balance.  Big and heavy...but superb,  really nice shutter trip feeling and sound, and LCD is impressive.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2008, 10:38:17 pm »
Used a Nikon F for years. Totally brilliant camera. At the time when it finally died, I had a job that involved testing a lot of camera stuff. I was impressed with what Canon had, and have pretty much stuck with it ever since. It's not that I went off Nikon. It's just that, at the time (late 80s, early 90s), I think Canon had the edge on the high end consumer market. Not sure about the prof side - probably fairly even.

Canon have 80-90% of the market for pro and pro-am sports and wildlife photography now - just check out all those white lenses at the touchline.
It's because Canon introduced image stabilisation on their long lenses starting about 10 years ago, but Nikon only introduced it about a year ago, apart from a couple of zooms. There's also a substantial price difference in Canon's favour - 400/2.8 £1400, 500/4 £500, 600/4 £500.

Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2008, 12:47:26 am »
Nikon ;D  I reckon the d300 is a serious rival for the 5D.

Valiant

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Re: Nikon vs Canon?
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2008, 01:07:38 am »
Nikons :)
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