Nikon VS Canon?

Boyd 16 11.2k 11 Wales
17 Jan 2009 6:37PM
Yoo urd.

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SuziBlue 17 16.2k 10 Scotland
17 Jan 2009 6:50PM
Tsk .. my ear trumpet is being mended. And who's in the yard. Someone up to no good - Boyd, I'll be bound ..
Boyd 16 11.2k 11 Wales
17 Jan 2009 6:53PM
Bound? How did you end up in that state? Speed knitting again?
Dave_E 11 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 7:03PM
As a sliver haired (nay thinning) 59 year old, does this explain where I've gone wrong. You guessed it, I've bought into Canon gear. Should I have bought Nikon? Would I cope with it any better?
steve_kershaw 14 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 7:08PM

Quote:You guessed it, I've bought into Canon gear
if you can still get a boner without having to resort to viagra we will let you keep the Canon
csurry 17 9.2k 92
17 Jan 2009 7:11PM
Sure he can by doing what all Canon users do...
steve_kershaw 14 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 7:14PM
dream ofa Nikon?
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 8:17PM
pro photographers over the years have used one or the other, dependant upon which bodies had the latest technology, sports photographers have generally but not definatively preferred Canon and press photographers Nikon,
Its been like a thirty year race where one gets in front only to be overtaken by the other and then regains the lead,
which you prefer comes down to which feels best when you pick it up, only you can say,
one thing im sure of, Canon and Nikon (despite some lesser kit lens and superzooms produced by third parties for both sides) produce some of the finest lens you will ever find, i would seriously doubt that many experienced photographers choose for the optical abilities of either marque alone as i think you would struggle to tell on a lens /lens comparison only.
i have been a life long Nikon user, but there has been many times when i could have been led astray into the Canon camp.
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 8:38PM
i looked too, you have some nice work posted,
i see you use a 70 300vr a bit which is a lens i am familiar with, it is a lens capable of extremely sharp pictures or rubbish depending upon how its used, like all lens it has a sweet spot between f8 and f11, and if you use a speed appropriate for the 300mm end ,you would need to be at least 1/200sec to avoid shake even using the vr facility (some would argue), now that means you would under normal bright conditions be around 200 ASA, then you may get good results, better if you use a tripod with the VR off. Next thing is focus, manual or auto depends upon the subject and i often use manual if the subject is not ideal for focusing on.
but you will not get the results from a lens like this you would from a prime or a zoom with a more restricted range.
what i am tring to say is that often its technique and not just the glass that pulls in the results.
Nickscape 13 708 9 England
17 Jan 2009 11:01PM
Looking at the latest prices, the Nikon bodies seem to be a lot cheaper at the moment than their Canon equivalents.
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 11:06PM
Pricing varies, 50D < D300, 5D MKII > D700, 1DS < D3X.

Lenses just confuse the pricing even more as it depends at what performance level you want to leap in at.
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
17 Jan 2009 11:09PM
if you're over-concerned about kit brands, you're missing the point of photography
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Jan 2009 12:13AM
andy use what is easiest to use, you already have a Nikon so just upgrade can still use your lenses then
sneal 12 6 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 6:32AM
There is so much more to a good photo than the camera - composition, lighting, focus, DoF, ... I reckon it's more about the person behind the camera than the camera itself.
With any camera, it's handling and the layout/logic of the controls that are major factors; if they don't suit the individual they can get in the way.
As for sharpness, not much wrong with Nikon - take a look at , and your own shot of the Leopard taken at Marwell.
Steve (Dad, and the one who funds your gear...)
EyeDeal 11 55 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 8:12AM
It's totally religious war matter. I oftenly behave as a renegade having Canon, but defending Nikon. Smile

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