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View Poll Results: Nikon or Canon DSLR?
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Old 07-10-2011   #41
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Frank Version Two

Any of the Nikons you tried have the D2x and Portrait colour profiles modes loaded http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/micr...ion/option.htm ? It seems to make a big difference because before I would have agreed with you, now not so much.

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Old 07-10-2011   #42
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Sony A900 with Zeiss lenses. Thinking about selling to upgrade to H3DII but I think we will miss the Sony. It's a far better DSLR for the money than either the Canon or Nikon alternatives becuase of the fatter pixels, Zeiss glass and amazingly bright viewfinder.
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I chose neither, for two reasons -- I'm on Sony Alpha now, and it's an SLT, not an SLR (A55).

I used to have a Canon 30D, though.
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Frank Version Two

Any of the Nikons you tried have the D2x and Portrait colour profiles modes loaded http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/micr...ion/option.htm ? It seems to make a big difference because before I would have agreed with you, now not so much.

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I just loaded these up last night into my D700. Looking forward to seeing the results - at least for the small amount of color images I produce.
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Old 07-10-2011   #46
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Nikon. I got into the Nikon system almost 40 years ago with a used Nikomat FTn. So I'm used to handling Nikon bodies and lenses. My current dslr is an eight year old D100 that is still going strong.
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Olympus E-1... No contest. I have a 30-year collection of Zuiko lenses.
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Old 07-10-2011   #48
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I have used Nikon cameras since the 80's and graduated to the D70s then to the D300s. I love the D300s as it allows me to use my Nikon AIs lens in "A" or "M" modes.
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I just loaded these up last night into my D700. Looking forward to seeing the results - at least for the small amount of color images I produce.
I think you might like them. I don't have them loaded in the camera but I can change them in NX2 Capture so I did not bother.

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Old 07-10-2011   #50
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My father gave me his Canon film SLR 20 years ago.. so I sticked with Canon since then.
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Old 07-10-2011   #51
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I used Nikons for 30+ years. Trying out a 5D2 now. I'm very happy with the camera and lenses so far, but after all these years the change makes me nervous.
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Old 07-10-2011   #53
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Shot slides with a couple EOS bodies in the early 00s but they had too many niggling problems (plus they felt like plastic toys) so I dumped them and went back to Nikon. Haven't looked back! In the digital age, everything has been Nikon.
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Old 07-10-2011   #54
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I have never been happy with a dslr, They never felt right.
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Old 07-10-2011   #55
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I have Canon 5D that sometimes I use it with my Leica R lenses. Simple conversion with adapter for some studio shots from tripod, my set up is Canon and Capture One, that thru DxO FimPack 2
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Old 07-10-2011   #56
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I've used many cameras made by both. Lots of Rebels (owned by cheap newspapers) and I owned a 10D for several years. I've used plenty of Nikons, as well, owning a D70, D1H and D90, plus I used D100s, 200s and 300s for work at various times. There's a D3000, D80 and D90 on my desk at work right now.

The only DSLR I own anymore is the D90. Why do I need more than 12 mp? Why do I need a faster motor drive? I'm not shooting sports anymore, so it's just about perfect. The video can even be a little fun, too.
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Old 07-10-2011   #57
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I shot Nikon and had a D2Xs and a few lenses but when I went to upgrade they didn't have a full frame offering to compete with the 5D or lenses to compete with Canon's tilt-shift lineup. Since then Nikon released the D700 and their PC-E lenses but I've grown comfortable with the Canon equipment. Now that the 5D is going on 6 years old I'm waiting for the 5Diii to upgrade.

I don't believe any is truly better than the other. They're both tools and do the same job so it all comes down to whatever the photographer is comfortable with.
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Old 07-10-2011   #58
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I've used an Olympus E500 for years because of the kodak sensor and I liked how 43rd fits 8x10 without a lot of cropping. But when I started taking more low light photos at dance recitals I was disappointed with its performance. So I broke down and bought a Pentax K_r and I love it so far. Outstanding IQ all the way up to 6400 (it goes from 100 to 25600) Fast AF and 6fps. The only down side I can see is no battery grip or weather sealing, but if it had those I guess it would be a K-5.
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Old 07-10-2011   #59
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I voted Nikon but I sold my D700 a year ago and still have a D300 which I haven't used for over a year. Only use my Leicas and Nikon S3. Jim

EDIT: The D300 is gone now. I still have a Nikon D60.
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Old 07-10-2011   #60
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Sony A200 and A300 DSLRs. They can use all my old Minolta lenses.

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Old 07-10-2011   #61
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Pentax and Leica... never had a Nikon/Canon SLR/dSLR. Sony looks attractive...
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Old 07-10-2011   #62
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I've used Nikon and Canon. Of the two, Nikon is the better system (JMHO), but I doubt that I'd ever buy another DSLR.
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Old 07-10-2011   #63
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Old 07-10-2011   #64
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I think once someone gets into a particular brand it becomes very difficult to swap out completely to another brand. I started with Nikon almost by chance but as I now have any number of high quality Nikon lenses and accessories it would be a major production number to change. But I must admit I would be interested in trying Canon as some of their lenses loook very appealing. (Still I realise this is the case of "another mans grass is always greener.) I still have my first Nikon DSLR - a D80s in addition to a D200. My next purchase is likely to be a D300. I might even make the transition to full frame although this would mean disposing of some DX lenses.

I also have a Panasonic L1 with a couple of Panasonic/ Leica and Olympus lenses that I find is nice to use from time to time. Often I will carry both my M8 and a DSLR and then use which ever one best suits the moment. (oy vey my aching back!)

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Old 07-10-2011   #65
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I started my photographic life about 35 years ago with a black Canon FT with a 55mm 1.2 lens. Then I moved up to an F1. Started assisting a NYC pro who shot Nikons and made the switch and never looked back....F, F2 F3HP. Then to digital.....D70, D90 and now a D7000

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Well it was Nikon until

Well it was Nikon F's until they were stolen in a burglary Now Its all Canon from RF ,FD,Eos film and dslr
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Old 07-11-2011   #67
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Nowadays, a Nikon D40 is my only DSLR.

My first SLR was a Canon TLb, though. I sold it and got the first of several Nikon F and F2 cameras in 1980. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I acquired another Canon, an F1n, just to be able to use a 17mm lens.
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Oly E-5 and E-620

Oly has very nice glass and the best JPEG engine around in a reasonable sized package.
I'll stick with this combo until a mFT camera with a good internal EVF appears on the scene allowing me to downsize even more.
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Nikon D300 and nikkors (mostly: 24-70 f2.8)
And always nikons for film: F90x, FM2n, F50.
Strangely enough, i do not use nikon rf... Hummmm
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If I borrow my daughter's DSLR I use Canon. If I borrow my son's DSLR I use Nikon. If I use my own film SLR's I can use Canon, Keystone, Mamiya, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax, Praktica, Ricoh, Rolleiflex, and Sears in alphabetical order. I personally don't own a DSLR!
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I've been a Nikon shooter for a long time. Recently traded my D700 and gear for a Canon 5DII kit.

D700 was faster in operation and focus, better-built, and meters a bit better...BUT...the 5D2 is a bit more compact, lots lighter, great for big enlargements, and has video, which I'm secretly curious about (insert off-color joke here

Still love my M6 most of all, but digital plus SilverEfex has given me back days of my life after trips.
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I failed to mention my absolute favorite...Nikon F6, which I traded for my M6.
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Old 07-11-2011   #73
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I went Nikon after an AE1program kept letting me down.
f60, f90x, D70, F2, F, Nikkormat FTn, FT2,FT3, F100, FM2n, D700, F4s, F3.
I'm picking up another F100 tomorrow for my film stuff as I just can't focus anymore. I wish I hadn't sold my original one now! So frustrating as I really like using the old manual focus Nikons but now they will become dust collectors.
I will look out for a reasonable F6 but for now it's D700 and F100 in the bag.
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Nikon D5000, great little camera.
+1 - great combo with the 35/1.8. Not in either camp - Nikon/Canon or whatever, really. Just liked that combo and got a great deal on a refurb. What is somebody's tagline? So many choices, so little difference. That about sums it up. The thing with this Nikon, I find, is while it might not be the sexiest thing out there looks-wise, it really feels nice in hand, almost like an extension of it, rather than something you're holding. Not sure if this is "by design" or if it's just me. And like all DSLRs it has absolutely zero classic camera charm but is a helluva photographic tool.

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Old 07-11-2011   #75
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My dream DSLR is an Olympus E-5 with full-frame sensor.
But that's not happening,
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Canon D1n whatever. It's now two generations old and still works just fine. Another shooter in the office has a Nikon D2H - been repaired twice. Not saying Canon is better, just our experience. I think Canon focuses faster, he thinks Nikons do. I still have a closet full of Nikon manual focus cameras and lenses; take them out every now and then when the mood hits and they still turn out wonderful results.
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Olympus!

Olympus E-3. Except for noise issues with high ISO, I love it. I use a Canon G-9 when I want to pack light.
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Come on...nobody has a S2 with a 35/2.5 Summarit-S aspherical or did I miss that post??? Why settle for full frame???

High rollers??? LOL

Did Leica make that sensor 60% bigger than full frame 35mm for a reason?

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May I ask how you did that?
I know about the sigmacumlaude-conversions for the SD14, but not about Pentax.

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