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What brand of DSLR do you use?
Old 07-09-2011   #1
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What brand of DSLR do you use?

I usually find on other photography forums that most people are Canon users, however I find it very interesting that most people seem to use Nikons more. So lets see if my theory is correct: DSLRs only, please.

I happen to be a Nikon user
Although I hardly use my D40 anymore, due the Pentax in my avatar

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Old 07-09-2011   #2
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Nikon...nothing but Nikons and Nikkors.

Currently using the D40 after years of work with the D2H and D2X. Great images come from that little chunk of plastic!

Update, a few months late!

I do NOT have a DSLR nor do I anticipate buying another after selling off my last one. BTDT got the plastic images and had enough.

My bag now consists of Leica SLR and RF cameras and I am looking for a good, cheap bag for my Nikon SLRs. That is SLR, spelled S L R, meaning F I L M.
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DSLR? What the hell is that?!
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Old 07-09-2011   #5
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Old 07-09-2011   #6
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I wanted a Nikon but couldn't find one anywhere. So I got a Canon.
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Old 07-09-2011   #7
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Old 07-09-2011   #8
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...because Pentax is not an option. Undoubtedly the best bang for your DSLR dollar right now...
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Old 07-09-2011   #9
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Some how our family ending up with a couple of Canon and Nikon dslrs. I tend to use the GF1 more right now.
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Old 07-09-2011   #10
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Olympus, but I'm looking for a used Canon or Nikon. My last aerial display shots at an air show had more focus misses than hits. Much worse than the last two shows.
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...because Pentax is not an option. Undoubtedly the best bang for your DSLR dollar right now...
Well, the question was about Nikon/Canon...
We all know nobody uses Pentax
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Old 07-09-2011   #12
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Old 07-09-2011   #13
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Old 07-09-2011   #14
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Old 07-09-2011   #15
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Nikon D5000, great little camera.
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Old 07-09-2011   #16
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Old 07-09-2011   #17
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Oh how I dream of one day owning an m9 and a visoflex. DSLR

Right now it's a D90; +1 vote for nikon
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Old 07-09-2011   #18
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Have tried Canon and Nikon DSLRs and I am sticking with my Nikon. I have a D700.
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Old 07-09-2011   #19
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I've used Canon DSLR's for years now. They are my workhorse cameras, never failed me.
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Old 07-09-2011   #20
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I've gone through Canon, Nikon and Olympus in the last 5 years, and I've always come back to Canon. My 5d is simply a workhorse, and the any of the 1d series are sweet as honey to use.
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Old 07-09-2011   #21
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I used Nikon for several years. I purchased a lot of Canon gear in an estate sale almost a year ago. To be honest they are both good - just different. The Canons are my go-to gear now.
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Love my Nikon D700. Utterly reliable. And fantastic images.
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Old 07-09-2011   #23
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Fleshtones look like crap with Nikons, Canons have lousy metering, Pentaxes have crummy auto-focus. Everything else is worse.

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Old 07-09-2011   #24
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I have a Nikon D80 and a Canon XSi for a couple of years now,
Always grab the XSi.
I bought a Panasonic SD600, it's an amazing little 3-mos camera.
I think I'll try Panasonic G2 or G3 next.

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Well, the question was about Nikon/Canon...
We all know nobody uses Pentax
Well, now I'm just hurt...
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Old 07-09-2011   #26
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Sony A850. I use Leitax converted R lenses. The R wide angles can clear the mirror unlike N or C.
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Old 07-09-2011   #27
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I never had a Nikon until I got a coolpix 950, which I upgraded to a D100, and then I got an N80, F5, FG, a D70 that a friend had converted to shoot IR, and now I have a D2x. While I'd like a D700 or D3-something, I don't shoot digital often enough to justify one.

Back in the 1980s I shot Canon slrs, and was tempted to get a 10D at the time I was looking at dslrs. I opted for the Nikon because the controls seemsed more intuitive, and because I liked the picture (color and noise pattern) better. I did a bunch of testing and spec. comparing.
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I like the feel of the high-end Nikon bodies better than Canon, they seem to be built better. But Ive always used Canon DSLRs (had 5 now) because I prefer Canon lenses. The selection is better and in my opinion so is the image quality. I tried F100 and F2 bodies once and I found Nikon lenses produce a very cool colour tone, which is not to my liking.

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Although I hardly use my D40 anymore, due the Pentax in my avatar
So, you have a Pentax in your avatar, but Pentax, Olympus, Sony are not options for voting...?
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I almost couldn't believe it myself, but I really bought a Sony 850 and got so far one ZF lens converted with a Leitax flange. I still have some older Nikons.

The 850 is probably a near perfect camera for me. It still shows quite some old school heritage, which somehow sounds weird with the Sony name sticked on it. I have to complaints regarding the lenses.

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I use Pentax, it alows me to use my old pentax glass on my DSLR
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...because Pentax is not an option. Undoubtedly the best bang for your DSLR dollar right now...
+1 my Pentax K5 is the best DSLR I had...
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Never had a Canon DSLR ... I'm sure they're fine but I'm used to Nikons.

The D700 without a doubt is the best camera I've ever owned ... which isn't to say it's the camera I've liked the most. It's a heavy lump and is typically complicated in that DSLR way but in terms of it's awsome capabilities it's hard to beat!
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Agreed, Keith. Albeit with my 5D2. I cant rely on any other camera I own to deliver as well or efficiently as this one.
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I have a D90. I have been using Nikon SLR's for 40 years.The D90 is not what I had expected but it makes great images and has survived some nasty conditions. Tough camera IMO.
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