BIG problem.

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  1. jacqg

    jacqg TPF Noob!

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    Hm, so yeah I have a d60 right, I also own a canon T1i(i just got it like 2 days ago...lol >_<). Does it sound sensible to switch to the canon, and sell all my nikon gear? I don't really need the money that much so I can keep it if I want to..but I don't know if I should get a second body right now since I'm not very good at photography yet, and besides, I wanted my second body to be a Nikon full frame.

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    Hmm.. why did I buy it? It was sold at a very reasonable price.(I buy and sell as a "hobby")

    In terms of gear this is what I have so far:

    Nikon D60
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
    Yongnuo YN-460 Flash
    Quantaray 251664959 28-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 Autofocus
    Quantaray 251664264 70-210 mm f/4.5-5.6 Autofocus

    Canon T1i
    18-55mm IS

    If I should keep both, do you guys think it's good to buy a 50mm f/1.8 canon?(probably the cheapest lens I could find)
    TBH I don't want to sell my d60 because I like it and I'm gonna lose money(not a lot but, a good amount) if I do sell it. Selling the t1i will GAIN me money.

    Also, what can you do with 2 bodies anyway? What are the pros and cons in choosing Nikon or Canon? All I know is that Nikon glass is much higher quality and that Canon gear is cheaper/more affordable than Nikon.
     
  2. indeedies

    indeedies TPF Noob!

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    I don't know too much about the difference between Nikon and Canon but I do know I love having two bodies. Being able to just flip up the d50 with the zoom lens on it and then switching immediately to the d70 with the nifty fifty saves a ton of time. Of course I'm very new to this and the only reason why I have two is because I got the d70 super cheap and was going to sell the d50. Now I'm going to sell both and get a new one lol.

    And if I were you I would just stick with the Nikon. You have all the gear associated with your Nikon so why invest more into the Canon? Unless you like the feel and quality of it better.
     
  3. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Whichever you choose, it makes more sense to have multiple bodies of the same vendor so that you can swap your glass around.
     
  4. Nikon_Dude

    Nikon_Dude TPF Noob!

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    Keep the nikon and sell the canon. If you want a second body just get another nikon. Makes more sense with all the nikon lenses you already have.
     
  5. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    Sell the Nikon and keep the Canon.

    I hope this post was helpful.
     
  6. goodoneian

    goodoneian TPF Noob!

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    I agree with what's already been said. Why'd you go out and buy a Canon anyways? If it was given to you then disregard that question
     
  7. Tulsa

    Tulsa TPF Noob!

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    keep the Canon and sell the Nikon stuff, you can thank me later.
     
  8. jnm

    jnm TPF Noob!

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    either way i'd sell one brand and use it to finance some better lenses in the other brand.
     
  9. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I just can't believe how people just buy gear when they don't know what they want or what they are doing :confused:
     
  10. Live_free

    Live_free TPF Noob!

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    Sell the canon and keep the nikon gear. Because you already have so much nikon gear. If you want a better body sell the d60 and get a d90 or something. Then get a FF later.
     
  11. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    He's probably like many people and just buys stuff on impulse. I've often thought about buying a Nikon but quickly came to my senses and realized I could just buy more Canon stuff. I love it when I think clearly.
     
  12. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well you really dont have the lenses to go up to a Nikon FX as it is. Granted you can use the DX lenses but, then the FX cuts the sensor in half to accomodate the cropped lens. So the rea question is which camera do you like best when using it? THe one you like the feel of when using it is the one you will use most.
     

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