Canon and Nikon

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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    1. Is it like comparing between a Mercedes S Class and a BMW 7 series?
    (both are top-of-the-line automobiles in the same genre. Its the personal preferences that distinguishes them)

    2. Whenever I randomly flip thru a photography mag, its mostly dominated by Nikon. Is it just a preset tag?

    I understand it is the person/eye/exposure behind the equipment that matters, but the above query is to clarify if there is some mettle in the so-called 'elitist Nikon' attitude!! :)

    PS: I'm looking for an unbiased response!
     
  2. MDowdey

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    canon users can go choke....


    seriously, there neck and neck the whole way...id take a g5 over a coolpix...but id take an D70 over a 10d

    md
     
  3. Patrick

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    DITTO 8)
     
  4. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Wait till the Canon desciples see this :lol:
     
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    You can't go wrong with either as a brand in general. I agree that it will depend upon what you are personally looking for more than anything else, as they are both top-notch quality.
     
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    I've heard it said, and I quote:

    "Minolta makes the best bodies, Nikon makes the best lenses, and Canon makes the best compromise between the two."

    That may have changed a bit with the new Canon IS lenses, tho, ifyou need them. Nikon doesn't have anything to match them, as far as I know.
     
  7. ksmattfish

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    I think it depends a lot on what models and when in the companies' histories you are talking about. There is no doubt that Nikon gear from the 70's is some of the best ever made. And the Canon AE cameras of the 80's are sometimes refered to as the most popular 35mm SLRs of all time. Personally I feel that both companies led the pack in quality decline in the 90's. All my buddies who have gone digital like the Canon stuff better, so that's all I've really had a chance to see of the latest gear.

    If I could have any camera from either company it would be:

    Nikon: F3 HP Titanium body 35mm SLR with the standard 50mm Nikkor that came with it.

    Canon: I can't remember the model, but it's a 35mm rangefinder with interchangable lenses including a 50mm f/.9 (that's right f/nine tenths).
     
  8. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don’t thing Canon has made a rangefinder with interchangeable lenses since the late 60’s or early 70’s
     
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    I think a lot of people are loyal to whatever camera they had first. That being said, Canon IS the best! :lol:
     
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    I'd pick the nikon simply because all nikon lenses fit all nikon camera, if I wanted to upgrade to a digital camera then it wouldnt be a big deal, I'd just buy a nikon body and I'd be set with the lenses I already have.
     
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    Nikon for Life!!
     

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