Prime Lenses: Canon vs Nikon, Who makes them best?

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Who makes the better prime lenses? Canon or Nikon

  1. Canon Consumer (Sub 400$)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Canon Pro (400$ +)

    13.6%
  3. Nikon Consumer (sub 400$)

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  4. Nikon Pro (400$ +)

    27.3%
  5. Canon Overall

    31.8%
  6. Nikon Overall

    27.3%
  1. Jin

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    Related to my previous post at
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...kon-d60-50mm-1-4-vs-nikon-d90-50mm-1-8-a.html

    I'm looking for a DSLR Body + Prime Lens with a current budget of 800-1200$ combo and I was just wondering which company (Nikon or Canon) makes the better prime lenses?

    As of now, I'll most likely be sticking to the sub 400$ prime lenses, but I will be upgrading to more expensive primes later down the road, maybe next year or so.

    So, what are everyone's opinions?
     
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    Your poll doesn't make sense.....

    "pro" and "consumer" of which both overlap into "overall"
     
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    Overall as in the company excels at making both cheap and expensive glass.
     
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    both are about equal, BUT ill give nikon the nod since they have amazing prime lenses dating back to 1959 that will still work on a modern dslr.
     
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    The old manual Nikon lenses work the same on a Canon DSLR with an inexpensive adapter as they do on most Nikon DSLRs - fully manual. Only the AI-S Nikkor lenses from the 1980's can shoot in Av exposure mode with manual focus, and only on the more expensive Nikon DSLR cameras (D300 and up). If you've got a D90 or lower, you're still stuck with fully-manual operation (including manual exposure), just as you would be when adapting the Nikon lens to another brand of camera.
     
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    Nikon makes prime lenses?
     
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    Nikon Optics are the best in the World. There is a reason that Nikon is the worlds largest microscope glass manufacture.

    You can't take price into account, when talking about what is best!
     
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    This is funny. So they're better than every other single corportation that deals with optics completely and utterly across the board. Like their lenses are all better than Zeiss's?
     
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    Amusing. Leica lenses are the best, overall.
     
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    That adapter will not give you light metering, or focus information, unlike using a old nikon lens on a d2,d200,d300,d700, or d3
     
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    Not any more... new leica lenses are laging behind canon and nikon in reviews, even though they still cost twice as much. ;)
     
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    LOL

    Hilarious. Deluded but hilarious.
     

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