The Switch....

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  1. 68Whiskey

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    So, I am pretty much a loyal Canon user, although I have been looking into a Nikon D3.

    Basically so far I have a Rebel XT (Paid $675 for) the 20D I am borrowing, a 70-200 F/2.8L without IS (I paid $975.99 for), a 550ex (I paid around $250.00 for this), and the kit lens that came with the XT. That is about all the Canon equipment I own.

    Would I be completely INSANE to try and sell all this (I know I will take a loss on some stuff) and switch to Nikon?

    I am sure there are other topics like this, but I wanted to get a more broad opinion.
     
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    do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    For my own knowledge, why are you considering the switch? I'm just wondering because I haven't bought any gear yet, but I'm pretty set on Canon... And I'd prefer to get it right the first time 'round!

    (and I know, Canon vs Nikon is anever ending story; it's all a matter of preference, but...)
     
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    Sorry all ,I would get the MK III and save your lenses that 70-200 2.8 is hard to beat and you put it on the MK III ! what else can i say
     
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    It will never end how could some one with 10,000 in Nikon gear say yea go for the Canon ! doesnt happen very often and thats fine its called loyalty i guess
     
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    Why do you think you would need a D3 out of curiosity?
     
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    drive by shottings at 11fps duh!!!
     
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    No kidding rite, and at 3 to 5 rounds a second thats a lota wasted pixels
     
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    The overall specs of the Nikon D3 look far superior than the Mark III, and the Mark III right now has that focus issue that still isn't fixed.

    I do a lot of sport photography, mostly indoors - so a higher ISO with little noise is a must, not to mention the FPS is a must as well.
     
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    Got it. Just gotta make sure that you're using at least f/2.8 glass on it. Have you considered the MkII? They're on B&H, used, for about $2300.
     
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    Get the D3

    You will LOVE it. :)
     
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    Na if you get one that still does I would be very very surprised ,but that realy was a relativly easy fix dont let that scare you off ,Besides last I heard it was a fiixed problem at this point
     

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