Your thought's about making the switch?

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  1. forzaF1

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    After being dumbfounded by this new EOS 1D MkIII, I have gotten this sudden urge to start stuffing the piggy bank on my way to one of those, or an upgraded version by the time I get to $8000, or however much Canon decides to put the price at. The 10FPS for 110 consecutive shots really impressed me.

    The problem at hand is that, for the last 5 years now, I have been loyally shooting Nikon, and Nikon only. Right now, I have been having a great time with my D200, 18-200mm VR, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, and other goodies. I really like Nikon, and I know that the D3X should be coming out any day now, but I just get this feeling that Canon is a bit superior to Nikon at the pro level.

    As you might have noticed, I like having the best. I take so many pictures that I have a cow when I notice a bit of noise, or some other imperfection in my photos, but I know it's usually human error, because my D200 is definitely no slouch.


    So, what do you guys think- Should I save up to move to the Canon pro level cameras, along with sacrificing all my Nikon lenses, etc., or should I just stick with Nikon, now that I have spent a good amount of time with them.

    Thanks a lot,

    John
     
  2. neea

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    If you have all the extra for the Nikon why would you switch?
    You'd have to start all over again with lenses and accessories.
    Or you could shoot both... depending on your mood.
     
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    I think you're just gettin' excited.

    Just hold your horses.
     
  4. forzaF1

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    Hehe.

    I am also thinking that, too.

    On the other hand, at pro sporting events, you always see them using the Canon 1D line, and only a hand full of them use the D2X, etc. Why is that?
     
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    I wouldn't be too worried about that. That handful are shooting Nikon with good results even if more people are doing the same with a Canon system. I would definitely at least wait to see Nikon's next offerings before making the decision to trade everything in.
     
  6. Alex_B

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    That switch would cost you a hell lot of money (all the extras and ... and ... lenses!!!).

    Also, you are sort of used to handling a Nikon, which is at least for me very different from handling a Canon.

    Even though I am a happy Canonite, I suggest you wait so see what Nikon will offer next , and then decide ...
     
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    WOW!!! I wishI could make a statement like that I think you have a little bit too much money. If you want to make the switch that's fine but don't expect too significant a difference in your images you can't really fairly compare the D200 to the EOS 1D they are not the same level of camera.
     
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    ;)
    Well, some have it all!

    But there never is something like too much money ;)

    Also, for some it is a question of priority ... I guess there are people who would ürefer to eat and drink less, than to not buy that new camera ;)
     
  9. The Nikon materials you have are very good, stay with what you have. If you're going to switch, wait another year until Leica comes out with its pro-SLR to replace the current R-line. THAT would be money well spent!
     
  10. Mike_E

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  11. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, just it is spelled slightly different ;)

    [​IMG]

    To me MF Cameras are more for Studio work and architectural photography. They are not too feasible for journalism and travel photography. Also wildlife photography poses a problem since long lenses should be VERY long then ;)
     
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    LOL so Sue me! ;)
     

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