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and that's the reason I drop Nikon. Not enough lens selection and the steep pricing. Also I feel; and this is personal intuition; that Canon Teles are faster in the AF regardless of the body.

Few months back I played for good time with a friends D300 and D3 and was not impressed at all. The Canon 1d; again my opinion; jumps into focus.

There are only two things that I miss from Nikon. The viewfinders and the excellent flash system.
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Originally Posted by equetefue View Post
and that's the reason I drop Nikon. Not enough lens selection and the steep pricing. Also I feel; and this is personal intuition; that Canon Teles are faster in the AF regardless of the body.

Few months back I played for good time with a friends D300 and D3 and was not impressed at all. The Canon 1d; again my opinion; jumps into focus.

There are only two things that I miss from Nikon. The viewfinders and the excellent flash system.
It's all a matter of personal preference. All of my AFS lenses focus instaneously with decent light. My 400 VR is absoultely the quickest focusing lens I've ever used bar none on both my D300 and D3. The dynamic AF when placed in continuous mode outpaces Canon for quickness hands down.

So far I am unimpressed with the placement and feel of the controls on the 5DMKII. The camera feels much less than substantial in my hands. Based on this I reserved a 1Ds MKIII body as well for this weekend to see if it handles alittle better. The verdict will be in after evaluating them with the 200 f/2 this weekend.

But this really boils down to a matter of personal preference. Both camera systems have so much to offer, both have produced some of the finest photographs on the planet, and in Nikon's case, off the planet.

The D3 is a tough act for any camera to follow, and I honestly believe that Nikon's primes are superior to Canon's.

As far as pricing, the difference won't last forever. Canon will also raise prices eventually.
    
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I don't see how Nikon's primes can be superior when a lot of them can't match Canon, unless you're only referring to the telephoto primes.
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I keep hearing about this huge pricing gap, but I only hear it from the Canon guys... Ya'll act like your white glass is a bargain. Just quickly browsing, the 70-200mm f/2.8's are roughly the same cost between makers.
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Moot I used to shoot Nikon...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_4_0L.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...kor_600mm.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_2_8G.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_2_8L.html

So on and so on...

Now let me clarify, it's not only the pricing that gets me, but the lack of availability and the lack of lens options in the line-up.

Both system deliver impressive images though with the right person behind the lens
Edited by equetefue - 8/6/09 at 3:16pm
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I am very happy. My new lens arrived yesterday. Finally i have something to replace the kit lens and boy what a difference. I'm loving the bokeh on this thing and it makes taking shots indoors alot easier. Even wide open its 10x sharper than the kit lens.

And here it is. A brand new Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR.







Just something with some nice colour I really enjoyed.


And one with some awesome bokeh. Loving it so much.

Edited by tkl.hui - 8/6/09 at 3:19pm
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that lens is a little gem for the $$

Enjoy it. Pics not working though
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Need 3 more lenses and i'll be happy

100mm f2.8 Macro
24-105mm f4 IS L
500mm f4 IS L


Filling up...
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To equetefue;

So Nikon Teles are about 20% higher than Canons? Are they 20% better? Complaining about price is one thing, complaining about price when it's on lenses that far exceed the value of my car(s), I don't see the argument holding much weight to me. The ability for me to grab any damn Nikkor lens and use it, is great. I'm a very cheap person honestly, and that's why I went with Nikon.

With Canon I feel like you have to buy new lenses. The mount changes every decade anyways. With Nikon I feel like I can buy what I need, new or used and get a good value. Maybe it's just me. I like Nikon though, quite a bit, and I don't see those arguments of Canon rocking lower prices, because it's not what I've seen in practice. Though of course, I'm not buying into the $5,000-$15,000 market, at least not with lenses

Enjoy your Canon. I'm going to go shoot with my 5FPS Pro-level DSLR that has held it's value well for so long (payed $100).
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There is one lens in the Nikon lineup that I drool about. Shot with it a few times and fell in love with it for it's versatility.

The 200-400. What a dream for wildlife shooting
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