Maybe changing my mind in Nikon vs Canon

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by John A. Stovall, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. I have been planing in the next month get a D70 to use with several
    book projects. I have no existing investment in any Nikon lenses
    which will work with the D70 and would have been getting a couple of
    additional AF lenses beyond the kit lens. But the body has been a
    concern of mine and the feel of it. In that respect the D100 had to me
    the better "feel".

    I had the chance Saturday to use a Canon 20D for a couple of hours. I
    like the feel of the camera and it seem to be better built (and more
    expensive than the D70 and have brighter viewfinder among other

    I'm now back examining my assumptions about maybe spending the extra
    dollars and get a Canon with the EF-S 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM as the kit
    lens and add the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for available light work and the EF
    75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM to round out the set.

    It's more money but it seem like a more rugged camera.

    Any thoughts about these change of heart...


    "As democracy is perfected, the office of president
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    John A. Stovall, Jan 24, 2005
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  2. John A. Stovall

    Tony Guest

    Nothing Nikon has done in the past 13 years has indicated to me I made any
    kind of mistake dumping Nikon for Canon in 1992. In fact I've since found
    out with a scanner that Nikon Service is a collection of arrogant
    incompetants and will never waste another penny on Nikon products.
    Canon has the better technology and the better lenses. Overall they are
    even cheaper as Nikon's out of date mount makes something as simple as USM
    more costly.
    Tony, Jan 24, 2005
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  3. John A. Stovall

    Tony Hwang Guest

    I was in China for the Christmas and New years day with family.
    My daughter was using Canon and in our tour group there was a fellow
    from England who makes living taking phtos. He swears by Canon listing
    all the troubles he had with Nikon lately. Maybe Nikon QC is slipping(?)
    I am a total newbie in digital stuff.
    Tony Hwang, Jan 24, 2005
  4. Hi John

    I own Nikon film gear, and bought a D70 so as to get
    usage of my nice Nikon-mount lenses. I like it a lot.

    However, if I were buying fresh, I'd buy Canon gear.
    They've got a solid lead over Nikon on DSLR sensors.

    I hope to buy a second digital DSLR this summer,
    finances allowing. I need something better than the
    D70 for outdoor action pix. Leaning towards a 20D
    or 1D Mk II. The D2X, if good, might hold me in
    Nikon world, but the lack of sample pix just one
    month before the camera's release makes me suspicious
    already that it's going to be another D2H: non-competitive
    with Canon's offerings.

    -- stan
    Stanley Krute, Jan 25, 2005
  5. John A. Stovall

    dperez Guest

    I have Nikon but if I were to do it today I'd go with Canon.

    I'm really disappointed in the marketing of the D2X. I was hoping that Nikon
    would see an opportunity to TRY to get back some of the market from Canon and
    price this thing really aggessively. Bring it out for LESS than the Mark II and
    really give people a reason to try to stay with Nikon... A higher resolution
    body with pretty much the same capabilities as the Canon for a lower price...

    Unfortunately, with the numbers I'm seeing lately, and the apparent capabilities
    of the D2X, NIkon isn't going to do anything to give anyone a reason to switch..
    dperez, Feb 3, 2005
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