Pro opinion, Canon versus Nikon Pt II

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I wonder how many people who jumped ship from Nikon to Canon made the
    same statement (that legacy lenses would prevent this) as Reichman is
    now making regarding jumping BACK to Nikon FROM Canon??
    Seems myopic, given history.

    "Even though I have been using Canon cameras for the past 8 years ( a
    1V and then my first DSLR, the D30 in 2001) I was a Nikon user for the
    previous 30 years and have to say that I have always regarded the
    ergonomics and feature set of Nikons to be highly desirable. But Canon
    has, in my view, had an edge when it comes to digital image quality,
    and that combined with Full Frame availability and IS lenses (though
    Nikon has now caught up here as well) was enough for me to switch in
    the late 90's.

    The game has now changed. With the just-introduced full-frame Nikon D3
    that company has now broken Canon's monopoly in this market segment.
    For the past year the D200 has been putting great pressure on Canon in
    the mid-market, and now the D300 appears to really be set to challenge
    Canon's newest prosumer offering, the 40D.

    Yes, the Nikon's price is higher, but specs wise, at least, the D300
    appears to offer some real extra value for the additional costs.
    Assuming two things, that there will be a higher resolution full frame
    D3 within the next 6-9 months, and that the new Nikons deliver on
    image quality, then Canon's almost free run of the past half decade
    may be coming to an end. Nikon looks to be roaring back with a

    The question that photographers will be debating on the forums ad-
    nausium is whether or not to switch, or simpler than that, which
    camera to buy if just getting into the market for a mid-range DSLR. Of
    course there's no easy answer. Photographers with large investments in
    Canon lenses will likely stay put, as Nikon's possible advantages with
    the D300 are probably not compelling enough to make wholesale
    switching worthwhile."
    RichA, Sep 5, 2007
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  2. RichA

    JR Guest

    Well all cameras now are so good it shouldnt matter....I use Nikon and I
    have everything I need from a camera system for my type of photography.
    Yes I think the new Nikons will be better than Canon, but it will only
    be like this for a while then Canon will come back with the next
    generation to compete.

    JR, Sep 5, 2007
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