Pro opinion, Canon versus Nikon

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

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    A friend of mine was talking to a pro who was buying a D3, or
    ordering one at any rate. $6100 Canadian, $4995 U.S., 20% premium
    even though the dollars are within 5-6% of each other. Anyway, the
    guy buying it said that Canon pro models are plagued with QC issues
    and durability issues. Focus problems, shutter failures and sensor
    alignment issues. Canons constantly going in for repair. So, many of
    these people he knows have given up on Canon's arguably superior
    sensor output to go back to Nikon pro gear simply because of
    durability. He was apparently happy Nikon finally will have something
    that can compete in terms of noise controls and other image quality
    RichA, Sep 5, 2007
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    flambe Guest

    So many people are switching from Shell to Chevron too.
    It makes you wonder . . .
    flambe, Sep 5, 2007
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  3. No one who really compares the two will say one is better than the
    other. They are both great systems. There are differences but it is not
    one good one bad. Most people will be happiest with the one they have owned
    before or that the have a warm fuzzy feeling for.
    Joseph Meehan, Sep 5, 2007
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    Clive Guest

    I couldn't make my mind up... I bought a Pentax. I'm still having
    problems chhosing between Aperture and Lightroom ;-)
    Clive, Sep 5, 2007
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    Toby Guest

    When I am doing video at the big shoots in Japan I keep my eye on the still
    guys. It looks like Canon/Nikon are split just about 50% each.

    Toby, Sep 5, 2007
  6. It is remarkable how second-handed your "experience" and
    "knowledge" is.
    Or third-handed.
    Or fourth-handed.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 5, 2007
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    Celcius Guest

    A friend of a friend of mine was listening to the pro talking to a friend of
    yours and decided not to buy Canon nor Nikon. Instead, he would buy a hammer
    and chisel and do it the 'ole way : Carve his memories out of rocks. They
    last longer and all that mess about pixels and sensors are done with. Simply
    look at the Greek statues dating back thousands of years and tell me about
    Canon and Nikon durability...
    Celcius, Sep 5, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Right on! I left my Nikon behind and I always carry a camera bag full
    of chisels and a hammer. When I see a scene I quickly carve what I
    Unfortunately I developed a hernia while turning the pages of my stone
    Frank Arthur, Sep 5, 2007
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    Rebecca Ore Guest

    True of cameras, computers, cars, bicycles, and a range of other things.
    The Nikon shutter in my D-50 sounds like the shutter in my old F3.

    The primary concern of advertisers is to get theirs into the consumer's
    hands first.
    Rebecca Ore, Sep 5, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    What has been your experience with the pro Canon models? Wedding
    photogs need not apply since their profession isn't exactly demanding
    on pro bodies as say nature or sports might be.
    RichA, Sep 5, 2007
  11. ?????
    Joseph Meehan, Sep 5, 2007
  12. [...]
    Did you ever try shooting a wedding outdoors in a pouring rain?
    Did you ever try to catch those exit shots after the reception or
    ceremony in an ice-storm or blizzard with sub-zero temperatures?
    Did you ever shoot in a church so gawd-awful hot and humid
    that sweat poured down into your eyes and down your arms and
    onto the camera? Did you ever try to juggle multiple bodies and
    lenses while having to make REALLY FAST switches? Have
    you ever had your camera run over by a car at a night reception,
    or dropped lenses multiple times while switching them - or had
    the body and lens fall face down in the mud while your attention
    was momentarily elsewhere? And, if you have two bodies strung
    around your neck, try running to catch "a moment" without
    having gear crashing together. Also, try shooting 1-2 thousand
    images every weekend and see how long lesser gear holds up.
    (I have experienced only some of this, and a wedding
    photographer friend has experienced the rest...)
    David Ruether, Sep 5, 2007
  13. Let's face it, Rich has never done professional weddings.
    Joseph Meehan, Sep 5, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Actually, I have because I was asked, but I would never go looking to
    do it as a profession. However, I realize that wedding photography
    as a business dwarfs most other photographic professions in-terms of
    business "size."
    RichA, Sep 5, 2007
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    cjcampbell Guest

    Personally, I would rather face an enraged tiger than the mother of a

    I cannot imagine why anyone would think that wedding photography is
    not demanding on pro bodies, or on their cameras, either. :)
    cjcampbell, Sep 5, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Took me a while to work out what Lightroom could do for me, pretty much
    can't live without it now.
    Pete D, Sep 5, 2007
  17. Give him a break --- he might have married once or twice, and
    it might even have been professional.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 5, 2007
  18. Let me ask you, since you are such a well of information on
    all things Canon and plastic and Nikon and all:

    Have *you* any experience with any Canon model? Personally?

    Have *you* any experience with any Nikon model? Personally?

    Thought so.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 5, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    Why didn't I think of carrying chisels and a hammer. And all the
    while I've been wasting my time (and everyone else's) bitching and
    moaning about the unavailability of 8"x12" rocks. I wish I could
    solve my problems as easily as you can.

    You're too old for that. Time to switch to 4"x6" rocks or even
    subminiatures chiseled on kidney stones.
    ASAAR, Sep 5, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Just the XTi and the 20 and 30Ds and 5D.
    Just the D40, D50, D80 and D200.
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
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