Rockwell Nikon D200, 300 vs Cannon 5D

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Alan Calan, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Alan Calan

    Will Ritson Guest

    I don't know why you are agonizing over the theoretically best camera
    if your true aim is to become the best photographer you can be. I doubt
    I'm the first erson to suggest that you take thousands of pictures,
    examine them closely, compare and get critiques if that helps, and
    relax! When your gear is the limiting factor, you'll know it, and
    you'll also be in a far better position to decide what areas of your
    kit need to be changed.

    Nevertheless, here are some observations. Nikon, just like any other
    manufacturer, is trying to capture market share. they decided long ago
    that some people want "entry-level" while pros want robust,
    no-compromise gear, and then there is a middle ground which should not
    be ignored because they make good profits from "prosumer" lines like
    the D80 and D200.

    Why worry about the complex reasons for a multi-tier strategy when it
    comes to lenses, flashes and other accessories, and the bodies which
    work with all this stuff? It's a SYSTEM CONCEPT. that means, if you buy
    a D50 and some lenses, the body is considered a consumable. If you use
    it up, they hope you'll upgrade to a D80, which will be compatible with
    all your lenses the lenses are designed to have a much longer lifespan,
    and you may pass some of them on to your kids.

    Most non-professionals may daydream about a D3, but a D300(or a
    full-frame successor, but still a "prosumer" camera) is a much more
    realistic purchase for them. Five thousand dollar bodies and two
    thousand dollar lenses come in three flavors: one earns its keep making
    images for profit, one is a toy for the wealthy and one is a status
    symbol for the insecure.
     
    Will Ritson, Dec 5, 2007
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  2. Alan Calan

    Fred Guest

    The quoted figures sound very strange to me. Your friend might want to
    have a look at http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/nikon_test/test.htm for
    example?
     
    Fred, Dec 5, 2007
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  3. Alan Calan

    jean Guest

    "David J Taylor" <-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> a
    écrit dans le message de
    Nothing to do with quality or features?

    Jean
     
    jean, Dec 5, 2007
    #63
  4. Of course, for those who weren't dazzled by the advertising or marketing
    first! <G>

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Dec 5, 2007
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