Nikon or Canon?

Trinidad And Tobago
February 22, 2007 11:49am CST
Hey guys I'm a Canonite through and through but I gotta buddy who swears by Nikon. Which do you prefer and why?
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I use Nikon, but I've had a couple cameras by Canon as well. I think I could be unfairly biased towards Nikon, as I haven't tried a Canon SLR. I've had a Canon point and shoot film, Canon point and shoot digital (technically, that one is mom's camera), and a Canon video camera. I love Canon video cameras. But still cameras, not so much. On the digital point and shoot, there seems to be more noise. Same with the film one, but my comparision film Nikon is an SLR, so of course it's better. I prefer my Nikon point and shoot for some things (digital), but borrow the digital Canon point and shoot for others. Nikon seems to have Canon beat on macro shots. I also like that even the point and shoot will blur out the background on a Nikon, but with Canon I don't notice the focus on my subject as much. I could probably work with either Canon or Nikon for a DSLR. I wouldn't go for the Rebel, but I realize that's the cheap model sort of. I think by now though, I'm so familiar with Nikon that I'm sticking with that. Plus, that way I can uses a lens I already have and I could have a chance at buying lenses off friends. Nikon seems to be better suited to my purposes, but I'm sure that the nicer Canon DSLRs are also good. I certainly wouldn't turn one down if it were given to me!
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Mar 07
Hey if I get a free Nikon D80 I'll take it and run but I'm so impressed with Canon "L" series lenses that I gotta have one. I am saving right now for a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM. Nice, big white piece o glass
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I'd take a free Nikon D80 too! That's what I'm saving up for. :) Almost there... It's funny too, because I need glasses, but I figure I'll save for those after I get my camera. I definitely have my priorities straight.
• Trinidad And Tobago
12 Mar 07
I know the feeling these lenes are getting more expensive but at least the cameras are going down.
• United States
7 Mar 07
Well, I have two point-and-shoot cameras, one of them being a Canon Powershot A520, and I love it because of its simplicity and the quality of the photographs. Not to mention, aesthetically, the camera is on point too...sexy and sleek, just the way I like it. My "big dog" camera is a Nikon D50 SLR. I did lots of research before buying it, comparing it to the Canon Rebel XT, as well the Nikon D70, D80, and so forth. But I absolutely love my D50. It fits perfectly into my hands, and it has many customizable features that help produce wonderful photos. I'm becoming an accessory freak because of it lol. I just purchased a Fisheye adapter for my lens and a Nikon remote to control the shutter release. Anyway, the D50 a great entry level camera for SLR photography.
• Trinidad And Tobago
7 Mar 07
My co-worker just bought a D50 nice camera indeed. It does manage to fit snug in my hands. The XTi is smaller but with the battery grip it's perfect. As a fellow accessory freak, what lenses have you gotten so far?
• United States
8 Mar 07
Cool! These are the lenses I currently own: Nikon 28-80mm G AF lens (came with the body) Nikon Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens (great for portraiture) Nikon 18-55mm AF-S ED DX lens Black Titanium Fisheye lens adapter What are your latest accessories?
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Mar 07
Gear list as follows: •Canon Digital Rebel XT •Opteka Battery Pack Grip •Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 II USM •Canon 50mm f/1.4 •Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro •Canon Wireless Remote Control •Opteka High Definition² 3 Piece Filter Kit •LCD Screen Protectors •53" Deluxe Video/Camera Tripod •All manner of cards and card reader All snug as a bug in my •Lowepro Orion Trekker II (for hiking, walk around, etc) •Samsonite Deluxe Carry-All (for weddings, graduations, etc) There's more misc stuff but that's my main gear.
• United States
23 Feb 07
Ive used both. My nikon is film and although its a great camera. I prefer my Canon Eos. Maybe because its digital but i prefer the way the photos come out, much sharper and clear then my nikon.
• Trinidad And Tobago
23 Feb 07
I too have used both and it's Canon all the way with me. I even used the Fuji S9500Zoom 10mp and could get as good or better shots than my old Canon A80.
• Trinidad And Tobago
23 Feb 07
That's supposed to read "...and could NOT get as good or better shots..."
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have owned many cameras both film and digital. My first SLR was and Exa II (I am dating myself. I have used two nikon point and shoot digital and was not pleased with th results. I presently have a Canon Rebel DSLR XT and love it. I also have a Canon A530 and think that is also a great little camera(I traded in my Nikon Coolpic 7600 to get it). I take Sports Action Photos and would not change from the Canon Line.
• Trinidad And Tobago
27 Feb 07
Right on brother....lol My first cam was the Canon A80. Isn't it amazing what quality you get from the Canon A series?
• Pakistan
22 Feb 07
hey ... i also go by cannon ... and i think choosing a product like that u shud see that which one gives the best costumer support and warranty services ... coz these days such companies are highly quality controlled and they both have the same quality and price range for similar products ... PEACE !!!
• Trinidad And Tobago
22 Feb 07
Can't argue with that bro. the problem is that because I'm in the Caribbean using my warranty and customer service is very difficult. There's no Canon or Nikon reps here so the camera has to be shipped to the states for any repairs, cleaning, etc that may be free within your warranty... and that tends to be costly.
• United States
22 Feb 07
I have been a Nikon user since 1987 when I bought my F-3. In 1990 I bought my first 8008 and eventually sold the F-3 because the 8008 focusing screen was so much better, even with a Beattie screen in the F-3. I ended up with two 8008 bodies, a 20 mm f/2.8, a 24-50 mm f/3.3-4.5 zoom, a 60 f/2.8 mm micro, and an 80-200 mm f/2.8. All my lenses were auto focus. I recently sold all my Nikon gear after buying a Canon EOS 5/A2E with a 28-105 zoom and a 75-300 IS zoom. So far, I am really glad I did it. The A2E is a wonderful camera and does many of the things I always wished my 8008 would do. The first time I used it, my model asked "why is it so quiet?". The eye controlled focus works pretty well for me. The middle and far edge sensors work best. I still use it most of the time. I would prefer a depth of field button to the eye controlled depth - but at least it has it. Canon focus is much faster, more sure, and it rarely has to search. The five focus zones reduce the need to focus and then recompose the picture. I hated using a tripod with the Nikon because I always had to switch to manual focus to avoid the "focus-focus lock-recompose image-shoot" sequence required with the 8008. That isn't so bad hand held but it is not so easy with a tripod. With my 8008, auto focus searching was the rule - not the exception. The built in flash works well for me. I don't have any L lenses so the shadowing problem with the built in flash is not a problem. The SB 24 on the Nikon worked very well but who wants an accesory flash stuck on top of your camera while you are king salmon fishing on the Kenai River or riding your mountain bike to McCarthy. The close up mode works great with the zoom lenses. Slides viewed with a 10x loupe are very sharp even with a Christmas tree ornament filling the frame. The 75-300 IS lens is a great accomplishment. It makes handheld telephoto work a reality. I especially like it for portraiture because of the flexibility to move freely around the model and zoom in for tight head shots. I also like the fact that the A2E sports a flash sync connection - something I missed and had to purchase separately for the 8008. I also like ability to set half stops on the A2E. Granted the 8008 is an older camera now and the N90s is very well regarded. However, I bought the A2E with the 28-105 zoom for the price of an N90s body alone. Buying into a faster, quieter system with better auto focusing was well worth the money. In the future I look toward buying a 20-35 zoom, 100 macro, and a VG-10. That should pretty well meet my 35 mm needs for now.
• Trinidad And Tobago
22 Feb 07
In a couple of weeks I'm getting the 28-105 zoom from a buddy. Do you have any pros & cons to this lens? Comments, sample shots, etc.
• Pakistan
22 Feb 07
hey ... i also go by cannon ... and i think choosing a product like that u shud see that which one gives the best costumer support and warranty services ... coz these days such companies are highly quality controlled and they both have the same quality and price range for similar products ... PEACE !!!