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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:50 am 
why is the other side greener to you?

the grass will always be greener on the other side... but why? what is it that you want over there??

I'll start....


I want 1.2 glass and good customer service... Pro Services that doesn't take forever to get approved...

what makes you envy the other side?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:10 am 
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It is not all roses over here. The higher-end cameras on your side seem to have better ergonomics than the comparable cameras over here.

Regarding glass, there are lenses on each side, that the other side envies. Of course, adapters allow Nikkor to fit onto Canon, though without AF.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:19 am 
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I want more tele lenses, 70-200 f/4, 400 f/5.6 and a 300 f/4 with IS.
I'd also love some f/1.2 glass as you mentioned, a 50mm f/1.2 would be an awesome lens to use.
Finally, more vari-angle displays, they're so convenient! Hopefully they'll be coming to more Nikon DSLRs sooner or later...

Of course, you've gotta remember that Nikon has some great things about it too, a wonderful selection of wide angle lenses, sensors that perform excellently in low light, a super-precise metering system and a flash system that can't be beat!

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I have to wonder if the million AF points (ok, 45 or so?) do really help or not with motion tracking or does it just give more opportunity for the camera to get distracted? Lens wise, 35mm f/1.8 and 30mm macro would be nice extras.

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EvanK wrote:
sensors that perform excellently in low light

I guess that's what I'd love to have.

And looking at the features of the Pentax K7 for the relatively low price makes me jealous. I mean 800€ for a complete wheather resistant camera, 5,2 frames/sec, the integrated IS (working with any lens), HDR mode and so on. That's a damned good price for these features. As far as I know Pentax even uses the same sensors as Nikon so low light persormance should be similar.

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Don't confuse the K-7 and the K-5...The K-5 uses the same sensor as Nikon's D7000 and Sony's A55 and A580, but I think the K-7 still uses an older Samsung-made sensor, like earlier Pentax cameras. Please do correct me if I'm wrong though :).

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Well, could be; don't really know. :lol:

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The only greener feature that I'd love to have is the better auto focus performance in low light that the Nicons have. That's the only annoying thing that I've found in Canon.

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While there are several features I like on other manufacturers' cameras (or lenses), none of them are so important that I'd consider switching brands.

I mean, things like the metering or the autofocus on the D3S (or a future D4)...Personally, I'm very happy with Sony :).

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EvanK - there is a 50 f1.2 you can use...!


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I don't know, I'm not a big fan of the whole "manual focus" thing, if you're picture's out of focus, the only thing you can blame is yourself! :lol: I like the odd usage of manual focusing for that "retro" feeling, but I don't think that I could justify spending $500 for a lens that I'd probably rarely use. Not to mention, manual focusing is difficult with such a large aperture!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:36 am 
- A 17-55mm f2.8 with stabilisation
- A high resolution (>20mp) full frame camera without full body
- A 200mm f2.8


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EvanK, the Nikkor 50mm AI-s 1.2 is, indeed, a challenge. I bought mine, and a Novoflex adapter, as an experiment to try on my Canons. With some of the resulting images working very well, I then purchased a pre-owned Nikon FM3A, to experience manually focusing with the benefit of a proper view screen. I think I like my "full-frame" Nikon! Who needs digital, anyway?

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Do the pro-level Nikon cameras not have quite good focus confirmation, in the viewfinder, that will work with AI-s lenses? That would surely be less difficult than what I was doing with the Nikkor on my 7D, with no electronic connection.

Anyway, the greener grass I see on the Nikon side is the D3s, that can see in the dark better than my Canons, according to some reviews. I have missed focus on some images at two crime scenes in the past two weeks, and not fully realizing how badly until reviewing the images on the monitor later, at the station. (On the other hand, I am not so sure I would want to risk toting a $6000.00 camera on patrol.) Of course, unless I sell a quite substantial number of firearms, which would be at a loss, I will not be able to afford a D3s, anyway, so this is just an academic exercise.

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If you get a chipped adapter you can enable focus confirmation with Nikon lenses on Canon bodies.

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My indecision is between an SLT or EVIL. Will decide in the next couple of months.


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