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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:50 pm 
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At least with Sony, if rumours hold out, get a NEX + to be announced adapter will turn it onto a SLT too... I think that's the only thing that looks like a real transition strategy for the SLR players.

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Nikon 35mm 1.8. Sharp, very cheap and the perfect length on a cropped body. Since most of canons money from dslr is made up of cropped sensors I can't understand why we are left with the very average 28mm 1.8. It needs an upgrade. :D

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Maybe they think the EF 35mm f/2 is "close enough" for most...

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Unfortunately that could be the case popo. However the 28mm is the more popular choice. It's a shame because i would love a light weight lens that was wide enough to walk around with and produced sharp images. I guess I will have to wait.... And so will everyone else with a canon dslr :D

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At 24mm, it seems Nikon has the greener grass regarding fast glass. The Nikkor 24mm 1.4G seems to be very much-loved, with the 14-24mm also being highly regarded. In the 24-70mm 2.8 zoom arena, each brand has its fans, but overall, the Nikon camp seems most content, or perhaps it is just because the Canonistas are so busy debating 24-70 versus 24-105 among themselves.

I am fortunate. With my recently-acquired, gently pre-loved F6, I am fully able to play on the grass on both sides of the fence, when my budget finally recovers sufficiently to buy higher-end lenses again. (This could take a while... )

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For me the grass is always greener where I'm at. Is there such a thing as a canon to nikon lens adaptor.


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Yes, there is an adapter that allows Nikkor and other Nikon-fit lenses to be used on Canon DSLRs. Actually, there are several, but I have experience with the Novoflex. (The exact model name: EOSNIK.) Beware of cheap ones! The adapter must be machined very precisely.

Adapters with chips and contacts will enable communication between lens and camera, but autofocus is not possible. One UK company is, or was, adding chips and contacts to Novoflex adapters. I very nearly ordered one, but then bought Nikon camera bodies.

Keep in mind that manual focus, through an optical viewfinder, is best done with a focus screen specific to manual focus lenses.

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I think I am envious of my wife's new D7000! (I bought it for her; she is required to use Nikons at work.) Like me, she shoots for evidentiary purposes, working mostly at night and in low light, though we work for different government entities.

Now, I more fully understand the original post in this thread. It would surely be nice for Nikon to make a 1.2 autofocus lens to match the ability of Nikon cameras to "see" in the dark. I can save to purchase a Canon 5D2, or its successor, to improve my ability to shoot in low light with my 50mm 1.2L, but a 5D2 costs twice as much as a D7000.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:56 pm 
The grass is not greener for me on the Canon side,Nikon still has an edge with the price/quality ratio for lenses & cameras. Still,amazing products like the new 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II,the 7D,the 1Dx,also with the design of new tehnologies (especially in terms of AF) clearly show how serious Canon is in adressing the pro photographers. Also I am very fond of the controls of the Nikon,the almost perfect ergonomy (big difference from the Canon) & many other aspects.
However they have a huge gap in the affortable full-frame area,the 5D II cannot be compared to the D700,and that will be my next step. As I grow,my gear must "grow" as well. Besides,I won't trade the benefits of the Nikon system & my lovely 85mm for a 20+megapixel camera. I am super curious on how the 5D MkIII will be in terms of spec,hope that Canon will implement that new AF system.


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Haven't there been any 5D2 price drops in the States? Here in Canada, a D7000 body is still going for around $1200, meanwhile the 5D2 and D700 have dropped to $2000, I'm guessing to clear them out while we wait for the 5D3 and D800.

I'm still envious of the 70-200mm f/4, *sigh*, when will you let us have one, Nikon? :(

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EvanK, I will try to go to a local dealer tomorrow and see where a 5D2 is priced, if they have any. When I last noticed, a 5D2 was still several hundred USD more than $2K. When a 5D2 can be had for the upper teens USD, it will certainly grab my attention, though purchasing my F6 has really killed any reasonable chance of a full-frame Canon for quite a while, perhaps a couple of years. (I have sold my nice watch and most of my less-cherished firearms, already.)

Rarity, perhaps due to the Thai floods, is keeping the D7000 at $1200+ USD. I would not mind owning a D7000, after seeing how well my wife's does in the dark, but my F6 has made a D7000 almost as unlikely to happen as a 5D2, especially considering that my nicest lenses are predominantly Canon.

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And I'm sat on a oasis. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtop ... 381#248381 :lol:

And just take a look at the Pentax SMC-DA 40mm f2,8 pancake lens! Holy crap - why doesn't Canon build a lens like that? You could put you DSLR in your (big) pocket with that lens! And about every second Pentax lens is water resistant!

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On the subject of pancakes for DSLRs, Voigtlander (Cosina) makes a 40mm f/2.0 pancake lens for Canons! (Nikons, too!) It is manual-focus, but has electronic connection, so the focus indicators in the viewfinder will be active. This lens has received favorable reviews on KR's site and at Photozone. This one is on my short list.

There is also a Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 that is almost as compact.

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The Pentax lens has AF - that's nice ;) But in the end the only lens on my list at the moment is the 24-105mm f4 :wink:

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