S Popovski wrote:
I wouldn't mind if i had to wait two more months or even four for the new Nikon. It should have even better dynamic range than the 5dm2, much more sophisticated AF, better FPS, and it can even take crop sensor lenses.
But if i stay with the 5dm2 at the moment i would spend another $4k on canon mount lenses, and basically im stuck with canon.
I dont get what you mean. If you sell the 5DmkII you will then get a Nikon but then you are stuck with Nikon and you have to spend 4k on Nikon lenses - and if you think you will save money by getting non-Nikkor lenses or lenses that are meant for crop but compatible with FF nokons, you will wasting the money you spend on the FF nikon.
And most of all, some lenses, although compatible, lose AF ability.
If you arent loyal to a Camera brand, by getting a D600, it will mean you have to be loyal for a while until you get a new camera and then you need to sell your lenses if you change brands again.
My only criticism of 5DmkII is the AF - other than that, you are pretty much using a top of the line camera. Theres nothing wrong with a 5DII today - In fact people are still buying MKII over the MKIII because its cheaper and for some photographers, they dont need the upgrades.
As for going to Nikon, well, just be prepared to spend money on good lenses because the same argument about Canon applies to Nikon, good glass means good photos - especially on FF.... Dynamic range is also reliant on the lenses too you know, so you can have a great D600 but if you have a poor lens on the end, I wouldnt have bothered in the first place. Some of the best photos Ive seen in my lifetime have come from VERY old bodies with 4MP and they are shaper than some of the pictures I take - purely from the quality of glass.
You just has to ask yourself, is FF really what you want? Is the extra features worth the money? and WILL you use it? I have a family member who has a 1DX... no idea how to use it - I had to set it for him so its mostly automated for him - and then he sticks a 18-55mm lens on it *facepalm* and then he wonders why I "still" use a film camera and a 7D.... I should upgrade to a 1DX like him... I would love to, if I could afford it - and even if I did, Id be buying a 5Dmk3 with white lenses and primes... New doesnt always mean better.
1) Olympus OM1 [Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8]
2) Pentax MZ-60 [Sigma 28-90 & 100-300]
3) Canon 7D [EF-S 15-85 & 70-200mm f/4 IS & 50mm f1.4]
4) Leica M [50mm Summicron Pre-aspherical - Silver]http://www.poetproductions.net