Which DSLR do you shoot, Canon or Nikon?

Which DSLR do you shoot?


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Jergens

AKA Joe Willauer
#1
Which DSLR do you use, Canon or Nikon? Why? I've always shot canon mostly because my brother shot canon and he could show me how to use my equipment. Just curious as to what everyone else is using.
 

Ringlee

Doesn't care how you fish Moderator
#4
I had a Canon 20D and just got a 60D. I have to say the 60D is pretty sweet and I really like it so far! I played with several friends Nikon's and just didn't like them but, I suggest getting your hands on a few of both and see what you like. When you get out west, we could fish and let you shoot some shots if you want.
 

Jergens

AKA Joe Willauer
#5
I had a Canon 20D and just got a 60D. I have to say the 60D is pretty sweet and I really like it so far! I played with several friends Nikon's and just didn't like them but, I suggest getting your hands on a few of both and see what you like. When you get out west, we could fish and let you shoot some shots if you want.
Thanks for the offer Chris, i am hoping to have my Digital Rebel upgraded to the 60d by then. So far so good with it huh? We should definitely get together and fish!
 

Ringlee

Doesn't care how you fish Moderator
#6
I'm very happy with it! It's fast and I really like the big screen. Can tell right away if the shot is good or garbage. Let me know when you get out here and will fish!
 
#8
It's my opinion that most "prosumer" level people don't need to splurge on an SLR. Have you looked at the Canon G12's? Not much you can't do with those things. And you'll save a shitload!
 

orangeradish

Eyes to the sky...
#10
+1 for the g12 with case. If you need to go slr, either will work well. It's mostly a matter of preference on the layout. I went with Nikon because I think nikon flashes are better, and the low light autofocus is bombproof. Get a hold of me if you want to shoot a g12 or a d300.
 

Jergens

AKA Joe Willauer
#11
Orange, thanks for the offer and info.

I guess I should have clarified that I am not really in the market for a new camera, was just curious what guys are shooting.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#12
Nikon. My neighbor is a retired photog and he shoots Nikon. Since he has been somewhat of a mentor I went with Nikon also. Currently shooting a d90 but have borrowed a d7000 for some stuff. Looking forward to the upcoming release of the d800 but doubt I can afford one. I have played with a few Canons and like them also but now I have so much invested in the Nikon system I am not going to change anytime soon. And really that is what you are getting with any of the brands, a system. I have shot a Sigma also and at times wish I would have invested in one. Great cameras and I love thier lenses.
 
#14
Nikon, 'cause I shot it all my life, minus the Oly training wheels. I'll admit I wasn't always happy with them in the mid-2000s (from a sensor standpoint), but they picked up the pace in the last part of the decade and on. You can't go wrong with either one, especially these days. Software like Lightroom/Bridge makes life a lot easier if you're willing to accept the compromises involved with not using Nikon/Canon software. If you shoot volume it's an easy trade. :)

I've always been a sucker for Canon compacts. They just rock. I've been using a Panny waterproof (ts1) for a few years now. Has some distinct weak spots(!!!!), but it's been a rock solid, always turns on, always enough battery kind of camera compared to the early Pentax one I had, so I tend to overlook it's issues.

And yes, another +1 for the D90. Add a 16-85 and a 75-300. You end up with e24-450mm in two compact, image-stabilized lenses with pretty decent optics. The only thing I wish is that it had the newer menu style that includes "my menu" instead of "recent settings."