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Thread: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

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    Default Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Which one would you go for? I know it's quite hard to compare, Canoners will say 5D and Nikonians will say D700. Imagine if you're neither, and it's your first step to full frame, which would you go for?

    Well, I'm a Nikonian myself, but the thing is... I've heard many people switch to Canon for the 5D Mark II, haven't heard any people switching from Canon to the D700.

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    but the thing is... I've heard many people switch to Canon for the 5D Mark II, haven't heard any people switching from Canon to the D700.
    Orh ... this is not true .. i know of friends who switch the other way.

    But either way threading on flameable stuffs erh .. what useful info u expect from this poll

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Orh ... this is not true .. i know of friends who switch the other way.

    But either way threading on flameable stuffs erh .. what useful info u expect from this poll
    nope, i'm not expecting anyone to flame. Please provide constructive comments. I need help here.

    i'm moving onto FX now. I've sold all my DX lenses. So, I'm not sure if I should switch over to Canon. I've some friends who said the 5D Mk II is really good and are encouraging me to switch - they said I'll get more bang for my buck. Yes, I admit I haven't done much research (which is what I'm doing now).

    Just want some opinions from those who have used or tried both? Want to know the pros and cons of each camera.

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Whats your underlying reason for the switch? What advantage are u seeking that chooses one over the other. Since u r ( kind of ) starting anew, If FX is ur only requirement , physically handle each of them, and decide which is more ergonomical and intuitive to you. Else, personally u wouldn go too wrong with either

    I got a 5d2 mainly because there was a particular lens adapter that i wanted to get and use but only comes in canon flavors.. and it took me a while to deliberate running a second system.

    Here are some links from dpreview for review

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/cano...kii/page40.asp

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond700/page32.asp

    You can figure the differences between them

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Neither. I would go for the Sony A900.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    n..... I've some friends who said the 5D Mk II is really good and are encouraging me to switch - they said I'll get more bang for my buck. .....
    more bang for your bucks? like how?

    interested to know....

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    I have similar thoughts also...



    sony for built-in IS and its famous mega pix but iso weakness and frame rate

    nikon ergonomics and features

    canon video capabilities and features

    other than those i guess its all minor plus and minus....can take it as almost all the same.
    from my research....

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    nikonian here

    I would switch to canon considering D700 only give me half the megapixel of canon. Defeats the purpose of FF cause I have less megapixel if I crop my pictures.

    Nikon need to come up with an entry-level FF with at least 21mp and under $4k to really compete in the entry level FF arena. Nikon D3 is way overpriced...

    Alternatively I could also go for Sony and port to Zeiss AF zoom lens.
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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Both are really good cameras.
    You can probably rent the 5D MK II out to try, alternatively can visit Canon Showrm at Vivo City.

    The more megapixels and the Full HD video recording is an advantage for Canon.
    It's also a bit lighter.

    While Nikon has the on-camera flash in case you need and the higher frame speed for continous shooting.

    If you do not need the 21 MP sensor and the video recording function, then Nikon is a good choice.
    I'm looking at a different perpective of life.

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    i'm a nikonian and have always shoot nikon.

    i'm also D3 user switch to 5Dm2.

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    I own both Nikon & Canon system, personally i think both are capable cameras that can produce stunning results! Rather than just focus on which cam body to buy perhaps u may want to broaden your scope of considerations like which company offers you the lenses you would like to own that favors your type of shooting ??

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    If I am starting from scratch all over again, I will go for Canon because of the lenses choice......but I am stucked with Nikon Trinities......so for FX....D700 for me

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    You should go with nether. If you're not prepared to make your own decisions and instead rely on a popularity poll, you should wait until you know which camera is right for you.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    I am already a Canon user before my 5D Mark II but if I could start again, I'd go for the D700. Its a faster camera in terms of FPS, shutter lag and viewfinder blackout. I hate long blackout times.
    5D MII w/16-35L,Sigma 28-70&Nikkors(35f2,85f1.4,105f2.5,180f2.8ED)

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Yes, with consideration for the range of FX lenses too.

    I like Nikon's ergonomics a lot more than Canon's. And also the build quality. Also love the ISO performance. I just feel a bit uncomfortable with the 95% viewfinder.

    Ideally a D3X would be awesome, but that's not within the range of my budget.


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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    Ideally a D3X would be awesome, but that's not within the range of my budget.

    So get an A900. Essentially the same sensor as the D3X.
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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    Yes, with consideration for the range of FX lenses too.

    I like Nikon's ergonomics a lot more than Canon's. And also the build quality. Also love the ISO performance. I just feel a bit uncomfortable with the 95% viewfinder.

    Ideally a D3X would be awesome, but that's not within the range of my budget.

    Don't you think you already had the answer?

    What other opinion that u need to justify your moving to another brand?

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Between the 2, I would pick the Canon 5Dmkii .
    While the D700 wins in AF speed and tracking, the 5D's MP advantage and video capability is too hard to resist.
    Furthermore, the noise level of 5D is very very well balanced given its high MP count.

    I seriously I doubt I need anything over iso 6400 anyway

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    First thing i would consider before the body is glass.
    Sorry, but i'm the kind of guy who favours lens characteristics and such over ISO capabilities or megapixel count.

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    i views are :

    1) if dont need video, d700
    2) if need more rugged body, d700
    3) if want cheaper creative lighting option, d700
    4) if need 17mm tse lens, 5dmkll
    5) if need good video, 5dmkll
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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