View Poll Results: Which FX body?

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  • 5D Mk II

    117 52.47%
  • D700

    106 47.53%
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Thread: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

  1. #81

    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaniel View Post
    When I wanted to decide on the brand of the camera to choose between Canon and Nikon, I look at their history too.

    When Canon move to EF mount, they make all their existing FD mount lens becomes obsolete and anger many existing users.
    Now, when they make EF-S lens, they make sure it cannot be used on EF mount camera.

    For Nikon, they make sure most of their lens still works for the current digital camera. The great old manual lens are still trading in the B&S. Nikon make sure your investment is protected.

    Although the D700 does not have the megapixel count as compared to the 5D2 but their AF, CLS, Built-in Flash Commander Mode is more important to me.

    5D2 is a great camera and I can see many carrying it but to me Nikon is the brand to trust.
    I switched from Canon to Nikon due to the CLS and AF module. Nikon pass the good stuff (51 AF pts and metering module) from the pro series (D3/D3X) to the semi-pro/DX bodies (D300). Canon will never do that as they want to protect their 1D/1Ds series.

    To me, Canon marketing strategy is to make you spend more money by constantly upgrading. Another case in point, Canon make sure that most new cam bodies uses new batt types. E.g., 5D and 5D MKII are different. 400D and 450D are different.

    For Nikon, u can use ENEL3 for D80/D90/D200/D300/D700.

  2. #82

    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by TheChef View Post
    Well said. It is not a laughing matter if thousands of dollars worth of lenses become obsolete overnight. For me, I buy Nikkor mount lenses with confidence. My 15-year old Nikkor 35-70mm lens can still be used with my S5 Pro (D200 body), AF and all!
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexK View Post
    For this main reason, I'll stick to Nikon.
    I had seen the light and switched to the Dark Side...

  3. #83

    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by Benosaurous View Post
    but still i will go for a sony if i die die have to switch from nikon, carl zesis is more than a poison

    cheers
    buy the ZF zeiss...wanna try the 85F1.4?

  4. #84

    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by chris3210 View Post
    Disappointing You Always.
    Watch out your statement in an open forum......

  5. #85

    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Originally Posted by geeteethree View Post

    D700 has focus adjustment to.
    No one cares about how neat buttons are on an SLR, aslong as they get the job done.

    Totally disagree. Ergonomics matter a LOT.

    Originally Posted by geeteethree View Post

    At the end of the day its 12 vs 21mp, Fast vs Slow, No video vs Video
    CLS vs No CLS.

    Who really cares about CLS? I've seen people try to emphasize that their shots used CLS and they still looked bad. CLS will not make you a better photographer.

    12 vs 21? 12 vs 24? How big do you print?

    Fast vs. slow... in what sense? FPS? How often do you need to shoot a burst like that?

    Video? Eeeh. Up to you if it's of value. To me, it has a long way to go and really doesn't matter to me. I'd rather they not charge me more for a feature i won't use.
    Ergonomics, have nothing to do with the neatness of the button layout. But how well you use those buttons and how quick they are to getting the job done, thats what ergonomics is about.
    If you can maximize CLS, it is a cheap solution to a off camera flash. No it won't make you a better photographer but it will give you alot more to work with if you do have a off shoe flash.

    Fast vs Slow. In every sense. FPS, focusing, file sizes. ?
    I was not making any remarks stating which camera was better, but giving the TS a solid, quick and easy view of each unique features about both of the cameras.

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    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Watch out your statement in an open forum......
    CANON all the way. haha...

    Hahaha
    My "Buyers" Who Flew Aeroplane :
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  7. #87

    Default Re: Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700

    Quote Originally Posted by chris3210 View Post
    CANON all the way. haha...

    Hahaha
    Good luck to u

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