Hi! I just joined this forum. I've some queries though.
I'm a trekker with the NSS, API and Naturetrekker societies etc and recently I've began an interest in birdwatching too.
As Nikon and Canon are leaders in cameras I would like to invest in one of them. Of course, asking each party's users would tatamount to starting a brand war which I believe the mod here would not allow. However, I need some clarification as I get differing comments from their users too.
1) I was told that Canon camera is better for nature photography while Nikon is better for urban photography. I don't believe so but is it true?
2) I was told that Canon aftersale service is lousy as compared to Nikon. You'll need to wait longer at their service center before being attended too as compared to Nikon. Is this also true?
3) For comparison sake would a 10x magnification on a bino, DSLR camera, videocam and a birdscope be identical for all of them? Of couse birdscope uses more than 10x magnification. I choose 10x because anything more than 10x for a bino and DSLR camera is just simply too heavy to carry and will require a tripod. As for videocam and birdscope they can easily go up to and beyond 40x magnification. Can someone elaborate these differences in terms of equivalent DSLR len's focal length? I ask this question because I would like to see which or a combo (e.g. digiscoping with DSLR camera + birdscope vs DSLR camera + telephoto lens) of these devices would best suit my needs.
4) As my interests also take me into the dark side too I would like something to be able to see and shoot in the dark ie. under NO light condition rather than LOW light condition. I know SONY videocam can do this for it can shoot and record in the dark. I've also a couple of active IR NV binos besides bino for daylight use. FI, my investment in a passive IR device is on the way
Any help? Thanks