Thinking of Swapping to Canon from Nikon

Started Aug 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
NancyP
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Re: switch
In reply to filmluvr, Aug 31, 2012

When I was choosing which system to upgrade to, I priced out lenses and thought that Canon had on average less expensive lenses compared with their Nikon counterpart. Also, I wanted to shoot macro, and Canon has some great macro lenses. So, I got a consumer body, the 60D, and started working on acquiring lenses I would use the most. I am a hobbyist, and have been very happy with this approach - lenses are darn near forever, bodies get upgrades much more frequently. I am shooting with some lenses with 15 to 20 year old designs, and getting fine pictures. The beginner's birding lens 400mm f5.6 L is an example. It is one of two Canon supertele lenses that is worth less than my old car - the other superteles are $5K and up.

If you are a pro, I would guess that reliability is one of the most important qualities to look for in a camera. Reliability of AF, reliability and QC of manufacturer, etc.

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