Did Nikon screw up?

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
chipmaster
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Re: Did Nikon screw up?
In reply to jacobwhite, 11 months ago

Its only equipment, i'm no the fence. Canon and Nikon equipment are both pretty good but ..

If I hadn't upgraded to D4 and D600 I'd sell it all and go with a 1DMkX and 6D or 5DMKIII.    Its only money and the current stable of bodies frankly got issues.  The D800 if you need that resolution / DR  might have compelled me but as much as 24Meg wow's me, sorry the issues with my D600 and D4 and the stellar new canon lenses make a change worth considering.

So if I had a D700 I'd flip...  it would like trying to decide between toyota and honda.  Toyota continues to screw up.. I'd spend my money differently and send a message to management that is no way to treat your customers.   The output difference really is trivial and a good photographer can make either equipment work.  Just the lens alone swing in Canon's favor these days ( except for the 14-24 which is special )

jacobwhite wrote:

Is it worth doing the switch and spending at least 10000 on camera and glass? Nikon seemed to be getting it right with the d700/d3 duo - but now I'm not so sure...

I'm thinking long term and it seems that Canon has been more reliable for professional needs over all...

Am I the only one feeling this way?
Am I wrong?

As a D700 user requiring an update, I somehow feel screwed...

1. Switch to Canon and buy a 5DIII (too expensive to switch; what to do with all that glass)? 
2. Buy a D800 - from what I can see it seems that compared to the 5D, the D800 seems comparable on paper - but unless I'm totally wrong it seems in reality its auto-focusing is slower, file sizes annoyingly huge at lesser image quality, in particular colours and noise, and slower.
3. Buy a D600, which is a step backwards in most things except the sensor, and size. It could almost work, if it wasn't for the ridiculous AF area - all crammed in the middle, whaaaat??? And its AF speed is sloooow!
4. Buy a D4, which is heavier, bulkier, and too expensive. I'd go for this option if it wasn't so bulky, if at least I could get it without the battery grip - I never got the use of the battery grip. Changing a battery isn't that much of a problem that it would mean that the grip absolutely needs to be built-in!

Somehow the D800 is a lesser camera than the D700 - as a D700 shooter I find myself stuck with unpleasing choices

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