LENSES: Canon vs Nikon

Started Mar 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Eugeniu Sofroni
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LENSES: Canon vs Nikon


Canon have the most complete lens line-up, however in reality most photographer’s won’t notice this since both companies address the needs of most photographers. Here though are the most important advantages that I notice:

Canon’s range of primes is more up to date, with many more lenses using USM/SW motors than the Nikon equivalents.

Canon offer more options for the popular 70-200mm range, including all the permutations of f/2.8, f/4, stabilized or not. Nikon only offer a stabilized f/2.8 which may be too heavy for some uses.

Canon offer an f/4 version of their 400mm lens which is significantly cheaper than the f/2.8 version from either company.

If you’re a macro shooter, only Canon offer a true macro lens with the MP-E 65mm.
Canon now have a fisheye zoom.

Nikon are more expensive, and this is especially true for the super telephoto lenses.

Nikon does have a couple of tricks up its sleeve though:

The 14-24mm. Need I say more?

They have a better range of DX (EF-S) format lenses, no doubt as a result of the amount of time that they took to enter the full frame market.

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Sony SLT-A55 Canon EOS M Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM +13 more
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