Nikon to Canon switch - 5D3 lense choice

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
guitarjeff Senior Member • Posts: 1,165
Re: Nikon to Canon switch - 5D3 lense choice

My friend and i went to check out a D600 and took my 5D2 along to take pics on the way. My friend preffered my 5d2 over the D600 we looked at. Colors were better on the Canon, feel and fit were better, controls better, far better lens choices, now he just ordered a new MKIII for himself. Now I'm jealous.

There's a reason we have a lot of Nikon trolls, here, ever heard of an inferiority complex? Colrs, ISO, and the biggie, all the lens choices.

To the OP, don't forget about the ton of non L lenses that are very wonderful The 100mm Macro is ASTOUNDING, 85 1.8, 50, 1.4, 35 F2 100 F2, so many fine EF lenses, no wonder Nikon trolls are here,

Mikael Risedal wrote:
Always fun to try something new but have you heard about the Nikon d600

Richard Innes wrote:


Been a Nikon user for the last 15 years (mainly their better amateur cameras - D300 latest), and now finally decided to upgrade to a full frame camera. Although the D800 is impressive, I think I've kind of fallen for the 5D Mark III in terms of its overall performance and particularly the video performance.

Given I'm moving up in the camera world, I want to start investing in some decent glass to go with my new purchase. Any fast lenses I've previously owned (i.e. f2.8 throughout) have come from the Tamron and Sigma families due to cost.

However, I want to go Canon own lenses now, and I'm toying between the 24-105 L f4.0 lens and the 17-55mm f/2.8. They both come in at similar prices (or appear to where I have looked online).

This will be my main walkaround and just interested in people impressions of both of them.

(The new 24-70mm looks amazing but bit out of my price range given the amount I'm about to spend on the mk3.......)

Thanks everyone and still can't quite believe I'm moving systems, Nikon has been good to me - but that mk3.....


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