Nikon to Canon switch - 5D3 lense choice

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Richard Innes Regular Member • Posts: 410
Re: Nikon to Canon switch - 5D3 lense choice

Although it clearly is switching systems, I don't particularly see it that way as I have only ever had a crop sensor body (D300) and prosumer lenses. I made the decision to move to full frame and in my mind that meant new body and new lenses (better quality - investment lenses) and so I basically had a blank sheet of paper.

Canon in my mind has better body and better quality (although more expensive) lenses. People will definitely have different opinions on that, but just my opinion after a couple of months of research and trying out several different bodies and lenses.

I'm very happy with my 5D3

7enderbender wrote:

I wouldn't switch systems because of a camera body alone unless there are very specific features that you need and are otherwise missing.

When switching from film to digital 3 years ago I went with Canon because I liked the lens choices and pricing better. I looked into Nikon and Sony. Nothing wring with either and all systems have certain benefits and trade-offs. For 98% of use you can make either system work for you with outstanding results. I don't get why people are switching back and forth unless they're getting their stuff paid for. And even then that must be annoying. It's like when I got my new fancy laptop at work. Still adjusting to the silly mousepad and the new version of Microsoft Office. It's slowing down my work process.

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