Please advise, Nikon d800e with 24-70mm v Canon 5d m3 with 24-70mm...

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rexgig0 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,624
Re: Please advise, Nikon d800e with 24-70mm v Canon 5d m3 with 24-70mm...
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Just from my handling the camera bodies, I would go with the 5D3, over the D800, for a camera I will be carrying and holding while shooting. I love the feel of my Nikon F6, and the feel of D2-series, D700, and D300s Nikons I have handled, but Nikon has now started making non-ergonomic bricks, compared to its previous generation. When I held a D800 body, there seemed to be no way to place my thumb in such a manner that it helped me grip the camera securely. It used to be Canons that felt like bricks, but starting the the 7D, and now the 5D3, it is Canons that have better ergonomics, at least for my hands.

As one who shoots with both Canons and Nikons, there will be no switching brands on my part, so a 5D3 is on my short list, though a D800E might eventually be acquired for tripod use.

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