about to purchase a new pro DSLR: Canon MarkD5 IIII or Nikon D800?

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Questions thread
saikou Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: about to purchase a new pro DSLR: Canon MarkD5 IIII or Nikon D800?

This is a Digital Talk Forum...not Pro Body 

JulesJ wrote:

You have posted this on the Pro forum. The D800 is not a Pro camera. We sold ours on eBay a few days ago and it is, as I speak, awaiting collection by courier. My wife shoots with a D2x which is a Pro camera, she found the D800 annoying to use and the files too large. The files from the D2x suffice to provide for our pro business since new. We have just bought a second D2x at little over the quarter of the value of the second hand D800 and it is a better camera.


AofA wrote:

ya, i know. this versus question is probably very stale. but listen up. i'm an artist and photography and want to get in2 video. i am making the transition to digital and hv been shooting with the Canon G series cameras for a bit. I am somewhat familiar with Nikon 'cause i own an F5 film camera and a 70-300 lens that is mint (great autofocus, really solid and sharp).

i'm leaning towards the D800 because of its high Megapixel count and it's uncompressed video. i'm an artist that wants to make large prints and can't afford a medium format phase system or a good HD video camera-- so i need one system that can somehow be the best all all worlds for all my purposes. i was thinking of buying a killer lens for it (the 30-105 for $1850, i can't afford two lenses and don't like to shoot wider than 35mil and have the 70-300 for when i want more focal length compression-- for portraits.

what's ur take? thanks.

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