Nikon vs Canon; a few question

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
fotolopithecus Senior Member • Posts: 1,699
Re: Nikon vs Canon; a few question

Hugowolf wrote:

ZedEm wrote:

This isn't quite another "Which one is better?" thread but more of a question period where I ask questions and where others answer based on their expertise and experience.

I am not a troll nor do I actually believe there is a difference between either that can make or break a photographer but I am intrigued as to why some people find differences between products that without creative input from a human being do nothing more than act as heavy and expensive paperweights.

I have been a Canon user since day one and in talking to people and reading forums, I have come across certain assertions others make about each brand. I am often left wondering how much truth there is to each statement so I am going to write down statements I have encountered in the last few years and I hope others can chime in to where such "facts" originated from and if there is any truth to them. Here it goes and don't ask me to source where I've heard or read each statement but I assure you, they are out there.

1) "Canon professional lenses are better"

There are some Nikon 'professional; lenses better or have no Canon equivalent, the 14-24mm f/2.8, for example.

2 "Nikon consumer lenses are better"

I don't no if I could go for that one either.

3) "Nikons are more often employed in the studio setting due to superior flash systems"

I don't know many studios that employ shoe moount type flash units on a regualr basis. I do think that the Nikon plash system is better than Canon's, but it wasn't always that way.

4) "Most sport/wildlife photographers use Canons becuase XYZ"

I think that this is generally true for sports, but I don't know about wildlife. Canon super telephoto lenses have been generally less expensive than Canon's.

5 "Most landscape photographers use Nikons"

Most professional landscape photographers I know work with larger format cameras; neither Canon not Nikon.

6) "Canons create 'disney' colors when shooting JPEG"

Whatever that means

7) "Nikon JPEGs have a green tint to them"

I wouldn't no about that either

8) "The older you are, the more likley it is you shoot with a Nikon"

In which country?

Brian A

Nikon makes cameras with better IQ, and Canon makes better lenses. Both statements true generally I think.

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