From Canon to Nikon

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dan_168 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,734
Re: From Canon to Nikon

HarveyMiami wrote:

Hi Dan,

Thank you for your insight.

I did not make myself clear. By oncamera flash, I was not referring to the little popup but the SB900. I shoot many events and don't have the option of going back to the 1D or ... I also do group photos of 50- 400 people and would like the higher resolution of Nikon.

If I went full frame Canon, I would have to buy new glass as most of mine is for APC. This makes changing brand a reasonable alternative.

I see, from my personal experiance, Nikon flash system is much easier to use and I got a lot better, more consistency performance out of the Nikon I have than the Canon I have, that's up to the D3+ SB800 vs 1DS3 + 580 EX time frame, I have never use my D800 for flash photo as that is my landscape only camera so no comment on that, but I don't think that will be any different from any high end Nikon in terms of flash system, however, I heard from other users saying the new Canon 600EX kind of closed the gap, I have friends using it on their 1D-X and 5D3 and they seemed to pretty happy with it, but I have no personal experience on that model, I found my old D3+ SB800 really easy to use and the result is very consistent and reliable.

since you mentioned high resolution, so I assumed you are aiming at the D800 not the D4, If you are going after the resolution, the D800 is hard to beat at the moment, but for events, as I said before, I personally much more prefer my Canon 1Ds3, or even a 5D3, to me the 5D3 is a more versatile camera than the D800, it's got a great AF system, the speed, the typical Canon skin tone (which I prefer over the Nikon), and I like the new 24-70L II and 70-200 F2.8 IS II better than the Nikon counterpart which I also own (or owned at one point), those were all my main event lenes...... lots to offer from Canon system in this area, but that's just my personal opinion, plenty of pros using both for all different kinds of paid jobs so they are definitely all capable of doing all those, so it 's all down to the individual's personal preference rather than the camera performance.

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