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Old Feb 18, 2005, 4:41 AM   #21
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I would not say that, just from what I have observed in press etc. Maybe Im looking in the wrong place. Plus the paparazzi are known as Nikon Nazis are they not???
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 6:17 AM   #22
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Nancy Gabby wrote:
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I also want to say that you guys are a heck of a lot nicer in this forum than over there in the Nikon forum.
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I posed the question of which brand should I buy Canon or Nikon, and I barely got a response. I think you guys responded to my post with over 18 replies (way to go guys!- I want to let you know, sincerely, how much I appreciate the help, and I hope one day to return the favor!).
lol sorry Nancy, the Nikon forum is quite slow with not alot of people posting regularly... Nikon has some good products at the moment but they seem to have lost the plot in terms of strategy and marketing - or maybe they just cant compete with canons resources ? Either way they seem to be irritating even long term loyal Nikon users at the moment. Here's hoping for something big as the D100 replacement ! (althoughit could be another 9 months after that it hits the shops)

Enjoy whatever you end up with!
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 2:20 PM   #23
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The photojournalist market is a bit different for a few related reasons. Nikon came out with the first really usable DSLR for that market. This caused a lot of papers to buy it and reap the benefits. This is why the D2h is only 4MP. To us, that isn't that big. But to a newspaper, they really don't need a lot bigger. So it fits their need. I'd argue that Nikon was wrong by going with that size (because no nature photographer that has high-speed shooting needs is going to get the D2X... just too low MP) but for a camera designed for a market, they did a fairly good job.

As businesses, they have a different view than us single person hobbiest or business owner. It is much more expensive for them to switching system. Not only with hardware but with software and procedure. They know how to edit Nikon files really well. The output of a Canon is different and requires subtle differences in editing.

So it is a really hard decision for a newspaper to switch brands. Nikon got entrenched in that market and is holding on to it.

I wondered if Nikon in AU is cheaper than Canon? I know prices differ around the world. Cost directs a lot of things. Nikon *should* be able to catch up with Canon, but *will* they is another matter.

And you can buy white (or is it grey?) Nikon lenses. They are slightly more expensive, but not by a lot. Personally, I went with Canon because their long lenses were just as good as Nikon and cheaper. And they have IS (but Nikon will eventually fix that.)

The cameras were, effectively, the same in quality and features.

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 5:23 PM   #24
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it's pretty cool that all the lenses she has purchased over the years can be used with this new camera. I don't think that would be the case with Canon or Nikon.


Why not?
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:35 PM   #25
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all I know is that my sisters canon SLR had lenses that would not fit my rebel, which is too bad really.
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:47 PM   #26
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Any Canon lens made since around 1987 will work with Canon dSLRs. Nikon's equivalent lenses date from about the same time and work with Nikons.
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 11:07 PM   #27
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Ewok is basically right. I don't know the cut off date, but every EF lens should fit your rebel (there are lenses that will fit yours but not hers definitely.)

Nikon's lens mount has been evolving slowly over time. Some will work but not have all the features. But they will work.

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Old Feb 19, 2005, 2:38 PM   #28
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http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/h...991_story.html


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Old Feb 27, 2005, 4:26 AM   #29
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Here is a website that I believe a Nikon poster PMed me. It is a Nikon vs. Canon sort of a thing:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/20dd70.htm
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 6:55 AM   #30
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Nancy Gabby

I'd like to muddy up your water a little bit - The Minolta 7D is also an excellent camera, this dSLR 'rocked' the industry again by putting the IS/VR in the body -> all the Minolta lenses including the ones from the 80's will have this features!!!

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...nolta-7d.shtml :G :lol: :-)
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