Posted Sat Nov 3, 2012 3:50AM
In this moment I'm shooting with Canon 7D and Samyang 8mm, Tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm and Canon 70-300. I would like to switch to FF system. Idea was to take Nikon D600.
Nikon's D600 has very good lowlights recovery, XXXL files, good AF, 2 SD slots but there is one thing about nikon system that stops me in this moment:
lenses are more expensive and SEEMS (IMHO) they offer less quality:
EXAMPLE: I would like to buy 16-35 F4 and 24-120 F4 but from what i've seen (web reviews) they are not as good as canon 17-40 and 24-105 and they cost more. Is this true? Also there seem to be much more problems with CA (very important for iStockphoto) - how do you manage this problem, do you need a lot of time to fix it?
If I choose Nikon I have to sell everything, with Canon I have to sell Samyang and Tamron and keep Canons 50mm and 70-300...
What do you think? What would you do, 6D??? (5DMark3 is too expensive)
(Edited on 2012-11-03 04:09:52 by ToolX)
Posted Sat Nov 3, 2012 5:39AM
You need good glass to optimise all those pixels.
I would be very surprised if you ran into CA problems. Photoshop/LR/Nikon software is now very good at removing any CA you may have.
The first generation Nikon 24-120 was a dog, but the new one is much better. The Canon 24-105 has a very good reputation the Nikon has some catching up do to match it but it is a vast improvement on the first one.
The Nikkor 16-35 is superb. The Nikon CLS flash system is also very good, better than Canon's *ducks for cover*.
Is the Canon 6D the latest release from Canon? I know the D600 is brand new from Nikon and as a rule of thumb if buying a new dslr camera buy the newest which will have the latest tech in it.
Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:15PM
Buy a 5Dii while they are still on the shelves. I did a month ago and have zero regrets
Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 3:54PM
I use a Canon 5D2, while I love the camera, I am not happy with the fact that all of Canon's new offerings (5Diii, 1Dx and most likely the 6D) seem to be coming in a distant second to Nikon's new cameras with regard to dynamic range.
Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012 4:37AM
Posted By HeliRy:
Buy a 5Dii while they are still on the shelves. I did a month ago and have zero regrets :)
Totally agree, for the current price of a the 5D Mkii, you just can't go wrong, it's a great sensor.
Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012 6:51AM
thank you for your answers,
probably this is true for american market, but here in Italy 5D Mark2 is priced around 1650 € and for this price you can find also nikon D600.
Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012 9:35AM
Nikon and Canon are at the top of their game. We "technical buffs" love to focus on the differences and their respective pros and cons, but the truth is that you can't really go wrong with any of them.
The real interesting alternative right now might be Sony. They're getting better and better and the price's interesting.
Just my two cents, between Italians
(Edited on 2012-11-07 09:35:54 by AlbertoSimonetti)
Posted Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:28AM
i'll wait some more time to see if Canon 6D will be a good choise, if not i'll go for Nikon 600D.
Still have to decide lenses but probably will take 24-120 Nikon or 24-105 Canon (it depends on system i choose). Another idea would be an ultra wide lens (16-35 Nikon or 17-40 canon) with 85mm F1.8.