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Another Nikon Bites The Dust, RIP.
Old 11-21-2005, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well gang in about a week another Nikon Photographer will be laying to rest his Nikon gear in favor of Canon. I got a deal on a Canon 20D outfit that I just couldn't pass up and so I took it.

It is interesting to note that 12 years ago when I was shooting with manual focus equipment, I was using Canon gear (specifically the Canon F1 with an A1 as backup). Back then, Canon was innovative and actually listened to the people who used their equipment and then they got complacent and started to turn a blind eye to the folks who put them where they were at the time and I was looking for something new and fresh when autofocus came out and so I gave Nikon a try with an N90S and later when it hit the market an F5 which I still have today and I am loath to even think of letting it go but I am going to because it is time for me to put the past behind me and move on.

From everything I have seen, whatever they are doing Canon is doing it right and they keep doing it right time and time again and Nikon just keeps slipping further and further into the abyss until one day if they don't wake up and get their act together, they may very well become a memory. I am tired of being on the loosing team so I am saying adios to Nikon and hello Canon and I think I have made the right decision both now and for the future and if any Nikon to Canon converts want to share their storied (both good and bad) I would love to hear them.

Once I make it through the learning curve with my new gear I will post some images up on GG and give everyone my thoughts as to how things are going but I am very optimistic and I think rightly so.
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Re: Another Nikon Bites The Dust, RIP.
Old 11-21-2005, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dave,

Welcome to the world of Canon. Great cameras.

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A Rant!
Old 11-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I couldn’t give a rat’s ass what brand of camera any of us use. Show me good quality images with originality and impact that are worth looking at for more than 3 seconds. Does it matter if film or digital? At 72 dpi, who cares about the pixel count!

Ever wonder if the great masters of paintings ever got together and discussed the merits of the brushes, oils and canvases they used. Maybe so, but who care now!

See my quote below...

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Re: Another Nikon Bites The Dust, RIP.
Old 11-21-2005, 10:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been using Nikons since my dad gave me a Nikkormat FT as a graduation present in 1966. If my eyes could still focus, I'd still be using that or an F3.

If Canon has some particular feature that you think you need, then that's just what you should use. I doubt that either Canon or Nikon is significantly better than the other for what most of the people here shoot.

Glamour photography is an art, the equipment is nowhere near as important as your vision.

Just an old guys .02 cents
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Re: It\'s only hard once
Old 11-21-2005, 11:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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as an ex-Nikon user (who converted to Canon 11 years ago), welcome and you will be fine, in fact I predict that after one or two "L" lenses, there will be no looking back...

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Re: Another Nikon Bites The Dust, RIP.
Old 11-21-2005, 11:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dude...

If ya wanna switch camera systems, do it. Don't try to start some stupid flame war about "my team's better than your team" Nyah Nyah Nyah.

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That's what you say in your GG portfolio... so if ya wanna talk about technique, fine. If ya wanna be a troll, do it somewhere else, ok?


Besides... it's not the camera that makes the difference, is it?

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Re: A Rant!
Old 11-22-2005, 01:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nope Jim, it doesn't matter at all what body you use. A body's a body's a body. What matters? The FILM you use!!

(Don't hurt me! I'm just messin'! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I figured a little film humor never hurt anybody. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img])

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For many years ...
Old 11-22-2005, 02:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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For many years, I used a hammer I bought at Ace hardware. It was great! It hammered nails beautifully, both large and small nails and performed like a pro. But I recently became unhappy with it because others were using that new Craftsman hammer, the one they sell at Sears. So I switched. Now I'm totally happy with the 'best' hardware. That new technology, as shown by that foam covered handle feels good in my hand and I know Craftsman technology will never let me down. Actually, both the K-Mart and the Craftsman hammer hammered nails; both got the nails all the way into the wood and both fit my hand. The nail hitting surface was the same size and both were made of the same metal, but Craftsman was first with the new technology, that foam covered handle.

One camera offers this, another offers that, it doesn't really matter which is chosen, pick one and shoot the damned pictures! I've used Canon since about 1976, and Pentax before that, so what. I've also used a couple of sizes of Mamiya medium format, as well as a variety of 4x5 boxes. They all hammered the damned nails! The images on my web site were made with 35mm through 6x7 and digital formatsI'm so damned tored of , can anyone tell the difference? I can't.

I'm so very tired of arguments as to which is the best hammer, they all drive nails, so everyone shut up and hammerthe nails!
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Echoing Doug
Old 11-22-2005, 07:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My first photo teacher, Emmett Martin, told me, "A camera is just a hammer." The camera you choose is merely a tool to get a job done.

Canon/Nikon -- Mac/PC -- Ginger/Mary Ann -- Tastes Great/Less Filling

One of these was shot with my $15 all plastic Holga, one with my Nikon N80, and the other with my (then)state of the art D70. Which one do you think is the better image?



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Re: For many years ...
Old 11-22-2005, 10:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm so very tired of arguments as to which is the best hammer, they all drive nails, so everyone shut up and hammer the nails!

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While it possibly sounds hypocritical coming from me...AMEN!

Well written, Mr. Lester.

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