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Changing from Canon to Nikon ( OH BOY)

brash recess [deleted] says:

I got the Idea that the opportunity arrived so i am in the process of switching from canon to Nikon. Word of warning don't trust a bargain if its to good to be true.
With that said upgrading can cost you peace of mind if not (your mind).
Most likely i will be down hopefully and running by Wednesday next week 22nd. If i get lucky i will have my camera by Friday, but not banking on it. I will only have 2 lenses now but one of them is a tamron 28-105 f2.8 WAL. The other is a 70-200 Nikon f2.8 lens.
I am currently without a Flash now because of the cost for the Nikon lens. The Good thing about switching is the timing. So far i'm only into my money by 160.00 but i lost some good equipment in the process.
With this said i am officially a Nikonian :)
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GillianSpring says:

Why?
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Venu_Nair says:

Yeee ha.

The 70-200 F2.8 is a really cool lens, but heavy. What Nikon body are you getting?
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moostang78 says:

Sony still RULES!!! (even if it is a little lop-sided) :o)
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generationD3/D810 says:

All makes of cameras have their goods and bads as far as I am concerned. Wish Nikon would lower their price on the D3x as it has the same sensor as the Sony mega pixal model and is $5000.00 more in cost.
Hopfully dave, you will get to know your new set-up and be ready for the good and bad in your exposers.
Rember that you have to have the "eye" for the shot....camera won't make a silk purse from a sows ear.
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brash recess [deleted] says:

OK why the switch because i feel nikon produces better pics... ( thats going to hurt)
I'm Sure David H is going to say something about that...lol
What started it was Selling my tamron lens. Got me thinking about the D300. Kept me up all night and i had a lens i just bought. I figured if they take it back i would follow through with my decision. BUT I WILL ADMIT " I WILL MISS MY CANON 40D" I loved that camera but i had to divorse her... Sorry Canon maybe next ttime...
Also i have to put the blame on GenerationD3.. He started it ROFLOL
ps. i'm getting the Nikon D300 want the 700 but to much for me perhaps later on
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Serge Melki says:

why not get the D90
it is very similar to the D300 plus it can shoot high def video.

welcome to the brotherhood :-)

a word of wisdom though....
it is not the camera that produces better pictures.
it is the person behind it.

there are Canon photographs I've seen that i cannot duplicate and they are awesome.
good luck. next photoshoot maybe we can share some ideas.
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brash recess [deleted] says:

Serge i couldn't of said it better. This is like a graduating present to myself...lol. I can't quite put my finger on it but the pictures i see people take with a nikon are sharper, more crispier. A friend of mine who is in this room said that nikons are a little more on the dark side of imaging where canon is more on the lighter side.
I have looked at 1000s of pictures and i am convinced Nikon is the way to go. (Sorry David H. hope i havn't betrayed you) He's a canon guy ya no...
So far i am bored stiff without my camera. I bought the video Nikon D300 and purchased David Busch's Book on the D300 guide to digital slr photography. " Really how difficult can it be"
Well i finally have a tracking no. on my camera but no date on when its going to be here. Hopefully by tomorrow morningi'll know something.. :)
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GillianSpring says:

Good Luck to you!
I still feel a good photog and artist can pick up even a point and shoot camera and blow the name brands right off of all of our cameras!!!!!
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GillianSpring says:

Oh and Miya...I want to see more lop sided photos!!!! Please! Hurry!
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generationD3/D810 says:

I had nothing to do with you changing over to Nikon. have been shooting Nikon for over 30 years and see no reason to change. Many years of trial and error have come and gone to get the "eye" Won't happen overnite for you Dave.....time will tell !!!
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generationD3/D810 says:

Sony ??? thought they only made TV's
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brash recess [deleted] says:

well after spending over 2 hours viewing the nikon D300 video. I got my work cut out for me thats for sure. I just found out i should be getting it here tomorrow. Have to give my hats off to Fotoconnection.
I'm looking forward to my new Adventure. D3 i hope to learn a lot from you. You have a good eye for photography and you know how to photo edit as well also your avatar fits you well. The only thing your lacking is a harley Helmet, or is that a harley helmet...
Anywhos i am now part of the Nikonian tribe of Indiana.. LIVE LONG IN PROSPEROUS
ps. Sony bought Minolta out years ago and they have made major leaps in the Digital era
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