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View Poll Results: Nikon or Canon DSLR?
Nikon 256 40.89%
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Both 16 2.56%
Neither 196 31.31%
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Old 07-11-2011   #81
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I use a Sigma SD15 DSLR, the results are some of the best I've seen, really sharp, but the thing weighs way too much and it's huge, that's the only real downside, that and the OOC JPEGS are awful, unusable, but I don't mind shooting RAW all the time, so it's not a biggie.
Due to the size, I don't carry it around with me, and thus it doesn't get a lot of use, which is a shame, as it's a really nice camera.
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Old 07-11-2011   #82
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Come on...nobody has a S2 with a 35/2.5 Summarit-S aspherical or did I miss that post??? Why settle for full frame???

High rollers??? LOL

Did Leica make that sensor 60% bigger than full frame 35mm for a reason?
Hmmm... a smaller-than 645 mm digital body for 30 grand

or

A larger sensor/film 645 film body with 3 lenses, a nikon coolscan 9000 and a trip around the world, and a new car for when I return from traveling.




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Old 07-12-2011   #83
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Canon 7D- I use canon because when I originally got a DSLR, the 300D was the only affordable one. I now have a 7D as it has the best focussing and is the most affordable for the wildlife photography that is the other part of this hobby for me.
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Old 07-12-2011   #84
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Sony A900, uses all of my old Minolta glass plus some awesome new Zeiss glass. Super AF and they build sensors for Nikon, so they can't be all bad?
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Old 07-12-2011   #85
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Old 07-12-2011   #86
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Old 07-12-2011   #87
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Neither. When the time comes to invest in more digital equipment, I will not go the DSLR way. I like it more compact, more sort of a digital back then a full blown FF DSLR body.
Will have a look at the Ricoh GXR (with M module too) or Sony NEX offerings (NEX-7?). Bored of the DLSR stuff I once used one summer (Canon, Sony)...
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May I ask how you did that?
I know about the sigmacumlaude-conversions for the SD14, but not about Pentax.

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Hi! Here's a link on conversion instructions and photos.

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Old 07-14-2011   #89
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Nikon D3x.
The route to here was F2, F5, D70, D2x and D3.
Btw: Nikon has finally come up with a 50mm lens that is sharp fully open.
The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G. Got one last week.
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Old 07-14-2011   #90
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As much as I love my Nikon film cameras, I greatly dislike their DSLR models.
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Old 07-14-2011   #91
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Nikon D700 for work, but I've used a Canon 5D before as a second body for shooting a concert... great images, just couldn't get comfortable with the ergonomics and the fact that everything is in a menu. Still got the images I wanted though.
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Old 07-14-2011   #92
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As much as I love my Nikon film cameras, I greatly dislike their DSLR models.
I tend to agree with you. Try a Sony a850, if you can get hold of one. You may actually find some film SLR DNA. You can still chance then the name on the prism to a classic camera brand name
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Old 07-14-2011   #93
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Old 07-15-2011   #94
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Old 07-15-2011   #95
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Hmmm... a smaller-than 645 mm digital body for 30 grand
Yeah and you have to have the right lenses also...and those start at around 7K a piece I think...

Super high dollar but wouldn't it be cool to say I shoot with a Leica S2?
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Btw: Nikon has finally come up with a 50mm lens that is sharp fully open.
The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G. Got one last week.
As a canon user I'm envious of the 50 1.8G... The canon 50mm f1.4 is a frustrating experience - soft and hazy wide open and rubbish half-USM focussing.

I've resorted to the Sigma 50mm which is actually very nice, but I really hope Canon follow Nikons lead and bring out a new/updated set of 50's with better optics and focusing.
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Old 07-15-2011   #98
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Nikon D300 and D700. The D300 gets used a lot more, but the image quality of the D700 is out of this world. The D300 succeeded a D70 which I gave away to a friend who has a lot of fun with it - a far preferable fate to gathering dust on a shelf!
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Yeah and you have to have the right lenses also...and those start at around 7K a piece I think...

Super high dollar but wouldn't it be cool to say I shoot with a Leica S2?
Other MF lenses can be adapted. But it might be a good idea to be discreet and silently enjoy the thought you're shooting with a Leica S2, and just enjoy the output, as you'd likely get some odd reactions mentioning it to those who know what it is...
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As I hsve already posted I currently shoot a D200 which I really have no reason to trade except the later cameras have much better dynamic range. I think my next aquisition will be a D300 or a D700 although th elatter means that some of my lenses will need to go too as they are for DX cameras. But still. ALthough I love shooting Leica I find that DSLRs are untouchable in some situations and a serious shooter will consider having both.
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Other MF lenses can be adapted. But it might be a good idea to be discreet and silently enjoy the thought you're shooting with a Leica S2, and just enjoy the output, as you'd likely get some odd reactions mentioning it to those who know what it is...
Talk about Leicas being stealthy!
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Old 07-17-2011   #103
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Pentax - great build quality and ergonomics. I played with similar priced canons and nikons and, in comparison, they seem cheap and plasticy.
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Canon cause they focus in the correct direction. 7D bc of slow mo video.
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Old 07-20-2011   #107
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Was heavily invested in Canon but sold it all. I do have a Pentax K10d that I use with manual Kmount lenses.
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Hi! Here's a link on conversion instructions and photos.

http://forum.contax-club.org/viewtop...r=asc&start=15

Whoa! Now this is interesting. I don't have a DSLR either, but I've got a bag full of C/Y mount Zeiss glass and several Contax bodies.

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I voted neither, but two days ago I got a used Canon 10D to supplement the Olympus.
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Old 07-20-2011   #111
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I don't need no stinking dslr. However, I am slightly interested in a micro 4/3 body, to use Canon FD and LTM lenses.
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Nikon D5000, great little camera.
+1 Yep. Love mine. Do you shoot yours with the 35/1.8? Honest, that combo is terrific imo. Also, silent mode is pretty decent.
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Old 08-07-2011   #114
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I am on Canon and use 2x 5d Mark II's (also have two 5d's as back-up and a 20d which I still use for travel).
I switched from a Nikon F90x to a Canon EOS 3 many years ago mainly because of the Image Stabilizer lenses. Of course, nowadays every little pocket cam has got it...
Although I am very impressed by the performance of the D3s and the new Nikkor primes, another switch would be rather silly because of the many lenses I own...
primes: 24/1.4, 35/1.4, 50/1.2 and 1.4, 85/1.2, 100/2.8, 135/2, 200/2.8, 300/4 and zooms: 17-35, 24-70, 70-200...

bloody hell, no wonder I dont have any money in my bankaccount...
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I use a humble EOS 450D, and I like it so very much! But for the last couple of months it's been sitting idle as I discovered rangefinders and went back to film after 7 years of shooting only digital.
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