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  • Canon is the only Brand for me.

    20 50.00%
  • Nikon is the only Brand for me.

    8 20.00%
  • I decide on the features of the camera, so Canon or Nikon

    10 25.00%
  • I am an idiot and purchased another brand.

    2 5.00%
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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    Quote Originally Posted by {{909}} View Post
    dont you already have a D5XXX range camera? Upgrading within the same range is pretty pointless...go up!
    I have the d3100 ....


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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    What lenses are you using mate? You may get better results just by getting better lenses. We took my daughter for her first photoshop and the bird was using a D3100 with a Sigma lens and the quality was brilliant!

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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    using the standard 18~55 vr lens. never used anything but so I def need to experiment with different ones. had the d3100 for 3 years now and its never failed me


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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    It might be worth checking out a prime - I picked one up from Argos - just the 50mm one but I love the portrait pics it takes!
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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    The 35mm is ideal for the D3100
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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    got a link? :-)

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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    You'll be pleasantly surprised with the exposure time when using a prime, much faster than the 18-55mm You have to use it differently though, as in you have to move about for composing rather than use the zoom
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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    to be honest I do that anyway. I very rarely use the zoom on the 18-55


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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    you should use the zoom! you get a different image at 55mm than if you just walked forward with the camera set at 18 to create the same scene.

    If you current camera is 3 years old then I would say maybe go up to the 5XXX, technology has moved on but dont expect miracles, personally I'd go for something higher. I am not sure what Nikon do at the lower DXXX range now, but you will see much more difference in the cameras performance if you go up to that range. The D610 aint that expensive...treat yourself
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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    Ill try a few shots with the zoom this weekend then. I think the d5300 is my next. Just looked at the d610 and I don't think the missus would be happy if I bought it!! haha


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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    The D610 is a full frame camera.

    The ones you have been using are I think a 1.6 cropped sensor. This means that a 35mm lens us actually about a 50mm lens and a 50mm is actually an 85mm equivalent.

    It does not make much difference to the use just be aware that if you got the D610 and used the same lens you would get different framing and crop.

    I am just about to sell all my Nikon stuff and move to fuji. Mostly because of the weight of the kit.

    Prime lenses are much better and sharper but you have to think a bit more and zoom with your feet.


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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MsDG View Post
    Its the age old question...

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    Anyway, I have just realised that there also seems to be a big Canon V Nikon fanboy thing going on too... with users entrenched on each side.

    So I am curious to know if you stick to one brand... and why?
    The answer is one of practical rather than personal choice. The fittings are proprietary. Nikon lenses don't fit or connect with Canon bodies.

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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MsDG View Post
    Its the age old question...

    C64 or Spectrum

    360 or PS3

    Ant or Dec

    Anyway, I have just realised that there also seems to be a big Canon V Nikon fanboy thing going on too... with users entrenched on each side.

    So I am curious to know if you stick to one brand... and why?
    Once you invest in one brand it becomes very expensive to switch and start over from scratch with the other because they don't work with competitor's products... except maybe the filters.

    I use Canon because the entry level gear is advanced and very easily configured to requirements like Android, whereas Nikon is like Apple: they do things their way and you have to buy extras to get it to work the way you want it to and Canon comes with brilliant free software and Nikon is optional extra that never comes with the camera. You have to buy the RAW edit software.

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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    Surely you do not use the manufacturer software though. There is far better stuff out there.

    Photoshop and Lightroom proper licenses are only £8 a month. Well worth it if you are taking things seriously.


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    Default Re: DSLR - Canon V Nikon ?

    I think he means the remote software. The EOS utility software comes free with Canon cameras, you need to buy the Camera Control Pro software for Nikon cameras.

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