Canon or Nikon

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  1. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    I have a Nikon D40 that I've had for 7 years and it's still going! It hasn't even been babied at all - I've spent full days photographing horse shows in dusty indoor and outdoor arenas. It's had a lot of use and I must say I'm so impressed that's it's lasted me this long.

    I have very little experience with DSLRs, but I went Nikon after playing with my friends' entry level Canons and not finding them overly user friendly. The D40 was much easier for me to get the hang of as a beginner photographer. I have been impressed enough with my D40 that I'm hoping to get a new Nikon next year, although I wouldn't necessarily pass up a Canon if I got a good deal and had an opportunity to try it first.

    I'm hoping to make the upgrade to a D7000 this year (largely because of the lack of an internal focus motor) so I'm glad to hear that you like it!
     
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    Whoohoo!


    I do appreciate the offer, but I upgraded from the 50 for a few reasons. I think a lot of the missing is nostalgia--it was my first "big" purchase I made on my own and I shot with it for so many years. I develop weird attachments to inanimate objects, lol.
     
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    I will have your D40, please.

    Or, really, just keep it. Honestly it's a really nice entry level Nikon and even if it doesn't have a high MP count it's good for taking photos to share on Facebook or the forums. Having a back up camera can be really nice (I toted around 2 D90's at one point) and one of these days I'd like a D40 as a back up camera :)

    Cool that you're getting a D7000 though!! We really will have to make a D7000 club here on Chaz, I think that's what most people are using here now :D
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    I'm so torn!! Half of me is like "do the smart thing, sell it and put the money towards the new camera!" but then the other half is like "well, what if I need a back up? Something to travel with?" not to mention I'm probably more attached to it than I think I am.

    I'm still not totally decided on what I want next but am strongly leaning D7000. I think we'd definitely have to make a club :D I think I need to go handle and try out a bunch of comparable models!
     
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    RBark Got Floof?

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    I have a Canon 6D Full Frame. I haven't found any issues with it. My only complaint is that there are less "external" controls than what I was used to with my Nikon D200 Crop Frame.

    I much prefer external controls over a menu based system. However, you can fully modify the external buttons so that's not a big negative, I'd just have to put some effort into it.

    The suckiest thing about a full frame camera is the lack of zoom compared to a crop frame. I used a 18-200 on my Nikon (24-300 equivalent on Full Frame). And right now I'm limited to 24-105. I'm really missing that zoom, haha. Eventually I'll buy a 70-200 2.8 lens, and a 1.4x extender. That'll help cover the 105-250 range.

    In regards to MP, honestly I don't really see any point in having more than 10mp. With my Canon 10mp point and shoot, I was able to make a crisp picture that's 18" x 24". Unless you plan on making poster size photos, anything more isn't really a big deal.

    I mean my 6D has 20 something MP. And? I never show anything more than 1024 pixels anyway :p
     
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    Keep it. You can always sell it later, the price of a used D40 will stay the same if you wait a few months! Although for the money you could also buy a nice new lens, in addition to having some more money towards the D7000. Hm... apparently I'm bad with decisions, too LOL

    It'll be a great idea to try out a couple of cameras first!! Maybe you'll end up wanting the D7100 :p It'll be fun if you get the D7000 though, we'll be able to swap tips and chat about cameras some more!
     
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    Keechak Aussie Obssessed

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    I shoot Canon because that's what I started with and I started with that because I didn't like the swivel screen on the Nikon equivalent, that is the truly the only reason I went Canon. Now that I have a couple high quality lenses I'll probably stay Canon so I can continue using them.
     

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