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glennbp

Clarkston, US
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"RE: Considering Nikon"

glennbp Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Aug 2010
Sat 13-Apr-13 12:25 AM | edited Sat 13-Apr-13 12:25 AM by glennbp

>Hi guys,
>
>I've been a Canon shooter for awhile and currently shooting
>with 5Dm2. Lately, I've started looking at Nikon cameras and I
>like what I see. I've read numerous reviews, comparisons,
>forums, etc., until my eyes bleed.
>Currently, I'm trying to choose between D600 and D800.
>Here are my considerations:
>1. Since D600 is a consumer body, I'm afraid it's going to
>feel small and not beefy enough, coming from a pro Canon body.
>
>2. I couldn't find much information on weather sealing, since
>it's a very important requirement for me - sand, dust and
>occasional drizzle. I usually take my camera everywhere.
>3. I don't print huge posters, so I don't need 36 MP and those
>huge files do fill up memory cards and hard drive fast. By the
>way, can I just select to use smaller RAW files or shoot at ~
>20-24 MP?
>4. Since 5Dm2 has only 9 focus points in the middle of the
>matrix, and realistically, I mostly use center point, I
>believe moving to 51 or even 39 points would be a huge
>improvement.
>5. I'm being a hobbyist, so the price is always a
>consideration. Considering my requirements, is $800 worth the
>difference?
>
>I shoot mostly people, kids, some events. Rarely landscapes,
>never sports.
>Any input from those who switched or familiar with both
>systems?
>
>Thanks a bunch

Why not upgrade to the 5d MkIII? It's a superb camera and you already have a sizable investment in Canon lenses. I'm a D600 guy, but I would strongly consider the MkIII if I were you.

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