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RhinoDoc Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Feb 2008
Sat 12-May-12 02:49 AM

I have been a Nikon fan for probably 25 years. I understand that what you start with is what you will continue with. I can't imagine giving up all the lenses I have collected over the years to switch bodies.

My daughter (19, just finished her first year of college) had a class where she had to use a camera. The one available to her was a Canon. She really enjoyed it, and wants a "real" camera before we go to Italy this summer (she has used dummy cameras and her phone, but understands the advantages of a good camera and would like to learn how to use it properly). I was really leaning toward the N3200 and took her to Best Buy to look at it. She was disturbed that she couldn't tell if her settings had enough light by looking in the viewfinder or even at the LCD display other than the little lights to the right or left at the bottom of the viewfinder. Apparently, on a Canon (or at least the one she was using) the view goes from dark to light as you change aperture and speed. In other words, if the speed is too fast the view is dark, but if you slow it down, decrease aperture or increase ISO it looks better.

I am inclined to get her what she is used to, a Canon, as much as it is antithetical to me. I think she would never be happy with a Nikon, no matter how much better it is. All she wants is a viewfinder that looks dark if her settings are off.


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