Hi i used to have both systems 5dmkII and nikon d7000 and sold all my gears for some financial reason, Now i've saved enough to buy canon or nikon which one to pick?
I've rented D800 with 24-70 f/2.8 for a week and then 5d Mk III. still confused which one to pick.its just hobby i like landscape, city life and some time sports photography. my Budget is £4000 one body and lenses please help me to pick my system.
>Hi i used to have both systems 5dmkII and nikon d7000 and >sold all my gears for some financial reason, Now i've saved >enough to buy canon or nikon which one to pick? > >I've rented D800 with 24-70 f/2.8 for a week and then 5d Mk >III. still confused which one to pick.its just hobby i like >landscape, city life and some time sports photography. >my Budget is £4000 one body and lenses please help me to pick >my system. >
Hope this helps. Also the D800 should be cheaper, as it is here in the U.S. And for a lens, you know what you like to shoot, so if a mid range zoom fits, I would get either the 24-70 f2.8 or the 24-120 f4 VR. For a do everything lens I would get the 28-300 f3.5-5.6 VR if you get a D800. If you get the MKIII, then the 24-105 f4 L lens. Not sure of any of the Canon do everything lenses.
Wed 22-Aug-12 04:00 AM | edited Wed 22-Aug-12 04:07 AM by Hawk Eyes
I shot with the 5DMKII and a D7000 for a few years and made the full switch to "Nikon" when the 5DIII came out. I tried both cameras and for the work and quality that I do, I went with the D800E.... best choice I ever made. It was easy for me when making the choice between the two. D800 just better over all camera IMO !
What a shame that you had to get rid of your gear. I myself was poised and ready to buy the 5D Mark III, but to be honest, when I saw the D800, I decided I had to get the Nikon. I felt both cameras were great, each with some different strong points, but the pixel count gave me reason to use my 5D as backup (and occasionally lend to my daughter - who is dying for a full frame camera), and start from scratch. I am just trying to decide which lenses. I bought the 50mm f/1.4G, and am trying to decided which other lenses to get. I have heard the 16-35 is a great lens, but was originally thinking the 24-70 f/2.8, and 70-200 f/2.8, but I vow to pay cash, so I am saving up. Good luck on your decision.
Congratulations on your new camera. The 5DIII is obviously good but for imaging versatility there is a significant difference. In order to get closer to the D3s and D4, Canon really stretched their permanent noise reduction that smears and ruins detail at higher ISO. At low ISO, there is little comparison, the D800 is the best there is with more DR, lower noise, greater color depth etc. The big differences will be seen if you do any post processing, the RAW files from the D800 are a dream to work with, allowing significant boosting of shadows without introducing noise, with lots of color data retained in deep shadows, something that is just not possible with any Canon. You made the right choice for all but maybe action sports in good light, where the 5DIII might be better in initial AF lock, but the D4/D800 have superior tracking lock after initial lock is obtained. In low light, AF performance of the D800, down to -2ev is tremendous. Stan St Petersburg Russia