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| p.1 #15 · Canon shooter considering Nikon and Canon for 2nd Body |
If your current camera was a Nikon I would urge you to get a Nikon for your second camera. Since your current camera is a Canon, I cannot think of a good reason to get a Nikon second body, especially if it will also be some sort of DSLR.
Frankly, the brand you choose makes little or no difference. Both Canon and Nikon (and others) make excellent equipment in the product ranges you are looking at. Since you already have Canon, there is at least some potential advantage in working with the interface you are used to (for example, Canon and Nikon lenses zoom rings work in opposite directions) and being able to share lenses among the two bodies.
Since you have a large and very high quality camera already and since you are mostly interested in getting something smaller and more portable for other uses... why not get something a lot smaller, such as a t3i? This is a fine little camera and it will produce image quality in the same class as the larger cropped sensor DSLRs.
Patrick Cox wrote:
Currently the only DSLR body I have is a Canon 5D II. My main photography is landscape but I also like to do some shooting while traveling with family. The 5D is fantastic for my landscape photography and my landscape kit consists of a 17-40, 24-70 & 70-200. The problems that I have with the 5D for travel are that many times I would prefer a smaller camera, I miss the on-board flash and then the 24-70 is really too large and missing IS. So, I am considering a 2nd DSLR for travel or other times when I would prefer a setup that is just a bit smaller than the 5D.
The body that first comes to mind for me is the 60D with either a 17-55 IS or 15-85 IS. However, I have also been considering a Nikon body and lens but I know very little about them so I am not sure which to choose and then whether or not that would be more confusing to me than helpful. So, I am just looking for input from those who shoot FF and crop and then also if anyone shoots both Canon and Nikon. Thanks for your thoughts and recommendations.