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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Manual focus with the D600 and D800 : ) !!! |
What is your experience focusing manual lenses with either the D600 or D800 ??
I was to a store this afternoon that had two Nikon models, the D600 and D800;
and one Canon model, the 5D Mark III. The Nikon D800 and D600 cameras felt
very good in my hand. They were not as heavy as I had thought. I tried each
of the cameras with a 24-70 mm. f/2.8 Looking through the viewfinder was a
bit darker with the Nikons and much brighter with the Canon. The seller said that
Nikons have a darker viewfinder. Could this be changed? The 24-70 mm. from
Canon is shorter. Though, I wouldn't buy one from any of the two brands!
As an observation -
There are definitely more alt lenses that would be easier and cheaper to use with
Canon as with Nikon. For example, Leica R lenses only need an adapter to be
used with a Canon and not a costly conversion like with Nikon. Contax N lenses
can only be used with Canon, and the ones with a Contax/Yashica mount can only
be used with Canon.
The problem is also that alt lenses are not always a bargain, and many times one
is better off buying a new lens, like the ones from Zeiss, made for Nikon, Canon,
and other brands. What is not so appealing is that the 5D Mark III has the value
of a Nikon D800, (actually $200 more expensive), but with one third less mega
So, it is almost like a no brainer to go for a Nikon! To my understanding the image
quality with 24 and 36 MP can be superior to Canon's. I just wonder if one could
change the focusing screens to brighter ones to be able to focus manually!
Which bright focusing screen are you using?
Thank you, kind regards,
igmolinav : ) !!!