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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


I am looking for suggestions on Nikon lenses from those who made the Canon to Nikon switch. Currently, I have a 24-105L, a 100-400L and a 85 1.8 prime (I've been using a 40D). I am considering a move to Nikon for its superior crop bodies (either the D7000 or the new 5200 as I am intrigued by its sensor) and looking to roughly replicate this kit in cost, range and quality.

I've read the reviews but am looking for some real world feedback. The Nikon 85 1.8 is an obvious equivalent. But what else would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.



Jan 28, 2013 at 02:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


Better served with a Nikon forum post...


Jan 28, 2013 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


Sayeret18 wrote:
I am looking for suggestions on Nikon lenses from those who made the Canon to Nikon switch. Currently, I have a 24-105L, a 100-400L and a 85 1.8 prime (I've been using a 40D). I am considering a move to Nikon for its superior crop bodies (either the D7000 or the new 5200 as I am intrigued by its sensor) and looking to roughly replicate this kit in cost, range and quality.

I've read the reviews but am looking for some real world feedback. The Nikon 85 1.8 is an obvious equivalent. But what else would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.


I just made the switch a few months ago but was shooting full frame and 1.3 crop with the 1 series canons.

but i got the 70-200 and 24-70 f2.8's like i had with canon and highly recomend either one of those..both have amazing optics and build.



Jan 28, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


I flip back and forth between the two systems a lot. I'll second David's recommendations but I'm a bargain guy and the bang for the buck lenses on the Nikon side are a bit different than Canon.

First and foremost, I'd take a long hard look at all of the f/1.8 G lenses. Image quality per $$ is way, way up there (well, the 28mm isn't quite the bargain of the other 3). The 40mm f/2.8 Micro is in that amazing bargain category, too, in my mind.

The Nikon 24-120 VR is every bit as good as the Canon 24-105, maybe better. It's pricier, too, but not inappropriately so.

The 100-400 IS is one that I'd replace with the Sigma 50-500 OS rather than the old 80-400 Nikon.




Jan 28, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


Thanks, this is very helpful!


Jan 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


I made the move 2 years ago. Now that I look back, I like both system and would feel comfortable switching back to Canon or staying with Nikon. I like different aspects of both.

I had
- Canon 7D
- Canon 30D
- EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L
- EF 180mm f/3.5 macro
- EF 500mm f/4 L

I now shoot with
- two Nion D7000 bodies
- Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8
- Tokina 12-24mm f/4
- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II
- Nikon 85mm f/1.8

I shoot almost 90% of the time, with the 70-200 VR II. I am not a big fan of the 17-55 and shoot more with the Tokina. I hardly ever use the 85mm f/1.8. The 70-200 is really good and if I were to only shoot with 1 lens, this would be it.



Jan 28, 2013 at 09:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


Appreciate it. If I make the switch, I'm thinking about a kit of the Sigma 17-50 2.8, the Nikon 80-200 2.8, a 12-24 wide angle, a Nikon 50 1.4, a TC and flash.


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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


I've made the switch...twice. I'm sticking with Nikon because I've decided what works best for me.

The D700 is my current body of choice, also what I had earlier this year. The lenses en route to me at the moment are the 28 1.8 G and 50 1.4 G. Owned the 1.8 G 50mm and really enjoyed it as well. Great AF at a food price.



Jan 31, 2013 at 04:46 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


If you get the Nikkor 80-200/2.8, be sure to get the AF-S version. The 50/1.8G might be better than the 50/1.4, depending on which version you mean.


Feb 02, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


You dont mention what body(s) you use on Canon side -

I made the switch T3i > 7D > D700, D5100 > D7000 > D800 and another D7000 currently. Very happy, mostly with the deadly accurate AF. Only thing I miss about Canon is the much lower prices of gear on the used market. Upside is Nikon holds value very well I guess there.

I'll throw in a plug for Sigma as well, they are producing some great pro 'bargain' glass, my 85 1.4 is one of the lenses I won't part with but Sigma had the rep of flaky focusing on Canon. I think it was the bodies, not the lenses. I've had the 30 1.4, also fantastic lens for cheap (crop though), and plan on replacing my 50 1.8G with the Sigma 50 1.4.

Also 2nd the 70-200 VRII rec - fantastic lens worth the rather high price. Definitely a step up from my Canon 70-200 2.8.

I think I'd be very happy with maybe 4 lenses if I had to make do -
UWA zoom - I have 14-24 but others cheaper and lighter would work
Normal zoom - 24-70 2.8 or 24-120 or maybe the new 24-85vr
70-200 vrII
Sigma 85

Ok maybe 5 - need a macro

Ok maybe 6 - gawd I'd miss the 200/2 :-)



Feb 03, 2013 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


Thanks for the assistance, this is very helpful.


Feb 03, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


I made the same switch you are looking at a year and a half ago. I had a 1DmkII & 50d Plus 24-105L, 100-400L, 70-200 F4L, and 85mm 1.8. I picked up a D7000 +kit, but I chose Nikkor manual lenses. For a total of just over $2000 I got the following lenses in excellent condition,
16mm 3.5 K AI'd fisheye
24mm 2.8 AIS
35mm 1.4 AIS
50mm 1.4 K AI'd
55mm 2.8 AIS micro
85mm 1.4 AIS
105mm 2.5 P
135mm 2.8 AI
180mm 2.8 AI
300mm edif 4.5 AIS
An amazing kit for less than I paid for the 24-105L and 100-400L together
Just a thought but to me it was definitely worth it and I love the primes - so sharp!



Feb 03, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · For those who made the Canon to Nikon switch...


Resurrecting this thread - The D7100 looks amazing and I think I'm pulling the trigger. I'm pretty committed to Sigma 35 1.4 and the Nikon 70-200 f4 VR, so here's my question: the Nikon 16-85 or a Tokina 12-24 + Tamron 17-50 2.8?

Thanks!



Mar 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM





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