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| p.1 #9 · Sigh, back to Canon... |
why are you using a d800 and a 5d2 together anyways? Seems like it complicates things unnecessarily.
The short answer is, I'm a Canon shooter who wanted to see if Nikon would work better for me.
Since September, I had decided to give Nikon a shot because I was not satisfied with Canon's AF performance and sensors having very limited dynamic range and bad shadow pattern noise when pushed hardly at all. The Nikon performs great as far as the sensor is concerned, but the AF performance has lots of other quirks and difficulties that have taught me it isn't as reliable and consistent as I had previously thought. Backlit subjects are very common for me because I often shoot into the light or have windows/etc. as backgrounds, and the D800 very consistently locks onto the backlit edge (which is the side of the person's head) and gives me backfocused images in those situations. I don't have that problem with the 5d2. D800 also seems to misfocus more often in dark environments for me (only when I'm working, coincidentally enough) than my 5d2s do...even using center point only.
Since I have trialed Nikon and found some important parts wanting, I have decided I should just sell it off...if I was a studio shooter using f/2.8 zooms all day and working in controlled environments, the D800 would probably be my favorite camera of all time. If I was a zoom shooter with weddings, it would probably be great for me. However, 35mm is a main focal length for me and it's just very slow to autofocus...I remember several "capture-the-moment" shots I missed because the focus took too long to rotate to the desired point...and sometimes it was even misfocused after locking, especially indoors. The 85 tracks great but has boring bokeh (imo). Then, the customer service reports are horrid for Nikon, while I have had great service from Canon for years...and service/service reputation does go a very long way in encouraging buying into a brand.